Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working

If process guidelines are met, move categories to the appropriate section here to prepare to delete.

Before deleting a category, please ensure that it is empty.

Please help keep this page clean! Listings that have already been dealt with need to be removed quickly.

List is located at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Awaiting closure – updated by AnomieBOT.
See also Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Old unclosed discussions.

Discussions awaiting closure

XFD backlog
V Mar Apr May Jun Total
CfD 0 0 15 28 43
TfD 0 0 2 9 11
MfD 0 0 0 1 1
FfD 0 0 13 3 16
AfD 0 0 0 30 30

Closing procedure


Bot

JJMC89 bot III (talk · contribs · logs) processes the requests on this page.

Process
  • The working page must have full (sysop) edit protection.
  • The bot can only recategorize when a page is categorized using category syntax ([[Category:Foo]]).
  1. The bot iterates over each section of the page using the section header to determine the mode.
  2. Within a section the bot iterates over each line if wikitext.
    • Each line consists of three parts: prefix, wikilinks/templates, and suffix. Everything else is ignored.
      • All wikilinks on the line
        • They must be to a CfD page or a category. The bot will not process the rest of the section if any other wikilink is found.
        • If a CfD link does not contain a section, the bot will attempt figure it out based on the linked CfD page.
      • {{c}}, {{cl}}, and {{lc}} can be used to link categories. All other templates are ignored.
      • The prefix is the plain text at the beginning of the line.
        • The prefix on a line with a CfD link applies to all lines until the next CfD link.
        • If the prefix contains "NO BOT" (case sensitive), the bot will not queue it. (These should be placed on WP:CFD/W/M instead.)
      • The suffix is the plain text at the end of the line.
        • The suffix on a line with a CfD link applies to all lines until the next CfD link unless that line has a suffix.
  3. If a CfD link was found and there is at least one category link is on the line, the bot will queue the request.
  4. After queueing the entire page, the bot will remove any conflicting requests from the queue and then check and process the remaining requests.

Bot work

If the category needs to be split among multiple destination categories, requires template editing, or requires editing the documentation subpage of templates, or any other special circumstances that require manual review, list it at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual rather than here.

Speedy moves

Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Speedy

Move

Bot information
  • The bot moves the category to a target category without leaving a redirect and removes the {{cfx full}} template.
  • If the prefix contains "REDIRECT" (case sensitive), then the bot will leave a redirect.
  • Checks:
    • The current category cannot be the move target.
    • There must be one move target on the line.
    • If the current category is a redirect, then the target must exist.
    • The target must not be a redirect.
  • None currently

Merge then delete

Bot information
  • The bot merges the category to one or more target categories and deletes the empty category.
  • If the prefix contains "REDIRECT" (case sensitive) and there is a single merge target, then the bot will redirect the category to the target using {{category redirect}} instead of deleting it.
  • Checks:
    • The current category cannot be a merge target.
    • There must be one or more merge targets on the line.
    • All merge targets must exist and not be a redirect.
  • None currently

Empty then delete

Bot information
  • The bot removes the category from all pages and deletes the empty category.
  • Checks:
    • There must be one category on the line.
  • None currently

Retain

Bot information
  • The bot removes the {{cfx full}} template and adds {{old CfD}} to the talk page.
  • If the suffix does not contain the discussion action and result for {{old CfD}}, the bot will attempt figure them out based on the linked CfD page.
  • On the working page, the action/result must be one of the following.
    • no consensus (for|to) action
    • not action
    • keep (The action is assumed to be delete.)
  • Checks:
    • There must be one category on the line.
    • There must be an action and result (on the line or bot detected).
  • None currently

Manual work

Please post at: Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Working/Manual.

Old by month categories with entries

This section lists old maintenance categories that should be empty but are not. This can result from reversions of pages, incomplete nominations, bot errors, backlogs or pending manual work.