Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting

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Welcome to WikiProject Deletion sorting. Some Wikipedians have formed a project to create a workable system for Deletion sorting, which has evolved into a complementary way of organizing deletion discussions (e.g. they are organized into topical lists in addition to their normal organization by date alone).

To help this project, please add new AFD discussions to one of the current list of deletion categories. For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

It must be noted that WikiProject Deletion sorting pages may not be used in violation of the advertising and soliciting meatpuppets policy which states:

Do not recruit meatpuppets. It is considered highly inappropriate to advertise Wikipedia articles to your friends, family members, or communities of people who agree with you for the purpose of coming to Wikipedia and supporting your side of a debate. If you feel that a debate is ignoring your voice, then the appropriate action is to remain civil, seek comments and involvement from other Wikipedians, or pursue dispute resolution. These are well-tested processes, designed to avoid the problem of exchanging bias in one direction for bias in another.

Scope ScopeEdit

This project involves transcluding AFD discussions in category specific pages, that makes it easier for people find a topic they have knowledge and interest in. In the past, and still in most cases presently, these discussions are organized solely by date. At one time this level of structure was adequate, because there were sufficiently few deletions that a person could review most of them on a daily basis while still contributing as a Wikipedian. However, Articles for deletion has grown far beyond human scale, with a throughput now approaching 1,000 pages per week and rising quickly. This has the effect of separating deletion debates from the healthy process of encyclopedia-building. It is hoped that a workable system for categorized deletion, which will bring deletion debates to the attention of editors active in relevant topical areas, will alleviate these problems.

InspirationEdit

This project was strongly inspired by WikiProject Stub sorting, and also by the historical discussion on deletion reform.

Similar WikiProjectsEdit

This project is similar to others concerned with improving Wikipedia's internal practices, such as those listed at Wikipedia:List of WikiProjects#Wikipedia. In particular, since it is concerned with categorization, it is similar to Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories as well as Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting. See Article Alerts for automated per-project reports that include deletions among other processes.

Nuvola apps korganizer.svg TasksEdit

  1. Maintain and clean up the existing lists.
  2. Make better tools.
  3. Have this page in other languages

ResourcesEdit

Deletion listsEdit

Scripts and toolsEdit

  • User:Enterprisey/delsort – Enterprisey's deletion sorting script. Adds a link to unobtrusively prompt the user for a category, then automatically add a notice to the discussion and list the discussion. (No list editing required!)
  • Deltab – Adds a tab when editing AfD's that adds a specific {{subst:delsort}}
  • WP:FWDS – Fox Wilson's Deletion Sorting script
  • Twinkle — Can add categories to AfDs upon nomination
  • AutoWikiBrowser
  • User:Pb30/Delsort tab (discontinued) – Adds a tab when editing AfD's that prompts user for a deletion list, then adds {{subst:delsort|topic}} to the AfD and opens the list in a popup window

TemplatesEdit

  • {{subst:delsort|<topic>|<signature>}} – used for tagging active AfD discussions.
  • {{deletionlist|<topic>}} – the standard header for deletion lists. It should generally be enclosed in "<noinclude>" tags.
  • {{Topic|<topic>}} – can be used to identify and link to other central pages related to a given topic.

Nuvola apps kdmconfig.pngParticipantsEdit

To join the project, add your user name here.

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Participants may add this user box to their
user pages using {{WikiProject Deletion sorting user box}}

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WikiProject Deletion sorting.

List of participantsEdit

2005Edit

  • Mariano 14:45, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Rob 20:32, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

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2008Edit

  • re-signing My focus is on WikiProject notification of pending deletions via AFD and PROD processes. Where such activity overlaps with the Deletion sorting infrastructure, I utilize it. My "desktop" for this activity is located here. --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:02, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Lquilter (talk) 23:01, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Tinucherian (talk) 04:15, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Wisdom89 (T / C) 21:44, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Paulbrock (talk) 14:54, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Also making it official. --Fabrictramp (talk) 22:21, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Tavix (talk) 00:05, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
  •  Cdmajavatalk  02:18, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
  • ApprenticeFan (talk) I'm started to join last October 2008. 06:25, 7 November 2008 (UTC) - I've been doing this on and off usually and I'm busy playing computer games

2009Edit

  • Arbitrarily0 (talk) 12:45, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • --Giants27 T/C 14:08, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
  • KuyaBriBriTalk 14:58, 12 June 2009 (UTC) – been doing this on and off, might as well "officially" join
  • Juliancolton | Talk 17:37, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
  • J04n(talk page) 14:27, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Muboshgu (talk) 18:04, 29 December 2009 (UTC) - I've been participating at this for a while now, didn't see the member list until now.

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Inactive participantsEdit

Users who have not made any contributions to Wikipedia for over six months are listed below.

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I've been doing this for a long time on my own, so why not make it official?

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See alsoEdit