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Purpose

Alas, all things perish. Unfortunately, even worthless things persist on a wiki. Some wikis allow all users to delete unneeded pages. When this privilege is restricted, a mechanism must be created to call attention to such pages.

{{pd}} flags a page "Please delete". Besides the visible effect of the tag box itself, this template also causes the flagged page to be added to Category:Pages to delete.

Usage

{{pd}}

Insert this template at the top of a page to be deleted. Page deletion has the potential to become controversial and highly charged; please restrict requests for deletion to pages you have created and those that are obviously worthless.

Example

History

Created —"Bear" 10:53, 6 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Discussion

Would anyone mind if I added an optional parameter to allow one to give a reason for the requested deletion? It might cut down on issues in the long run. Chotchki 19:53, 5 December 2005 (EST)

Sounds good to me. --Sam Odio 17:26, 19 March 2006 (EST)
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Hi, Sam made me an admin this week. So I've started clearing out the pages. I'm going to add a note not to delete this page also to the main page. --Nerdvana 17:24, 4 July 2006 (EDT)

New Template (Suggestion)

I've created {{delete}}, so that people can type a reason, like {{delete|this article is spam}}, and will create

Note: the {{Pd}} template is the preferred template. The {{delete}} template is superfluous as a reason for adding the {{pd}} template could be added in the edit summary when the template is added. It is assumed that usually the author wants it deleted for their personal reasons, wither it be privacy or wanting to release a name back into the namespace or something else. Someone else tagging a page due to spam should place '{{PD}} SPAM' in the edit summary when adding the template. Also {{Pd}} predates the {{delete}} template. --KaiAdin 03:25, 12 May 2007 (EDT)

I have renamed this section to === New Template (Suggestion) === from == New Template ==, if Thats ok with everyone... --KaiAdin 03:25, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
But, does it matter if there's two or more templates? They do the same thing, and www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wp:not Wiki is not paper. Microchip08 13:43, 12 May 2007 (EDT)

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