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10:59, 5 June 2020 Verdy p (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Candidates for speedy deletion)
06:29, 5 June 2020 Nike (talk | contribs) New reply created (Reply to Candidates for speedy deletion)
15:52, 22 May 2020 Ameisenigel (talk | contribs) New thread created  

Candidates for speedy deletion

Is there an sysop who likes to work on the Category:Candidates for speedy deletion? Some of the candidates are since one year in this category. Best Regards

Ameisenigel (talk)15:52, 22 May 2020

See for example Thread:User talk:Nemo bis/Template:Delete and Category:Delete Requests. Users are creating processes here on their own without involving sysops. This creates mismatch of expectations that makes everybody unhappy.

As you can see on Succession plan#Translator_liaison we currently have nobody responsible for this area, so things don't happen fast here.

Nike (talk)06:29, 5 June 2020

There's effectively the need for an admin to monitor the related category to lookup each deletion request. This may happen at any time, but ther's usually no emergency. Still the template is useful to mark pages that are discovered (don't forget to specidy a reason to help admins assert the reason, as instructed), but there's usually no emergency to delete a page (if a page causes some problems, its content may still be edited to remove the problem, e.g. spammed content can be blanked except the deleteion request, before it gets deleted by an admin who can inspect the page history to make sure that the deleteion request is valid and was not posted abusively after just looking at its current state; for example a page may have had its content fully replaced by spammed content, and the deletion request is then invalid as the previous conbtent should be restored from the history instead of posting a deletion request template; if some pages are abusively or repeatedly spammed, the author of these undesired changed should be signaled here so that some admin action can be taken against that abusing spammer).

Verdy p (talk)10:59, 5 June 2020