Association of Deletionist Wikipedians

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.

I, Ambi, hereby establish the Association of Deletionist Wikipedians -- (ADW).

I want the Deletionist Wikipedians of the world to know that now there is a place to voice our opinions and further our agenda of a big, strong, garbage-free Wikipedia.

Of course, no one wants to delete everything, so we all have varying degrees of deletionism. That's fine. I personally advocate keeping schools; some don't. But if you think we should be deleting vanity, substubs, or some other form of garbage that's been tolerated lately, come on in!

Membership is not limited. All you have to do to become a member is list your name here. If you feel like expressing your deletionist feelings, you can do so in /Blurbs.

The current General Secretary is Ambi. The Secretary can resign or be removed from office by a 60% majority among the Association's members. Term limits are being discussed. All members are eligible to be Secretary, so nominations are unnecessary. Matters that concern the ADW as a group may necessitate a vote.

"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment."

— Wikimedia Foundation Vision Statement

Goals edit

  1. Outpace rampant inclusionism
  2. Further our goal of a quality encyclopedia containing as little junk as possible

Voting for General Secretary edit

Voting for General Secretary has concluded. Ambi, with seven of eight votes cast (one abstention), is the victor. The votes may be seen at /Election1. Congratulations, Ambi! --Slowking Man 22:22, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)


Votazioni edit

Other wikimedia associations of users logos
  • Ukdragon37 proposal
  1. Keep Hoorah! - A new logo. We have needed one! Kilo-Lima 17:20, 21 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
    1. Sorry but since it's too cluttered; I don't like it now. Sorry. -- Kilo-Lima 18:59, 22 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
    2. Ha ha. I assume the extreme clutter was deliberate. If it wasn't, it should have been. Excellent joke. Rubywine 13:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Eeee proposal'
  1. The logo with 3 buttons is nice and pregnant. --Egg 22:38, 1 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. I like the logo with 3 buttons too. --Dodo 21:15, 18 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. This is the one. Utcursch 10:27, 2 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Accept as nom --Ezratrumpet 17:04, 6 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Yep, I like it Lurker 14:22, 17 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Is this logo irrelevant, or is the previous one? If so, shouldn't one be deleted inasmuch as the history and working papers of how we developed the logo-consensus are trivial?
  1. All you need is the Delete key. The rest is redundant clutter. (Not that I'm a deletionist mind you.) Rubywine 13:59, 30 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Preferred version over the above. Rudget (talk) 15:58, 23 December 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Rocks! But the W should be crossed as it is in Wikipedia, and maybe the keys should be cut in half or something to indicate they have been deleted! --Johnanth 00:31, 26 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Bruce The Deus proposal
  1. ...

Not a logo, but... edit

Too many unnoteworthy or obscure articles impede finding the relevant stuff, like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

This is not a logo, but it might be useful. Mikael Häggström 15:11, 1 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Suggested deletion keywords edit

  • POV, advert, Unencyclopedic, embarassing vanity
  • Non-notable (nn), Not notable yet, Not notable enough
  • ListCruft! VanityCruft! GameCruft! SchoolCruft! ChristCruft! LeetCruft! Adcruft! SpamCruft! CruftCruft!
  • Wikipedia is not Google™ (WP:WING)
  • Delete per nom
  • WP:ISNOT, Doesn't belong here
  • Vanispamcruftisement (VSCA)
  • Counter systematic bias by deleting other articles as well. (When people accuse you of systematic bias)
  • Strong Delete, Speedy Delete, Very Strong Delete, Strongest Delete Possible

Quotes & Arguments edit

Other users' opinions edit

Suggested content for your explanations: Judgements on schools, lists, categories, relisting on VfD, (please add to this list)

Members edit

Please see Association of Deletionist Wikipedians/Members. Feel free to add yourself. Membership is open to everyone and it does not oblige to be actively involved in the association life, even though it would be appreciated. All you have to do to become a member is copy and paste:
to your user page.

Code of Deletionism edit

  1. Thou shalt not knowingly create an article that violates WP:NOT, WP:N, WP:V, WP:OR, or WP:NPOV.
  2. Thou shalt not tolerate an Inclusionist to include worthless screed, lest we become Uncyclopedia.
  3. Thou shalt not tolerate an Eventualist to put off deleting a sourceless, badly written, original research laden article about a garage band's guitarist simply because they scream WP:IGNORE.
  4. Thou shalt not ever resurrect, recreate or reanimate that which has been deleted. Even if it later wins a Nobel prize. It has failed and burns now forever in Bad Article Hell, profane not our Wikipedia with such again.
  5. Thou shalt not hesitate to apply the Speedy Deletion Tag, but only after making damn sure the article you are tagging REALLY fits the criteria.
  6. Thou shalt not delete an article only if consensus admits that it fulfills WP:NOT, WP:N, WP:V, WP:OR, and WP:NPOV.
  7. Thou shalt not apply thy banhammer to newbies, but obligatory attempt to guide them to Articles for Creation.
  8. Thou shalt not bite the newbies, even if they are creating inferior articles, for they are the future.
  9. Thou shalt not be a WP:JERK to prove your WP:POINT, but you will be WP:BOLD as a lion to stand up for what is Holy and Proper to be Deleted.
  10. Thou shalt not act as a censor and delete articles based upon personal agendas or bias

Other languages than English edit

See also edit