Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Admins and patrollers/Mass-delete to offer drop-down of standard reasons, or templated reasons.

Mass-delete to offer drop-down of standard reasons, or templated reasons.

  • Problem: Admins have the ability to mass-delete contributions of a user seen as problematic. This usually affects a large number of pages; currently it reads 'mass-deleting contribs of user Foo'. Having a templated reason that gets replaced, or a drop-down of common reasons would help.
  • Proposed solution: Either add a drop-down (with most common reasons, similar to QD), or provide a way that templated reasons get replaced.
  • Who would benefit: Admins: mass-deleting pages, users: knowing more precisely why the page was deleted
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T25020
  • Proposer: Eptalon (talk) 23:37, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  • @Eptalon:
    Screenshot of the current last step of Nuke.
    can you be a bit more specific, what are the step-by-step directions you are currently using for this process? The "mass-delete" you mention above sounds like you are referring to Special:Nuke, provided by the Nuke extension. This extension already has the option to enter free-form text, solving the problem of admins poorly communicating. (See image below) Is there where you would also like to put a drop down box? — xaosflux Talk 00:11, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
When I delete a page, I get a drop-down with preselected ("quick-deletion") criteria. I was alluding to a simliar dropdown (in addition to freetext box you show)-Eptalon (talk) 23:29, 20 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]