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Help:Table/example row template 2Edit

Subpage no longer in use following soft redirection of Help:Table * Pppery * it has begun 21:53, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help:Semi-protected cascading protection demoEdit

Orphan page, the behavior this is documenting was fixed ages ago. (I would {{looks useless}} tag this, but I can't edit it). * Pppery * it has begun 23:13, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete per nom. I have unprotected the page in the meanwhile. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 00:34, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Delete cascading semi protection hasn't existed in 15+ years. 00:56, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help:Cascading protection demoEdit

Orphan demonstration, not referenced by any existing help pages (I would {{looks useless}} tag this, but I can't edit it). * Pppery * it has begun 23:14, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Subpages of Help:Page existenceEdit

A series of unreferenced, context-free lists from 2007, apparently of pages that then exceeded the expensive parser function call limit. It's 2023 now, so these serve no purpose. * Pppery * it has begun 03:10, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help:Demo of function timeEdit

Demonstration does not appear to be referenced anywhere. Meta is not a repository for random code samples, and its entire Help namespace is practically deprecated in favor of (in addition to being cluttered with junk I'm slowly cleaning out). * Pppery * it has begun 03:16, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete. Complete mess of a demonstration, the page is a template which transcludes itself which makes it unnecessarily difficult to understand as a help page. mw:Help:Extension:ParserFunctions##time does a much better job of documenting this and has been updated in the last decade. 00:50, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Demo help pagesEdit

This is a walled garden of help pages, none of which are referenced from any standalone page. Meta is not a repository for random code samples, and its entire Help namespace is practically deprecated in favor of (in addition to being cluttered with junk I'm slowly cleaning out). Some of these are fully-protected so haven't been tagged. * Pppery * it has begun 03:23, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete all most of these seem to have been test pages created as sandboxes, used for messing around then protected when admins got fed up with reverting the messes on them. As pppery points out none of these are mentioned in the help pages anymore, so they serve no useful purpose. 00:45, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help:Running MediaWiki on FreeBSD/frEdit

Ancient and useless. While mw:Manual:Running MediaWiki on FreeBSD is not a translatabe page, following instructions from 2006 for installing software is almost certainly not going to work. * Pppery * it has begun 14:56, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete, hopelessly outdated, an updated page would belong on mediawiki. 00:35, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Orphan help page. Meta is not a mathematical calculator. * Pppery * it has begun 21:02, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Quasi-identical to Template:Notice. I suggest merging {{info}} → {{notice}} and either redirect info to notice or delete info afterwards. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:31, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Merge into Template:Notice. The visible differences (User:MarcoAurelio/Sandbox 5) are close to none (info icon being a bit larger in Notice or Mbox than in Info, but we can expand Template:Notice code to allow customisation if needed. No reason to keep two identical templates around. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:40, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Was blanked by Izno. As a general rule we should not keep blank templates, but delete them if they are no longer useful. The remaining uses in userspace can either be ignored (since Special:WantedTemplates is huge already) or removed. * Pppery * it has begun 21:26, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Modifier et alEdit

Template:Modifier (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Template:Edde (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Template:Modif (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Template:Modifica (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

Template:H-langs:ed (edit · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)
Old, now unused templates. Instances replaced with [[Special:EditPage/...|...]] where needed. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 23:14, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Sviluppatori tocEdit

Old, unused template. Not useful anymore. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:07, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Old, unused single-purpose templates. No longer useful. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:09, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Ezhommoù treiñEdit

Unused. No longer required and of no historical relevance. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 23:17, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Elections translationEdit

Unused template from 2005. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:23, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Ph:ĀāĆćĎďĒēĜĝĤĥĨĩĴĵĹĺŃń and PAGENAMEEEdit

I don't think we need a template to call a template to make an edit link? Seems used on a single page as well so the need of a template doesn't seem justified. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:32, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete useless, and per the creators own comment "excessively long page title". — xaosflux Talk 15:40, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Category:News 2002 and all “News YYYY”Edit

Categories “News YYYY” (from Category:News 2002 to Category:News 2022) in Category:News look pretty useless. Years categories (e.g. Category:2002) are sufficient, according to me. I ping Verdy p, their author. --Pols12 (talk) 14:04, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They were categorizing by year, like all other years in the series. Note that there should be other members for each related year. This was done for some years, but the simple Category:2002 for example would contain things not related to (Wikimedia) news but also for other things or events. Many of these categories have multiple pages. But they may also be grouped in "News by year", to avoid overpopulating "Category:News". Over time, the number of pages has increased, and there are subtopic in "Category:News" that are also dated and could have also their members sorted by year. There's been an old project to trace the history of Wikiemdia and make it summarizable and easily searchable. verdy_p (talk) 21:03, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Requests for undeletionEdit

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