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SourceWatch and the majority of similar sites listed in Category:Non-Wikimedia projects. They have either been abandoned, transformed into attack sites against a politician or two, or look like obsolete draft notes of webmaster of WP:THETRUTH woo sites: Integrating Two Integrative Sites -> etc. Zezen (talk) 08:21, 8 July 2021 (UTC)


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We migrate from Freenode to Libera, thus this redirect is not very good anymore. No usages should be left. --Zabe (talk) 22:18, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

I think, this template meet the criteria for speedy deletion. I placed the corresponding request into the template's source code. --Indoor-Fanatiker (talk) 10:29, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
And I undid it. The conversation should take place.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:41, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

  Question: It still exists in versions/histories and deleting it will affect those pages if viewed. What is the issue with it continuing to exist as a redirect?  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:43, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

There is no big issue with keeping this as a redirect. However, I think we don't need to keep any redirects which are relics and imply a wrong purpose in terms of content. The redirect was hardly used anyway. --Zabe (talk) 10:52, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
I concur; in the future, as Freenode further slips into irrelevancy, the redirect’s existence may be misinterpreted (by those unaware of the Andrew Lee fiasco) as a Wikimedia endorsement of the brand. —Born2bgratis (talk) 06:53, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

More authority control templatesEdit

It seems that these can be deleted per the same argumentation as at Meta:Requests for deletion/Archives/2021#Authority control templates. No transclusions and seemingly superseded by module. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
19:22, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the notification, although I just imported them per request. If they're unused and/or superseded by a Module, then I guess deletion is probably okay. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:01, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Delete - I used those templates some years ago on Commons, but have n0 idea what would they be good for here. --Jarekt (talk) 16:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC)


  1. Template:Banglacric (transcludes itself)
  2. Template:Birth date and ageI1962I2I8Imf=yes (probably created as of mistaken instead of using Template:Birth date and age).
In short, they are useless. ----Minorax«¦talk¦» 04:56, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
G7 speedily deleted. The first one was about some sports statistics (apparently cricket); the second looked like spam but was also created by a user evading a block looking at the block summary, and the fact that it contained a "I" symbol in the place where you would usually expect a pipe (|) doesn't make assuming good faith easier. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
09:23, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Category:Rapid Grants/TemplateEdit

It appears that this is redundant to Category:Rapid Grants templates. Since the latter is more grammatical and subpages are not enabled in category namespace anyway, I suggest deleting this one. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:45, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

ISO 639 name from code sub‑templatesEdit

The {{ISO 639 name}} master template has been changed to use Module:ISO 639 name, matching Wikipedia. Meta‑Wiki, unlike Wikipedia, only has a few name from code sub-templates, the list of which is:

These templates are no longer in use, with me removing the last usage in {{language icon}} earlier today, and may be deleted just like they were on Wikipedia.[1] — ExE Boss (talk) 18:10, 20 July 2021 (UTC)


Does not look like this is useful, and "The Complete 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th Seasons." would not be in scope of Meta anyway. One apparently accidental transclusion in user talk namespace. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
12:09, 23 July 2021 (UTC)


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Category:Meta-Wiki archivesEdit

I don't see how this is different from Category:Archives. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:57, 22 May 2021 (UTC)

Have you even looked at Category:Archives? It also contains Category:MediaWiki archives and so on. The general Archives category contains archives of all sorts, its subcategories contain archives on individual topics like Meta-Wiki itself. Nemo 15:05, 22 May 2021 (UTC)
This means we should probably update pages in Category:Archives with Meta: namespace to tag them in Category:Meta-Wiki archives instead. -- Pols12 (talk) 12:48, 24 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes, but only if the topic of the page is actually Meta. Sometimes that's not so strictly enforced on pages in the Meta namespace. Nemo 19:05, 24 May 2021 (UTC)

Category:Wiki Women Edit-a-thon Nepal 2016Edit

It does not look like this one is any different from Category:Wiki Women Edit-a-thon 2016, and the main category is named Category:Wiki Women Edit-a-thon without a mention of Nepal. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
21:59, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

Additionally listing Category:Wiki Women Edit-a-thon Nepal 2016/ne. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
22:16, 18 June 2021 (UTC)


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