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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]


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

  • Maybe Redirect to Help:Mod, round, floor, ceil, trunc? If that page gets deleted too then this can be deleted as a broken redirect, agree the page is useless as it stands. 00:34, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Fine with that. I'm personally not convinced of the usefulness of the target page either, but can't really jusify doing anything other than adding it to the big pile at User:Pppery/help#No equivalent for someone braver than me to tackle if they feel inclined. * Pppery * it has begun 01:36, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Pppery I agree that the redirect target is not that useful, that's why I brought up it being deleted too. Most of that page's contents is just lists of poorly explained, questionably useful examples. e.g. about 2/3rds of the page is a list of examples using numbers up to 64 bits long to show that 32 bit errors don't exist anymore, that whole list is just unnecessary and could be nuked. IMO the best result here would be that anything useful from these pages is added to the relevant section at Help:Calculation. 19:12, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I removed that section. Ideally we would go further and redirect all 3 pages to mw:Help:ParserFunctions#expr, which is the maintained version of the documentation, but unfortunately mw:Project:PD help has left Meta's help space in a perpetual limbo. * Pppery * it has begun 01:23, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Manual of StyleEdit

Ancient with very little useful content. Was previously kept at RfD in 2007, but has only become even more forgotten about since. * Pppery * it has begun 02:50, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete, not a useful page. The idea of a cross project manual of style is not feasible, there are such a variety of different types of projects in so many languages that it would be inappropriate to try to force uniformity. You cannot write a travel guide, an encyclopaedia, a dictionary, a media repository, a database and a news site using the same set of guidelines, what is required in one project would be inappropriate in another. Most of the contents of this page are not a manual of style anyway, it's just some very basic and not particularly well explained examples of wikmarkup. 19:17, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Delete. Not useful anymore. A Meta MoS is not probably needed either and, if any, should be in the NS_PROJECT namespace, and be updated. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:19, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Delete Never-maintained, useless article— chuck it. Dronebogus (talk) 12:03, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template messagesEdit

Very outdated with very little useful content. This sort of thing is much better done on the projects themselves, and this old amalgamation attempt merely gets in the way and requires more effort to maintain (if anyone ever does). * Pppery * it has begun 02:54, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Delete. This is just an unattributed copy of W:Wikipedia:Template index, specifically it's this version [1] of the page from 2008. I don't see a good reason for meta to host 15 year old copies of English Wikipedia pages. The contents of this page are simply not useful, it is not reasonable to assume that everyone using mediawiki (or even everyone within the wmf cluster of sites) is going to be looking to structure their project's templates around English wikipedia specific processes, policies and guidelines. 19:26, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation of the week/MoEdit

Old 2005 translation of the week subpage which has not been editted since then. No meaningful content or historical value keeping it. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:59, 26 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]

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]


Unused, similar to {{edi}} and now a built-in MW feature via Special:EditPage. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:00, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I made a mistake here when listing it. It is used, but I think we can achieve the same using {{edit}} without yet another "give me an edit link" template. Feel free to discuss a merge and/or replacement with any existing template. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:54, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No longer in use. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:10, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:List of Wikipedia Embassy Interwiki LinksEdit

Unused. Superseded by Wikidata d:Q1197883. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:06, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Wikimedia Foundation msEdit

Unused/outdated. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:34, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Itzulpen eskaerakEdit

Same as Special:Permalink/24780141#Template:Ezhommoù treiñ. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:37, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Missing images toolEdit

Unused. Replaced/superseded by {{languages}} or the translate extension. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:44, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Looks useless. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:47, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Ph:Wanted pageEdit

Probably no longer required. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:51, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Povezave MediaWikiEdit

Unused, probably no longer required. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:55, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Ph:H:f PomočEdit

Unused template, probably no longer required. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Summer of Code 2006Edit

Unused template. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Translation coordinators/Wikimania2006Edit

Used just once. Can be substed and deleted. Wikimania is organised at a specific wiki nowadays. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Unused template. Replaced by {{languages}}. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Unused. No longer required. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Unused. Same functionality as {{edit}} or {{edi}}. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:30, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Unused / no transclusions. Same functionality as {{edit}} or {{edi}}. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:30, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ph templatesEdit

All of these have no content whatsoever. * Pppery * it has begun 16:32, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ph templates 2Edit

These do have content, but aren't used anywhere meaningful, because the page they were supposed to be used on was moved, redirected, or moved away from this obsolete template system. * Pppery * it has begun 16:32, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

H: templatesEdit

Ancient and unused relics of some bygone system for copying help pages across wikis. * Pppery * it has begun 16:41, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Handbook sidebar playEdit

Unused 2004 template. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:32, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Unused template. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:39, 27 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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