Wiktionary talk:Cleanup and deletion elements

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As new Categories, Templates, Lists are created for use in a/the Cleanup or deletion process, please add them to this table.

If usage changes, please update this table. --Richardb 13:09, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Gah! Please follow along with the BP conversations about these before proclaiming they are depecated! Converting them all to the template:rf* namespace might be a good idea, but it hasn't been presented for discussion. Deletion of templates is a very very very bad idea. The only thing you accomplish by suggesting such a thing, is breaking entrys' history. --Connel MacKenzie T C 16:57, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Misunderstanding I think. I don't think I deleted any templates. I just struck out, in this table, those that are not to be used in future.
As to following BP. That's the problem. some of you spend all your time on Wiktionary and seem to think everyone else ought to also. Some of us just want to use it occasionally, and when we come to it we want to find some decent documentation of how it is used. Not have to trawl through miles of disputes and conversations and history. I prefer to use BP as a noticeboard to say what I'm doing, making it very public, and let you guys catch up. But - I don't generally delete stuff. (Though I have been deleting unnecessary/superseded category tags).


Is the table in Wiktionary:Cleanup and deletion elements useful or not ?--Richardb 00:32, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Checktrans and TTBC[edit]

Both are still to be used for now. It is my hope that as entries have TTBCs autotagged, the Checktrans template will be removed or changed, but that is still under discussion. I do not forsee either category (or either template) being removed anytime in the near future. I do forsee the checktrans template being used to indicate (in the future) which entries still need TTBC subdivision. But until Wiktionary is "done" (not likely to happen in my lifetime) we will need these categories and templates. --Connel MacKenzie T C 17:18, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Then make some effort to explain that in the pages affected. At the moment someone coming to it fresh does not know which one to use. The idea of the strike though {{checktrans}} is to indicate that that template is not to be used if possible.I make no apologies for tryin to guess what the usage is and documenting it, if no-one else makes the effort to explain it properly--Richardb 00:00, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Why so hostile? There is an absurd leap you are making, in that you aren't even contacting the people who created each of the templates you disdain, nor are you apparently even looking at some of the self-documenting templates, nor are you looking at the category pages nor the category talk pages, it seems. Certainly not at any of the many authors' talk pages.
Now, if you were simply "trying to guess what the usage is and documenting it," that would be one thing. But that's not what you've done here.
You should be contacting people first, asking for explanations FIRST before claiming that something is now obsolete.
--Connel MacKenzie T C 07:01, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Richard asked on my talk page, but I haven't yet managed to do something. — Vildricianus 21:15, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Why some things are struck out[edit]

Soome items are struck out to indicate they are historical, not the preferred usage for the future.--Richardb 00:08, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Why is {{delete}} "historical"? It is the template for speedy deletion, right? — Vildricianus 07:19, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
{{delete}}, {{cleanup}} and {{copyvio}} are primarily for the benefit of visiting Wikipedians. I think it is not in our best interest to suggest avoiding these. --Connel MacKenzie T C 18:46, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Encyclopedic[edit]

Where's the template for content that's gotten too encyclopedic? <time passes> Oh, I see Template:Encyclopaedic, which currently isn't being used anywhere, probably because of the spelling. - dcljr 16:51, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

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Wiktionary:Cleanup and deletion elements

Delete. This pages seems rather pointless to me. There alredy is an index of templates. Templates useful for RFC an, FRV and RFD are also listed in Wiktionary:Request pages, which is currently included in every Request page. Created on 17 March 2006 by Richardb. The page is redundant to Wiktionary:Maintenance templates and Wiktionary:Index to templates. --Dan Polansky 17:48, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Merge, move all the usable content, and convert to a redirect. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:52, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Merged and soft-redirected.​—msh210 (talk) 16:19, 2 November 2011 (UTC)