RationalWiki:Articles for deletion

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For the German political party known as AfD, see Alternative für Deutschland.

Some articles on RationalWiki are ripe for plucking and deletion. If you think an article fits this description (and there is no page that it could be better merged with), here are the steps to take to put it on this page:

  1. Add {{Article for deletion}} or {{Article for deletion|Reason}} to the top of the page you think needs deletion.
  2. Press the save button to get the rest of the instructions to populate.
  3. The second line of instructions that appear below the deletion template allow for pre-populating a discussion, click that button, replace the word "Reason" with your reasoning for wanting to delete the article.
  4. Finally add {{RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/ReplaceMeWithTheArticleName}} to top of this list. Don't forget to change the ReplaceMeWithTheArticleName to the proper article name from step 3.

Please notify the creator/main editor(s), particularly if it's new and the users are active.

Then wait a while and see what the mob thinks, unless there's an actual reason it needs to be taken out and shot quickly (e.g., severely problematic living person bio).

If the article you are attempting to create an AfD page for has had an AfD before, you will have to create a new subpage manually. Preferably, make it useful and easy to refer to in the future, such as putting the month or date or a version number of the second Afd.

If you are attempting to merge the article with another, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS PAGE. That belongs at RationalWiki:Duplicate articles.

Also, if you think an article is substandard but still potentially on-mission, remember that a move to Draft: space might be sufficient.

And don't forget to subscribe. This will allow you to see when a new article for deletion is added.

To archive:

  1. Edit the AFD page to change the result from "?" to "deleted" or "kept" or whatever.
  2. Go to RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Log and remove the {{RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Article}}.
  3. Go to the 2018 archives and add {{RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Article}} at the top of the stack.

After deleting, add Category:Talk pages for deleted articles to the talk page if it has one.

File:Kim Jong-un.jpg | Result: ?[edit]

File:Kim Jong-un.jpg (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View AfD)


  1. Commons has free images of Kim Jong Un available now, rendering this fair-use image unnecessary. — pythoncoder  (talk | contribs) 02:03, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. The Portraits of Kim Jong-un category on Wikimedia Commons alone has 8 pictures in it. It's highly unlikely that all 8 of those pictures will be deleted. It's much more likely that more free to use pictures of him will be added. You might just as well argue that a locally uploaded picture of a glass of water should be kept because a similar image could be deleted from Commons. Spud (talk) 15:15, 5 December 2018 (UTC)


  1. Wikimedia Commons has deleted pictures in the past (See Ayn Rand), and backups are always handy. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 02:07, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. What my dear Comrade said. Nerd (talk) 02:09, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. Don't see a real reason to delete. Even if Wikimedia Commons keeps this image for eternity, no harm in having a copy here too. We don't even save space, as the image we delete is still stored in the servers. --It's-a me, 🎄LeftyGreenMario!🎄(Mod) 02:27, 4 December 2018 (UTC)