Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion/Administrator instructions

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These are the recommended guidelines for administrators evaluating requests for undeletion. They are not binding, and administrators are, as always, encouraged to use discretion and common sense when fulfilling requests.

  • Administrators should check the deletion reason and previous content before deciding to restore an article.
  • If the deletion reason was WP:PROD or WP:CSD#G7, the article may be automatically restored, providing it meets no other speedy deletion criteria. You may add {{Old prod}}, {{Old prod full}}, or {{Oldcsdfull}} to the article's talk page if you like.
  • If the article was deleted under any of the speedy deletion criteria for articles, or was deleted as the result of an WP:AFD discussion, then the content may be userfied providing it violates none of the general speedy deletion criteria or the speedy deletion criteria for user pages.
  • If the article is not suitable for userfication, the article may be e-mailed to the user at admin discretion. Copyright violations or articles which violate the policy on biographies of living persons should be refused in almost all cases.
  • Many articles deleted on other grounds are undiscovered copyright violations. Administrators are encouraged to perform a quick check before restoring.

If you are fulfilling or rejecting a request (as opposed to merely commenting on it, but leaving it open), please use at least {{done}}, {{notdone}}, or one of the standard template responses below — by adding either a check mark or an X, you clearly indicate to other patrolling admins that the request has been handled and does not require further attention. If you would like to explicitly indicate that a request needs further attention, you can use {{Not sure}} to attract other users.

Template:UND

Template:UND provides standard responses for requests for undeletion at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion. You should not feel limited by these responses and should ensure that your response adequately addresses the user's request and provides them useful information about how to proceed.

Result Code Normalized code
Yes check.svg Done {{subst:UND|d}} {{subst:UND|done}}
X mark.svg Not done {{subst:UND|nd}} {{subst:UND|notdone}}
X mark.svg Not done and will not be done {{subst:UND|nd2}} {{subst:UND|notdone2}}
Yes check.svg Done – as a contested proposed deletion, the article has been restored upon request. {{subst:UND|prod}}
{{subst:UND|proposed}} or
{{subst:UND|p}}
{{subst:UND|prod}}
Yes check.svg Done – as a draft or Articles for creation submission deleted under CSD G13, the page has been restored upon request. Drafts and Articles for creation are not for the indefinite hosting of material found to be unsuitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia. (see below for more specific options)
{{subst:UND|g13}}
{{subst:UND|g13}}
Yes check.svg Done – as an Articles for creation submission deleted under CSD G13, the page has been restored upon request. Please edit the page to address any issues raised, and re-submit it; "Articles for creation" is not for the indefinite hosting of material found to be unsuitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia. (for G13s where {{AFC submission}} was used and the draft was submitted and declined)
{{subst:UND|afc}}
or
{{subst:UND|AFC}}
{{subst:UND|afc}}
Yes check.svg Done – as an Articles for creation (AfC) submission deleted under CSD G13, the page has been restored upon request. Please note that you never submitted the entry for review. When you are ready, you need to click on the button in the AfC submission template that says Submit your draft for review!. (for G13s where {{AFC submission}} was used and where the draft was never submitted for review)
{{subst:UND|afc-ns}} or
{{subst:UND|AFC-ns}}
{{subst:UND|afc-ns}}
Yes check.svg Done – as a draft that was deleted under CSD G13, the page has been restored upon request. However, the draft namespace, though it is intended to provide some breathing room to create and develop a page without the time pressure of immediate review, is not for the indefinite hosting of material that is unsuitable for inclusion in the article mainspace. Please continue to work on the draft so that it meets Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for inclusion and then submit it for review—at the least, prior to another six months elapsing. When you are ready, a review can be requested by placing this code at the top of the page and then saving: {{subst:submit}}. (for G13s of draft namespace pages never part of the AfC process)
{{subst:UND|g13-draft}} or
{{subst:UND|g13-Draft}}
{{subst:UND|g13-draft}}
Symbol possible vote.svg Declined pending further information. This was undeleted over six months ago with a pledge that it would be worked on, but no edits were made to improve the entry for resubmission. Articles for creation is not an indefinite hosting service for material found to be unsuitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia's article mainspace. We may be willing to restore it again, but only if you provide a definite assurance that you actually intend to work on it and provide a short description of what you intend to do to improve it to meet our policies and guidelines. Please advise. {{subst:UND|2nd}} {{subst:UND|2nd}}
X mark.svg Blocked {{subst:UND|b}} {{subst:UND|blocked}}
X mark.svg Please repair your request – we cannot process malformed requests. Please use the code {{subst:refund| pageName|reasoning}} (replacing pagename with the name of the page you wish to have restored and reasoning with the reason for your request). {{subst:UND|m}} {{subst:UND|malformed}}
X mark.svg Not done – a deleted page with this name does not appear to exist. {{subst:UND|dne}} {{subst:UND|doesnotexist}}
X mark.svg Not done – this article has not been restored because it does not appear to meet our guidelines for inclusion of articles about companies. In general, Wikipedia considers a topic to be notable if there exist multiple reliable sources of information on the topic, external to the subject itself. Articles concerning companies will be deleted on sight if they are considered to be unambiguous advertising or promotion, or if they do not contain a credible assertion of the significance of the subject. {{subst:UND|ndc}} {{subst:UND|notdonecompany}}
X mark.svg Not done - this article has not been restored because it does not appear to meet our guidelines for inclusion of articles about people. In general, Wikipedia considers a topic to be notable if there exist multiple reliable sources of information on the topic, external to the subject itself. Articles concerning people will be deleted on sight if they are considered to be unambiguous advertising or promotion, or if they do not contain a credible assertion of the significance of the subject. {{subst:UND|ndp}} {{subst:UND|notdoneperson}}
X mark.svg Not done – this article has not been restored because it does not appear to meet our guidelines for inclusion of articles about music. In general, Wikipedia considers a topic to be notable if there exist multiple reliable sources of information on the topic, external to the subject itself. Articles concerning musicians or music groups will be deleted on sight if they are considered to be unambiguous advertising or promotion, or if they do not contain a credible assertion of the significance of the subject. {{subst:UND|ndb}} {{subst:UND|band}}
X mark.svg Not done – this page was deleted as a blatant advertisement under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion and Wikipedia is not to be used as a vehicle for promotion. This does not necessarily mean a suitable article on this topic cannot be created. If it is a notable topic, e.g., multiple reliable, secondary, published sources that are entirely independent of the subject have written about it in substantive detail (not just mere mentions), then a neutrally written article may be possible. This one was written like a commercial. {{subst:UND|g11}}
{{subst:UND|G11}}or
{{subst:UND|notdoneg11}}
{{subst:UND|g11}}
Yes check.svg Userfied – the page has been restored to the userspace at user:pagename. {{subst:UND|u|user:pagename}} {{subst:UND|userfy|user:pagename}}
Yes check.svg Userfied – the page has been restored to the userspace at user:pagename. You may work on improving the article's assertion of notability at its new location, but please contact Adminname (talk · contribs), the administrator who deleted the page, before moving it back to the article space. Please see the criteria for speedy deletion and the relevant notability guidelines - articles that are not in compliance will be deleted. {{subst:UND|a|user:pagename|Adminname}} {{subst:UND|userA7|user:pagename|Adminname}}
X mark.svg Not done – this Requests for Undeletion process is only for articles that were deleted uncontroversially, and does not apply to articles deleted after a deletion discussion. Since the article you are here about was deleted after a discussion took place at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Page, it cannot be undeleted through this process. However, if you believe that the outcome of the discussion did not reflect the consensus of the participants, or that significant new information has come to light since the article was deleted, you may contact the administrator who closed the discussion, Adminname (talk · contribs). After you do so, if your concerns are not addressed and you still seek undeletion, a request may be made at deletion review. {{subst:UND|afd|Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Page|Adminname}} {{subst:UND|discussion|Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Page|Adminname}}
X mark.svg Not done - this page was deleted in accordance with criterion for speedy deletion A7. If you believe that this decision was made in error, or that significant new information has come to light since the deletion, please contact the administrator who carried out the deletion, Adminname (talk · contribs). If you have already done so, your concerns can be taken to deletion review. {{subst:UND|c|A7|Adminname}} {{subst:UND|csd|A7|Adminname}}
X mark.svg Not done - this is not an appropriate topic for inclusion on Wikipedia. Please see Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Wikipedia does not accept articles which consist of original research, or which lack any reliable sources of information. {{subst:UND|in}} {{subst:UND|inappropriate}}
X mark.svg This page has not yet been deleted. Please visit the page to find out how to object to the deletion request. {{subst:UND|nyd}} {{subst:UND|notyetdeleted}}
X mark.svg This page has not yet been deleted. Please see WP:PROD for the instructions for responding to a proposed deletion. {{subst:UND|nydp}} {{subst:UND|notyetdeletedprod}}
X mark.svg This page has not yet been deleted. Please see Proposed deletion of biographies of living people for the instructions for responding to a proposed deletion of a biography of a living person. {{subst:UND|nydb}} {{subst:UND|notyetdeletedblp}}
X mark.svg Not done – this page is a copyright violation. {{subst:UND|copy}} {{subst:UND|copyvio}}
X mark.svg Not done – this page is a copyright violation of http://www.wikipedia.org. {{subst:UND|copy|http://www.wikipedia.org}} {{subst:UND|copyvio|http://www.wikipedia.org}}
To add a note concerning DRV to any message:

 If you believe that this decision was made in error, or that significant new information has come to light since the deletion, please contact the administrator who closed the discussion, AdminName (talk · contribs). If you have already done so, your concerns can be taken to deletion review.

{{subst:UND|...|...|a=AdminName}} {{subst:UND|...|...|admin=AdminName}}


See also

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