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Dear all,

Please also see the following deletion policies from Wikipedia.

We will have the Coffee time for five days from 05/08/2009 for this session of our meeting also. During the coffee time, feel free to copy the sections from below to our policy development work area above and make changes wherever necessary.


Attack pages
A Wikipedia article, page, category, redirect or image that exists primarily to disparage its subject is an "attack page". These pages are subject to being deleted by any administrator at any time.
Category deletion policy
Deleting categories follows roughly the same process as articles, except that it is described on a different page. Categories that do not conform to naming conventions can be "speedily renamed".
Criteria for speedy deletion
Articles, images, categories etc. may be "speedily deleted" if they clearly fall within certain categories, which generally boil down to pages lacking content, or disruptive pages. Anything potentially controversial should go through the deletion process instead.
Deletion policy
Deleting articles requires an administrator and generally follows a consensus-forming process. Most potentially controversial deletions require a three-step process and a waiting period of a week.
Office actions
The Wikimedia Foundation office reserves the right to speedily delete an article temporarily in cases of exceptional controversy.
Page revisions can be deleted for legal reasons.
Proposed deletion
As a shortcut around the Articles for Deletion ("AfD") process, for uncontroversial deletions an article can be proposed for deletion, though once only. If no one contests the proposed deletion within seven days, an administrator may delete the article.

Warm regards
Anil Prasad 15:14, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)03:14, 2 August 2009

Hi folks,

Anil, thanks for bring this wealth of material from Wikipedia; always better to avoid wheel reinvention!

Regarding proposed deletion: I think this could be problematic. Taking my own example, if you proposed deleting one of my pages, in many circumstances I would not be back within seven days and would wonder what happened to my page. I think this part of Wikipedia's model works because there are many more eyes watching each page. On the positive side, I don't imagine that there will be an active army of Weducators proposing deletion, and those that do will have observed the other criteria before proposing deletion.

Dmccabe (talk)06:55, 9 August 2009

Hi Declan,

You are right. Since WikiEducator is an online collaborative OER development platform mostly used by recognized Academicians/Educators/Academic Institutions, let us expect only rare requirements of deletion. Therefore we may add a general deletion policy statement in the beginning. I have just attempted a draft that you may like to see.

Anil Prasad 05:43, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)17:43, 10 August 2009