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Deletion policy gap

{{Delete}} is for pages that are suggested that they be deleted. It requires {{Delete/Talk}} and a vote. {{speedydelete}} is for pages that should be deleted immediately for maintenance reasons with no discussion. The counter for speedydelete is to convert it into a full deletion vote. Policy is clear here, and at it and its templates' word, there is no template for a deletion discussion that is not a vote. Should there be?--SWM2448 02:15, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

You can discuss speedy deletions without making a template for it...obviously administrators should check that sort of thing before performing the actual delete. --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 02:23, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Of course administrators will use their own judgement. Still, speedydelete-marked pages are free game, and delete-marked pages require a vote. The delete template can not be used to just suggest a deletion (without a vote, or without comments at all). It has come up before, and it came up again at User_talk:Ashbear160#Template:Demons. Was a policy violated, and if so, should it be changed?--SWM2448 21:44, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean by "suggest a deletion" - either it merits speedy deletion or it doesn't, in which case it should go to a vote. It's not an outright policy violation - either it needs to go to a vote or remove the erroneous template from the page. --PcjWowpedia wiki manager (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 00:46, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't know what I meant, but it has been attempted/misused before. I was speaking for what I felt others were doing, so it could be codified if it was something that people wanted. I'll remove the template.--SWM2448 01:11, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

I think we need to re-word this policy re: placement of the voting

I recently nominated something for deletion and noticed this policy requires that the deletion vote template {{Delete/Talk}} be placed at the very top (emphasis original) of the talk page. This is contrary to wiki talk page flow and I think it would be better to change it to read something more like the standard voting policy where the vote can go where you'd expect it on the talk page. Thoughts? --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 21:32, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea. PeterWind (talk) 23:28, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 01:26, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Especially since there'll still be a header at the top of the page alerting people to the deletion vote. -- DarkTZeratul (talk) 03:11, 21 July 2017 (UTC)