This template (db = "delete because") is a generic speedy deletion template, used to nominate pages for speedy deletion when the reason for deletion requires further details than those provided by the criterion-specific templates (full list at WP:CSD).

Usage Edit

  • This template places the page into Category:Candidates for speedy deletion and Category:Candidates for speedy deletion for unspecified reason.
  • Do not edit this template to discuss why a particular article should or should not be deleted – for that, use the article’s own discussion page.
  • Use this template to explain why the page meets the criteria for speedy deletion. Each speedy deletion criterion has its own template; however, if the explanation required for deletion extends beyond a mere quoting of a criterion, use this template to write a custom speedy deletion request.
  • Using {{db|reason}} will produce the speedy deletion template shown above, except that in the place of "no reason has been given", your reason will be placed. If no reason is given, however, the text "no reason has been given" will be displayed.
  • If you wish to include a URL in the deletion reason that includes an equal sign ("="), use the following syntax: {{db|1=reason}}. This applies to any equal sign, but especially ones in URLs.
  • If you wish to include a vertical bar ("|") that is not part of a template as part of your deletion reason, use {{!}} instead. If the vertical bar is part of a template, however, such as {{tl}}, display it normally.
  • Use {{db-author}} if you are the creator and only substantial contributor to the page.

See also Edit

Other types of deletion templates:

Generic speedy deletion template

Template parameters


Reason for deletion


Whether a bot added the template


Determines if deletion "help" menu is visible

No Categorynocat

Whether to categorize the template in a deletion category (keep off for demo purposes)


Additional category to place the template in