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).


  • 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 GIVEN", your reason will be placed. If no reason is given, however, the text "NO REASON 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 of the page.

See also

The following are specific to common A7 speedy delete criteria (for "a real person, organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content"):