Template talk:Deleteme

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Sorry, I tried to set up all of the templates for speedy deletion as they exist on wikipedia, but something messed up :( I'm not sure what to do.

I created a category, [[Category:Requests for Deletion]], a few months ago, and I've been adding it to spam pages or replacing spam page contents with just the RfD wikilink. I don't know if anyone at Winamp or AOL is paying attention, though. Perhaps if we combine {{Deleteme}} and [[Category:Requests for Deletion]] on every spam page we encounter, someone will eventually take note and write a bot script to delete the pages.
One thing that I've seen change recently, a spam filter has been added to the Wiki to prevent new pages being uploaded that mask out the edit tabs, a trick that the spammers have learned to make it difficult to blank the page contents. There is a way around it, though. In your browser's location window, replace everything up to the article name with http://dev.winamp.com/w/index.php?title= and everything after the article name with &action=edit to open the article for editing in the normal fashion. You can then blank the article and/or tag it with the aforementioned template and category tag for later action by as yet unidentified admin. —HydrargyrumT @ 18:29, 18 June 2009 (UTC)