The MarkForDeletion script automates the process of adding {{delete|<your delete reason>}} to a page to mark it for deletion. Note: This script does not actually delete a page, it just automatically edits it to add the delete template. Presumably, the delete template would then have categorized the page so that an admin can go through and delete it later.


See also: Help:Including additional CSS and JS, Help:Advanced CSS and JS
  • For site-wide use, an administrator can add the line below to the wiki's MediaWiki:ImportJS page.
  • For personal use, add the code snippet below to your global.js page (for use on all wikis) or your common.js page on your wiki (for use on a single wiki). Note that personal JS must be enabled for your account.
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on FANDOM

The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.

If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.

Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
  type: 'script',
  articles: [

Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.

But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.


MarkForDeletion creates a "Mark for deletion" link in your toolbar at the bottom of the page.

Clicking the "Mark for deletion" link will prompt you to enter a delete reason. The reason prompted by default is "spam", but you can change it to something else if you want (see the Configuration section below).

After entering the delete reason, press OK to automatically edit the page and mark it for deletion. Or press cancel to abort the process.


Delete reason Edit made to page
spam {{delete|spam}}
Unused image {{delete|Unused image}}
speedy=true|reason=bad image {{delete|speedy=true|reason=bad image}}
<reason> {{delete|<reason>}}


The delete reason prompted by default is "spam", but it can be changed to (for example) "Unused image" by copy/pasting the following code into your global.js in addition to the normal installation of the script:

// MarkForDeletion customization, see
window.MarkForDeletion = {
    promptedDeleteReason: "Unused image"

Of course, "Unused image" is just an example, you can make it anything you want.


29 September 2016
Mark for Deletion button no longer shows up for people that can delete pages.
15 August 2016
KockaAdmiralac changed the code so it uses jQuery methods more, added translation support, merged the already existent Polish translation into it and added Serbian translation
5 January 2013
Mathmagician simplified code per TK's suggestion at MediaWiki talk:MarkForDeletion/code.js.
27 December 2012
Mathmagician added user configuration option for changing default prompt from "spam" to anything else.
26 December 2012
Mathmagician created script, per request of Paleclaw