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delsort in action
DescriptionPerforms deletion sorting.
UpdatedJuly 10, 2021; 2 years ago (2021-07-10)
Browser supportFirefox, Chrome
Skin supportVector
GitHub repositorydelsort

A userscript to perform deletion sorting.

Installation instructions[edit]

Hint: It's much easier if you get ScriptInstaller, then navigate to User:EnterpriseyBot/delsort.js and click "Install" at the top.

However, here's the manual method:

  1. Place {{subst:lusc|User:EnterpriseyBot/delsort.js}} on Special:MyPage/common.js or Special:MyPage/skin.js.
  2. Enjoy!


When you're on a deletion discussion page, go to the "More ▼" menu at the top of your screen. You should see an option labeled "Delsort". Click on it, and you'll be able to select a category and list the discussion with the click of another button.


AFDC categories can be changed using the radio buttons on the left.

Regular categories[edit]

I've added some frequently-used categories (specifically, the ones that appear in the FWDS dropdown) to the field at the top. To select these, click on the text field that says "Select a deletion sorting category" and select the category you want. Multiple categories can be selected.

You can add more categories to the list by editing Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Computer-readable.json.

Custom categories[edit]

For categories not listed in the field at the top, you should click the "Add custom" link. A text field will appear in which you can type the name of the category. Click the "refresh" icon (Crystal 128 reload) next to the text field to check if what you wrote is a valid category.


Customize the way this script watches delsort pages! Delsort pages are pages like Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Film. Put the following line somewhere in your common.js:

window.delsortWatchlist = "PREFERENCE";

where PREFERENCE can be one of four options:

  • watch: always watchlist delsort pages when you list a discussion on them
  • unwatch: always remove delsort pages (that you edit) from your watchlist
  • preferences: follow whatever's set in your preferences at Preferences → Watchlist
  • nochange (the default): don't change your watchlist (with regards to delsort pages)


Pull requests welcome at the GitHub repository for this script.

This script reads the list of delsort categories from Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Computer-readable.json.

See also[edit]

{{User wikipedia/delsort}}, a userbox indicating an editor uses delsort