Admins may immediately delete a page, so long as it satisfies at least one of the following criteria. Always check the page history first to see if any previous version can be restored, such that deletion is not necessary.
- 没有实际内容或者历史记录的文章(例如随便输入的字词). 参见胡言乱语.
- Obvious hoaxes, spoofs, April Fools-type pranks or other works of fiction that damage the credibility of Wikinews. In some cases, it may be desirable to preserve the content by moving it to a user subpage of the author.
- Content reposted without changes that was deleted according to established deletion policy.
- This does not apply to content that was undeleted according to undeletion policy.
- Foreign language articles which do not appear to be news (for news items, some attempt should be made to move them to the appropriate language edition of Wikinews, if it exists).
- An obvious copyright violation that is a cut-and-paste exact or near-exact duplicate of content from a copyrighted source. Speedy delete does not apply for public-domain sources, when public domain reprint permission is granted from the original source and specified in the article talk page, or to articles with a third-party edit history
当然，就算符合某些上述描述的标准，沙盒也是在这个快速删除标准的范围之外的. In the case of vandalism, SPAM, or copyright violations, the violating text should be removed from the sandbox.
Redirects can be immediately deleted if they have no useful history and
- They refer to non-existent pages. Before deleting a redirect, check to see if the redirect can be made useful by changing its target.
- Were created by moving user pages out of the article space. Sometimes new Wikinewsies accidentally create user pages in the main article space. Move them into the user space using the "Move this page" tool to preserve their history, and consider waiting a day or two before deleting the resultant redirect.
- Were created very recently as a result of a typo in the title.
- Are the result of vandalism (e.g. renaming a page to a nonsense title; when the page is moved back to its correct name, a redirect will be left behind).
But please note that such deleion slightly increases the server load. Some admins are hesitant to delete broken redirects for this reason.
- Any image that contravenes the fair use policy.
- An image which is a redundant (all bits the same or scaled-down) copy of something else on Wikinews and as long as all inward links have been changed to the image being retained.
- Personal subpages, upon request by their owner.
- Talk pages of already deleted articles.
- User talk pages of non-logged in users where the message is no longer relevant (This is to avoid confusing new users who happen to edit with that same w:IP address.)
- Empty categories (no articles or subcategories) whose only content has consisted of links to parent categories
- User and talk pages on request of the user, where there is no significant abuse, and no administrative need to retain the page. A redirect (to the user's new name, or to Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians) should be created to avoid red links and confusion.