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For pages that are marked for deletion, there is a protocol as explained in this page for what to do in the case that a page is marked for deletion.

First, administrators and moderators must agree on what to do with the page. If it is marked for deletion, and the page could be improved or have better sources, it will be up to a vote. If the page is a false virus, or is marked for Speedy deletion and administrators and moderators agree it is not a good page, it will be deleted without a vote.

Marking for deletion

Pages can be marked for deletion if:

  1. The page is very poorly written.
  2. The page simply does not have enough sources to back up it's claims of the virus.

If one or both of these conditions are met, simply use the {{Deletion}} template. Go to source editor then place it at the top of the page. An example usage is {{Deletion|(Insert reason}}

Marking for Speedy deletion

There are a few, limited, cases where pages may be deleted speedily. Non-admins can notify administrators or moderators about pages like these by simply by adding a {{speedydelete}} tag. When deleting, check the page history first to see if you can revert to an older version instead of deleting the entire page.

Ideally, when an admin deletes a test page or other page with no useful content, it is a good idea to put a note on the author's talk page explaining things.

The reasons for speedy deletion are as follows:

  1. There is no meaningful content or history (e.g. random characters).
  2. Pure vandalism (see also dealing with vandalism).
  3. It is a very short page with little or no context (e.g., "He is a funny man that has created Factory and the Hacienda. And, by the way, his wife is great.")
  4. Reposted content that was already deleted according to policy.
  5. Pages that have been moved to another Wikia because they were uploaded in the wrong place.
  6. Broken redirects or ones caused by typos during a page move.
  7. Duplicate images.
  8. Talk pages of already deleted articles.
  9. 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 IP address.)
  10. User and talk pages on request of the user, where there is no significant abuse, and no administrative need to retain the page.

Example Page

Keep Keep - Yeah. Keep this page. It's helpful.  Example user signature (wallcontribsedit countlogs)

Delete Delete - Remove this page. It has no content.  Example user signature (wallcontribsedit countlogs)

Merge Merge - Merge it with JJ! Thanks.  Example user signature (wallcontribsedit countlogs) Neutral Neutral - I don't know.   Example user signature (wallcontribsedit countlogs)

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