About PCs Wiki:Deletion policy

From About PCs Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Adhere to the deletion policy. Most deletions fall under the Speedy deletion criteria.

Speedy deletion

Appropriate cases[edit | hide | hide all]

Articles[edit | hide]

  • Advertising and spam. Posting random websites links doesn't contribute positively to the wiki.
  • Pages that are filled with nonsense or gibberish. There is no point in keeping such content.
  • Pages that are riddled with copyright violations. Taking images, lines of text, or entire pages from a website or other wikis is not permitted. See here for more information.

Media[edit | hide]

  • Useless images that do not relate directly to the wiki (for example furniture or cars).
  • Inappropriate images (NSFW, pornographic images). Uploading an inappropriate image WILL result in an instant indefinite block and deletion of the image.
  • Personal images
  • Unused images that are unused for 24 hours or more

Other[edit | hide]

  • User pages that have been created by an unregistered user or nonexisting users or those that possess content that blatantly violates any policy (such as offensive language, scamming, copyright violation, etc.). User pages can also be deleted at the request of the author.
  • Useless redirects.
  • Talk pages of nonexisting articles.
  • Redirects left behind when moving a page between different namespaces or when renaming a file, more commonly known as "move artefacts".
  • Pages in another language. This is an English Wiki, and content must be in English. If you wish to make an article in another language, please contribute the article to one of our foreign language Wikis (will be launched soon).
  • Useless or duplicated categories/templates.

Inappropriate cases[edit | hide]

  • Stubs, no matter how small, could one day become a lengthy article.
  • A page that requires cleanup. These pages are just in need of attention; they do not need to be deleted.
  • Vandalism. Blanking pages, adding offensive material, or inserting random words should be reverted. If a page was created with this content or did not have any legitimate content to begin with, it may be deleted.
  • A page that has existed for a long period of time but has not received many edits.
  • Images of low quality which still adequately display the subject.


General deletion policy

Cases where a page can be deleted[edit | hide]

  • It meets the speedy deletion criteria above.
  • It is for maintenance purposes, such as merging or redirecting.
  • If a user requests their userpage, or a subpage of his or her userpage, deleted.
  • If consensus has been reached to delete the page.
  • If a version of the page has content that can be hazardous to its users or the wiki. This includes but is not limited to: Links to unverified applications, malware, material that is illegal under United States, English, or international law, and the unauthorised disclosure of personal details. Oversight should be requested for the offending edit instead of deleting the page outright, if possible.
  • Duplicate files of the same item or location should be deleted, with preference going to the first image, or the oldest version of the image first. Multiple versions of essentially the same item or location can be merged together instead of being deleted as well. Users should be encouraged to upload files using existing naming conventions where possible.
  • If a user has been indefinitely blocked, the user and talk pages should be deleted.

Cases where a page shouldn't be deleted[edit | hide]

  • Legal threats were made by a third party. The infringing page content should instead be removed, and at the third party's request, the edit overseen.
  • Deleting would stir up a small controversy among editors, even if (a) criterion/criteria for deletion had been met.
  • Historical images of Project should be preserved, even if the content is otherwise not currently being used in any articles on the wiki at the moment. This includes but is not limited to images whose file format has changed (changing from GIF to PNG format, for example), and images marked with the {{delete}} tag. Where possible, historical images should be merged into the file history using the file merge administration tools, or otherwise explicitly noted on the current version of the image as having a historical version.

Deleting page revisions[edit | hide]

Administrators have the ability to selectively delete revisions and edit summaries from article and file histories. This should be used only in the following circumstances:

  • The revision contains extremely offensive material. This includes graphic text descriptions, NSFW content, offensive images, or very large amounts of offensive language. Users are reminded to use common sense when deleting offensive revisions.
  • The revision contains hazardous or offensive links. This includes links to inappropriate images or sites, as well as links to potential phishing sites or sites that advocate breaking the Rules of Project.
  • The revision contains personal information or personal attacks. This includes addresses, phone numbers, names, passwords, or other personal information.
  • The revision contains changes that can be hazardous to those viewing it. This includes revisions with changes that may cause lag or browser instability.
  • Certain copyright violations. This includes blatant copyright violations, DMCA take-down requests, or other formal requests filed by Jagex or other companies.

Page revisions can also be deleted for other reasons when deemed appropriate by community consensus. If you feel that a page has a revision that needs to be deleted, please leave a message linking to the revision on Project:Administrator's noticeboard. If you need to contact an admin privately, please contact an admin by using Discord, IRC, or use the email feature.

See also[edit | hide]

  • Template:Rfd, the template to nominate for deletion where a consensus from the wiki's community is appropriate.
  • Template:Delete, the template to nominate for speedy deletion.
Edit