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Here's some information how to deal with unwanted or superseeded pages and contents. Discussions and talk pages have a special treatment, such as archiving.

PagesEdit

Full pages purely created for the purpose of vandalism should be deleted as soon as possible. This can be done by editing the relevant article and type {{Delete|<Reason>}} at the top of the page to categorize it here. Additionally you can inform an admin of the situation, if you feel the content violates against the policies in a huge manner.

However, if you think an otherwise-legitimate page should be deleted for another reason, for example, if you feel it is not notable, or outside the Wiki's scope, you can use the same {{Delete|<Reason>}} template as described above. You can expand your reasons or challenge the deletion as the template directs, on the talk page. If nobody challenges, an admin will delete it. If somebody objects, an agreement should be made regarding the page's future. In cases where deletion is justified, useful content should be merged into another article.

ContentEdit

Spam, insulting phrases and wrong information within articles can be removed, adapted, improved or relevated by everyone, that's what a wiki is for. Don't clear full pages if you like to see it removed, instead use the {{Delete|<Reason>}} template described above.

Personal oppinions should be left out, see the Manual of Style.

If an aggressor intentionally removes correct information from and/or adds inappropriate contents to multiple pages, you're not in charge to struggle undoing these changes. Admins and rollbacks have the ability to revert all those changes with a single click. Leave a message on one's talk page to get fast help.

ImagesEdit

  • Rename instead of uploading another one
  • Upload a new version if the old one needs maintance
  • Mark with the {{Delete}} tag if there're copyright violations
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DiscussionsEdit

Discussions - whether on talk pages, forums or blogs - are an integral part of the running of a wiki. As such, we have a policy of not deleting discussions.

Talk page discussions are a place for users to decide which direction an article should go in, what should and shouldn't be included, and to place any other kinds of comments.

User talk pages are also important, being a place where users can communicate about a wide variety of things, as well as receiving warnings from other users regarding unhelpful edits, and messages from admins about blocks.

Similarly, forums and blog posts are common places for users to interact, ask questions and share things. These discussions may end up outdated and seem useless. However, there are many reasons to keep them.

Why keep discussions?Edit

There may seem to be no purpose, but keeping discussions can be very useful. For example:

  • Keeping old discussions may prevent the same debate from happening repeatedly. For example, if two different sources provide differing information, leaving the discussion may prevent it being brought up repeatedly.
  • They provide a record of a user's actions and discussions with other users. Although it is possible to view the page history, it is much easier to look over a discussion.

When does this not apply?Edit

Obviously, some discussion may not necessarily be an integral part of any discussions taking place at a particular venue. For example, "OMG YOU GOT PWNED N00B" or "ZOHMIGOSH LAWLS!!!!!" may be deleted outright.

Any posts containing extreme flaming, trolling, insults and/or offensive material may also be deleted. Anyone may suggest that destructive discussions be deleted, simply ask an admin to delete it. Only remove content yourself if you are a very experienced user, who knows what he's doing and can live with the consequences in case of bad move. If it is decided that content should be deleted, it should be done by the following procedure.

  • Remove the relevant content
  • Leave a reason in the edit summary
  • Save the page

If there're further issues with the creator of the relevent phrases:

  • Go the page history and continue to the according diff page
  • Copy the link and drop a report including the link on an admin's talk page

ArchivingEdit

When discussions get outdated, or talk pages get too long, discussions can be archived to avoid having to delete them.

Usually, forum posts can simply be archived using Template:Forumheader/Archive, while talk pages and other similar pages can simply be moved to subpages, where they are out of the way, but still accessible. If a page is deleted but the talk page needs to be preserved, consider moving it to the forums as an archived forum post rather than an orphaned page.

Blogs are not archived, as they use a system of commenting rather than plain editing. For this reason, they should simply be left open.

Archives should never be altered. If you want to resume a topic that has been previously archived, start a new discussion in the relevant place. Archives should utilize Template:Archive, which makes clear that these discussions should not be altered.

For help with archiving, ask an admin.

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