User:SimonKSK/Reference sheet

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General rules – All pages[change | change source]

A page can be quickly deleted in the following situations:

  1. All of the text is nonsense. Nonsense includes content that does not make sense or is not meaningful. However, this does not include bad writing, bad words, vandalism, things that are fake or impossible, or parts which are not in English.
    • You can use {{non}} tag for such articles.
  2. It is a test page, such as "Can I really create a page here?".
  3. The content is completely vandalism. It includes redirects that were made when cleaning up "page move vandalism".
  4. Creation of content that is already deleted. It includes an identical or similar copy, with any title, of a page that was deleted, after being discussed in Requests for deletion, unless it was undeleted due to another discussion or was recreated in the user space. Before deleting again, the Administrator should be sure that the content is similar and not just a new article on the same subject. This rule cannot be used if the content had already been quickly deleted before.
  5. (Removed - does not matter who created the article. This is a place holder to keep the numbering.)
  6. Housekeeping. Pages deleted that don't need to be discussed because the Administrator deleting the page was trying to fix an accidental mistake or trying to clean up something.
  7. Author wants deletion. Any page whose original author wants deletion, can be quickly deleted, but only if most of the page was written by that author and was created as a mistake. If the author blanks the page, this can mean that he or she wants it deleted.
  8. Talk pages of pages that do not exist can be deleted, unless they contain discussion on deletion that can't be found anywhere else. Subpages of a talk page can only be deleted under this rule if their top-level page does not exist. However, this cannot be used on user talk pages or talk pages of images on Commons.
  9. Office Actions. The Wikimedia Foundation office can delete any page fast if there is any controversy over it.
  10. Attack pages: Pages that were only created to insult a person or thing (such as "John Q. Doe is dumb"). This includes articles on a living person that is insult and without sources, where there is no NPOV version in the edit history to revert to.
  11. Obvious advertising: Pages which were created only to say good things about a company, item, group or service and which would need to be written again so that they can sound like an encyclopedia. However, simply having a company, item, group or service as its subject does not mean that an article can be deleted because of this rule: an article that is obvious advertising should have content that shouldn't be in an encyclopedia. If a page has already gone through RfD or QD and was not deleted, it should not be quickly deleted using this rule.
  12. Obviously breaking copyright law like a page which is:
    • Copied from another website which does not have a license that can be used with Wikipedia;
    • Containing no content in the page history that is worth being saved.
    • Made by one person instead of being created on wiki and then copied by another website such as one of the many Wikipedia mirror websites.
    • Added by someone who doesn't tell if he got permission to do so or not, or if his claim has a large chance of not being true;
    When tagging a page for deletion using this rule, a user should tell the page's creator first. If the Administrator who deleted the page is told that he may have made a mistake, he should add the content back; if a confirmation e-mail has not been received from the original author of the information, the Administrator should blank the article and add the {{copyvio}} template.