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There are a few, limited, special cases where pages may be deleted speedily or files "on sight". Users can ask for an admin or content moderator to delete such a page (mainspace, user blog, file) simply by adding a {{Delete}} tag. Discussions moderators can only delete comments.

A list of pages to be deleted can be found at Category:Candidates for deletion.

When deleting, check the page history first to see if you can revert to an older version instead of deleting the entire page.

Deleted articles are automatically listed in the deletion log.

Criteria of candidates for speedy deletion

  • No meaningful or relevant content or history (e.g. random characters, spam).
  • Copyright violation.
  • Pure vandalism (see also dealing with vandalism).
  • Very short pages with little context (Requires votes from the Move Content forum).
  • Lengthy pages where content was split into multiple pages (Requires votes from the Split Content forum).
  • Reposted content that was already deleted according to policy.
  • Inappropriate content.
  • Broken redirects or ones caused by typos during a page move.
  • Duplicate images, pages, or comments.
  • Off-topic or pages that are unrelated to the wiki.
  • Housekeeping purposes. (i.e. deleting unused files or redirects, redirected files, empty categories, etc.)
  • User blog, sandbox page, or comment on request of the user, where there is no administrative need to retain the page.
  • Any reason that breaks from the Rules page not listed from above.
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