This page is about the deletion policy.

Marking for deletion

Pages/images/etc. are marking for deletion by adding the {{Delete}} template at the top of it. In the case of images, add the template to the image’s page (i.e. the page you arrive at when you click on the image on an article). This template also allows you to add a reason why it should be deleted.

Deletion can be discussed. If it is decided to keep the page/file, or if the reason why the page was listed for deletion is resolved, then the {{Delete}} can be removed from it.


There are many reasons why something may be considered for deletion.

Deleting content

  • Reasons for removing content include:
    • The content is inaccurate/misleading/speculation
    • Content is unreferenced or cannot be verified
    • Copyrighted content
    • Content that is inappropriate, insulting, vandalism or otherwise violates our policy

Deleting pages

  • Reasons for deleting a page include:
    • A page created solely as an act of vandalism
    • Fan fiction or speculative page
    • The content of the page is spam
    • The page has an inappropriate title/content
    • Purpose of the page has been superseded by another page, making it unnecessary
    • Page is a clone of another page
    • Page otherwise violates our policy

Deleting article comments

  • Reasons for deleting a comment include:
    • An unrelated comment
    • A comment about the article’s subject, not the article. Place such comments on the Forum
    • A comment with information that is already added to the article
    • Spam
    • Inappropriate language

Deleting forums/blogs

  • Reasons for deleting a forum or blog include:
    • Inappropriate title/content
    • Content is spam or vandalism
    • Forum created outside the Forum namespace
    • Content has been merged with another forum covering the same topic
    • Duplicate of another topic
    • Content otherwise breaches our policy

Deleting images

  • Reasons for deleting an image include:
    • Users can request the removal of an image that they uploaded if it is no longer wanted (user pictures only)
    • No license
    • Inappropriate title/content
    • Image is a duplicate
    • Image is not being used
    • Image is a fan art
    • Image was added as an act of vandalism
    • Misuse/abuse of the “update image” facility
    • Image violates our policy

Deleting videos

  • Reasons for deleting a video include:
    • Fan-made videos added to articles
    • Video is not being used
    • Video has inappropriate content/title
    • Video violates our policy