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This page is an official policy on GuildWiki.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow. Please use the talk page to propose changes.

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A page should be marked for deletion if:

  • The page improperly named and a properly named article exists ("Roknar's Forge" versus "Droknar's Forge")
  • A page was merged or moved and no longer contains information

A page should NOT be marked for deletion if:

  • The page's content is unique or useful
  • Anything needs to be done to the page before it's ready for deletion.

It is important to note that this is not Wikipedia. We do not delete because an article is far below standards as long as continuing effort is being put into that article. If there are obvious problems with an article, make a note of it, or do the work yourself, but don't use the delete tag to advertise the issue.

To use the deletion template, add one of these two entries to the top of the article that you wish to be reviewed for deletion:

  • Articles: {{delete|<insert reason and sign here>}}
  • Talk pages: {{delete talk|<insert reason here>}}

Do not use the delete template as a way to communicate desired changes for an article; that's what the article's talk page is for. For instance, please don't use {{delete|merge with [[somepage]]}}, as that clutters up the Category:Candidates for deletion with pages that aren't actually ready to be deleted.

Sysops will delete articles marked for deletion a few days after the tag is added to the page, assuming no dissent in the talk page. Contested deletes must reach a consensus for deletion before a sysop will delete the article; they will delete a few days after the last meaningful comment posted after the consensus is reached. As a matter of tact, sysops generally avoid deleting articles they themselves mark as candidates for deletion.

To see which articles contain the deletion template, see Category:Candidates for deletion.

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