BoyWiki:Deletion policy

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The BoyWiki deletion policy describes how pages that do not meet the relevant criteria for content of BoyWiki are identified and removed from BoyWiki. Pages that violate BoyWiki policy or infringe on copyright will be deleted without discussion. If you are the copyright holder of any text or non-text media found on BoyWiki and wish it removed, email: info@boywiki.org See BoyWiki:Terms of Service ( Notification must be text only as we can not receive or open .zip files.)

Deletion of a BoyWiki article removes the current version and all previous versions from public view. Unlike page blanking, which can be performed (or reverted) by any user, only administrators can perform deletion, view deleted pages, and reverse ("undelete") any deletion. If in doubt as to whether there is consensus to delete a page, administrators normally will not delete it.

  • Articles proposed for deletion should be placed in Category:Articles proposed for deletion for discussion by adding {{APD}} or {{Delete}} to the top of the page and an explanation should be added to the Discussion page.
  • BoyWiki Council or Free Spirits administrative action. The BoyWiki Council and our host Free Spirits reserves the right to blank or delete any page, in full or in part, at any time without giving a reason.


Reasons for deletion

Reasons for deletion include, but are not limited to, the following (subject to the condition that improvement or deletion of an offending section, if practical, is preferable to deletion of an entire page):

  1. Page was misnamed or created by mistake
  2. Patent nonsense
  3. Test pages
  4. Pure vandalism and blatant hoaxes
  5. Recreation of a page that was deleted per a deletion discussion
  6. Creations by banned or blocked users
  7. Technical deletions
  8. Author requests deletion
  9. Pages dependent on a non-existent or deleted page
  10. Free Spirits or BoyWiki administrative actions
  11. Pages that disparage, threaten, intimidate or harass their subject or some other entity, and serve no other purpose
  12. Unambiguous advertising or promotion
  13. Unambiguous copyright infringement
  14. Abandoned Articles for creation submissions

Articles

  1. No context
  2. Foreign language articles that exist on another BoyWiki language wiki
  3. Articles that are not relevant to boylove
  4. No indication of importance (Individuals, organizations, events)
  5. No indication of importance (Foreign language articles)
  6. Recently created article that duplicates an existing topic (can be made a redirect rather than deleted)
  7. Abandoned entry, article, or draft left incomplete having structural issues that make it unreadable.
  8. Obviously invented

Categories

  1. Unpopulated categories
  2. Renaming or merging

User pages

  1. User request
  2. Nonexistent user
  3. No longer relevent or page is too long

Draft pages

  1. Draft pages which have not been edited for three months or longer.

Page tag


{{APD}} or {{Delete}} can be used with the following parameter:

  • 1: the reason for adding this page tag needs to be added to the discussion page. This is useful for editors in case the reason for proposing the deletion is not immediately obvious. See Deletion policy.

This template will categorizes articles into Category:Articles proposed for deletion.