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If you have come to this page from a page you previously created that has now been deleted, this is likely to be because you tried to add content to Community Central instead of to the relevant wiki. Please search across Fandom to find the right one and add your content there, or start a new community for your content.

There are a few, limited, cases where pages may be deleted speedily. Non-admins can ask for an admin to delete such a page simply by adding {{delete}} template.

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

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

You can consider turning problematic pages into relevant redirects as an alternative to deletion.

Ideally, when an admin deletes a test page or other page with no useful content, it is a good idea to put a note on the author's talk page explaining things, and preserving the deleted content, pointing them to the sandbox in cases of tests.


Candidates for speedy deletion[]

  1. No meaningful content or history (e.g. random characters).
  2. Test pages (e.g., "Can I really create a page here?").
  3. Pure vandalism (see also dealing with vandalism on Wikipedia).
  4. Very short pages with little or no context (e.g. "He is a funny man that has created Factory and the Hacienda. And, by the way, his wife is great.")
  5. Reposted content that was already deleted according to policy.
  6. Pages that have been moved to another community because they were uploaded in the wrong place.
  7. Temporarily deleting a page in order to move a page.
  8. Broken redirects or ones caused by typos during a page move.
  9. Duplicate images
  10. Talk pages of already deleted articles
  11. User talk pages of non-logged in users where the message is no longer relevant (This is to avoid confusing new users who happen to edit with that same IP address.)
  12. Empty categories
  13. User and talk pages on request of the user, where there is no significant abuse, and no administrative need to retain the page.
  14. Improper license (e.g. media used "for non-commercial use only" (including non-commercial Creative Commons licenses), "no derivative use" or "for Wikipedia use only").
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