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The most common reason for a wiki being closed is that the wiki's content or intention violated Fandom's Terms of Use.

While a wiki founder may request that their project be closed, particularly if it doesn't yet have any other editors, that request may not be honoured by Fandom. If the topic is of general public interest, Fandom generally prefers to leave dormant wikis open to see if the topic will attract new editors and readers. If a reasonably vibrant community emerges, the wiki can live on through the adoptions process.

Wikis that remain inactive for several months may be merged or closed by Fandom Staff, but there is no urgency or set schedule for doing so, since inactive projects do no harm to active ones.

In the case of complete closure of a wiki that previously had content (that did not violate the Terms of Use), the database of content would be made available for download.

If some or all of a wiki's contributors decide to move, and copy the content to a new a location, Fandom will decide whether the wiki is to be closed or whether it will remain open as before. Most wikis with useful content or the potential for content remain open. As a courtesy to future editors and to the Fandom staff involved in deciding if the wiki in question is to be closed and/or merged with an existing wiki, please do not blank pages or list them as "Moved" (especially the main pages).

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