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Poptropica Wiki:Deletion policy

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Adhere to the deletion policy. Most deletions fall under Poptropica Wiki:Criteria for speedy deletion.

Cases where a page can be deleted

  • It meets the speedy deletion criteria.
  • It is for maintenance purposes, such as merging or redirecting.
  • If it's a subpage of the requester's user page, for example you could have a page at [[User:<insert name here>/TestPage]] speedy deleted.
  • If consensus has been reached to delete the page at Poptropica Wiki:Requests for deletion.
  • If a version of the page has content that can be hazardous to its users or Wikia. This includes but is not limited to: Links to unverified applications, malware, material that is illegal under United States, English, or international law, and the unauthorised disclosure of personal details. Oversight should be requested for the offending edit instead of deleting the page outright, if possible.
  • Duplicate files of the same item or location should be deleted, with preference going to the first image, or the oldest version of the image first. Multiple versions of essentially the same item or location can be merged together instead of being deleted as well. Users should be encouraged to upload files using existing naming conventions where possible.
  • If a user has been indefinitely blocked, the user and talk pages should be deleted.

Cases where a page shouldn't be deleted

  • Legal threats were made by a third party. The infringing page content should instead be removed, and at the third party's request, the edit overseen.
  • Deleting would stir up a small controversy among editors, even if (a) criterion/criteria for deletion had been met.


Deleting page revisions

Some administrators have the ability to selectively delete revisions and edit summaries from article and file histories. This should be used only in the following circumstances:

  • The revision contains extremely offensive material. This includes graphic text descriptions or very large amounts of offensive language. Users are reminded to use common sense when deleting offensive revisions.
  • The revision contains personal information or personal attacks. This includes addresses, phone numbers, names, passwords, or other personal information. Severe instances should be reported to Wikia staff so that further action can be taken.
  • The revision contains changes that can be hazardous to those viewing it. This includes revisions with changes that may cause lag or browser instability.
  • Certain copyright violations. This includes blatant copyright violations, DMCA take-down requests, or other formal requests filed by Jagex or other companies.

Page revisions can also be deleted for other reasons when deemed appropriate by community consensus. If you feel that a page has a revision that needs to be deleted, please leave a message linking to the revision on Poptropica WikiAdministrator requests.