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This page serves as a place to request and discuss deletions.


The following are the policies to the requests for deletion process.

  • A. General
  • 1. This is an optional process; administrators can delete or merge anything they believe is unneeded.
  • 2. If there is any controversy over deleting or merging a certain page, abstain from a deletion war, do not delete the page, and bring the page in question to a deletion or merge discussion as outlined in this article.
  • 3. Anyone can nominate a page (article, template, category, image, video, etc.) they feel should be deleted or merged.
  • 4. There cannot be a combined total of more than thirty (30) deletion or merge requests open at a given time. If there are already thirty (30) requests at one time, do not create more or the requests made over the limit will be marked as invalid.
  • B. Process
  • 1. Fill out the form to create a deletion or merge discussion.
  • 2. Once the discussion is created, the nominator must explain why they feel the article should be deleted or merged.
  • a. If no explanation is given after twenty-four (24) hours, it will be closed as invalid.
  • 3. A discussion will occur, centered on that particular page.
  • 4. Neutral votes do not count in the final tally for consensus (70%)
  • 5. If an active deletion request exists on a page, it may not be requested for merge. Likewise, a page with an active merge discussion may not be requested for deletion. If this occurs, the later discussion created will be closed as invalid.
  • C. Closing discussions
  • 1. Only administrators can close deletion discussions. Assistants can also archive deletion discussions if the final result is not deletion. Administrators and assistants can close merge discussions.
  • 2. If a discussion closes and the result is deletion, the page can be redirected to another article if there is a useful redirect.
  • 3. Deletion and merge discussions generally last seven (7) days.
  • 4. Exceptions
  • i. If a discussion does not receive a consensus (70%) either way after one (1) month, the discussion can be closed as "no consensus" and the page is kept.
  • ii. If the page in question is a spam page, the discussion may be closed immediately, and the page will be deleted.
  • iii. The creator of a deletion or merge discussion may withdraw their discussion at their sole discretion.
  • D. Request Limits for Pages
    • 1. When a page has been voted to not be deleted or merged three consecutive times within three months or four (4) consecutive times (without a bounded time for the requests be submitted it), the page will be exempt from being requested to be deleted or merged for six (6) months.
    • 2. After the initial six month ban of requesting on a page, every request that results without a deletion or merge will result in another six month exemption.
    • 3. A page can be exempt from any six month exemption from deletion and merge requests if:
      • If any discussion of a page's deletion that is currently exempt is found to have three (3) or more sockpuppets. The six (6) month exemption will be lifted and an administrator will create a new discussion.
      • If a proposal is passed that allows deletion or merge in a category containing pages for the purposes of housekeeping, the page can be deleted or merged without a discussion if the passed proposal is defined in conjunction with a valid reason.
    • 4. All pages currently exempt from deletion and merge requests will be put in a sub-page to be displayed and updated on the ESB:Requests for deletion and ESB:Requests for merge pages. The starting date and ending date of their exemptions will also be listed.

Request form

  • 1. Replace PAGE with the title of the page you believe should be deleted in the box below.
  • 2. Click "submit."
  • 3. When you submit, fill out the information on the resulting page, then save the page.
  • 4. Copy and paste the following under "requests" of this page, replacing "PAGE" with the title.
  • [[ESB:Requests for deletion/PAGE]]


Pages exempt from requesting

Pages exempt from requests for deletion (edit)
Page Ending Discussion Starting Date Ending Date
No current exemptions

Requests for deletion

Requests for deletion (edit)
Only a combined total of 30 deletion or merge requests may be active at once. Any created past that limit will be closed.
Page Discussion Posted
Viking 12 (2) Discussion February 8, 2021
Steve Blum Discussion February 20, 2021
Sewer monster Discussion March 4, 2021


See archive here: ESB:Requests for deletion/archive

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