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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 process should generally be used to discuss deletions. However, pages may be deleted by an administrator immediately without a discussion if the page breaks any of the "article relevance," "crossover content" and "fanon" sections of the content policy.
  • 2. If there is a page that a user thinks should be deleted but that does not violate the content policy, the user should 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 two (2) weeks, 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.
Man peasant/gallery Discussion September 18, 2021


See archive here: ESB:Requests for deletion/archive