PrintWiki Deletion Policy
This policy describes how material which does not meet PrintWiki content criteria is identified and removed from the wiki.
Anyone can nominate a page for deletion. Participants in the deletion process should understand the core PrintWiki policies of
Neutral Point of View and No Self Promotion. Participants should also understand What PrintWiki is Not. Deletion is based upon policy and not personal opinion.
Before nominating any page for deletion you should review the article's history to confirm that it has not been recently vandalized. Users participating in the deletion discussion are expected to be civil, and not make personal attacks. Participants should never edit comments that are not their own, or re-order comments.
Types of Deletion
There are two PrintWiki policies that provide guidance for page deletion and associated processes.
The "Immediate deletion" policy governs limited cases where PrintWiki administrators may delete pages immediately without debate or discussion. Examples of pages that qualify for immediate deletion are vandalism, nonsense, blatant advertising and copyright infringement. See the Immediate Deletion policy page for details.
Proposed deletion is where participants discuss whether an article should be deleted. Articles proposed for deletion are debated for up to five days on their talk page, after which the deletion proceeds based on Wikipedia community consensus. Pages are then deleted, merged with other articles, or kept. See the Proposed Deletion policy page for details.
Contesting a deletion
Articles are deleted by administrators if they are thought to have a valid reason for deletion. These decisions are usually correct, and undisputed. Discuss the deletion with the deleting administrator if you are concerned that a page may have been wrongly deleted.