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Joo Dee This page documents an official Avatar Wiki policy.

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors.

There are several policies as to what type of pages can be created. Pages which fail to follow these policies will immediately face deletion.

Reasons for deletion

Reasons for deletion include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Articles about minute, non-notable details e.g. "Zuko's firebending" or "Unnamed House in Ba Sing Se"
  • Copyright violations e.g. a transcript from an Avatar fan site
  • Articles that are galleries or repositories of images e.g. "Gallery of Ba Sing Se" or "Gallery of Aang"
  • Advertising, vandalism or spam without relevant content e.g. "See my cool site" or "Aang rockssss!"
  • Articles that cannot possibly be attributed to reliable sources
  • Redundant or otherwise useless templates
  • Categories representing "overcategorization"
  • Files that are unused, obsolete, or otherwise violate our image policy
  • In the canon namespace, any other content not suitable for an encyclopedia, such as articles detailing the relationships of non-main characters

Fanon is allowed on Avatar Wiki, but there are special rules that apply to creation of such pages. "Fanon" includes speculative articles and shipping articles. Please see this page before you begin writing any fanon.

For encyclopedia articles, to avoid a possible deletion, one should establish the notability of the article's subject. Continued attempts to create content that is later summarily deleted should be sanctioned.

Processes

  • Pages that fulfill at least one of the above criteria should be tagged with {{delete}} by non-administrators, and be simply deleted by administrator. Any objections to such deletions should be placed on Avatar Wiki:Votes for deletion.
  • Where it is unclear whether a page fulfills the criteria above, or where it does not fulfill the criteria above but may still be unnecessary, pages should be marked with {{VfD}}. Community discussion will take place on Avatar Wiki:Votes for deletion to determine whether this page is kept, merged into another page, or deleted.

Images

Images lacking a proper source and/or license will be flagged with the {{unknown}} template. The respective uploader will be notified with an automated warning message telling him what his image is missing and how to fix it. This template categorizes these images into the media with missing information category during three days and after that it switches them over to the candidates for speedy deletion category. Once the three days deadline is exceeded, images are deleted on sight.

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