Grand Theft Wiki:Deletion

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On Grand Theft Wiki, articles are deleted through two systems:

The first is for articles with absolutely no value whatsoever, created only for vandalism, such as those about abusive topics. Entirely abusive articles (that are NOT edited versions of good articles) should be tagged with {{spam}} by editors, so that staff can easily find them and delete them. Tagging articles in that way assigns the article to Category:Speedy Delete so that they may easily be found.

The second system is for articles with little to no value. If an article is off-topic (eg Robbie Williams), too specific (eg Bus Stops in Vice City) or simply advertising a product/service/company (eg ShamWow!), then it should be tagged with {{delete}} which is proposed deletion. The deletion of these pages should be discussed before action is taken, unless Staff find it to violate specific policy (at which point it can just be deleted). Pages with the delete template show up in Category:Delete.

Deletion and Cleanup Templates

Template Description Category
{{delete}} Proposed Deletion - I think this page is should be deleted, but some people might disagree, so it's best to give members have a chance to discuss it on the Talk page. Category:Delete
{{spam}} Spam - This whole page is completely useless, irrelevant or nonsense, and should be deleted quickly. There won't be any disputes over this, and an administrator can just delete it if they agree. Category:Speedy Delete
{{relevance}} Irrelevant - A user has flagged this article for being not relevant enough to GTA for this wiki. You could improve the article to make it more relevant. Please discuss whether or not this page should be deleted on the talk page. Category:Delete
Category:Cleanup
{{vandal}} Vandalism - This page (or part of it) has been subject to vandalism or spam attacks, and needs to be fixed or deleted immediately. Category:Speedy Delete
Category:Cleanup

See other templates at Grand Theft Wiki:Cleanup Templates and Category:Cleanup Templates.