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This page is considered an official policy on the DC Animated Universe Wiki. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow. Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy.

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Articles

Articles with the following characteristics are subjects of deletion:

  1. Invalid DCAU subjects;
    1. This includes real world topics and terms, such as, "Earth" and "Human", that do not differ from the in-universe.
  2. Fanon, which the DCAU Wiki does not deal with;
  3. "Hollow articles" — articles with sketchy information (a couple of sentences or only an infobox);
  4. Nonsense, spam, or inappropriate material/language;

Images

Speedy deletion

  1. An image will be speedy deleted as soon as an administrator finds it if:
    1. No source for the image has been presented after three days it's been flagged, or 24 hours after the uploader has been notified.
    2. No licensing information for the image has been presented after three days it's been flagged, or 24 hours after the uploader has been notified.
  2. An image that remains unused after two days from its uploading, or removed from any article(s) it previously appeared in will be marked with {{delete}} and be speedy deleted after two days, unless someone objects and/or finds a place to use it.
  3. Fan art.
  4. Inappropriate images.

Duplicate images

  • Duplicate images should not be uploaded unless intended to replace a lower quality version of the same image. Obvious duplicate images will be marked with {{duplicate}} and speedy deleted.

Quality

  • Images should be of the highest quality possible; in the case of duplicate images, the highest quality image is kept.

Nominations

Any article/file that falls under the deletion criteria should be marked with {{delete}} (by anyone). The nominator can provide a reason for the nomination, whether on the article/file's talk page or on the template itself. If no one objects to the nomination within seven days, the nominated article/file will be deleted. If someone objects, then a debate should ensue to reach a resolution.

Archiving Debates

Each discussion referring to deletion nominations will be stored on the Archived delete debates for future reference, after the debate reached a resolution.

Process

Anyone can archive a discussion. Normally, deletion discussions take place on the nominated article's talk page, therefore, after its resolution, the talk page should be moved/renamed to DC Animated Universe:Articles for deletion/ARTICLE'S NAME.

However, if said talk page contains other debates, the deletion debate should be moved manually (copy/paste), in order to preserve the other discussions.

Note: The entire discussion must remain intact, with the exception of any possible sub-heading that should be renamed to facilitate navigation.

After moving the discussion:

  1. Add {{Afd top}} to the top of the debate, state its resolution and sign it (~~~~);
  2. Then add {{La}} with the name of the nominated article/file;
  3. Finally, add {{Afd bottom}} to the bottom of the discussion so as to enclose the archive.

Example:

{{Afd top}}'''delete/keep.''' ~~~~
 == ARTICLE'S NAME ==
 :{{La|ARTICLE'S NAME}}
 DISCUSSION BODY
 {{Afd bottom}}
Result:
The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposed deletion of the article below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was delete/keep. Signature

ARTICLE'S NAME


ARTICLE'S NAME (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)

DISCUSSION BODY

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this page.

Storage

Finally, the archive {{DC Animated Universe:Articles for deletion/ARTICLE'S NAME}} should be placed on [[DC Animated Universe:Articles for deletion/Log/YEAR MONTH]] in the DCAU:ADD.

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