< User:Lucario621


Welcome to the Scratch Wiki Articles for Deletion page. As the information the Scratch Wiki grows, sometimes old articles are no longer needed, new articles are later merged together, or other articles are accidentally created. Here, editors can discuss the deletion of these pages. You can participate in the actual discussions on the talk page—this page just explains some of the rules, and guidelines you should follow while considering what actions should take place.

Contributing to Discussions

If there is an article you think should be deleted (based on the criteria mentioned below or for other reasons), you should create a new discussion by clicking the "Add topic" link at the top of the page. Be sure to title your topic the name of the page, and include a link to the page. Then, just add the reason you think the page should be deleted, and sign your name (by typing ~~~~).

You can comment on different discussions about deleting pages by simply editing and adding a message (be sure to indent at least once, using the : colon). Be sure to follow the Community Guidelines, and sign your posts (by typing ~~~~). Here are some tips:

  • It will help others to mention if you are the article's creator, or have been a major/minor contributor (or otherwise have a vested interest in the article).
  • Be sure to look at the article before making a decision - don't just judge based on the information given by the original poster.
  • Consider looking at the history of the article, and looking at other people's comments and recommendations regarding the page's deletion.
  • Remember that the discussion is not a "vote", and recommendations should be supported by arguments.
  • If you change your mind, it might help people reading the discussion to cross out your previous text (ex. I support this article's deletion.)
  • There are also other options rather than just being deleted - an article can also be given a different title, changed to a redirect, changed to a disambiguation page, or merged with another article.

After there has been a discussion where at least a few people have contributed (or at least a week has past) while a consensus has been met, the article can be deleted (or the discussion closed) appropriately by an administrator.

Common Reasons for Deletion

Some reasons for deleting articles are more common than others, or don't require as much consideration. While we still require a discussion to take place before articles that fit these criteria are deleted, this list can be used as a general guideline.


Test pages
Pages created to test editing or other Wikipedia functions (not including user pages or the sandbox.
Recreating previously deleted pages
Pages that have have been recreated after being deleted per discussion in the past may be subject to being deleted again.
Pages dependent on an deleted page
Pages that rely on other pages which have been removed (like talk pages relying on a deleted article which contain no important information, or a redirect that goes to an invalid page) may be deleted in some situations.
Vandalism and spam
Pages that cannot be understood or are clearly a form of spam or inappropriate content may be deleted.


No context
Articles that don't clearly identify what the article is about may be deleted (ex. "It is a Scratch block. It is useful.")
No content
Any article that has no relevant information about the topic of the article may be deleted. ("Content" does not include links to other articles/websites, rephrasing the title, chat-like comments, or images.) Caution is needed when using this tag on newly created articles (consider using {{stub}} instead).
No importance
Any article that is not related to Scratch or have any information that might be useful to Scratchers may be deleted.
Duplicate article
A recently created article that duplicates an existing article and does not improve upon the information of the original article may be deleted.

Redirect pages

Redirects to other namespaces
Redirects from the main namespace to any other namespace except the Category, Template, Scratch Wiki, and Help namespaces may be deleted. (For example, redirecting from Lightnin to User:Lightnin).
Implausible typos
Recently created redirects from unlikely typos may be deleted. This does not apply to redirects created as a result of a page move.

File pages

Files that are duplicates of pre-existing files or have lower quality than a pre-existing file that have been unused for many days may be deleted.
Corrupt or empty image
Files that are corrupt or empty may be deleted.
Useless non-media files
Files uploaded that are neither image, sound, nor video files, are not used in any article, and have no foreseeable use on the wiki.

Category pages

Unpopulated categories
Categories that have been unpopulated for many days and that do not by their own nature become empty on an occasion (such as Article Stubs).
Renaming or merging
Categories that have been moved or renamed due to spelling errors, author request, or community discussion can have their incorrect counterparts deleted.

User pages

User request
Personal user pages and subpages (but not user talk pages) may be deleted upon request by their user. Note that there may be some circumstances when the page needs to be retained.
Nonexistent user
User pages of users that do not exist (check Special:Listusers) should be deleted.