Commons:Attack page

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An attack page is a webpage, in any Wikimedia Commons namespace, that exists primarily to disparage, threaten, harass, or otherwise attack another person, organization or user. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, these pages are subject to speedy deletion, for General reasons #3. Upon finding such a page, identify it for speedy deletion by prepending the {{speedy}} template, and warn the user who created it, by posting a user-warning template. Attack pages may also be blanked as courtesy.

Once a page is tagged with the {{speedy}} template, it will be added to Category:Candidates for speedy deletion.

Even if the subject of the page is such that it would otherwise be acceptable, if the existing page consists primarily of attacks, and there is no good revision to revert to, then it should be deleted.

Attack pages eligible for speedy deletion may be inside or outside the main namespace, such as being a Commons essay page, or a user-space subpage. On the other hand, keeping a 'list of enemies' or 'list of everything bad user:XXX did' on your user space is neither constructive nor appropriate. Bear in mind that the key to resolving a dispute is not to find and list all the dirt you can find on somebody.

Note to administrators[edit]

Although this is just an essay offering advice, when deleting attack pages, it is important that you avoid quoting any of the content in your deletion summary. In some cases, MediaWiki will offer a prefilled deletion summary that includes some of the content being deleted; make sure you replace the summary with something more appropriate (such as "G3") before clicking the delete button.

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