Help:System administrator deletion tasks

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This article defines official Fan History policy.
This page is a guide for Fan History system administrators to walk them through the process of handling deletion requests. It is published on the wiki so that contributors understand the steps that system administrators should take in handling their requests.

System administrators should regularly check support @ fanhistory.com and delete @ fanhistory . com. Ideally, you should check both accounts every other day. At the minimum, you should check both accounts once every two weeks. If you cannot check during a two week period, please inform Laura so she can change your status from system administrator to fandom-specific administrator. While a fandom-specific administrator, you will not be responsible for checking either account. After your status has been changed back to system administrator, you may access both accounts and resume normal duties of a system administrator.

Check new e-mail. When you check an e-mail, add a label to that e-mail with your user name so that other administrators know who has dealt with that request. If you take no action and a response is required, do not label the e-mail as having been checked by you.

When dealing with the initial deletion request:

  • Check to make sure that the user has provided a URL for the article that they have requested be deleted,
  • Check to make sure that the user is non-notable,
  • Verify that the user has provided documentation that they are the subject of the article, and
  • Verify that the user has provided the on-wiki deletion request as stipulated in the deletion request procedure.

If the user has not completed those tasks and is non-notable, e-mail them back with directions as to what tasks they need to complete before the deletion request can be honored. You may need to provide the user with alternative means of contact so you can verify the deletion request comes from the person that the article is about. This may include giving your FanFiction.Net or LiveJournal contact information for verification purposes. If you do not have that account type, see the list of official Fan History profiles on the Fan History administrator community and ask them to contact you there.

If a user has completed all the tasks and is non-notable:

  • delete the article on the wiki,
  • lock the article so that no one can edit the article, and
  • e-mail the person who made the request to tell them the article has been deleted. The e-mail should make the following points:
    • the user should regularly check the wiki to make sure no one has mentioned them elsewhere or recreated the article under a similar name,
    • Fan History does not monitor to make sure that they are not mentioned elsewhere in the wiki or that someone has not created an article with a similar name, and
    • the user should feel free to contact you regarding any additional concerns they have about the wiki.

If a user has completed all tasks and is notable,

  • edit the article to include {{Not eligible}} at the top of the article,
  • comment on the talk page to explain why the article about the individual is not eligible for deletion,
  • contact the individual via e-mail to explain that the article will not be deleted. The e-mail should make the following points:
    • the individual has been determined to be notable,
    • because it is not eligible for deletion, Fan History will work with the individual to make the article work better for them with the understanding that the core contents remain and will not be deleted, and
    • the user should feel free to contact you regarding any additional concerns they have about the wiki.

Things to remember:

  • Be polite at all times to users.
  • If you have questions regarding how to handle a situation, err on the side of caution and ask another administrator.
  • Assume good faith in all but obvious cases of trolling.
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