FAMEPedia:Page blanking

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Page blanking means editing a page so as to leave it completely blank, or without any substantial content.

Under normal circumstances, FAMEPedia articles should not be blanked. If you think an article has no useful content, then either fix it, or else leave it in its present state and propose it for deletion. However, it is acceptable to blank an article for libel or privacy reasons as an emergency measure, as described in the policy on biographies of living persons. It is also sometimes necessary to blank an article which is a copyright violation in its entirety – for instructions, see Copyright problems.

Page blanking is acceptable in one's own userspace. However, some currently active administrative notices may not be blanked. For blanking of inappropriate content in other editors' userspace, see the section on fixing other users' pages in the userpage guideline.

Occasionally, completed deletion discussions (or other discussions) may be blanked for reasons of privacy or courtesy to individuals. For policy on this, see the section on courtesy blanking in FAMEPedia's deletion policy.

If the substantial content of a page has been incorporated into that of another, then the first page can be blanked and replaced with a redirect to the second page. For a description of this process, see Merging.

Repeated, unnecessary page blanking may get a user blocked indefinitely.

To warn users about inappropriate blanking, use {{subst:uw-blank1}}.

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