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There are some common practices on the wiki that are not yet codified, so I thought it would be a good idea to do so.

Revision delete
  • Add "IP requests removal of IP address from non-vandalism edits": I've seen Wikia staff delete page revisions when IPs have requested it, and I certainly have no problem with this. There may be many reasons why an IP would want this hidden, e.g., prevent people from determining your relative location.
  • Remove "There is consensus to delete a page revision": Obviously a page revision should not be deleted unless there is consensus. I'm concerned that someone might get the idea to start a community discussion requesting the deletion of a page revision, in order to get consensus to delete a page revision. This is because RSP:CON states "Consensus can be reached through the process of editing, or through discussion" [emphasis added].

    However, it's best not to draw too much attention to a problematic revision. Not to mention this is unnecessary, considering RSP:CON covers this.
Protection policy
  • Add "Subject of article requests protection of page"

Smithing (talk | contribs) 20:52, March 7, 2015 (UTC)

Support - It's best to align our policies with the practices of Wikia as a whole, and I have no qualms with deleting revisions to hide IP addresses. Drawing attention to problematic revisions through discussion does sound counter-intuitive, and anything obvious that isn't covered by other revision deletion criteria would fall under the scope of the common sense policy. - John Pot (talk) 00:43, March 9, 2015 (UTC)

Closed - This will be implemented. Smithing (talk | contribs) 23:41, March 28, 2015 (UTC)

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