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# The page should have been marked with [[Template:Archive]] for at least 1 week.
 
# The page should have been marked with [[Template:Archive]] for at least 1 week.
 
# Remove all the links (backlinks) that point to the page to be archived or one of its redirects, by looking at its [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] page.
 
# Remove all the links (backlinks) that point to the page to be archived or one of its redirects, by looking at its [[Special:WhatLinksHere]] page.
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# If the page is in the "Template" or "Category" namespaces, it must be disabled by renaming it, changing the first colon (":") to a semicolon (";").
 
# Replace the whole content with a [[Help:Editing#Redirects|redirect]] to this very page, and categorize the page under [[:Category:Archive]]: {{bc|<nowiki>#redirect [[ArchWiki:Archive]]
 
# Replace the whole content with a [[Help:Editing#Redirects|redirect]] to this very page, and categorize the page under [[:Category:Archive]]: {{bc|<nowiki>#redirect [[ArchWiki:Archive]]
 
[[Category:Archive]]</nowiki>}} {{Tip|This can be done more quickly with [[Template:AR]]: {{bc|<nowiki>{{subst:AR}}</nowiki>}}}}
 
[[Category:Archive]]</nowiki>}} {{Tip|This can be done more quickly with [[Template:AR]]: {{bc|<nowiki>{{subst:AR}}</nowiki>}}}}
# Fix any [[Help:Procedures#Fix double redirects|double redirects]] that may result from the archiving of the article, i.e. all the titles that were previously redirecting to it should be equally archived as specified at step 3.
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# Fix any [[Help:Procedures#Fix double redirects|double redirects]] that may result from the archiving of the article, i.e. all the titles that were previously redirecting to it should be equally archived as specified at step 4.
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# If the archived page has an associated Talk page, that must be archived with this same procedure, starting from step 2.

Revision as of 07:58, 10 February 2016

This page exists as a redirect target for archived pages. Visit Category:Archive or Special:WhatLinksHere/ArchWiki:Archive for listings of such pages.

If among the archived pages you find some that could make sense to instead redirect to an existing article, please do so.

How to archive a page

Before archiving a page, consider redirecting it to a more suitable existing article; if none can be found, follow this procedure:

  1. The page should have been marked with Template:Archive for at least 1 week.
  2. Remove all the links (backlinks) that point to the page to be archived or one of its redirects, by looking at its Special:WhatLinksHere page.
  3. If the page is in the "Template" or "Category" namespaces, it must be disabled by renaming it, changing the first colon (":") to a semicolon (";").
  4. Replace the whole content with a redirect to this very page, and categorize the page under Category:Archive:
    #redirect [[ArchWiki:Archive]]
    [[Category:Archive]]
    Tip: This can be done more quickly with Template:AR:
    {{subst:AR}}
  5. Fix any double redirects that may result from the archiving of the article, i.e. all the titles that were previously redirecting to it should be equally archived as specified at step 4.
  6. If the archived page has an associated Talk page, that must be archived with this same procedure, starting from step 2.