Category talk:Pages for deletion

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Not all Orphaned Pages should be marked for deletion. In some cases they are appropriate pages and need to be enhanced/expanded. In other cases, the information on the orphaned pages needs to be incorporated into other pages.

In any case, when an orphaned page is tagged for deletion, it creates work for the administrator to figure out whether it is a good page, a page that should be folded into other pages, or a page that should be deleted. We can help the admins by only tagging empty pages for deletion. If a page has content, then first incorporate it into other pages, then blank the page, then tag for deletion. When the admins check the logs, they can see that the content has been moved elsewhere and just delete blank pages.

Ideally, these blank pages would contain only two things: a redirect to another page, and a Category tag.