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How to Delete an Entire Page from a Wiki's systems?

Redwall1521 19:48, October 19, 2011 (UTC)

Are you an admin on the Wiki you're talking about? If so, under the "Edit" button, there's a drop down menu where you can select "Delete" to delete a page.
If not, ask an admin on the Wiki that is concerned with that page to delete it for you.
ForestMonthZero 05:44, October 20, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I tried to delete the page, but if I still search for the deleted page, it still comes up. Is there a way to permanently delete it from my wiki's system so that if I searched for it, it wouldn't show up anymore? Thanks again.
~ Redwall1521 19:37, October 20, 2011 (UTC)
Please reply on the forum instead of my talk page. Other people can also reply.
What happens when you search for it? Did you wait for the cache to catch up and refresh? ForestMonthZero 06:29, October 21, 2011 (UTC)
It's this page- http://neddaye.wikia.com/wiki/Courtney_Avers. I changed the name of the page, but I forgot to get rid of the redirect link. When I tried to change the redirect link, it wouldn't let me. I made a new page (http://neddaye.wikia.com/wiki/Courtney_Hurke) and shifted everything to there. Now I want to delete the first page from the system so it doesn't show up anymore on the search box (if you try to search for Courtney Avers on the search box on my wiki, it still comes up although I deleted it). Can you help me? Thanks.
~Redwall1521
http://neddaye.wikia.com/wiki/Courtney_Avers
-- says it is already deleted
http://neddaye.wikia.com/wiki/index.php?search=Courtney_Avers&fulltext=0
-- From this it appears the cache of what pages/redirects exist hasn't been updating that well
So, you've accomplished what you seek to do, you've deleted the page. What's left over is the automatic report saying that the page was deleted. That report is only accessible when you enter the page name directly on the URL line for your browser. If you use the searchbox, the page doesn't come up. Effectively, it's invisible to normal users.
The automatic report is not possible to remove without OVERSIGHT permission which is restricted to Wikia Staff.
ForestMonthZero 06:44, October 22, 2011 (UTC)


FWIW, there's a help page for this. w:c:help:Help:Delete

ForestMonthZero 06:45, October 22, 2011 (UTC)

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