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General Pepper:

Peppy, When you have a chance, please look at this policy. I would like your opinion on it.

Peppy Hare:

Right, I will place my feedback on the talk page.
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This draft policy is recommend by a member in accordance with LW:Draft. You are free to make small changes, so long as the original purpose of the policy is preserved. Please also provide any feedback on this talk page.


Why should a category be deleted?
Deleting a category helps to organize the categorization to Lylat Wiki. There is no purpose to keeping an unused category without a purpose. If a category qualifies for deletion, add the Delete template and specify a reason. Syntax: {{Delete|reason goes here}}
Are there categories we should not delete?
Yes. For two reasons:
  1. If a category has members that describe a subject more specifically, this means there is enough distinction for it to retain its own category. If there are two categories that are too similar, they must be merged. One category will be deleted, and all of its members must be recategorized under the other category. For example, Category:Characters and Category:Star Fox team are both about characters, but the Star Fox team category narrows down the list to characters who are specifically part of the team itself. These types of categories must remain separate, even if an article qualifies under both categories.
  2. An example of an unnecessary category is Category:Images with Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi--this can be split into Category:Fox McCloud images and Category:Falco Lombardi images respectively.