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Semi-deletion or pure wiki deletion was a proposal for a revamping of wikis' deletion processes that never went much of anywhere. It would have established a new tier of deletion, page semi-deletion, in addition to the already-existing page deletion and revision deletion. Brian Wolff remarked that it might suffice to give all users power to view revisions of deleted pages (i.e. those stored in the archive table). The counter-argument to this was that pages deleted for being, say, copyvios, would not be suitable to be viewed by all users.

Comment can be removed to Talk later The copyright argument was completely bogus, the kind of thinking that got Wikipedia trapped into endless controversy. Actual copyvio could be actually deleted. The proposal would not have kept illegal content! If combined with routine protection of such pages, when deleted through a closed discussion, the continual problem of the recreation of such pages would have been greatly reduced, it would then have required an admin action to allow the page to be unblanked. We have worked out analogous processes on Wikiversity. --Abd (talk) 23:03, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Purw wiki deletion system (WP:PWD). --Abd (talk) 23:12, 6 January 2015 (UTC)