This is the policy page, mainly for current and future admins of the IMSLP.


Current administrators

An automatically generated list of IMSLP administrators can be found in the user list page. For a listing with details on what each admin does, see IMSLP:Staff contact list.

The most active administrators are Carolus, Cypressdome, Daphnis, Dbmiller, Feduol, Hobbypianist, Homerdundas, Igor stravinsky, Massenetique, Notenschreiber, P.davydov, Vinteuil, Piupianissimo, Sallen112, Schissel, Steltz, Tito Manlio, TobisNotenarchiv.

Forum Moderators

Administrators: Feldmahler, Carolus, Sallen112, Cypressdome.
Global Moderators: Choralia, KGill, Perlnerd666, Philidor.
General Moderators: Vivaldi, Kcleung.
Copyright reviewers: copyright reviewers of the wiki.
Wiki Admins: Any Admin on IMSLP.

Inactive administrators

The policy page for inactive admins can be found here.


Deletion of Articles

  1. Always delete with a fully articulated reason.
  2. Do not delete contested changes or pages. In other words, delete only when it is absolutely certain. Examples of being certain includes:
    1. Empty composer pages (unless newly created, or the creator has no intention of using it)
    2. Empty work pages (unless newly created). This also includes work pages that have become empty because the files on it are not in the public domain (see "Deletion of Images" below).
    3. Redirect pages should not be removed. This is because external sites may link to these pages.
  3. If there is a contested change or page, please clarify the situation before doing anything.
  4. If both the page and the files on it must be all deleted, you can use this special page. However, USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION (i.e. make absolutely sure that the files on the page must all be deleted).

Deletion of Images

  1. Delete only images which clearly violate copyright. In cases of uncertainty, please clear the matter up with the uploader, or contact me.
  2. Always write the full reason for copyright violation in the deletion reason (ex. "image not in PD because it was published less than 50 years ago"). Also, please leave a message on the user's talk page with the full reason for removal.

Speedy Deletion

See IMSLP:Speedy Deletion

Blocking of Users

  1. Please only block users which are clearly vandalizing. Always give the benefit of the doubt. In cases which are ambiguous please contact the user via his/her talk page first, and wait for a response.
  2. Examples of "clearly" vandalizing include:
    1. Posting links to irrelevant sites.
    2. Mass blanking of pages. Note that some people who are new to wikis might unintentionally blank a page; in this case revert the change and contact the user via his/her talk page.
    3. Mass moving of pages to irrelevant names.
  3. Please give valid and articulated reasons when blocking users.

Length of Blocking

  1. For "clearly" vandalizing, the length of the block should be infinite.
  2. For everything else, don't block. An exception to this might be if the user does not respond to the request you've put on his/her talk page, and continues to do erroneous actions. In such cases, block the user for a very limited period of time, and request that they check their talk page in the block reason.

Appendix: Special Pages for Administrators

All of the special pages listed here should be used with caution. Please double check before submitting the form.

Texts used on IMSLP special pages can be found here.