Proposed deletion (PROD) is a way to suggest an article for uncontroversial deletion

Proposed deletion (PROD) is a way to suggest an article for uncontroversial deletion. It is an easier method of removing articles than the articles for deletion process (AfD), and is meant for uncomplicated deletion proposals that do not meet the strict criteria for speedy deletion.PROD must only be used if no opposition to the deletion is expected. It must never be used simultaneously with an AfD, and it may only be placed on an article a single time. Any editor (including the article's creator) may object to the deletion by simply removing the tag; this action permanently cancels the proposed deletion via PROD.A nominated article is marked for at least seven days; if nobody objects, it is considered by an uninvolved admin, who reviews the article and may delete it or may remove the PROD tag. The first objection kills the PROD, and anyone may object as long as the PROD tag is present. Even after it has been deleted, a PRODed article can be restored by anybody through an automated request for undeletion. By the same logic, PROD is one-shot only: It must not be used for articles PRODed before or previously discussed on AfD.PROD is only applicable to mainspace articles, lists, and disambiguation pages; it cannot be used with redirects, userspace pages, templates, categories, or pages in any other namespace.Before nomination:Nomination:To second a proposed deletion:To object to and therefore permanently prevent a proposed deletion, remove the {{proposed deletion/dated}} tag from the article. You are encouraged, but not required, to also:If anyone, including the article creator, removes a {{proposed deletion/dated}} tag from an article, do not replace it, even if the tag was apparently removed in bad faith. This excludes removals that are clearly not an objection to deletion, such as page blanking or obvious vandalism, and tags removed by banned users may be restored. If you still believe that the article needs to be deleted, or that the article should be deleted but with discussion, list it on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion.[5][6][7]If the article has already been deleted, please go to Requests for undeletion. Any article which has been deleted as a result of a proposed deletion will be undeleted automatically on request (unless there are other reasons for keeping it deleted, such as copyright infringement), but it may then be nominated at WP:Articles for deletion.Articles that are proposed for deletion are listed in Category:Proposed deletion, which is organised by date. Any editor may patrol the category to check that articles are correctly prodded, and either endorse the prod by adding {{Prod2}} or remove the prod tag. It is helpful when either endorsing or removing a prod to give an explanation. This may be placed in the edit summary and/or on the talkpage. Wikipedia:WikiProject proposed deletion patrolling has further information on checking prods.Articles that have been tagged for at least seven days are listed in Category:Expired proposed deletions. Admins may check the articles in this category, and follow the deletion advice below:Before deletion, administrators should check the article, its history, and deletion log to confirm that:If you decide to delete the article, provide an informative deletion reason, such as that given by the nominator or editor who clarified the nominator's reason – not just "expired prod". Note that once the article is deleted, the reason that was given in the {{proposed deletion}} can only be seen by administrators. If you are using an automated script, make sure it leaves an adequate message. To ensure independent judgment, an article should not be deleted by the same person who added the {{proposed deletion}} tag. After deleting the article, it is recommended to check What links here to find any redirects to the article which should be deleted. In addition, incoming links from other pages (except discussions, archives and tracking pages) should be unlinked, and list entries should be removed altogether if notability has not been demonstrated.If you decide not to delete the article, consider editing it to deal with the concerns raised, or nominating the article for deletion on AfD. You should document that it has been contested with an {{Old prod full}} on the article's Talk page.An administrator may decide on their own to restore an article that has been deleted after a proposed deletion without having to make the request at Requests for undeletion.A sticky prod process was established on April 3, 2010, requiring all biographies of living people (BLP) created after March 18, 2010 to have at least one reliable source that supports a statement about the subject, or it can be proposed for deletion. The {{prod blp/dated}} tag may not be removed until such a source is added, and if none is forthcoming within seven days the article may be deleted. This does not affect the regular prod process, which may still be used on BLPs, including BLPs from which the sticky prod has been legitimately removed.