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If you knew your way around a wiki, you wouldn't place a deletion template in place of a welcome template. That puts your talk page in a category for deletion. If you don't want the welcome message, that's fine, but we actually don't allow any content to be deleted off of talk pages, only archived after a certain number of posts. And it isn't bullshit, we have our own set of rules and our own way of doing things, and we want users to know that.--TwoBearsHigh-Fiving Intercom01 03:15, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

On every wiki I come from, the deletion template is placed to remove useless content from a page by simply hiding it from the view of non-admin users while still enabling page creation for relevant topics. Actual conversation, particularly those regarding sysop warnings, edit wars or content disputes definitely shouldn't be deleted - those belong in an archive. But pointless welcome templates are neither meaningful nor relevant, and thus don't belong in an archive; they can (and should) be deleted if requested and nothing of value will be lost. -Auron 03:31, April 6, 2013 (UTC)
And yes, I realize it's a policy to avoid deleting talk pages, but you have to ask yourself - what is the purpose of the policy? It isn't to keep talk pages for the page's sake - it's to prevent meaningful discussion from being hidden from view. When no meaningful discussion has taken place, the policy is, at best, pointless and irrelevant, and following it for the sake of following it is equally pointless and destructive. If a situation obviously doesn't fall within the spirit of the policy, following the letter of the policy to a T for no reason whatsoever does not benefit your wiki project :p -Auron 03:35, April 6, 2013 (UTC)
I didn't say you couldn't delete it, I left that note for you to keep in mind for the future. Ok, but we are not like other wikis, the deletion template is for articles only. --TwoBearsHigh-Fiving Intercom01 03:43, April 6, 2013 (UTC)
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