Forum:What's the accepted way to replace an article?

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I've taken a stab at re-writing the ZX Spectrum article in my userspace (ZX Spectrum). The existing article has not much to do with the computer and is more someone's weird fantasy about laser weapons.

So what's the best way of replacing the main article with my rewrite? Just overwrite everything via a copy-and-paste, or should I completely replace the page and history via a move operation? (which by the way I understand only admins are able to do).

The main space article hasn't been touched in three years and was created by an anon so I doubt there will be any opposition. Captain gull (talk) 00:39, September 4, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for asking, and thank you for doing the development in your userspace. Any contribution not challenged in its infancy is protected against deletion, including deletion by replacement or renaming. If you would please nominate the article at Votes for Deletion, and in your nomination, point the voters to the replacement article you will install upon the old one's deletion, I'm sure you will get the 5 required votes. Spıke ¬ 00:58 4-Sep-13
OK thanks for the answer, I will do that. Captain gull (talk) 01:11, September 4, 2013 (UTC)
To clarify, as a user more than 4 days old, with Autoconfirmed, you can see the Move button and are able to rename an article and transfer its change history. You need not be an Admin except that there is an existing article at the destination address. However, please wait for the VFD process to complete before you do so. I'll file the nomination on your behalf. Spıke ¬ 01:33 4-Sep-13
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