Read on for information on when to request suppression, how to request it, and what information the oversighter will need from you.
You must never draw attention to suppressible material and links on Wikipedia or other public venues. Requests are only accepted by email or other private methods.
When will we suppress?
We suppress edits that breach somebody's privacy or defame somebody. We only suppress if they do this in such a way that the edit should not be visible even to Wikipedia administrators; otherwise, Revision Deletion (RevDel) may be used.
We usually suppress an edit or other information on Wikipedia if it contains the following types of information:
We will use our best judgement in applying these criteria to your request. If we deny your request, you can instead request speedy deletion or revision deletion. These processes remove content from public view and leave it visible only to administrators; this is adequate for many cases, and means your content is unavailable to almost every Wikipedia reader. Appeal of our decisions is only to the Arbitration Committee.
What information do we need?
You and anybody may request suppression at any time, but we will require the following information. Please ensure you provide it, or your request will be delayed.
If you know how to do so, please also:
How do you contact us?
Choose one or more of the following: