I was on the wiki and saw an article that I'd created (for the film Gore) had been deleted. The reason given was "the media in question must have been known about and considered lost for a significant period of time", but I'm not entirely sure what the issue with it was. Could an admin at least explain to me the exact reasoning?
I wasn't the one who deleted it, but in general we want to avoid articles on cancelled media that are written directly after the cancellation was announced. The reason for this is that too often we get people who jump the gun on writing articles at the first possible chance, and then a month or two later it either leaks or gets un-cancelled, independent from any efforts from people in our community. And then it's stuck on the site forever as being "found", even though from a historical standpoint it was never really lost to begin with.
At the moment it's too early to call it lost; if the movie in question was planned for a 2018 release, then right now it may not have been out yet even if it hadn't been cancelled. If enough time passes without anything happening then we can restore the page (or if you want we can give you the code for it now)
EDIT: Oh yeah, Louis C.K.'s film "I Love You Daddy", which got cancelled around the same time and for the same reasons, did get leaked relatively shortly after people started panicking about it becoming lost media, which is why I was glad I had initially told people not to write any articles on it for a while. Despite this, somebody did write an article on it earlier this month (long after it had already been found), and we deleted it for the same reason.
Alright, thank you! I will note though that I Love You, Daddy was actually finished and had been publicly shown, whilst Gore was still in the editing stage, so that's probably how it was able to get out.