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This page in a nutshell: In certain circumstances, a deletion discussion can be closed with a result of "speedy keep" before the normal discussion period ends.
Speedy keep is the process of closing deletion discussions with a result of "speedy keep" before the normal discussion period ends, but without unlisting or deleting the actual discussion. This guideline applies only to "speedy keep" closures; the criteria for speedy deletion cover the circumstances under which pages may be deleted immediately.