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For information on Wikipedia's process of preventing deleted pages from being recreated, also known as "salting," see Wikipedia:Protected deleted pages (WP:SALT).

Salting may refer to:



  • Figuratively, adding ('sprinkling') a small quantity of something to something else for various reasons
    • Salt (cryptography), a method to secure passwords
    • Salted bomb, a nuclear weapon specifically engineered to enhance residual radioactivity
    • Salting (confidence trick), process of adding valuable substances to a core sample, or otherwise scattering valuable resources on a piece of property to be "discovered" by a prospective buyer
    • Salt, allowing a horse to catch the nagana disease, so that after recovery the horse can be used in infected areas
    • Salting mailing lists, including fictitious entries in mailing lists to detect misuse
  • Salt (union organizing), a labor union tactic involving the act of getting a job at a specific workplace with the intent of organizing a union

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