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WikiProject Articles for Creation conducts periodic Backlog Elimination Drives. All editors involved in reviewing AfC submissions are encouraged to participate. We also invite established editors, who have not previously carried out AfC reviews to participate; however, please make sure you have read through Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing instructions thoroughly and ensure that you are familiar with Wikipedia's established content policies and guidelines. If you have any questions about the reviewing process, please ask at the project's talk page.

How to take part[edit]

Before joining this drive and starting to review articles, please make sure you have read Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing instructions and have no questions. To join a drive, please add your username to the "Participants" section on the relevant drive page, after you have reviewed at least one article. All reviews must be started after the official start time and be completed before the official end time. Reviews started outside of these parameters do not count.

To find an article submission to review, go to Category:Pending AfC submissions.

AfC Buddy scoring script[edit]

In order to assist with drives Excirial (talk · contribs) wrote a program - AFCBuddy - that can generate both the mandatory list of diffs for a user, along with the code and awards for the scoreboard. AFCBuddy will generate the scoreboard for every user, but will only generate the diff list for users who give it permission to do so. If you wish for AFCBuddy to generate yours, please indicate this in your signup at the AFC Backlog drive's participants list.

Scheduled and current drives[edit]

Past drives[edit]


To receive an award, please make sure to include your name and the number of reviews you have completed in the "Running Totals" section on the relevant drive page. Awards will be given by the drive co-ordinator at the end of the drive.

Barnstar Name/Description
15 Brownie
50 The Invisible Barnstar
75 The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
125 The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
175 The Articles for Creation Barnstar
#3 Rank The user with the third highest number of reviews at the end of the drive will receive the Bronze Wiki Award.
#2 Rank The user with the second highest number of reviews at the end of the drive will receive the Silver Wiki Award.
#1 Rank and The user with the highest number of reviews at the end of the drive will receive both the Content Review Medal and the Gold Wiki Award.


Here are some points to remember when reviewing article submissions:

  1. Wikipedia:Copyright violations
  2. Wikipedia:Notability
  3. Wikipedia:Verifiability
    Wikipedia:Reliable Sources
  4. Wikipedia:Neutral point of view
  5. Wikipedia:No original research


If you know anyone who may want to help, put this template on their talk page: {{subst:WPAFCDrive}}, which will produce this:

WikiProject Articles for creation Backlog Elimination Drive

WikiProject AFC is holding a one month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from July 1st, 2013 – July 31st, 2013.

Awards will be given out for all reviewers participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive.
There is a backlog of over 1000 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

A new version of our AfC helper script is released! It includes many bug fixes, new improvements and features, code cleanup, and more page cleanups. If you want to see a full list of changes, go to Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Helper script/Development page. Please report bugs and feature requests there, too! Thanks.