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Yet another Articles for creation helper script ("AFCH") is a Wikipedia gadget designed to help when reviewing Articles for creation article, redirect, and file submissions. It is currently the only script officially recognized and supported by WikiProject Articles for creation. In early 2014, the helper script was completely rewritten and redesigned from the ground up, with a number of new features. This rewritten script is now the default; you can read about what changed at /Rewrite.


Screenshot of the panel that appears when AFCH is launched. Different options appear based on the current review status of the page.

To install the script, navigate to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, click on the check box next to "Yet Another AfC Helper Script", and hit "Save". Then you must clear your browser's cache. After that, you should be ready to go!


The helper script is compatible with recent versions of all major browsers.


Extended documentation for the helper script can found on GitHub in the AFCH wiki.

Welcome to AFCH, a powerful tool for reviewing Articles for creation submissions. The tool aims to be largely intuitive; if you find elements of the software unclear, do let us know!

Where does AFCH run?[edit]

AFCH can be launched on AfC-applicable pages that begin with any of the following strings:

  • Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/
  • Wikipedia:Articles for creation/
  • Draft:
  • User:

If you'd like a page to test the script out on, use Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/sandbox, a page designed specifically for testing. Feel free to explore different features of the script on that page.

How do I launch AFCH?[edit]

To launch AFCH, click on More ▼ in the toolbar on an AFC-applicable page and then on the Review (AFCH) link. In the Monobook skin review (afch) appears as an extra tab in the page's toolbar.

Tip: You can also launch AFCH using the keyboard access key 1. For instructions on how to use access keys in your browser, see this table (typically, Mac: Ctrl + Opt + 1; Windows: Alt + Shift + 1).

What can I do using AFCH?[edit]

AFCH has many features. When reviewing a submission, a subset of the following options will be available depending on the automatically parsed submission status.

  • Submit
  • Accept
  • Decline
  • Comment (always available)
  • Tag for G13 speedy deletion
  • Postpone G13 speedy deletion

Additionally, clicking on the < to the right of the main buttons reveals the following additional options:

  • Clean submission
  • Mark/unmark as under review (context-sensitive)

After performing any of these actions, the page will reload in place, allowing you to inspect your changes. Diff links are available for each edit the script made automatically.


A number of developers have contributed to make AFCH a reality. The current rewrite was completed by Theopolisme. The current maintainer is Enterprisey, whom you should contact with urgent issues. We'd love your help! More details about contributing.