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All Barnstars have been given out - contact Mdann52 (talk · contribs) if you have been missed.

The 2012 November Backlog Elimination Drive took place from October 22, 2012 to November 20, 2012. Before joining this elimination drive, please make sure you have read through this entire page. If you have questions about the information on that page an/or unsure about some info, please do not join this drive until you fully understand everything. If you have any questions, please leave a message on this page's talk page or Dom497's talk page.

How to help[edit]

Before joining this drive and start to review articles, please make sure you have read this page and have no questions. To join this drive, please add your name under to the "Totals" section below after you have reviewed at least one article. All reviews must be started after 00:00 (UTC) on October 22, 2012 and before 23:59 (UTC) on November 20, 2012. Reviews started outside of those parameters do not count.

To find an article to review for creation, go to this page. If you see that an article in the submission page that has previously been declined by another reviewer, you may still review the article for a point.

Here are some articles that can help you with review articles:


Rank User Submissions Reviewed Award

As of 09:15, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Note: Based on total number of passed reviews.


To receive an award, please make sure to include your name and the number of reviews you have completed in the "Running Totals" section. Awards will be given by the co-ordinator (Dom497), and Mdann52 after this drive ends.

Barnstar Name/Description
5 Brownie
25 The Invisible Barnstar
40 The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
60 The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
110 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. If a user with less than 110 reviews comes in third, this award will not given out.
#2 Rank The user with the second highest number of reviews at the end of the drive will receive the Silver Wiki Award. If a user with less than 110 reviews comes in second, this award will not given out.
#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. If a user with less then 110 reviews comes in first, the Content Review Medal will not be given, only the Gold Wiki award.

Running Total[edit]

For reviews during the drive to count as a "point", you must log each and every article that you have reviewed below. To log articles, use the following template and include it below the "Totals" section. Please note that when inserting the URL and the article name, remember to leave a space between the two.

Because submissions can be reviewed more than once, when you have completed a review, please provide a link to the "oldid" of the accept or decline edit you made. To find the "oldid" of an article, go to the article/submission's history page (the tab can be found to the right of the "edit" tab). Once there, click on the edit that you made when you passed or failed the article. Copy the URL and place it under your name using the template below.

Create a subpage at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Articles_for_creation/October_-_November_2012_Backlog_Elimination_Drive/USERNAME, and add links in the following format:

{{div col|cols=2}}
#[URL_TO_DIFF name_of_submission]
#[URL_TO_DIFF name_of_submission]
#[URL_TO_DIFF name_of_submission]
{{div col end}}



Has reviewed: 13 Score: 5 Passes, 5 Fails.

  • Barnstar received.
B. Jakob T.[edit]

Has reviewed: 85

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 16

  • Checked and Barnstared

Has reviewed: 170

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 122

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 8 Score: 6 Passes, 2 Fails.

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 427

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 458

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 27

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 18 Score: 5 Passes, 0 Fails.

  • Barnstar received
Go Phightins![edit]

Has reviewed: 49

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 2 Score: 2 Passes, 0 Fails.

  • checked

Has reviewed: 29

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 152

  • Barnstar received.
Jethro B[edit]

Has reviewed: 60

  • Barnstar received
John F. Lewis[edit]

Has reviewed: 1 (confirmed)

Jr Mime[edit]

Has reviewed: 65

  • Barnstar awarded

Has reviewed: 63

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 778

  • Barnastar received

Has reviewed: 1,300

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 7 (Confirmed)

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 15

  • Checked and barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 62

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 6 (Confirmed)

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 65

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 28 - Score: 27 Passes, 0 Fails.

  • Barnstars received

Has reviewed: 219

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 264

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 78

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 33

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 6 (Confirmed)

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 94

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 2 (confirmed)


Has reviewed: 5 (Confirmed)

  • Barnstar received.

Has reviewed: 6

  • Checked and barnstared
The Anonymouse[edit]

Has reviewed: 116

  • barnstar received
The Illusive Man[edit]

Has reviewed: 121

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 68

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 182

  • Barnstar received

Has reviewed: 9

  • Checked and Barnstared
Zhaofeng Li[edit]

Has reviewed: 9

  • Confirmed. Barnstar distributed

Reviewing Reviews[edit]

Teamwork Barnstar

To ensure quality remains priority, reviews of reviews will be conducted at random times. If a review is found to be not done properly or done poorly, the review will be deducted 1 point. Any user may review other user's reviews if they wish.

If you pass a review, include the word "Pass" along with your user signature.(only three not four tildes here).

If you fail a review, include the word "Fail" along with your user signature. If a review is failed a third user shall review the same article and either pass or fail the article. If both reviewers fail the review, add a colon ( : ) in front of the number ( # ) symbol. At this point two will agree. The secondary reviewer who agrees with the original reviewer will receive a point, the secondary reviewer who disagrees with the other two will not receive any points.

If an article is deleted after the initial reviewer passed the article, 1 point is deducted.

To mark a review reviewed, beside the entry, included either "Pass" or "Fail" along with your user signature (only three not four tildes here).

{{Div col|cols=3}}
# [URL GOES HERE article name goes here] - Pass -- ~~~
#: [URL GOES HERE article name goes here] - Fail -- ~~~ - Fail -- ~~~
# [URL GOES HERE article name goes here] - Pass -- ~~~ - Fail -- ~~~ - Pass -- ~~~~
{{Div col end}}

Any user who includes their name below and reviews at least 25 reviews from any other user participating in the drive will receive the Teamwork Barnstar.

Please note that if there are a lack of reviewers, distribution of awards at the end of the drive will be delayed until most of the reviews are reviewed.


Only add your name below if you are interested in reviewing reviews from the "Totals" section. This section is not to join the competition of reviewing new submissions from the submission page.

checkY means that the user has reviewed over 25 reviews.

  1. Bentpuc (talk · contribs)
  2. Callanecc (talk · contribs)
  3. CharmlessCoin (talk · contribs)
  4. Dom497 (talk · contribs)
  5. Eclipsed (talk · contribs) checkY
  6. France3470 (talk · contribs)
  7. Gif-unrelated (talk · contribs)
  8. Go Phightins! (talk · contribs)
  9. Jethro B (talk · contribs)
  10. John F. Lewis (talk · contribs)
  11. Mabdul (talk · contribs)
  12. MatthewVanitas (talk · contribs)
  13. Mdann52 (talk · contribs) checkY
  14. Mephistophelian (talk · contribs) checkY
  15. Müdigkeit (talk · contribs)
  16. Odie5533 (talk · contribs) checkY
  17. Puffin (talk · contribs) checkY
  18. Ritchie333 (talk · contribs) checkY
  19. Shaun9876 (talk · contribs)
  20. Sionk (talk · contribs) checkY
  21. The Illusive Man (talk · contribs)
  22. Theopolisme (talk · contribs)


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.