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The 2013 October AfC Backlog Elimination Drive will take place from October 1st, 2013 to October 31st, 2013. 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 Mdann52'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 "Participants" section below after you have reviewed at least one article. All reviews must be completed after 00:00 (UTC) on October 1, 2013 and before 0:00 (UTC) on November 1st, 2013. 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 reviewing articles:


Rank User Submissions Reviewed Award



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 (Mdann52) after this drive ends.

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.

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.

Use the following box to create a subpage, replacing user with your username : -

Then, add the 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}}

Alternatively, you can use the template {{diff}} to show the links.

Finally, add [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/October 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive/your username|Username]] to the page below, under the totals section



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.


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.