Wikipedia:Expert review/mailing lists

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On expert review, reviewers generally carry out discussion via private mailing lists (anybody can subscribe to them, but only reviewers and coordinators can post on them). This is done for three reasons:

  • so that reviewers do not need to create an account on the English Wikipedia if they do not already have one;
  • because mailing lists are a familiar medium to many experts, avoiding a whole new learning process; and
  • because malicious and unhelpful participation is avoided.

Anybody can subscribe to any of the lists. Only reviewers and coordinators can post on the reviewers' mailing lists (which are not moderated), but anybody can post on the coordinators' mailing list (which is moderated).

Mailing lists[edit]

Mailing list Description Subscribe access Post access Moderated
enwp-expertreview-coordinators@lists.wikimedia.org General mailing list for coordinators All All Yes
enwp-expertreview-reviewers@lists.wikimedia.org General mailing list for reviewers All Reviewers, coordinators No
enwp-expertreview-reviewers-maths@lists.wikimedia.org Mathematics mailing list for reviewers All Reviewers, coordinators No
enwp-expertreview-reviewers-compsci@lists.wikimedia.org Computer science mailing list for reviewers All Reviewers, coordinators No
enwp-expertreview-reviewers-chemistry@lists.wikimedia.org Chemistry mailing list for reviewers All Reviewers, coordinators No
enwp-expertreview-reviewers-physics@lists.wikimedia.org Physics mailing list for reviewers All Reviewers, coordinators No