Wikipedia:WikiProject Abandoned Drafts

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Welcome to WikiProject Abandoned Drafts. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's use of article drafts kept in retired users' subpages and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • To better organize and work toward having userspace drafts of previously abandoned and uncreated articles eventually introduced into the mainspace.


Any drafts that are created by users who are deemed inactive, and which have no equivalent article in mainspace. Drafts can be in the following places:

This project also allows the donation of drafts from users who do not feel like they are up to finishing them or have lost interest in the subject of the draft.


  • Only move article drafts that have not been edited for a considerable period of time. They can be moved into the article namespace if they are worthy of publication, into the draft namespace or to your userspace if you intend to adopt them. Do not take drafts from active users. If the draft has been stale for an exceptional amount of time, however, feel free to leave a note on their talk page asking if they plan on finishing the draft. (The {{Uw-userspace draft finish}} may help.)
    • Before dealing with any draft, make sure there is no equivalent article already in the mainspace. If so, it may require a history merge (if the article was created as a copy-and-paste move from the draft) which can be requested or Wikipedia:Requests for history merge or it can be listed for deletion, usually per WP:UP#COPIES.
  • Make use of Wikipedia:Miscellany for Deletion to search for stale drafts that are put up for deletion.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Abandoned Drafts:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Other : Work on the Stale userspace drafts drive to review old drafts.
    • Begin working with people in order to find users that wish to donate unfinished drafts to the project.
    • Begin looking for users who wish to adopt one of the drafts in order to complete them.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Silver seren (talk · contribs) I will work on expanding and improving this Wikiproject. SilverserenC 04:24, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  2. North8000 (talk · contribs) I'll help if I see a topic which I'd be good at, which I'm afraid might be rare. :-) North8000 (talk) 10:49, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  3. Ebe123 (talk · contribs) I'll work on it. ~~EBE123~~ talkContribs 19:55, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
  4. Guerillero (talk · contribs) If something perks my interest I will work on it --Guerillero | My Talk 15:54, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
  5. Milowent (talk · contribs) I love the concept, if something interesting strikes my fancy I'll help out! I am sure there are some nuggets out there among the self-written BLPs and other fluff.--Milowenttalkblp-r 18:47, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. Mabdul (talk · contribs) I will try to improve the technical drafts for getting into mainspace, and organisation of this project. mabdul 09:35, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
  7. Nolelover (talk · contribs) Like Milowent says, the concept is fascinating. Thanks to EBE for pointing me here. I'm decent at wikification and overall formatting. Nolelover Talk·Contribs 14:49, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  8. Ryan Vesey (talk · contribs) I am a little booked in behind the scenes work so I won't do much "project work" but I will be happy to take on some of the unfinished drafts.15:00, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  9. Sumsum2010 (talk · contribs) I'm busy at the moment, but this does look interesting and like something I can do. Sumsum2010·T·C 19:00, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
  10. Nathan2055 (talk · contribs) I think I can do this. After all, it's like AfC with potential barnstars! --Nathan2055talk - review 20:06, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
  11. Jonjonjohny (talk · contribs) I primarily do things like music-related articles, but I see myself contributing if something I like appears. Jonjonjohny (talk) 16:43, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
  12. NotinREALITY (talk · contribs) I'm willing to complete or review any technical or communications based projects / pages. NotinREALITY 11:10, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
  13. User:Lucimundatene89 I'm willing to work on computer(/tablet/etc.) articles. May help with others. Lucimundatene89, formerly Aroni125 (talk) 08:49, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
  14. Mistress Selina Kyle (Α⇔Ω ¦ ⇒✉) 19:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC) — Per [1] -.- and in general Wikipedia:Systemic_bias#The_.22average_Wikipedian.22, meta:Gender gap, Wikipedia:WikiProject_Feminism and Wikipedia:WikiProject_Gender_Studies all stuff that Wikipedia kinda leaves by the wayside usually due to the atmosphere (support wp:WikiLove)...
  15. John Vandenberg (talk · contribs) Australian drafts
  16. AuthorAuthor (talk · contribs) I would like to help with some unfinished drafts, mainly related to biographies, books, music, and media. 15:42, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
  17. --User:SmartyPantsKid 18:03, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
  18. Northamerica1000 (talk · contribs) 06:38, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
  19. Ricky81682 (talk · contribs) I am working through the backlog at Category:Userspace drafts created via the Article Wizard and looking for decent stuff to adopt or move to mainspace. -- 19:15, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  20. PNGWantok (talk · contribs) Working through a backlog at Category:Stale userspace drafts and nominating stale unusable drafts for deletion. We need a way to categorise usable drafts too. PNGWantok (talk)
  21. Fevrret (talk · contribs) Help with unfinished drafts, related to music. - 19:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  22. Casseb (talk · contribs) Help with unfinished drafts
  23. ThaddeusB (talk · contribs) I am primarily interested in saving via drafts that have been abandoned. 15:57, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  24. Fritzmann2002 (talk · contribs) This is a very interesting project, and I hope to contribute to the Articles that need to be Adopted list
  25. Anne Delong (talk · contribs)
  26. Sam Sailor (talk · contribs)


New articles to be adopted[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Abandoned Drafts-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please), along with a short description of what work is necessary. If you would like to adopt one of these articles, please feel free to move them to your own subspace and please put remove them from here. Editors can also review Category:Userspace drafts created via the Article Wizard which goes back to October 2009.

Rather than proposing its deletion after this many years, I moved it to The Bachelor (Season 8) but reverted back to the redirect. If there's interest in creating it later, the source material remains available. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 23:08, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Articles that have been adopted[edit]

  • * [[Wik--Casseb (talk) 22:03, 2 November 2014 (UTC)Italic text'''Bold text''ipedia:WikiProject Abandoned Drafts/Suzanne M. Olsson|Suzanne M. Olsson]] (Moved to mainspace)' (Requires formatting and better references, text is mostly complete)
Moved to mainspace on April 26, 2013 by me after being worked on by Stalwart111. SilverserenC 19:00, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
  • User:Cliff.rigg/draft 1 on the Cleveland Ironstone Formation --- (Moved to mainspace) seems good and reliable, just not apparently finished. It could almost be moved to mainspace as it is but would like a second or third opinion on that... failing that, it will need a geologist to complete it. Happy to do keen-but-not-knowledgeable work on it. Chiswick Chap (talk) 21:11, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Move to mainspace on February 10, 2013 by me. SilverserenC 22:48, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Moved to mainspace on December 21, 2012 by me. SilverserenC 11:47, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
The only major difference I can see with kompare is that the article already in article space has an extra two paragraphs in the lede. IRWolfie- (talk) 18:27, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Deleted on August 10, 2012 by RHaworth as a copy of an existing mainspace article. SilverserenC 11:52, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Jason Hudson (Moved to mainspace) (don't know if this is a possibility to get it live, seems well sourced, need only a bit wikify. maybe) mabdul 18:30, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
Moved to mainspace on June 27, 2012 by Nouniquenames. SilverserenC 11:43, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Adopted June 21, 2012 by Nathan2055. SilverserenC 01:00, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Adopted November 17, 2011 by Lucimundatene89. Lucimundatene89, formerly Aroni125 (talk) 07:31, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Might not be notable enough to be a mainspace article. I will attempt to find third-party sources still, but they don't seem to be present except for IMDb. Lucimundatene89, formerly Aroni125 (talk) 08:47, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Anatoly Kvochur (Moved to mainspace) - Complete, correctly referenced, formatted, etc. Can be mainspaced as is but requires more expansion of career section as I don't understand much aviation language. Most sources are in Russian. Part of it is copied from a stub at the Russian Wikipedia (ru:Квочур, Анатолий Николаевич). Very famous Russian national hero, intended for DYK, would be awesome if adopter can still achieve that. I'll help if requested.-- Obsidin Soul 08:00, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Cargo hooks - ( Moved to mainspace) Ready, but needs a bit of wikifying. ~~EBE123~~talkContribs19:52, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
First author working on it. ~~EBE123~~ talkContribs14:17, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Additional wikification, copy-edits, and general clean-up. I also added links for Cargo hooks to two other articles. Encycloshave (talk) 16:41, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Houston Tunnel System (Already in mainspace) Moved here, I reached a dead end with research on this and I think it needs a fresh pair of eyes. --Hourick (talk) 21:52, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
It's already been in the mainspace for six years, at Houston tunnel system, though I did move over the info I added to the draft into the actual article. SilverserenC 20:49, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

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