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WikiProject Articles for Creation conducts periodic Backlog Elimination Drives. All editors involved in reviewing AfC submissions are encouraged to participate. We also invite established editors, who have not previously carried out AfC reviews to participate; however, please make sure you have read through Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing instructions thoroughly and ensure that you are familiar with Wikipedia's established content policies and guidelines. If you have any questions about the reviewing process, please ask at the project's talk page.

How to take part[edit]

Before joining this drive and starting to review articles, please make sure you have read Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Reviewing instructions and have no questions. To join a drive, please add your username to the "Participants" section on the relevant drive page, after you have reviewed at least one article. All reviews must be started after the official start time and be completed before the official end time. Reviews started outside of these parameters do not count.

To find an article submission to review, go to Category:Pending AfC submissions, or click the green button above.

AfC Buddy scoring script[edit]

In order to assist with drives Excirial (talk · contribs) wrote a program - AFCBuddy - that can generate both the mandatory list of diffs for a user, along with the code and awards for the scoreboard. AFCBuddy will generate the scoreboard for every user, but will only generate the diff list for users who give it permission to do so. If you wish for AFCBuddy to generate yours, please indicate this in your signup at the AFC Backlog drive's participants list.

  • The scoring system is as follows:
    • 1 point is earned per review.
    • 1 point is earned per re-review on other user's drive pages.
    • A bonus point is earned when you decline a submission as a copyright violation (WP:COPYVIO), and the page is then deleted by an admin.
    • 2 points are lost when two users fail a user's review. As the review has already earned one point, this counts as a loss of one point.

Scheduled and current drives[edit]

There are no drives currently scheduled.

Past drives[edit]


These drive(s) were done with much more primitive procedures and tools than later drives


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-ordinators after the drive ends.

Barnstar Name/Description
15 Brownie transparent.png Brownie
50 Invisible Barnstar Hires.png The Invisible Barnstar
75 Working Man's Barnstar Hires.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
125 Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
175 Articles for Creation Barnstar Hires.png The Articles for Creation Barnstar
#3 Rank Bronzewiki 2.png The user with the third highest number of reviews at the end of the drive will receive the Bronze Wiki Award.
#2 Rank Silverwiki 2.png The user with the second highest number of reviews at the end of the drive will receive the Silver Wiki Award.
#1 Rank CRM.png and Goldenwiki 2.png 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.


Here are some points to remember when reviewing article submissions:

  1. Wikipedia:Copyright violations
  2. Wikipedia:Notability
  3. Wikipedia:Verifiability
    Wikipedia:Reliable Sources
  4. Wikipedia:Neutral point of view
  5. Wikipedia:No original research


If you know anyone who may want to help, put this template on their talk page with: {{subst:WPAFCDrive}}, which will produce the following invitation. Note that the header 2, the user's name in the salutation and your signature are automatically added when using this template.

WikiProject Articles for creation Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]


Hello, WikiProject Articles for creation:

WikiProject AFC is holding a two month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from December 1st, 2013 – January 31st, 2014.

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 1100 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

A new version of our AfC helper script has been released! It includes many bug fixes, new improvements and features, code enhancements, and more. If you want to see a full list of changes, visit the changelog. Please report bugs and feature requests there, too! Thanks. ~~~~