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New! -- BACKLOG OF THE WEEK - Wikipedia articles needing cleanup after translation

This backlog page lists tasks that should be done to improve Wikipedia (assuming the cleanup templates were placed correctly). Helping reduce backlogs is an important issue, so please feel free to help out and/or develop this page (or ways to quantify these things) further. Talk:Backlog is the discussion page for this page, and the technical Village Pump page is where technical issues are discussed. The below contents were previously at Category:Wikipedia backlog so relevant discussion can be seen at Category talk:Wikipedia backlog.


New! Click any linked number for that category's articles prioritized by their number of incoming links.

See Category:Wikipedia backlog for more categories.

Oldest backlogs by issue[edit]

  1. Category:Accuracy disputes (October 2007—1)
  2. Category:Article sections to be split (January 2013—3)
  3. Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements (January 2006—4)
  4. Category:Articles lacking in-text citations (July 2006—20)
  5. Category:Articles lacking page references (April 2007—1)
  6. Category:Articles lacking reliable references (June 2006—6)
  7. Category:Articles lacking sources (October 2006—811)
  8. Category:Articles needing additional references (June 2006—183)
  9. Category:Articles needing cleanup (June 2007—11)
  10. Category:Articles needing link rot cleanup (August 2012—19)
  11. Category:Articles needing sections (August 2012—1)
  12. Category:Articles slanted towards recent events (August 2008—2)
  13. Category:Articles sourced by IMDb (July 2007—14)
  14. Category:Articles sourced only by IMDb (June 2007—7)
  15. Category:Articles that may be too long (May 2008—5)
  16. Category:Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction (September 2007—6)
  17. Category:Articles to be expanded (January 2007—191)
  18. Category:Articles to be merged (February 2011—5)
  19. Category:Articles to be split (July 2012—1)
  20. Category:Articles with a promotional tone (November 2007—2)
  21. Category:Articles with broken or outdated citations (April 2010—4)
  22. Category:Articles with dead external links (March 2008—89)
  23. Category:Articles with disputed statements (March 2008—124)
  24. Category:Articles with minor POV problems (August 2009—1)
  25. Category:Articles with peacock terms (April 2008—7)
  26. Category:Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose (September 2007—2)
  27. Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases (July 2007—63)
  28. Category:Articles with too few wikilinks (October 2012—1,129)
  29. Category:Articles with topics of unclear notability (February 2008—27)
  30. Category:Articles with trivia sections (December 2013—3)
  31. Category:Articles with unsourced statements (January 2007—187)
  32. Category:Articles with weasel words (August 2007—5)
  33. Category:BLP articles lacking sources (June 2006—6)
  34. Category:Dead-end pages (March 2014—12)
  35. Category:NPOV disputes (December 2007—4)
  36. Category:Orphaned articles (November 2006—151)
  37. Category:Recently revised (February 2014—2)
  38. Category:Self-contradictory articles (February 2010—1)
  39. Category:Unreferenced BLPs (May 2013—2)
  40. Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard (April 2013—95)
  41. Category:Unreviewed new articles (June 2013—1)
  42. Category:User-created public domain files (September 2005—3)
  43. Category:Userspace drafts created via the Article Wizard (October 2009—172)
  44. Category:Userspace drafts (June 2007—1)
  45. Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating (November 2007—2)
  46. Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification (December 2006—53)
  47. Category:Wikipedia articles needing context (October 2008—7)
  48. Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit (January 2013—8)
  49. Category:Wikipedia articles needing factual verification (April 2007—8)
  50. Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations (November 2007—2)
  51. Category:Wikipedia articles needing rewrite (April 2007—2)
  52. Category:Wikipedia articles needing style editing (August 2007—15)
  53. Category:Wikipedia articles that are too technical (August 2008—3)
  54. Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention (July 2007—34)
  55. Category:Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest (April 2007—9)
  56. Category:Wikipedia external links cleanup (February 2010—16)
  57. Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup (May 2008—9)
  58. Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup (January 2010—3)
See also
  1. Wikipedia:Articles requested for more than a year


At present there does not appear to be any project-wide collation of backlog statistics. A discussion may be required to determine if this is wanted or needed.


See also[edit]