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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.


See Category:Wikipedia backlog for more categories, and Wikipedia:Job Center for brief guides.

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

Oldest backlogs by issue[edit]

  1. Category:Accuracy disputes (March 2008—60)
  2. Category:Article sections to be split (November 2015—0)
  3. Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements (January 2006—4)
  4. Category:Articles lacking in-text citations (July 2006—16)
  5. Category:Articles lacking page references (December 2007—1)
  6. Category:Articles lacking reliable references (June 2006—1)
  7. Category:Articles lacking sources (October 2006—228)
  8. Category:Articles needing additional references (June 2006—104)
  9. Category:Articles needing cleanup (September 2007—17)
  10. Category:Articles needing link rot cleanup (July 2015—1)
  11. Category:Articles needing sections (October 2012—18)
  12. Category:Articles slanted towards recent events (October 2008—2)
  13. Category:Articles sourced by IMDb (July 2007—13)
  14. Category:Articles sourced only by IMDb (June 2007—5)
  15. Category:Articles that may be too long (May 2008—3)
  16. Category:Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction (September 2007—3)
  17. Category:Articles to be expanded (January 2007—88)
  18. Category:Articles to be merged (October 2011—2)
  19. Category:Articles to be split (December 2012—7)
  20. Category:Articles with a promotional tone (June 2008—10)
  21. Category:Articles with broken or outdated citations (August 2010—6)
  22. Category:Articles with dead external links (March 2008—14)
  23. Category:Articles with disputed statements (March 2008—15)
  24. Category:Articles with minor POV problems (February 2010—2)
  25. Category:Articles with peacock terms (July 2008—7)
  26. Category:Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose (September 2007—1)
  27. Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases (July 2007—49)
  28. Category:Articles with too few wikilinks (October 2012—652)
  29. Category:Articles with topics of unclear notability (March 2008—0)
  30. Category:Articles with trivia sections (April 2014—2)
  31. Category:Articles with unsourced statements (January 2007—140)
  32. Category:Articles with weasel words (August 2007—2)
  33. Category:BLP articles lacking sources (October 2006—12)
  34. Category:Dead-end pages (July 2015—11)
  35. Category:NPOV disputes (February 2008—14)
  36. Category:Orphaned articles (September 2008—67)
  37. Category:Recently revised (November 2015—0)
  38. Category:Self-contradictory articles (May 2011—4)
  39. Category:Unreferenced BLPs (July 2014—33)
  40. Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard (November 2014—1)
  41. Category:Unreviewed new articles (March 2015—0)
  42. Category:User-created public domain files (September 2005—2)
  43. Category:Userspace drafts created via the Article Wizard (October 2009—2)
  44. Category:Userspace drafts (May 2008—10)
  45. Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating (December 2007—14)
  46. Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification (December 2006—33)
  47. Category:Wikipedia articles needing context (October 2008—4)
  48. Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit (July 2014—17)
  49. Category:Wikipedia articles needing factual verification (April 2007—2)
  50. Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations (November 2007—2)
  51. Category:Wikipedia articles needing rewrite (January 2008—13)
  52. Category:Wikipedia articles needing style editing (August 2007—10)
  53. Category:Wikipedia articles that are too technical (August 2008—3)
  54. Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention (April 2008—6)
  55. Category:Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest (June 2007—3)
  56. Category:Wikipedia external links cleanup (April 2010—1)
  57. Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup (June 2008—2)
  58. Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup (January 2010—1)
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]