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This is a page for all participants in the Great Backlog Drive 2011 to show what they've achieved. Stand up and be counted!

This page lists different backlog areas; please feel free to list what you intend to work on and how much of the backlog you have cleared. Remember, this isn't a competition and there are no prizes; it's just a space for others to recognise the good work you've been doing.

Content[edit]

Content Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Will be working on Category:Articles with trivia sections, as well as sourcing Unreferenced BLP's. The Interior
User:Doktorbuk
60
However many I can cull/clean/curtail
Unreferenced BLPs; all of them buggers are getting cleared. Ironholds
DennisDallas
Wait and see


179
I will do some more Category:Articles needing coordinates (I did some in August). Dianna 21
Getting through the massive amount of Category:United States articles missing geocoordinate data, starting with Category:Montana articles missing geocoordinate data ChromaEmprise 50 (and growing quickly)
Adverts /ƒETCHCOMMS/ Category:Articles with a promotional tone from April 2007 cleared.
Sourcing /ƒETCHCOMMS/ Category:Articles with unsourced statements from June 2006, Category:Articles with unsourced statements from March 2006, and Category:Articles with unsourced statements from February 2006 cleared.
Splitting /ƒETCHCOMMS/ Category:Article sections to be split from August 2008 cleared.
Helping with Category:Articles that need to be wikified Adacus12 get rid of the very old files
Helping out with Category:Virginia articles missing geocoordinate data Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Edits) Helped bring category down under 1,000 entries.
Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories/uncategorized User:Missvain - Edits
Articles needing wikification via this drive Mono (talk) / WikiCopter (simplecommonslostcvuonau)
Cleared up confusion on the Jumpman logo being on Nike products since 1985. The article clearly does not contradict itself. Check the discussion page for my conclusion. TheAnonymity 1 So Far...
Category:Articles needing coordinates (NSW, Australia)  Afaber012  (talk)  45
Category:Articles with unsourced statements  Afaber012  (talk)  2
Category:Articles lacking sources  Afaber012  (talk)  3
Sifting through Category:Articles needing coordinates and adding coordinates to more articles, especially for locations in Ohio and other US states SpencerT♦C 9 (as of now)
Assisting with Wikification as well. LTC b2412 Troops Talk Contributions here
Articals lacking sources starting with the oldest Category:Articles lacking sources once plan to empty all of Oct 2006 Peacekeeper 1234 15 (so far).
Sorting through Orphaned articles USchick 50 and counting.
Looking at External Links Mrh30 25 so far
Right now, I'm adding coordinates to articles. I may expand to other areas later. Danaman5 2
External links cleanup, my specialty category Themfromspace 14
Category:Alabama articles missing geocoordinate data and many others Zwilson14 107 (cleared)
Category:Articles needing coordinates, specifically, Category:Colorado articles missing geocoordinate data Ken_g6 23 (so far)
Category:Articles needing coordinates, specifically, Category:Slovenia articles missing geocoordinate data U5K0 60 (so far)
Category:Articles with a promotional tone Noophilic 5, 2 PRODded.
Category:Articles to be merged Cliff 5 and working
Working on articles tagged for Style problems, particularly copy editing and promotional tone Bluebklyn 4 and counting
Category:Puerto Rico articles missing geocoordinate data/Category:Minnesota articles missing geocoordinate data Minnecologies ~650 (1 PRODed)
External links Ynhockey 2
Israel articles missing geocoordinate data Ynhockey 53
Articles lacking sources Ynhockey 3
Various sections. I'll probably hop around a bit. Jess We'll see how far I get
Removing articles that don't need expansion/where the template was used incorrectly from Category:Articles to be expanded Ynhockey 9
Articles lacking in-text citations Ynhockey 1
Articles to the merged Ynhockey 10
Articles to be expanded Mjs1991 4
Category:Articles needing coordinates, specifically, Category:Syria articles missing geocoordinate data Yazan 3
Mainly sourcing and removing original research. User:Cilibinarii As many as I feel like doing.
Category:Articles with unsourced quotes Alaney2k 1
Category:Articles lacking sources Alaney2k -
Category:Tanzania articles missing geocoordinate data Sphilbrick 4
Category:Connecticut articles missing geocoordinate data Sphilbrick 80
Category:North Carolina articles missing geocoordinate data Davecrosby_uk 260+
Category:Washington, D.C. articles missing geocoordinate data Sphilbrick 151
Category:Jamaica articles missing geocoordinate data, Janvo 2
Category:Articles lacking sources Mjs1991 2
Category:Articles to be merged Dondegroovily 58 during this drive (about 1500 since last October).
Category:Articles to be merged, Category:Canada articles missing geocoordinate data, and others P 1 9 9 • TALK 516 so far during this drive (countless before)
Category:Switzerland articles missing geocoordinate data Sphilbrick 12
Category:Massachusetts articles missing geocoordinate data Sphilbrick 442
Category:Articles needing coordinates specifically Kenya and UK. Chris55 120
Category:Articles lacking sources Slowking4 5
Category:Articles lacking sources SenatorSteve
Category:Russia articles missing geocoordinate data Slon02 20
Category:United Kingdom articles missing geocoordinate data Jaguar 33 (and counting)
Category:Articles needing coordinates Mjs1991 20 +
Category:Album infoboxes lacking a cover Gsyhiap 18 so far
Category:Articles lacking sources/Wikify FoCuSandLeArN Don't count them...

Accuracy[edit]

Accuracy Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Category:Self-contradictory articles Chaosdruid 12
Category:Self-contradictory articles Verifying, Deleting, Rewriting... Richardofoakshire 2
Category:Self-contradictory articles Fresh 1

Copyrights[edit]

Copyrights Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Will be working on Category:Wikipedia license migration needs review. 1,858 at start, 0 left. Acather96 60
Category:Copied and pasted articles and sections. Started at 42 sub-categories, 43 left. Shoy
Category:Copied and pasted articles and sections. Working on those copyvios. Reaper Eternal 7 (3 blatant copyvios, 1 minor copyvio, 1 close paraphrasing, 2 non-copyvio)
Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations. 52 subcategories, (tens of?) thousands of affected articles. Wizardman 20, 1 subcat

Layout[edit]

Layout Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Category:Articles needing sections Another Believer Emptied May, July, and August 2008 subcategories.
Category:Articles needing sections Ynhockey 1
Category:Articles to be expanded Janvo 0
Category:Articles to be expanded Silverwood 2
Category:Articles to be split op47 ~500. All articles 2011 and earlier cleared. All articles in 2011 either new or problematic. Regard backlog as cleared?

Style[edit]

Style Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Category:Wikipedia articles needing style editing Qwyrxian Emptied May 2007 (2), and June 2007 (17)
Category:Articles with a promotional tone Jtalledo 15 (details)
Category:Articles with minor POV problems Flyte35 427
Category:Articles that need to be wikified and Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit; after all, I'm participating in the routine backlog elimination drives for each of these projects. Wilhelmina Will 124
Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit Herr Beethoven 1
Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Abdul Wadud Began serious weasel hunting business 19 February 2011. Killed 14 weasels so far.
Category:Articles that need to be wikified ThomasO1989 1
Category:Articles that need to be wikified Zunraa Simple: 3
Detailed: Zunraa's Backlog List

General images[edit]

General Images
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Mattg82 (talk) 20
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Davecrosby_uk 950+
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Another Believer (however many I get to)
Anything in this section or the non-free images section I can do. Sven Manguard Wha? I give up trying to count. I worked all across the two image sections. Check my contributions if you really want to know the specifics. Best estimate is anywhere from 300 to 400, or as high as 700, depending on what and how you're counting. I'll keep working in the images fields, but this is the last I'm bothering with counting.
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons Reaper Eternal (talk)
Lcawte/WebCoder11 (Talk)
19
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Diannaa (talk) 2
Category:Wikipedia files with the same name on Wikimedia Commons OhanaUnitedTalk page see log
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Hugahoody (talk) 70+
Category:Images which should be in PNG format Hugahoody (talk) 300 (backlog cleared)
Category:Articles which may no longer need images
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons
TFCforever (talk) See my contributions
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons
Category:Articles which may no longer need images
Bejinhan talks 5 for Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons
15 for Category:Articles which may no longer need images
Category:Wikipedia files with the same name on Wikimedia Commons Daniel Case (talk) 6 dated categories
Category:Images lacking an author
Category:Images which should be in PNG format
Ken_g6 (talk) 22 from Category:Images lacking an author (so far);
3 from Category:Images which should be in PNG format (when that dupe deletion comes through.)
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Sweet kate (talk) 156
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons
Category:Images lacking a description
Altt311 (talk) Copy to Wikimedia Commons:4 (1 Considered unsuitable)
Images lacking a description:3
Category:Wikipedia files with the same name on Wikimedia Commons Sphilbrick 399
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons, Category:Images which should be in PNG format, and Category:Images lacking a description Wilhelmina Will 14
Category:Images with inappropriate JPEG compression Markcoulter50 5 (so far by creating svg)
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons Gavin.perch (talk) 18 and counting
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Canadian Girl Scout (talk) 4 and counting
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons GƒoleyFour 17 and counting!
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Kaly99 (talk) 308
Category:Articles which may no longer need images GRAPPLE X 44+
Category:Articles which may no longer need images Warfieldian
Category:Images lacking a description EricSerge 30
Category:Wikipedia files requiring renaming Cloudbound 818
Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons Ebe123 (talk) over 206 (Sep MtC drive)

Non-free images[edit]

Non-free Images Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Thus far: Category:Non-free Wikipedia file size reduction request Sven Manguard Wha? (talk) See count above, in the general images section, for a total of all image work across both sections.
Category:Wikipedia files that transclude the Non-free media rationale template with no Purpose specified walk victor falk talk 51
Category:Non-free Wikipedia file size reduction request and Category:Publicity photographs with missing fair-use rationale Wilhelmina Will 243

Meta[edit]

Meta
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Assessing pages in Unassessed Japan articles and Unassessed Death articles;

Evaluating Unknown Importance Death articles and Unknown Importance Japan Articles (~14,000)

Boneyard90(talk) Unassessed Japan articles = Cleared
Unassessed Death articles = Cleared
Unknown Importance Death articles = Cleared
Assessing pages in Category:Ship articles without infoboxes Sturmvogel_66 The cat had 1842 when I started, so we'll just have to see
Assessing pages in Category:Unassessed biography articles Bgwhite (talk) ~4500
Adding listas parameter to pages in Category:Biography articles without listas parameter 97198 (talk) 480
Adding listas parameter to pages in Category:Biography articles without listas parameter MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 4,200 Mar.
5,500 Feb.
12,300 Nov.–Jan.
Adding listas parameter to pages in Category:Biography articles without listas parameter Dawkeye (talk) ~3500
Adding listas parameter to pages in Category:Biography articles without listas parameter Bgwhite (talk) ~6200
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without living parameter GabrielF (talk) 100
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without listas parameter EricSerge (talk) 275+
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without living parameter and general clean up in passing VinculumMan (talk) 780 (approx)
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without living parameter Sophus Bie (talk) 774
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without living parameter Bgwhite (talk) ~6,000
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without living parameter Amkilpatrick (talk) 16
Adding living parameters to pages in Category:Biography articles without living parameter and general clean up in passing Lara 50
Adding oldid to Category:Good articles without an oldid Lara 5
Adding oldid to Category:Good articles without an oldid Essam Sharaf (talk) 6
Adding oldid to Category:Good articles without an oldid Pyrotec (talk) 2 so far in June
3 in April
7 in May
16 in Mar.
9 in Feb.
10 in Jan.
Helping review at WP:GAN and WP:FAC Binksternet (talk) 1
Reviewing Good Article Nominations at Unreviewed good article nominations DustFormsWords (talk) 19
Reviewing Good Article Nominations at Unreviewed good article nominations Wizardman Operation Big Bear 4
Wikipedia:Good article nominations and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates Wilhelmina Will 8
Reviewing Good Article Nominations at Unreviewed good article nominations Pyrotec (talk) 12 so far in Mar.
9 in Feb.,
10 in Jan.
Reviewing Good Article Nominations at Unreviewed good article nominations Ankit Maity 4
Reviewing Good Article Nominations at Unreviewed good article nominations Jezhotwells 12 in Jan
14 in Feb
87 in Mar
25 as as ta 25/4/11

Miscellaneous[edit]

Misc. Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Working on: Category:Orphaned articles from August 2006 (0 left), Category:Articles with trivia sections from October 2007 (0 left), and Category:Self-contradictory articles (44 left). /ƒETCHCOMMS/ 02:52, 20 November 2010 (UTC) /ƒETCHCOMMS/
Working on Category:Orphaned articles from August 2006 (0 left) (Started with 60+) Done and trying to make more of dent in other parts of Category:Orphaned articles, Sadads (talk) 03:27, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Starting Category:Orphaned articles from September 2006 (0 left)(Started with 650+)07:40, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Also, working on Category:Orphaned articles from April 2007 (0 left, started at 50+)Sadads (talk) 18:55, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

User:Sadads Several hundred, incl.Orphaned articles from August 2006
Will attempt to clear out Category:Orphaned articles from July 2007 (0 left), and always working on the bot-added Category:Orphaned articles from February 2009 (15,824 left) œ Quite a few, see my log
Cleared out Category:Good articles without an oldid (0 left) and Category:Good articles without topic parameter (0 left). Continues to monitor these 2 categories. OhanaUnitedTalk page see log
Will be working on Category:Articles that include images for deletion. 1,359 at start, 3 left (not including monthly cats). Acather96 Cleared March 2009 and September 2010
Working on Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit. Reaper Eternal Stopped keeping track.
Working on Category:Articles needing cleanup. Aichi (talk) 67
Category:All orphaned articles Mattg82 (talk) 50
I remember when Category:Articles needing cleanup had 17,000 articles in it...sigh. I'll pitch in, though they're slow. --RobthTalk
Category:Pages with missing references list. Peacekeeper 1234 around 40
Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit from February 2011 Spock of Vulcan 18 (I'm working on the newest ones as they show up, so I don't feel like we're falling behind during the bimestrial backlog elimination drives. Started Feb. 1, 2011.)
Category:All orphaned articles Starting with months with the fewest to eliminate them from the list Peacekeeper 1234 9
Category:Underpopulated categories jwillbur My contribs
Category:Articles that need to be wikified Reaper Eternal Stopped keeping track.
Several categories, including Missing references list, wikify and others User:owain.davies|see log
Category:Underpopulated categories Dafoeberezin3494 15 (so far)
Working on Category:Orphaned articles Adhir Kirtikar 15 so far and 4 attempted
Working on Category:Wikipedia articles needing reorganization Cind.amuse 12:21, 10 February 2011 (UTC) 77 so far
Working on Category:Orphaned articles from December 2007 and any other orphaned articles that I chance upon. Cwmhiraeth 81 and counting.
Mostly sources, copyedit & wikification probably. tomasz. Will list here
Category:Pages with missing references list Ynhockey 4
Category:Articles that need to be wikified Ynhockey 1
Category:Underpopulated categories RedWolf Hundreds of edits to remove cats that no longer need to be here as well as putting others into subcats.
Editor reviews Reaper Eternal 7
Category:Unreviewed new articles, Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard and Category:Uncategorized pages Wilhelmina Will Unreviewed pages:

7428; cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from February 2010, by ridding it of 145 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from March 2010 by ridding it of approx. 235 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from November 2009 by ridding it of 8 pages. Also helped clear out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from May 2010 by ridding it of... over 50 pages; I lost count. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from June 2010 by ridding it of 147 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from July 2010 by ridding it of 208 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from August 2010 by ridding it of 206 (out of an initial 208) pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from September 2010 by ridding it of approx. 265 pages. Also cleared Category:Unreviewed new articles from September 2010 by ridding it of 4 pages. Also cleaned out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from October 2010 by ridding it of 200+ pages. Also cleaned out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from November 2010 by ridding it of 310 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from December 2010 by ridding it of 300+ pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from January 2011 by ridding it of... I've forgotten how many. Cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from February 2011 by ridding it of 200+ pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from March 2011 by ridding it of, at any rate, hundreds of pages. Cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from April 2011 by ridding it of over 400 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from May 2011 by ridding it of over 300 pages, at least. Cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from June 2011 by ridding it of over 400 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles from March 2011 by ridding it of 9 pages, and Category:Unreviewed new articles from April 2011 by ridding it of 2 pages. Also cleared Category:Unreviewed new articles from August 2011 by ridding it of 19 pages, and Category:Unreviewed new articles from February 2011 by ridding it of 41 pages. Cleared Category:Unreviewed new articles from January 2011 by ridding it of 117 pages. Also cleared Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from July 2011 by ridding it of almost 500 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles from September 2011 by ridding it of over 40 pages, in total. Cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles from May 2011 by ridding it of... 10 pages the day I cleared it, and I forgot how many before. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from August 2011 by ridding it of... I think... over 600 pages. Cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles from June 2011 by ridding it of over 300 pages, I think. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from September 2011 by ridding it of around 600 pages. Also cleared out Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from October 2011 by ridding it of over 300, I think around 400 pages. And after 7416 pages cleared, got the backlog cleared by reducing Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard from November 2011 down to size. After this, I will continue to do my part in working to keep the Unreviewed pages category from getting backlogged again, and I will also embark on clearing the Uncategorized pages backlog. Due to my not having been aware that one must check for copyright problems when reviewing pages, I've asked a user to have the articles I reviewed checked over again, to make sure nothing important was missed. This is for the good of the encyclopedia, after all. My apologies to everyone.

Uncategorized pages (not counting unreviewed pages I also categorized): 108

Category:Orphaned articles RahulText me very few
Working on Category:Orphaned articles from October 2007 and also Category:Orphaned articles from May 2007 or whatever else I feel like killian441 more than 35
Working on stuff Srich32977 some
everything Ankit Maity You get to count
Working on Unreviewed new articles Banej Cleared December 2009 and January 2010
Working on Category:Uncategorized pages Harrias talk 109 so far
Category:Orphaned articles (starting with the oldest, September 2006) User:TheAMmollusc a few per week (will continue). Now on to October 2006
Category:Unreviewed new articles Sophus Bie (talk) 9
Category:Disambiguation pages in need of cleanup Ysjzysn (talk) 10

References[edit]

References Backlogs
Backlog Username Number of articles cleared
Cleared out the category of articles with missing reflist tags (except for the templates to avoid transclusion issues with putting the reflist on other articles). Reaper Eternal (talk) 23:56, 25 November 2010 (UTC) 12 (more keep appearing)
Will be working on Category:Articles needing link rot cleanup. 1,563 at start, 0 left. Acather96 Why I can't claim all the credit, the backlog is now down to 2010
Eliminating all the articles with minor POV issues from 2007. Reaper Eternal All 37 done
Eliminating all the articles with minor POV issues from 2008. Reaper Eternal All 150 done
Category:Articles lacking sources. The Founders Intent 2006 done (20)
The major reference categories as part of the Unreferenced Articles WikiProject Mattg82 (talk)
Adding reference lists to pages missing them at Category:Pages with missing references list. Rock drum Ba-dumCrash (Driving well?) 15
Adding reflists to articles missing them at Category:Pages with missing references list. Yiosie 2356 10 so far
Clearing the backlog at Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting Wingman4l7 ongoing
Working on Category:Articles lacking sources and Category:Pages with missing references list Verkhovensky (talk) 21:41, 2 February 2011 (UTC) 10 so far!
Working on Unreferenced Articles WikiProject --FormerIP (talk) 01:18, 3 February 2011 (UTC)) 100 since Jan 1
Working on cleaning up dead links Mrh30 2 so far
Working on cleaning up Dead External Links Adhir Kirtikar 7 so far
Category:Articles with dead external links, specifically, articles with a biological content BoundaryRider 29
Working on unsourced statements Peacekeeper 1234 6 to start
Working on Category:Pages with missing references list Jguy 6 here.
Category:Pages with missing references list Essam Sharaf (talk) 6 till now.
Working on Category:Pages with missing references list Kuwaronline 30 here.
Working on Category:Unreferenced BLPs Wilhelmina Will 9
Working on Category:Pages with missing references list Sphilbrick 19
Category:Articles with dead external links Resolute 35
Working on Category:Pages with missing references list and anything else I can do  Gatechjon  (talk)  151
Category:Pages with missing references list  Afaber012  (talk)  18
Working on Category:Articles with dead external links
and Category:Pages with missing references list
Mojoworker (talk) 30
5
Category:Articles lacking sources Alynna (talk) 5
Category:Pages with missing references list and Category:Articles with minor POV problems GreatOrangePumpkin 20+
Category:Pages with missing references list Krollo 20ish
Category:Pages with missing references list Yaksar 24
Category:Unreferenced BLPs Jezhotwells 360 since 1/11/10
Category:Articles with dead external links and Category:Articles with unsourced statements ScottSteiner 5 as of April 4, 2011
Category:Pages with missing references list Gsyhiap 56 and counting