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    Hi. This is my first time posting here. When reviewing AfC submissions, I noticed a similar pattern between the drafts I linked above. All of them seemed to be essays about similar topics, which felt like a education assignment of some kind. Following a discussion at WP:AFCHD, I decided to come here and ask. What can be done about these drafts? The users don't have WikiEd notices on their talk pages, so I'm not sure if this is really an assignment. Thanks. '''[[User:CanonNi]]''' (talkcontribs) 07:31, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I have posted the following notice where participants, if participants they be, can see it: "If this is an education project please ask your tutor to contact the Wiki Education Foundation for guidance" 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 07:40, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thanks! I replied on the AFCHD thread -- not much that can be done unless we can find the instructor. Hopefully if they are students they pass along your message! --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:32, 16 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    I've reviewed at AfC three drafts today, all by different users (seemingly, at least), and all copyvios from https://www.mygreatlearning.com/blog/expert-systems-in-artificial-intelligence/ , plus another by one of these users which was copied from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349449607_Design_of_an_expert_system_architecture_An_overview instead. Anyone know if there's a student assignment/project going on somewhere? -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 13:54, 26 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Said users:
    -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 13:57, 26 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    add Artificial Intelligence MLIS DAY 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 14:08, 26 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Could this be linked? @DoubleGrazing @Timtrent Draft:R.B.T.S_Ruwange Qcne (talk) 17:57, 28 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I think it might be, @Qcne, I'll ask the creating editor. {{Education project}} (SUBST essential) makes this easy 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 18:25, 28 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    If you want to get really fancy, you can {{subst:education project}}. Primefac (talk) 12:04, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    I reviewed another, User:Place_of_AI_in_Information_Retrieval/sandbox. I tagged it for G12. I have also tagged the one remaining copy for G12. Obvious copyvios should be tagged for G12. Even if no one else on the Internet takes copyright seriously, Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. DoubleGrazing says that these are all by different users, seemingly, at least. I think that a sockpuppet report may be in order. They may be one troll. Robert McClenon (talk) 23:58, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Sockpuppet report filed. Only a Checkuser will know whether they are coming from the same IP address block. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:04, 30 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    They were all confirmed by Checkuser and blocked. This was not a class project but some sort of misconduct. These were stupid copies, copies of web pages created by copying and pasting, losing the formatting. We see some of these stupid copies at MFD, found after having been sitting in a user page or user sandbox page of a user who came several years ago, created an account, left the coprolite, and departed. We don't know why they do this, but the stupid copies get deleted seven days after being nominated for deletion. This was a slightly different subspecies of a species of misconduct. Robert McClenon (talk) 16:47, 30 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @Robert McClenon another one? User:Tokyo5359/sandbox Qcne (talk) 14:53, 31 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    User:Qcne - Likely another. SPI submitted. MFD submitted. Robert McClenon (talk) 16:59, 31 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Two drafts so far by editors:

    It would be lovely to help these students, the more so if their grades depend on it 🇺🇦 FiddleTimtrent FaddleTalk to me 🇺🇦 16:38, 27 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Medical drafts


    In the past couple of hours there's been a flurry of drafts, probably some sort of (pre-med? medical sciences?) student assignment. So far I've spotted at least:

    A few of these have noted on their user pages that they are studying at the University of Hong Kong.

    BTW, should we be pinging these users when filing such reports, or not? -- DoubleGrazing (talk) 13:36, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

    Pinging @Venuslui:, who used to help support education work in Hong Kong. Also pinging @無聊龍: and @だ*ぜ:, who are listed as contacts for tutorials at m:Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, so might be able to help. --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:32, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Thank you, User:DoubleGrazing. You and User:Jlwoodwa and I have looked at these drafts. I have posted the Student welcome on these user pages of the ones whose drafts I saw. The instructor may be User:G.J.ThomThom. Robert McClenon (talk) 17:32, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Hi there! Yes I'm the instructor. The topics for these articles came from Wikipedia's own list of requested articles for medicine. We consult one of the Wiki contacts in Hong Kong. What I'm learning is that some of the topics on the list of requested articles may already exist but use other terminology. This may explain why some of the articles the students draft don't make it to the main space. I'd be grateful for tips for how to navigate this better. Happy for any advice and guidance. G.J.ThomThom (talk) 18:03, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    @G.J.ThomThom: Please read WP:ASSIGN if you have not read it already. Thanks. --Tryptofish (talk) 23:03, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    Also Draft:Shortening of the eye muscle by Aalpaca92, possibly? jlwoodwa (talk) 17:36, 29 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]