Wikipedia:New pages patrol/School

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The New Page Review training program is designed to help new and/or inexperienced users who wish to assist with maintenance tasks to understand the basic principles of reviewing new pages on Wikipedia, and to provide one-on-one help in the use of the New Pages Feed and its curation toolbar.

Experienced Wikipedians (or trainers in this instance) can "adopt" newer users, mentoring them along the way as they learn how to review new pages. It is hoped that this program will be able to inform new users about the ins and outs of deletion and notability and steer them away from making errors in the use of the tools and tags. If you are looking to contribute to Wikipedia but do not intend to remain active on New Page Review, then this program is probably not for you.

Users who are less experienced – but who would still like to help maintain the quality of the encyclopedia might like to consider Patrolling Vandalism instead – an essential function that requires less knowledge of Notability Guidelines and Deletion. For training on Counter vandalism, see WP:CVUA.

View the list of trainers below

  1. Check that you have already made sufficient mainspace edits (generally around 1,000) and that you have addressed any previous advice or warnings about your general editing.
  2. Read WP:NPP first, and then all the pages in the section Further reading below.
  3. Go through the Curation Tool tutorial and its video.
  4. Find a user who is in your time zone and leave a message on their talk page to request training. If you don't receive a reply within 48 hours, please choose another trainer.



Learning about reviewing new pages is easy and fun. If you'd like an experienced user to show you how, simply choose an active trainer from the list who is in your time zone and leave a message on their talk page.

Your chosen trainer should share your interests so that they can comfortably assist you while you learn under their tutelage. For more information on what you will be expected to learn, first visit the pages at WP:NPP and WP:DELETION.


If you are an experienced user and have time to devote to being a trainer, visit the Trainers' resources section where you will find the minimum requirement for trainers, recommended practice, and teaching suggestions and examples. You may then wish to add yourself to the list of active trainers taking note of the page source comments.

You will be interested to know that occasionally some candidates for training may be university professors taking part in the Wikipedia Education Program


If you're new and/or inexperienced, before embarking on a New Page Review training programme, you should be able to demonstrate that you have already mastered the basic principles of editing the encyclopedia and contributed at least 1,000 edits to MAINSPACE.

When you have shown through training that you have mastered the principles of New Page Review and can apply them with accuracy, and are able to communicate correctly and effectively with new users of all kinds you will be contributing to what is one of the most important maintenance tasks on Wikipedia, while understanding that speed alone is not essential – the target is accuracy. When you have achieved these goals, you can display the User New Page Patrol userbox on your user page.

Essential further reading


New Pages Patrol Userboxes

Regular NP patrollers may wish to put one of the NP patrol userboxs on their user page by adding {{User wikipedia/NP Patrol}}:

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Related Programs

The Counter Vandalism Unit

The Counter Vandalism Unit
How to effectively recognise and remove vandalism from Wikipedia.


Online Ambassadors
A program to help those who want to use Wikipedia in the classroom

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A mentorship program for new users who are interested in learning more about Wikipedia.