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Requesting so I can quickly decline AfC's that Blantantly fail and have been created by new users to stop wasted submissions. RhinosF1(chat)(status)(contribs) 21:35, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
RhinosF1, I like your work and your speed. I know what you mean by saying you want to "quickly decline AfCs..." but it may give an impression to most that you're a man in hurry – that's probably not what should come out, especially given your otherwise excellent work. As you've just now started nominating userpages under the CSD criteria and have less than a handful AfD !votes, would you want to first get some more experience in the CSD/AfD/Prod areas before becoming an AfC reviewer? Probably a fortnight to a month more? Do reach out to me if you need any clarification about this response. Warmly, Lourdes 03:22, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
@Lourdes: Thank you for your kind words, I understand I don't have much experience with AfDs. I'd like to clarify 'quickly decline' which by that I mean remove AfC submissions that don't meet criteria and I spot created by new users that are promotional or lack sufficient content quicker than manually finding which comment to use and then tagging as declined, notifying the user and then applying CSD tags etc. RhinosF1(chat)(status)(contribs) 09:08, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, I think you are a little too enthusiastic, leading to oddities like Spoka (where you nominated a page for deletion and then voted to keep it). You have much to learn, and I would also prefer to see you gain more experience before re-applying. Primefac (talk) 21:35, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
I apologise for that mess. RhinosF1(chat)(status)(contribs) 21:41, 3 February 2019 (UTC)


I would like to become an AfC participant to help ease the 7-week backlog. As this would be my first time doing AfC work I would ask for probation at first to see what it's like. I used to do New Page Review and since I frequently saw tie-ins between the two, I thought I'd give this a shot. I have previously applied for AfC here which was declined by @Lourdes:. I feel like I have improved since then and have done what was recommended. Kb03 (talk) 16:25, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done on a permanent basis; plus some bit you may find helpful; details on your talk page in a moment. Lourdes 04:18, 6 February 2019 (UTC)


I am a very experienced editor. I am interested in expanding my participation into AfC reviewing - first in my area of expertise (sport), but will also help with the backlog over time. Rikster2 (talk) 03:11, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
 Done Thanks for your contributions. Lourdes 03:12, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


I've been doing RC patrol on and off for a while now, and I'd love to help with AfC. I'd say my main weak areas are CSD and the specific notability guidelines, but I'm confident I could pick up on those as I go. Gaelan 💬✏️ 20:16, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Gaelan for applying. We're eager to get you to quickly join the AfC reviewing club. Your rollbacking work is very credible. Thank you for that too. You've been inactive for many years and became active only in January (after starting editing in November, absent in December, back in January... so on). Would you want to probably dabble for a month in CSD/Prod/AfD before reapplying here? Experience in deletion policies will be really helpful. What do you say? Thanks, Lourdes 03:12, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Lourdes fair enough, will do. Gaelan 💬✏️ 03:18, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Procedural Not done, with no prejudice against reapplying after a month. Lourdes 03:23, 13 February 2019 (UTC)


I was really surprised at the backlog and I would like to help out. I feel like I have a very good grasp on Wikipedia policies such as Neutral POV, BLP, TMI, etc. I routinely do anti-vandalism work on Wikipedia, so I can be pretty confident about what belongs on Wikipedia and what doesn't. Thanks for your consideration! WallabyWombatLet's Talk! 10:28, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi WallabyWombat. Thanks for applying. It would be wonderful to have you join the AfC brigade. Quick question: Have you read Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants? If not, do give it a quick read. You have less than 500 undeleted article edits (one criteria). Further, while you are upping the edit count, it would be a good time to check out our deletion policy. We'll eagerly await your re-application once you have met the Afc minimum criteria. Warmly, Lourdes 12:18, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Procedural Not done. Lourdes 12:18, 20 February 2019 (UTC)


This would further expand my experience here in Wikipedia as an editor. I'm always looking forward to finding new ways to contribute. Hiwilms (talk) 09:31, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
That is good to know Hiwilms. I notice that you have little article creation experience. I also am not able to trace any CSDs/Prods you might have tagged (as this provides us evidence of your understanding of our deletion policy). You neither have any experience at AfD. You do have the new page reviewer bit but have not reviewed any page till date. Would you want to perhaps gain a bit of experience in areas related to CSD/Prod/AfD or probably in reviewing pages for a month or so and reapply here after that? Gaining such experience would help you significantly during AfC reviewing. Tell me what you think. Lourdes 11:42, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Turn on your CSD and Prod tracking under Preferences. Then you and everyone else can see your accuracy rate like this User:Legacypac/CSD_log at User:Hiwilms/CSD_log You can start by helping to tag spam and other wholly unsuitable pages within AfC pending and declines found at Category:Declined AfC submissions Keeping junk out is as big a part as accepting the good at AfC Legacypac (talk) 02:07, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi. I don't think the page curation log is functioning well. I have reviewed many articles already using the page curation toolbar and it is not reflecting on the log. Anyway, I'll take your (Lourdes) advice and engage myself more on deletion. Thanks! --Hiwilms (talk) 17:03, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Hiwilms, I've now rectified the page curation log and checked your contributions for curation. You've been at the curation desk for around 5 days or so; so yes, it'll be great that you re-apply in a month after gaining more experience in curation/deletion-related areas. Warmly, Lourdes 03:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Procedural Not done, with no prejudice against a reapplication in a month or so. Lourdes 03:48, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Lourdes. I can now see my page curation log. I was not able to contribute for some weeks because it was finals week. Again, thanks for the help! I greatly appreciate it. --Hiwilms (talk) 09:45, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

User:DannyS712 bot

Bot approved, closing extended (in humour) discussion
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.
Please add my bot to the "bots" section per Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval/DannyS712 bot 3. I personally already have access to the script, but the bot just removes categories from drafts, and I want it documented as helping with the process (no plans on actually running the bot and having it use the script). Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:45, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Not done I don't see any AfD experience in the bot. Lourdes 01:18, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Lourdes: Lol you really got me there (its hard to convey tone through text, but this isn't meant to be sarcastic; that legitimately just made my day) --DannyS712 (talk) 01:56, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Lourdes: but what I meant was to ask if it could be listed under the "Active bots" section, not the "Active reviewers" section --DannyS712 (talk) 01:58, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
DannyS712, I wouldn't want to do that. If you've seen Solo: A Star Wars Story, there's no need to be bitey and call a bot a bot, leave alone classify them as such. As mentioned above, hope your bot gets some AfD experience soon. Lourdes 02:29, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Lourdes: I fully understand. It would be against policy to implement my suggestion. Unfortunately, I haven't yet had the opportunity to see Solo: A Star Wars Story - could you send me some info about its plot? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:33, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Not unless you want me to shift your name from ‘’active reviewers’’ to ‘’active bots’’... Lourdes 02:46, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@Lourdes: Face-surprise.svg Are you accusing me of being a WP:MEATBOT? --DannyS712 (talk) 03:20, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, I strongly suspect of both you and the bot being one and the same person. Lourdes 05:23, 26 February 2019 (UTC)



User since 2007; over 50000 edits; done some page patrolling/curation, would like to try out at at reviewing draft articles Hughesdarren (talk) 09:50, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
 Done. Primefac (talk) 16:43, 3 March 2019 (UTC)


User since 2012, over 8000 edits, work for a chapter and want to try reviewing so I understand the process and can encourage other editors to give it a go. --Jwslubbock (talk) 18:05, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello Jwslubbock, I don't see 8000 edits, only over 1500 edits. Am I missing something here (some other user name perhaps)? We want you to quickly join the AfC review corps. The standards to become a reviewer are quite minimal (you can seem them here); but we look forward to some evidence of the reviewer understanding deletion policies – their CSD/PROD/AfD participation is a great indicator. As I can't seem to be able to view any significant contribution by you in the CSD/PROD/AfD area, would you be able to point me in the right direction where I can confirm you understand our deletion policies? Alternatively, you can probably indulge in these deletion areas, nominating pages or AfCs (focusing on spam) for deletion or !voting in AfDs for around a fortnight or a month and come back thereon to reapply. Does that sound okay to you? Warmly, Lourdes 00:33, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
I have around 8000 total edits to all Wikimedia projects. I'm sure you can see the breakdown of which projects these are spread over in my user contributions. I've not contributed specifically to AfD, but I have been a Wikimedian since 2012, have done significant volunteering, am a staff member of Wikimedia UK since 2016 and write most of the outreach material for the chapter, which often necessitates a good understanding of policies. As an editor, I'm mostly a creator of new articles, so I have had quite a lot of experience from that side of having my articles reviewed, and almost never get articles I write proposed for deletion. Jwslubbock (talk) 18:13, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
I understand Jwslubbock. Your contributions across the project are appreciated; however, your contributions at the English Wikipedia are what matter in our assessment. I'm adding you to the reviewer list based on your good faith volunteering and my common sense. I should request you to necessarily read up the Deletion policy and understand every aspect of it before initiating reviewing. And of course, don't miss the reviewing instructions. Thanks for volunteering and do reach out for any assistance.
 Done Lourdes 00:49, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you @Lourdes:! Much appreciated and I will absolutely do the required reading. Jwslubbock (talk) 12:55, 11 March 2019 (UTC)


I'd like to help plow through the backlogs by helping out at AFD. I have experience with CSD and MFD, and I've reviewed the relevant guidelines. Thanks! –eggofreason(talk · contribs) 15:37, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
User has limited experience with new page creation (2 mainspace pages) but a lot of experience managing files here and on commons and has plenty of technical expertise. Limited AfD amd MfD experience but I've noticed them constructively participating at MfD lately. Has CSD log turned on for last several months. Hard to judge if the understand notabilty guidelines but obvious CLUE in many other areas. Trusted user that has been granted various PERMs. I recommend we let them help at AfC. NPP perm would be a natural fit too. Legacypac (talk) 18:48, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
 Done per Legacypac's assessment; and granted new page reviewer per additional recommendation. Lourdes 00:46, 8 March 2019 (UTC)


I'd be willing to help clear out the long backlog, I'm familiar with AfD and CSD and have close to 10,000 edits. Smartyllama (talk) 17:27, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
 Done and added various bits. Check the message on your talk page (that I'll leave in a bit). Lourdes 00:54, 8 March 2019 (UTC)


I'm just getting back into editing after a break. I'm interested in helping with AfC's backlog, and encouraging new editors to make quality contributions. Sandbergja (talk) 02:24, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Not done You have just 8 edits in the last two years and 24 edits the year before that. I'm concerned that you don't have a current good handle on notability and deletion process. Turn on your CSD log in preferences, CSD some junk and participate at WP:AFD and WP:MFD, then feel free to reapply in a few weeks so we can confirm you have the right experience. Another useful way to participate to start is to look at pending AfC pages and CSD the spam ones, which will help our backlog. Cheers Legacypac (talk) 04:09, 8 March 2019 (UTC)


Interested in assisting with this project. I have reviewed the documentation. Emjackson42 (talk) 20:31, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Not done Thank-you for your interest here but I don't believe you have enough related experience to be successful in this area just yet. You have just over 500 mainspace edits (the bare minimum) and zero WP:AfD participation for example. I've not looked at WP:MFD stats but I've never seen you there before. Please get some experience at deletion discussions and in the area of WP:CSD. Turn on your CSD and PROD logs in Preferences please so you and others can track your activity in these areas. Feel free to reapply when you have some experience in deletion process for that is critical to understand how to handle drafts. Cheers. Legacypac (talk) 01:49, 14 March 2019 (UTC)


I'm one of Wikipedia's earliest members, with about 30,000 edits. I've been editing since 2005, with many hundreds of quality articles created, mostly on linguistics. I would like to help out with AfC in order to improve Wikipedia's quality. Also, I have carefully read the relevant Wikipedia pages on CSD, AfD, PROD, etc., and have thoroughly read the AfC reviewing instructions. I will be continuing to learn as much as I can about the AfC process in order to help assess quality content for Wikipedia. — Stevey7788 (talk) 22:11, 13 March 2019 (UTC) — Stevey7788 (talk) 22:11, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Great AfD stats. Make sure your CSD log is turned on in Preferences User:Stevey7788 and gain some experience there and at WP:MFD where we send a lot of unsuitable drafts. A lot of what we do here is keep out bad content so experience with what gets deleted and why is very important Should be good to add to the reviewer list as far as I can see. Legacypac (talk) 01:54, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
 Done per Legacypac's assessment. Steve, all of your AfD participation of recent times has been in the past two days, after a gap of 15 years; nevertheless, my review shows very sensible and guideline supported arguments. That works in your favour too. Please follow what Legacypac mentions above. Reach out for any assistance. Thanks, Lourdes 12:24, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks everyone. I'll be sure to reach out for help if I'm not sure about something. I'm totally aware that it takes a huge amount of discretion to tread that fine line between reckless inclusionism and reckless deletionism, so I'll take it easy at first and do this carefully. — Stevey7788 (talk) 17:19, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

User:Vijesh sreenivasan

Editor from 2014,and have done more editing related to south indian movies. Have good experience with draft creation, afd and moving pages. I think my experience will help to clear the backlog's. I have seen lot of articles are pending for to be reviewed, its my pleasure to be one of the afc reviewer. Vijesh sreenivasan (talk) 13:46, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Not done I don't see sufficent relevent experience yet. Less than 600 edits. Only participated in 4 AfDs. 4 pages created in 5 years. No CSD log or PROD log to assess. Not yet qualified to assess suitablity of content. Look at the suggestions I've made to other users above on the page and feel free to apply again when you have more experience with deletion process. Legacypac (talk) 00:06, 15 March 2019 (UTC)


My experience in and commitment to Wikipedia is most easily evidenced by the fact that I had the privilege to be named editor of the week on July 22, 2018. I'm now looking into ways to deepen my involvement in Wikipedia and would like to try my hand at reviewing accordingly. I have read the guidelines. Alarichall (talk) 22:15, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Over 11,000 edits, several hundred edits on Commons, and very interestingly seems to know Arabic (a useful skill for assessing some drafts). On the other hand, only 4 edits to AfD and no CSD or PROD log to check. Please turn on your CSD and PROD logs in Preferences and spend some time at WP:AfD and WP:MFD to show competence on deletion process. You can help AfC immediately by G11 CSDing advertising in the AfC pending lists to reduce the backlog while getting familiar with the flow of drafts and how we handle them. Legacypac (talk) 00:17, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice, Legacypac. I've had a good look for a place to turn on these logs in my preferences and I can't find it. I've had a look at the help pages and done some Googling too, and haven't worked it out. Can you give a more precise pointer for how to turn on these logs? Ta! Alarichall (talk) 11:15, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Sure it is not intuitive. This should help User:Legacypac/Cleanup Guide Legacypac (talk) 11:19, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Legacypac, that saw me right. You might want to edit the instructions you directed me to to say 'Preferences - Gadgets - Browsing - Twinkle' instead of 'Preferences - Browsing - Twinkle'. Alarichall (talk) 22:57, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Fixed thanks. Legacypac (talk) 07:35, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi there! I've been doing quite a lot at Articles for Deletion over the last week or so, as you'll see from my articles for deletion log. I hope you will feel that my contributions to those discussions show my competence as a reviewer. I have to confess that I can't bring myself to put my time into deleting harmless but non-notable work, and this is why I haven't nominated anything for deletion. (This is one reason why I decided that, personally, I'd rather be a reviewer, helping people to get work up to standard rather than hunting for things to delete.) I'd like to note additionally that out of the 456 Wikipedia articles I have created, only 8 have been deleted: and those deletions are mostly to do with redirects, and the deleted pages have mostly been recreated. I believe that together, this track record demonstrates that I 'have a good understanding of the policies mentioned in the reviewing instructions, including the various special notability guidelines'. I would be grateful, then, if I could now be given permission to help people bring good new articles to Wikipedia that meet our notability criteria. Thanks! Alarichall (talk) 13:02, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


Dear reviewing administrator, I registered this account almost one year ago. Since then, I have created nearly forty articles and have been a significant contributor to 2 Good Articles (including 1 current Good Article Nominee) and one current Featured List Candidate, in addition to having 8 (soon to be 9) DYK credits to my name. I am applying to become a participant in the WikiProject Articles for Creation in order to help review potential new Wikipedia pages in a manner conforming with Wikipedia policies - to help address undesirable content in the most efficient fashion; to give advice to those whose submissions fall short of being suitable for Main space; and to help publish those submissions that are suitable. I have thoroughly read the Reviewing Instructions, and have a deep understanding of all relevant policies. If granted membership, I affirm that I will review pages solely on a volunteer basis and will never solicit or accept any form of compensation in exchange for reviews. Thanks in advance for your consideration, Zingarese talk · contribs 02:52, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Appears strong on content creation which is great. Limited AfD experience but very high match with conclusions. Got it wrong on a small time mayor but not a big deal. Very limited CSDs logged but at least the log is turned on. For a crash course on AfC I suggest going to Category:Declined_AfC_submissions and especially the Advertising tagged pages. Assess them yourself and if appropriate CSD G11 (90+% will be G11 worthy). You will quickly learn what we decline and will be doing a service by removing the pages from being resubmitted or needing to be tagged with a refundable G13 later. The blank, test and joke/hoax areas can also usually be CSD'd. The.n start working the que focussing on declines at first. AFC is different from writng FAs - we deal with spammers and newbies here, but you will find good pages to promote too. Ok to grant access to the tool, but recommend easing into reviewing as described. Legacypac (talk) 07:56, 18 March 2019 (UTC) An Admin will make the final decision. ping User:Zingarese Legacypac (talk) 23:55, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi Legacypac, Thanks very much for your assessment, and for the advice. I can affirm you that if granted membership, I will follow your detailed suggestions of easing into reviewing. I feel I have a solid understanding of policies regarding article content and hope that the several dozens of articles I have created or significantly rewritten/expanded show that understanding Face-smile.svg Zingarese talk · contribs 03:06, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

User:Lourdes did you look at this request? Legacypac (talk) 21:00, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

User:Rocky 734

Hi, i have been editing article for spelling errors, adding contents and verifying the reference, and always try to do according to wikipedia guidelines. I think i can do some work in editing draft articles. I have created few articles but know basics of creating an Article, i can distinct what to write and what not to write in Wikipedia, so that we can fasten wikipedia AFD process. Rocky 734 (talk) 07:54, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
Not done please read what I wrote to the next user User:Rocky 734 as same advice applies to you. Legacypac (talk) 19:03, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

User:EDG 543

I dunno seems like fun. I would like to help out Wikipedia by reviewing the articles because I couldn't stand waiting weeks for my article to be reviewed so I don't want other kids to have to wait forever, too. I meet criteria with 17 months and 1070ish edits. EDG 543 (talk) 18:06, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
Not done. Thank-you for your willingness to help. Before doing AfC approvals you need to establish a track record in deletion process since a large amount of what we do is reject and delete. You can help at WP:MFD (were we send drafts) and WP:AFD where you will build a track record around notability. User:Legacypac/Cleanup Guide includes instructions on how to turn on twinkle and start doing CSDs. When you have more demonstrated experience please request here again User:EDG 543 Legacypac (talk) 19:01, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
@Legacypac: Ok, thank you. EDG 543 (talk) 19:03, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
What Legacypac mentions is right. EDG 543, I have a positive view of you because of your experience in creating articles (I liked reading two of them). So if you get a week or fortnight of experience in the areas that Legacypac has pointed you to, please come back immediately. Thanks, Lourdes 03:10, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
@Lourdes: Will do EDG 543 (talk) 12:42, 21 March 2019 (UTC)


I have been cleaning copyvio, improving citations and much more, now I would love to participate in reviewing afc's too. QueerEcofeminist "cite! even if you fight"!!! [they/them/their] 19:10, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Not done just yet. I see some good CSD activity but only one WP:AfD vote and I don't recall seeing you at WP:MFD. Please get a little more experience in deletion process and then by all means request again. See comments to other users for why. Thanks User:QueerEcofeminist Legacypac (talk) 20:57, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Just to say, Legacypac, that I'm a little concerned that a string of clearly experienced editors have recently come to this page and are being turned away because they haven't got enough of an AfD/CSD/etc. record, when that isn't actually one of the stated criteria for becoming a reviewer. I have a lot of respect for the work of QueerEcofeminist and would have thought her track record as an editor already shows she would be a good reviewer. I recognise that you're turning people away politely and inviting them to return, and I appreciate that you're being supportive. But I wonder if it would be helpful either to change the criteria for becoming a reviewer so that a need for an AfD track record is transparent, or to be more willing to recognise that people can show they meet the criteria in other ways? Thanks! Alarichall (talk) 13:12, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
The requirements are listed on the mainpage of this talkpage and include:
  • reasonable evidence of understanding the deletion policy (experience in areas such as CSD/AfD/PROD or page curation, while not mandatory, are beneficial).
Perhaps we should tighten the requirements on deletion policy but if there is little experience at all in deletion how to show understanding? Legacypac (talk) 13:31, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Surely in this case User:QueerEcofeminist/CSD log alone shows a ready understanding of deletion policy? Meanwhile, of the user's 2,387 edits, 96.3% are live. That shows a good general understanding of what is and is not appropriate Wikipedia content. Obviously it's important that reviewers don't wave through lots of inappropriate content or put off newbie editors, but I worry that the gateway to being a reviewer is being made unnecessarily narrow. Alarichall (talk) 14:48, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
(By the way, I see that the requirement 'reasonable evidence of understanding the deletion policy (experience in areas such as CSD/AfD/PROD or page curation, while not mandatory, are beneficial)' isn't actually listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation#How to get involved, where the criteria are a bit different from those listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants: it might be good to make these consistent? Alarichall (talk) 15:43, 23 March 2019 (UTC))
Legacypac, I believe the CSD log is good enough for the editor to be welcomed to the AfC group. If you are ok with it, I can get their name added on a probation basis. What do you say? Thanks, Lourdes 17:32, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
That's good justification, no problem from me. I'm always happy to see new AfC reviewers - I'm only interested in them having a successful experience. Legacypac (talk) 17:45, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks guys! Alarichall (talk) 23:03, 23 March 2019 (UTC)