Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search
Main page Talk page
Category — List
Showcase Assessment Participants Reviewing instructions Help desk Backlog drives
Welcome to the main Wikipedia Articles for Creation project talkpage
WPAFC talk pages: Main - AFC Helper script - Reviewer help
AfC submissions
Random submission
609 pending submissions
Purge to update

  • This page is only for matters concerning this project's administration. Are you in the right place?
    • If you want to ask a question about your article submission, use the AfC Help desk.
    • For questions on how to use or edit Wikipedia, use the Wikipedia help desk.
    • For factual and other kinds of questions, use the search box or the reference desk.
    • You may create an article at the Article wizard or request an article at requested articles.
Skip to the bottom
WikiProject Articles for creation (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is used for the administration of the Articles for Creation or Files for Upload processes and is therefore within the scope of WikiProject Articles for Creation. Please direct any queries to the discussion page. WikiProject icon
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
Centralized discussion
Proposals: policy other Discussions Ideas

For a listing of ongoing discussions, see the dashboard.

Question about manually reviewing (AFC)[edit]

Is it an option to manually review articles that are submitted for review (via AFC)? I have heard it mentioned before. If so, is it welcomed by designated reviewers and higher ups (ie admins)? I want to help lower the size of the queue if at all possible. I would apply for the reviewer rights/group however I have not been here for the 90 days (I have been here for 1 month and 27 days) required to apply, but do have the edit count. If you aren't sure, could you maybe tag someone who could answer? Thanks! --TheSandDoctor (talk) 19:01, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

TheSandDoctor, there's nothing saying that non-AFCH users can't review pages, but we're quickly getting to the point where only those users can review pages. AFC is being merged into WP:NPR, so while I applaud your enthusiasm, I must encourage you to wait a bit until you meet the requirements to use the tools. Primefac (talk) 12:50, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
@Primefac: thank you for the response and I shall do so. I was just hoping to help cut down the queue in the mean time. Do you know when it will be fully merged? --TheSandDoctor (talk) 22:26, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
I do not, as I am not running point on that. Others who know more do watch this page, but they might not have seen this thread yet. Primefac (talk) 02:11, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
@Primefac: Does the new page reviewer user group/right have access to the reviewing tools at this point or? I am asking as I am wondering what to apply under once I do meet the requirements. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 21:22, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Anyone who makes it into NPR will also meet the specifications for joining the AFCH helper list. Primefac (talk) 12:17, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
@Primefac: So anyone who makes NPR would just add their names to the list? --TheSandDoctor (talk) 22:24, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes. Primefac (talk) 22:32, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Combining AfC reviewers and new page reviewers[edit]

There is an ongoing discussion about combining AfC reviewers into the new page reviewer user right. Your comments and opinions would be welcome. ~ Rob13Talk 03:24, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Not exactly combining. The proposal is that AfC reviewers will have to apply for NPP rights to be able to continue reviewing at AfC. NPP reviewers will not need to apply for AfC approval. StarryGrandma (talk) 11:57, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

RfC: Draft classifier template[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Drafts#RfC: Draft classifier template to add an information label to AfC and non-AfC drafts. StarryGrandma (talk) 20:19, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

When is the next Drive?[edit]

When is the next drive scheduled? There hasn't been one for a while L3X1 (distant write) 04:56, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Probably sometime after the 32nd of Never. The history of backlog drives is not a good one, they tend to cause more trouble than they are worth and have consequently been discontinued. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 21:36, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Table width[edit]

When viewing Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Submissions, the tables displaying the number of entries in each category by date stretches beyond the normal page width. Is there a better way to display this information, perhaps vertically? ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:30, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Another Believer, I've modified the table so it's split onto two rows. That should fix the issue. Not sure how I like the display, but it's not going over the pagewidth. Primefac (talk) 12:34, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, looks a little choppy being split up, I suppose, but better than before, IMO. ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:46, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Is the Afc meant for a contributor like me ?[edit]


I'm not a big editor in en.wikipedia, and I was discovering the Afc and testing it during the translation of a French article created by me this month during my working time on a Belgian NGO as "paid editor". Now I realise than lot of articles are pending for review in Afc process and I'm thinking than the Afc process is not a experienced editor like me ? Is there some one who can share his opinion on this point ? Lionel Scheepmans Contact (French native speaker) 13:04, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Lionel. For most registered users, submitting drafts through Articles for Creation is not mandatory. Unless you are the subject of some administrative restrictions, you are free to introduce new articles directly into Main space without submitting them for review. NewYorkActuary (talk) 13:31, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
You are also welcome to use the Draft space or your sandbox as a holding cell for your pages until they're ready. Draft articles aren't patrolled in the same way Articles are, giving you time to make your edits. Primefac (talk) 13:47, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for replies Primefac and NewYorkActuary. In this case, I'm gone move the article to the encyclopedic part. All the best, Lionel Scheepmans Contact (French native speaker) 13:57, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Pages not in English?[edit]

What is supposed to happen to pages Which aren't in English, if they aren't submitted? Are they treated just like other drafts? Siuenti (talk) 19:43, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

In a word, yes. It might be beneficial to contact the creator and see if they plan on translating it. If they have no intention of doing so, then MFD it. Primefac (talk) 21:56, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Redirect helper[edit]

I've imported the script for the redirect helper, but it doesn't seem to be working. What do I have to do to get it to work? Sakuura Cartelet Talk 03:12, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Nevermind it seems I was looking for something at the top of the page and not down where the requests were. The helper is working after all. Sakuura Cartelet Talk 14:01, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Draft classifier template and extending G13 to non-AfC drafts[edit]


A proposal that would create a new draft classifier template and extend G13 to non-articles for creation drafts is taking place at Wikipedia talk:Drafts#RfC: Draft classifier template. Interested editors are welcome. Thanks, — Godsy (TALKCONT) 08:27, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

@Godsy: Thanks for the link! --TheSandDoctor (talk) 02:56, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

AFC backlog colours discussion[edit]

I've started a discussion about updating the colours in {{AFC status}}. Your thoughts are appreciated. Primefac (talk) 18:24, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

possible misplacement of categories[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg

It appears that almost all of the submissions are in category P. Is it supposed to be that way? The garmine (talk) 19:27, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

The garmine, link? Primefac (talk) 20:02, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
@Primefac: I believe they're talking about Category:Pending AfC submissions. --AntiCompositeNumber (Leave a message) 00:23, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I'll check the code and see what's cooking. Primefac (talk) 00:27, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
This is how it's supposed to work, see the header at the top of the category. The letter it's under is based on its status. – Train2104 (t • c) 00:29, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
(edit conflict)And for those of you who want to know why... The P is for Pending, and they're sorted by timestamp. This is how the various cats know which page is in which day. Primefac (talk) 00:35, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
okay then Primefac, that awnswers my question. The garmine (talk) 13:59, 3 April 2017 (UTC)


Not sure if this is the correct section, but just wanted to give anyone who will see this and can't find the thread where I saw that the BBC was promoting editing Wikipedia but I just discovered that University of Victoria library staff have been encouraged to edit Wikipedia and so there may be an influx of pages created from that. --TheSandDoctor (talk) 18:00, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

EDIT: It is happening today by the looks of it and I posted a link back to here on Wikipedia talk:New pages patrol --TheSandDoctor (talk) 18:05, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

AFC sidebar link[edit]

Hello, everyone:

I made a small script that adds a link to a random AFC submission in the sidebar navigation pane. If you want to add it, it's at User:ProgrammingGeek/afc-sidebar.js.

ProgrammingGeek talktome 17:17, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

@ProgrammingGeek: Thank you so much for posting this! I always have issues finding the 'find a random AFC submission' button (I was actually looking for it when I came across this). Thanks again! Made my day and saved me a lot of time :D --TheSandDoctor (talk) 23:01, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
EDIT: @ProgrammingGeek: do I install it? LOL --TheSandDoctor (talk) 23:16, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

@TheSandDoctor: good point.

Installation Instructions[edit]

  1. Navigate to your common.js page, found here
  1. Click 'Edit source' (or create the page if it doesn't exist) and copy-paste the following line into the bottom:
  1. Reload the page. Script installed!

The WP:AFC shortcut[edit]

It seems strange how it was not protected till now. It was used today by multiple users (1 IP, 2 registered) to try and submit their drafts I believe. Anyways, I have requested indefinite protection and rolled it back to the clean version of the redirect for now. If any admin is seeing this and its not been protected till now, here is the request - Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Wikipedia:AFC
Pinging MarnetteD who had reverted similar edits before.
Yashovardhan (talk) 12:24, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Protection was declined, by the way. Primefac (talk) 15:03, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
@Primefac: Ya, I just saw. I don't understand why though. It's an established shortcut to an established Wiki Project. It should have protection to prevent just anyone fromremoving the redirect. I just don't want new users being referred to afc to see someone's misplaced draft. (Even I use the shortcut sometimes to reach here). Maybe NeilN could explain better. Yashovardhan (talk) 16:05, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Page protection is for pages experiencing large volumes of vandalism. A user occasionally misplacing a draft on a redirect doesn't qualify for either case. Primefac (talk) 16:12, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
@Yashovardhan Dhanania and Primefac: Well, mostly because I'm an idiot who looked at the target instead of the redirect. Fixed. --NeilN talk to me 16:14, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Heh, that would do it. Primefac (talk) 16:17, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── (edit conflict) @NeilN: Uh, nevermind! Got me scratching for sometime. I should have mentioned I am asking for the redirect to be protected! Thanks! Yashovardhan (talk) 16:19, 9 April 2017 (UTC)