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January

Inactive (Jan)

User:Grand'mere Eugene

I'm newly on the inactive list, but would like to work on AfC again. — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 01:19, 23 January 2024 (UTC) — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 01:19, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 10:00, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Name change (Jan)

User:Encoded

Changed username from Lewcm. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Username_changes/2024-01#Lewcm Lewcm Talk to me! 07:38, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 10:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New (Jan)

User:Ruud Buitelaar

I´ve been active on Wikipedia for more than 3 years now and have worked on WP:NETH and WP:DEORPHAN, acquiring experience with PROD and AfD. I have created articles mainly on the Dutch Wikipedia but also on the english and spanish sites. I am convinced Wikipedia is a very important tool for research and source of information. I would like to do more to maintain Wikipedia and I would like to help others to start writing articles. I made a first (for now) unsuccessful attempt to become a New Page Reviewer and I hope that participating in the AfC process will be my next step to become a better Wikipedian. Ruud Buitelaar (talk) 03:26, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 08:45, 11 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Staraction

I think I meet the criteria, and would like to help review new pages in AfC. I've had experience going through the AfC process, with drafts both denied (for notability) and accepted (notable acceptances include Boris Sirpo and John A. Speziale). Staraction (talk) 01:47, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, fails minimum criteria. Primefac (talk) 08:38, 11 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:I'm tla

I have good AfD participation and vandalism experience. I'd love to start to lighten the load for AfC reviewers. I took a glance at the recent AfC requests, did some cleanup editing on them, but a lot of them have problems that I think will be important to point out for those who submit the drafts. Thank you in advance for your consideration! TLA (talk) 11:53, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, fails minimum criteria. Primefac (talk) 13:09, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the review. So, to clarify, the 500 edit requirement needs to be on mainspace articles?
I think it may be a bit early indeed for this, so I'll continue editing for a bit and re-apply. TLA (talk) 19:55, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Correct, 500 mainspace edits. LittlePuppers (talk) 20:00, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Re-applying, as have 500+ mainspace edits. Per the above, and I'm frankly a little bit disappointed with the amount of questionable / lack of references here (many editors aren't super aware of the obscure paid markings, see this) so a chunk of my editing career so far has been dedicated to that. AfC is definitely a process that would really help with this notability policy. TLA (talk) 05:20, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(Non-administrator comment): I'm tla, of your 1,000 edits, over 800 have been in the last day and a half, including 50 nominations at AfD. I'm just concerned that this is a bit fast - even while making a lot of edits, time is also helpful for gaining experience. Also, out of curiosity, how are you finding so many articles to nominate so quickly?
(NB: there is also an NPR request open at PERM.) LittlePuppers (talk) 05:41, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, thanks for the comment. You're right about it being a bit fast, but I like to say I'm a fast learner and am aware of the notability requirements. I typically go through WP:WikiProject_Unreferenced_articles, look at film festivals (which have a pattern of not having WP:GNG sources), search up deprecated sources. TLA (talk) 05:51, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done, again, because you do not meet the requirements. You did not meet the numerical requirements yesterday, and smashing through 500 article-space gnoming edits (so many of which are wrong or unnecessary I stopped looking) does not demonstrate that you understand the notability guidelines. Nor does voting in 161(!!) AFDs in 24 hours. At this point in time I simply don't trust that you have good intentions. Do not come back for a while. Primefac (talk) 07:34, 15 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:User4edits

Just saw the enormous backlog, therefore, to help. User4edits (talk) 05:24, 16 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Probation, which will be evaluated in 3-6 months. Being on probation only means that you can be removed from the list for any reason without prior discussion. Primefac (talk) 10:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Vrxces

Completed a one-month new page patrol trial that included AFC rights, where I contributed to several AFC decisions and worked with some authors to improve the article to a standard of notability. Authored over 100 articles and developed 6 articles to a GA standard. Historically have been involved in AfD and PROD discussions and decisions in the WP:VG project space. VRXCES (talk) 01:43, 18 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 10:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:A3nm

Hi, after helping new users with creating their first articles, I would like to have the permission to also review other articles created by new users. I'm hoping to help clear the backlog, at least in my area (computer science), to avoid discouraging prospective new users with turnaround times that are too long. --a3nm (talk) 16:50, 18 January 2024 (UTC) a3nm (talk) 16:50, 18 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Probation, which will be evaluated in 3-6 months. Being on probation only means that you can be removed from the list for any reason without prior discussion. Primefac (talk) 10:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:1AmNobody24

I'm requesting to become a participant as I sometimes come across AFC nominations when reviewing possible copyright violations over at CopyPatrol and from new users I see at UAA and reviewing when I'm already on the draft makes only sense. I'd also like to participate in backlog drives. I have read and understood the Reviewing instructions. I have a decent understanding of our notability guidelines. I have experience with CSD (and a little with AFD and PROD). Nobody (talk) 06:48, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 10:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Deltaspace42

I want to review articles for creation. I have experience in AfD, know notability criteria and know which sources can be considered reliable. Deltaspace42 (talkcontribs) 16:55, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 10:40, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Mr vili

I have been registered on Wikipedia since 2018, have participated in a number of AfDs historically. I have created and contributed to a number of articles I consider good quality so I am familiar with how to properly source & reference articles. I am very familiar with notability guidlines, including special ones for people, organisations and etc.
As of today, I have hit 509+ live edits.
I have reviewed new pages and nominated bad ones for speedy deletion in the past. I would like to take a kind approach AfCs to help new users become valuable contributors for articles that have potential but are missing certain qualities needed to be on Wikipedia. Mr vili (talk) 23:53, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mr vili, the requirements for AfC state 500 mainspace edits. LittlePuppers (talk) 03:07, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh my apologies. I guess I've got a long way to go then Mr Vili talk 03:13, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done per the above. Primefac (talk) 10:14, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Nearlyevil665

I was quite an active reviewer during 2021-2022, but I ended up taking an extended hiatus throughout 2023 because it just so happens that life throws things at you and there's little you can do about it. But I'm back now and would like to slowly ease back into my previous capacities here! nearlyevil665 12:18, 26 January 2024 (UTC) nearlyevil665 12:18, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 13:25, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:A.FLOCK

User:A.FLOCK A.FLOCK (talk) 03:37, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done. Primefac (talk) 13:23, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February

Inactive (Feb)

User:GSS

Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well. I've been away for some time and noticed I was marked as inactive. But since I'm back now, I would like to continue reviewing AfC submissions. Thank you. GSS💬 14:02, 10 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done. Primefac (talk) 16:27, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NPR (Feb)

User:IgnatiusofLondon

Hello, editors! My first article, Rimini Fiera (B-class), went through the AfC process. From this experience, I'm keen to review submitted drafts to help reduce the backlog, and also find some new and interesting articles and topic areas. Finally, as my userpage shows, I'm a keen if niche content expander with a track record of writing B-class entries, and I have a small but good record in AfD discussions (stats). Thank you for your consideration! IgnatiusofLondon (talk) 22:54, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New (Feb)

User:PARAKANYAA

I would like to have this user right as it seems a good way to help the encyclopedia. I have 12000+ edits, have been active for about a year, and successfully submitted 5 articles to AfC with no rejections. I believe I have a decent grasp on deletion policy which is evidenced by my contributions in the AfD process. Thanks! PARAKANYAA (talk) 08:40, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Primefac (talk) 14:09, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Professor Penguino

Would like to review Articles for Creation. I am confident that I am familiar enough with Wikipedia policy to do so. Professor Penguino (talk) 10:46, 2 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for now. I am a little concerned that at the moment you appear to have more declined drafts than accepted ones. If this changes please feel free to re-apply, as I believe people who have been through the process will have a good understanding of what is needed in an acceptable draft. Primefac (talk) 14:09, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Memer15151

I believe that reviewing draft articles is an important part of Wikipedia, therefore, I am making this request. I have familiarized myself with a lot of policies and guidelines and have read the criteria and reviewing instructions. UserMemer (chat) Tribs 16:43, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for now. As with Penguino above, you have a large number of declined or deleted pages. Should that change please feel free to reapply. Primefac (talk) 14:09, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:TheChineseGroundnut

I wish to help the community assess impending drafts. I am aware of and have read the pertinent guidelines for this authorization. TheChineseGroundnut (talk) 19:16, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Erm, what? It looks like you accidentally copied and pasted instructions from somewhere... Spicy (talk) 22:49, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Typo, sorry about that, I've corrected it. Please review, thank you. 00:23, 14 February 2024 (UTC) TheChineseGroundnut (talk) 00:23, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
     Probation, which will be evaluated in 3-6 months. Being on probation only means that you can be removed from the list for any reason without prior discussion. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Heatrave

I still believe that I'm new to this but with nearly 700 edits, I believe that I can contribute to reducing the backlog especially in the area of Railways {{WikiProject Trains}}. Thanks Heatrave (talk) 09:09, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done, fails minimum requirements. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have witnessed the growing AFC backlog and I want to help reduce it. I think I have had enough accepted and rejected articles and know my way around Wikipedia guidelines. Heatrave (talk) 17:00, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I declined your previous request (which I have combined with this one) five minutes ago. Primefac (talk) 17:02, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Armenshirazd

Hi, I have been registered on Wikipedia since 2019. As of today, I have 920+ live edits. I believe I meet the criteria, and I'm interested in helping to review new pages in AfC. I am familiar with notability guidelines and referencing. I've had experience going through the AfC process, having had drafts both denied and accepted. For your reference, please see my contribution stats. Armenshirazd (talk) 22:34, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for now; too many declined drafts and no AFD experience. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:RIP B1058

I want to review articles for creation.RIP B1058 (talk) 06:03, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have create quite a no of articles so I hope I can do the same during article reviewing. RIP B1058 (talk) 06:11, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done for now; not a terrible AFC record but zero AFD experience, so it's hard to judge knowledge of notability criteria. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just tell what is AFD @Primefac. RIP B1058 (talk) 03:57, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Shoerack

Hi there, I would like to help out at AfC. I believe I have a decent understanding of our core policies, such as WP:RS, WP:V, WP:N, and WP:CV, to mention a few, as a content creator here. I often review new articles through Special:NewPagesFeed, participate in AfDs, and occasionally help to review recent changes and remove vandalism. Thank you. Shoerack (talk) 16:34, 14 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Probation, which will be evaluated in 3-6 months. Being on probation only means that you can be removed from the list for any reason without prior discussion. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:I'm tla

Since my last request, I've created 17 articles (including 10 BLPs), none if which are deleted, and have maintained strong AfD records and refrained from gnoming, well surpassing the edit criteria. Would be happy to chip away the backlog. TLA (talk) 09:18, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(Non-administrator comment) After reading this, I don’t think you have enough experience. You've been advised to take your time, but it looks like you are still rushing through things. – DreamRimmer (talk) 17:59, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for raising that, but there were a few valid concerns with the user, at least from what I think. Also, I feel like that is more of an issue RE: NPP? TLA (talk) 21:09, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
DreamRimmer, are you interpreting that ANI thread as an issue with TLA's knowledge of the deletion policy? (please do not ping on reply) Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@I'm tla now that the ANI discussion is closed, can you explain why your actions were incorrect along with you moving Civil Service lifeboats (i.e. User talk:I'm tla#The Lifeboat Fund)? Please also verify you have read WP:AFCR. I agree with @DreamRimmer you tend you rush into things without understanding guidelines/the situation so slow down (i.e. read more, ask questions, tread carefully) but I think you are here in AGF. S0091 (talk) 19:02, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
While the ANI article in question was blank, per WP:NPPHOUR, I should have allowed the creator at least an hour to prepare the article. This also applied to Civil Service lifeboats, which I rushed as well. Originally the lede was "The Lifeboat Fund is...." so I thought it would be an uncontroversial page move. So now I know for sure to give time for articles that look fine before any major changes; just helping with categories and some little formatting errors. So while I believe I have strong knowledge of notability requirements, it seems I have some issues with some of the guidelines regarding NPP. This is why I decided to sign up for WP:NPPSCHOOL.
Overall, I'm probably a little too WP:BOLD. But simultaneously, I think tackling these more complicated situations and being non-WP:GNOME gives me a lot more to learn as I plan to edit Wikipedia long-term. I've also begun to spend more time at teahouse asking questions.
AfC, in my opinion, is like NPP-lite as it deals with less things; encyclopedic terms, non-promo, and proper sourcing that supports notability, which is why I believe I was ready to work on it after spending time a month at NPP feed. And yes I have read WP:AFCR. TLA (talk) 20:38, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@I'm tla thanks for the thoughtful response but just to clarify, the article you moved to draft was not blank. It had an infobox. Blank means literally nothing. Please also do not make any changes to a new article while someone is actively editing it, even to add categories as it creates edit conflicts for the creator. Believe me, it's frustrating to be in the middle of creating an article and loosing an edit you spent 15 minutes on because another editor added categories in the interim or some other minor edit, much less moving the page. Primefac, I don't have an issue with the standard probation period though DreamRimmer might understandably disagree. S0091 (talk) 21:22, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The ANI thread isn’t the issue here. They have been advised many times to avoid moving any newly created article to draftspace or nominating them for deletion. However, they continue to draftify articles shortly after creation. I noticed this happening again when I saw that ANI thread. – DreamRimmer (talk) 00:49, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am fine with them becoming an AfC reviewer, but they should definitely respect the edit history. – DreamRimmer (talk) 00:59, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks DreamRimmer and S0091. I'll refrain from doing any major work from pages made before 2 hours or so is up. TLA (talk) 03:54, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually @I'm tla, I am walking back my support given the other perm requests you've made within the same day (Autopatrol and AWB) along with the second NPP Reviewer request made on the 11th. I don't think you are hearing the "slow down" message. You were taken to ANI about you early/improper AfD closures yet in under a month you are back at it. S0091 (talk) 00:12, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@S0091, I appreciate you caring for Wikipedia's goals in concerns about me acting too fast. But I would say that early AfD closures, don't relate in anyway to Autopatrolled, AWB, and AfC reviewing... (you're right about NPP reviewer I act too fast). None of that clouds my judgement of notability, formatting, and encyclopedic guidelines at all. TLAtlak 00:37, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@I'm tla it goes to general competence and the ability to take on board what other experienced editors are telling you. All perms require you have gained the trust of the community which takes time. You've only been editing for about two months, have consistently been told to slow down and that some of things you are doing are out-of-process yet you barrel ahead. Primefac or another admin will make their own assessment and may find my concerns are not compelling/compelling enough. Side note - Primefac usually reviews requests on the weekend so it will likely be a few days before they respond. S0091 (talk) 16:38, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I get it. It comes down to experience, definitely. But I hope it's worthy to consider that at the last ANI, a concern was closing AfDs before 7 days was up, which I haven't repeated since, and not marking "Non-admin closure", which I've marked consistently thanks to the XfD closer gadget. It was also suggested by other editors that I try to do more content creation, rather than just going through NPP feed and voting on AfDs, which I have carried out.
I understand that it may seem like hat collecting, but being an AfC reviewer looks like a great way to demonstrate my understanding of page creation on Wikipedia. I also often see that the backlog gets extremely big and a lot of submissions take weeks, which I can understand would be really annoying for editors waiting on their submissions' results. Same with Autopatrolled, if I remember correctly the backlog was 9K or something which is insane.
When I started article creation, I had a couple declines here and there, but I eventually turned them into acceptances (apart from the Draft:Christopher Slayton article which is ehh debatably notable, so I thought it was a sort of WP:TOOSOON case). Eventually I got comfortable making my articles in the mainspace and it seems I've been relatively successful in that. Anyway, you're right, it comes down to what Primefac assesses. Thanks. TLAtlak 17:08, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:IgelRM

Greetings, I am applying for AFC Helper rights because I would like reduce the amount of pending submissions. I believe to have sufficient experience from my editing time and created articles. IgelRM (talk) 00:03, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Probation, which will be evaluated in 3-6 months. Being on probation only means that you can be removed from the list for any reason without prior discussion. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Broc

I have experience in AfD and a good understanding of Wikipedia policies. I would like to help out new users with the creation of good quality content for the encyclopedia. I have myself created a few pages, including 2 DYK. While waiting to finish NPPSchool, I would like to start getting familiar with the NPP process by helping out at AfC. Broc (talk) 12:28, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Probation, which will be evaluated in 3-6 months. Being on probation only means that you can be removed from the list for any reason without prior discussion. Primefac (talk) 16:56, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:GnocchiFan

I would like to be able to review AfCs, I have had experience bringing articles from draftspace to mainspace before. I have been through the AfC process before and have my eye on a few articles at AfC that I think are mainspace-worthy. -- GnocchiFan (talk) 21:26, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Lettler

I've been active on WP for almost 4 years and think I have learned a lot during my time on the website. I have a good amount of experience in AFD and have worked on several DYK/GAs, and I know about the notability policies. I have put several articles through the AFC process and have had good experiences with the reviewers. I want to pay back by helping review new articles and help new editors like I once was. Lettlerhellocontribs 20:22, 20 February 2024 (UTC) Lettlerhellocontribs 20:22, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Geardona

Hello!

I am looking to help out with the AFC backlog. I am hoping to eventually get to being a patroller, but am hoping to use AFC reviewing as a stepping stone! I have a bit of experience in AFC on the other side of things, having submitted 2 drafts for publishing. I hope that I can prove myself able to assist, in a month or so of a trial period.
Thank you!
Geardona (talk to me?) 14:09, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Shadow311

I want to help lower any backlog I can, also I would like to get more experience with this. Shadow311 (talk) 16:13, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]