Hello @Florence,

I took a look a the links and opened randomly several of them among which:
In my humble opinion, I do not see any substantive reason to delete them. Of course they are merely stubs, but stubs with a least one reference. What do you suggest? Adding additional references and moving them back to the main space?

I am afraid the bot will do the same bulk deletion.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 5:17 PM, Florence Devouard <anthere@anthere.org> wrote:
Hello there

So....I just checked the recent activity on the Wiki Loves Women assessment board.

And my attention was raised by a serious list of red links (which used to be blue... right ?)


It appears that all those articles were bot-moved from article status to "draft" status. They were all created by User:Sander.v.Ginkel (for a grand total of 16,104 articles) due to various quality issues.
All articles created were moved to draft space, where they can rescued one by one (being fixed first).

Upon quick checking... roughly 300 african women articles were concerned by the purge. It appears that many of them are about footballers (I opened 10 articles and the 10 were of that sort), a lot being Ghanean

Quick sampling

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Belinda_Kanda (Ghanean football player)
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Maureen_Eke (Nigerian football player)
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Aminatu_Ibrahim (Ghanean football player)

It is possible to volunteer to rescue those articles (fix them, then move them back in the main space).

Join the rescue team here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Aymatth2/SvG_clean-up/Guidelines

Main role required... sourcing... in particular to prove notability.

Please help :)


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