From what I read in the discussions, the challenges were several folds.
Missing references was one, but often, it was also information being
incorrect as well.
They were not deleted (moved to draft) because of a notability issue,
but really due to quality issues. And since the biographies are living
people... we just can't stay with that risk (over 16 000 articles
From what I understood (not 100% sure of that), they will only be kept
in draft for a while, then the drafts will be deleted.
Le 28/01/2017 à 04:34, rupert THURNER a écrit :
yes, samuel, add more and move back. just compare
* on wp:en:drafts, wrong and unsourced
* on wp:de : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_Kanda
sourced, at least some useful info
same for shaila okai:
* wp:de, properly sourced: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Okai
i agree that the draft move and breaking the link to the german
wikipedia is not really helping the case here. a tag "translate from
german" would have been the better option. maybe we could dump this on
the bot authors to improve?
(including wikimedia-gh as we talk about ghana football players)
On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:22 PM, Samuel Guebo <samuelguebo(a)gmail.com
I took a look a the links and opened randomly several of them
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(a)anthere.org <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
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
It is possible to volunteer to rescue those articles (fix
them, then move them back in the main space).
Join the rescue team here :
Main role required... sourcing... in particular to prove
Please help :)
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