[Wikimedia-l] Articles for Creation broken

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Fri Aug 17 11:39:22 UTC 2012

For those who don't know what "Articles for Creation" is: It's a page
in the English Wikipedia. Link:


2012/8/17 Steven Zhang <cro0016 at gmail.com>:
> So, I had a look at articles for creation today, and there was nearly 1,000 pending article submissions. Articles for creation has changed a lot since 2008 - it was of a similar structure to XFD - all submissions for a particular day were on one page, and people could come along and approve or reject based in certain criteria.
> I think that system worked well. True, we have a lot more article creations, but I think it gave more visibility than the current system where everything is subpaged.
> Some may think that the bar at AFC is set too high but this high bar discourages new users, especially when their submissions stay unreviewed for weeks at a time. And since editor retention is something we are trying to focus on, it seems a worthy project since many new users have their first experiences in AFC. The lack of volunteers in wikiprojects like AFC is not a new thing, so it's not that volunteers have reduced. I think we need to consider if AFC is something we still want to have, and if so, how can we improve it?
> Steve Zhang
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