[Wikimedia-l] Articles for Creation broken

Andreas Kolbe jayen466 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 10:04:28 UTC 2012

I currently see 370 submissions pending. Does this mean that someone has
processed 700 articles since the beginning of this thread, or am I looking
at the wrong thing?


On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Steven Zhang <cro0016 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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