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Drafts are administration pages in the Draft namespace where new articles may be created and developed. They help new articles to develop and receive feedback before being moved to Wikipedia's mainspace. If you are logged in, creating a Draft version first is optional. Editors may instead choose to create draft pages in their userspace, or new articles directly in mainspace.

How drafts work

Finding drafts

Drafts are not indexed by most search engines including Google,[note 1] meaning most readers will not find them. Anyone may search and view drafts on Wikipedia directly using Wikipedia's built-in search engine: simply choose "Advanced", then tick "Draft" or "Draft talk" on the list of options (i.e. in this manner). The list of all Draft pages is at Special:AllPages or newly created drafts, visit a random draft, or use the tables below.

Interesting Drafts (ORES)

Top 25 "OK" Drafts

Article Prediction Predicted Class Copyvio% OK% Spam%
Draft:Atreya_(surname) OK Stub 0% 98.9% 0.6%
Draft:List_of_Kshetri_clans OK Stub 0% 98.8% 0.6%
Draft:Ayik_Umar_Said OK Start 0% 98.7% 0.7%
Draft:Francis_Stebbins_Allen OK Start 1% 98.4% 1.1%
Draft:Tripp_Cossey OK Start 0% 98.3% 0.9%
Draft:Ashish_Dixit OK Start 1% 98.3% 0.8%
Draft:Arun_Mandola OK Stub 0% 98.3% 0.9%
Draft:Saman_Arastoo OK Start 0.99% 98.3% 1.1%
Draft:Rupandehi_Challengers OK Start 5.66% 98.3% 0.7%
Draft:Adeolu_Akande OK Start 0.99% 98.2% 1%
Draft:AfC_WMF_Testing_01 OK Stub 0% 98.2% 1.1%
Draft:Hugo_Pais OK Start 0% 98.1% 0.9%
Draft:Daniel_Chamarro OK Stub 3.8% 98.1% 1.2%
Draft:Hotir_(Bible_Figure) OK Stub 0% 98.1% 1.2%
Draft:Jamba_Lakidi_Pamba_(2018_film) OK Start 5.66% 98.1% 1.2%
Draft:Jones_of_Faerdref_Uchaf OK Start 1% 98.1% 0.9%
Draft:Chima_Dozie OK Start 2% 98.1% 1.1%
Draft:Richards/Crane OK Stub 2.5% 98% 1.3%
Draft:George_Oscar_Cress OK Start 0.99% 98% 1%
Draft:Carlton_Ubaezuonu OK Start 6.54% 98% 1.2%
Draft:Vias_(rail_company) OK Start 1.96% 98% 1.2%
Draft:Donald_Jacobs OK Stub 6.54% 98% 1.4%
Draft:Cameron_Rayner OK Stub 2% 98% 1.2%
Draft:Note_to_Self_(book) OK Start 30.1% 98% 1.2%
Draft:LOAC_Essentials OK Start 3.85% 97.9% 1.3%

Bottom 25 "OK" Drafts

Article Prediction Predicted Class Copyvio% OK% Spam%
Draft:Elnaaz_Norouzi [1]% 0% 0%
Draft:Mike_Scribz_Riley [2]% 0% 0%
Draft:Snaptrip [3]% 0% 0%
Draft:Bev_Holding [4]% 0% 0%
Draft:Martin_Newell [5]% 0% 0%
Draft:Sheprd [6]% 0% 0%
Draft:Monin [7]% 0% 0%
Draft:Ocular_Neuropathic_Pain [8]% 0% 0%
Draft:Testia,_an_Airbus_company [9]% 0% 0%
Draft:OPUS:_Rocket_of_Whispers [10]% 0% 0%
Draft:Alexis_Wichowski [11]% 0% 0%
Draft:Nvision_Global [12]% 0% 0%
Draft:Kyle_Brown [13]% 0% 0%
Draft:Shaft_(film_series) [14]% 0% 0%
Draft:Vasudeva_Varma [15]% 0% 0%
Draft:Chinese_Protests_of_1989_by_Region [16]% 0% 0%
Draft:Boris_Gorbunov [17]% 0% 0%
Draft:Durante_(Musician) [18]% 0% 0%
Draft:Classical_Reflection [19]% 0% 0%
Draft:Daniel_Liam_Glyn [20]% 0% 0%
Draft:Tring-Albania [21]% 0% 0%
Draft:Donald_Pliner [22]% 0% 0%
Draft:Bellville’s_Historical_Clay_and_Stone_Quarry_and_the_Adjacent_Jail [23]% 0% 0%
Draft:Holmes_Rolston [24]% 0% 0%
Draft:Peter_Kwasniewski [25]% 0% 0%

Top 25 "Spam" Drafts

Article Prediction Predicted Class Copyvio% OK% Spam%
Draft:SKyPRO_AG spam B 13.79% 4.4% 94.2%
Draft:Sab_Jholmaal_Hai spam Start 0% 9.1% 88.4%
Draft:Sid_Mohasseb spam Start 7.4% 14.5% 84.2%
Draft:Paolo_Abate spam Start 4.76% 14.5% 83.8%
Draft:School_of_Business,_Public_Policy_and_Social_Entrepreneurship spam Start 17.4% 16% 82.9%
Draft:Lucy_in_the_Sky_(book) spam Start 2% 17% 79.8%
Draft:Centre_for_Industry_Education_Collaboration spam C 17.4% 18.2% 79%
Draft:Abdul_Hakeem_Faizy spam C 39.8% 21.5% 76.8%
Draft:Education_Beyond_Borders spam C 2.91% 20.4% 76.7%
Draft:Android_Enterprise spam Start 4.8% 23.6% 75.1%
Draft:Salome_Nduta spam Start 4.8% 24% 74.3%
Draft:Holding_Back_-_Short_Film spam Start 29.6% 24% 74.2%
Draft:Tamisium_Extractor_-_Closed_Passive_PLRV_Formulation_Extractors spam Start 2.9% 21.6% 73.9%
Draft:Singularity_(software) spam C 21.26% 23.5% 73.1%
Draft:Rym_Hakiki spam Stub 0% 20.6% 71.7%
Draft:Czech_and_Slovak_Testing_Board_(CaSTB) spam Stub 6.5% 26.4% 71.6%
Draft:Inanimate_Alice:_Perpetual_Nomads spam C 26.5% 26.7% 71.2%
Draft:The_Basement_(2018_Film) spam Start 38.65% 27.5% 71%
Draft:Juan_Devis spam C 39.4% 27% 70.6%
Draft:Shah_Mohammed_Mazheruddin_Farooqui spam Start 0% 27.9% 70.3%
Draft:International_Journal_of_Management,_Economics_and_Social_Sciences spam Start 26.5% 28.8% 69.1%
Draft:Daniela_Luzi_Tudor spam Start 2.9% 29.3% 69%
Draft:MobyMax spam Start 35.9% 29.9% 68.7%
Draft:112.international spam Start 27.5% 30% 68.3%
Draft:International_Film_Festival_Cinema_Jove_of_Valencia spam Start 0% 30.4% 68.1%

FA/GA Projected

Article Prediction Predicted Class Copyvio% OK% Spam%
Draft:Sylvan_Debating_Club OK GA 2% 96.5% 1.9%
Draft:Stellenberg,_Bellville OK GA 0.99% 93.9% 4.8%
Draft:Italian_idealism OK GA 6.5% 93.5% 3.5%
Draft:Fuad_Sami_Haddad OK GA 18.7% 93.4% 3.9%
Draft:Two-tree_broadcast OK GA 0% 93.3% 1%
Draft:Hittman_(Band) OK GA 0.99% 93.1% 4.2%
Draft:Rudolph_M._Hunter OK GA 9.09% 92.5% 4.4%
Draft:Yungen_(Rapper) OK GA 6.54% 91.1% 5.9%
Draft:Haryana_Khadi_and_Village_Industries_Board OK GA 13.79% 90.2% 7%
Draft:Malleus_Rock_Art_Lab OK GA 40.1% 89.2% 8.4%
Draft:Online.net OK GA 1% 89% 8.3%
Draft:D_Roopa OK GA 60.3% 81.8% 14.9%
Draft:Derek_Williams_(musician) OK FA 21.26% 46.8% 32.6%

Top 50 possible Copyright Violations

Article Prediction Predicted Class Copyvio% OK% Spam%
Draft:Umar_Rajput vandalism Start 99.99% 26.3% 17.8%
Draft:Crime_Writers_On OK B 91.86% 83.6% 8.4%
Draft:Janusz_Bałdyga OK C 88.62% 61.9% 35.6%
Draft:Hearty_Mart OK C 79.83% 82.9% 14.1%
Draft:Experimental_Theatre_Wing OK C 79.58% 52.9% 44%
Draft:Heidi_Hutner OK C 78.87% 69.9% 27.3%
Draft:Maurice_Barnett OK Stub 76.02% 65% 31.6%
Draft:Richard_C._DiPrima_prize OK Stub 75.83% 85.5% 12.6%
Draft:Bird_Friendly_Certification OK C 75.7% 83.1% 15.7%
Draft:Dark_Night_(2018_film) OK Start 75.38% 97.3% 1.8%
Draft:Shaskvir spam C 72.73% 41.8% 54.4%
Draft:Dennis+Wixon OK Start 71.8% 78.8% 19.9%
Draft:William_Walker OK C 71.6% 80% 9%
Draft:Alicia_Herrero OK Start 70.93% 56.4% 40.7%
Draft:Hollywood.Con OK Start 70.82% 57.9% 38.6%
Draft:Youth_Mobility_Index OK C 70.6% 92% 5.1%
Draft:Chase_Hodges_Tennis OK C 70.5% 90.3% 8%
Draft:Donald_A._Yates OK Start 67.5% 74.7% 22.2%
Draft:Sherlock_in_Shanghai OK C 67% 90.9% 7.3%
Draft:John_Dudley_(Archery) OK Start 66.8% 95.4% 3.2%
Draft:Laurence_Scott_Zimmerman OK Start 66.4% 59.8% 38%
Draft:Victor_D'Amico OK C 66.4% 77.8% 15%
Draft:John_Sturge_Stephens OK C 66.2% 80.3% 13.3%
Draft:Murder_Among_Friends_(2016_TV_series) OK Start 65.6% 97.2% 1.1%
Draft:Nancy_McCampbell_Grace OK C 65.44% 82.3% 14.8%
Draft:Thomas_Hutzschenreuter OK C 65.4% 80.8% 17.2%
Draft:Aman_Gandotra OK Start 65.12% 72.9% 24.1%
Draft:Columbia_County_Public_Library OK C 64.79% 73.7% 23.5%
Draft:Susan_Stinsmuehlen-Amend spam Start 64.1% 46.9% 51.1%
Draft:Targeted_Bayesian_Network_Learning_(TBNL) OK C 64.1% 77% 19.9%
Draft:Commercial_Augmented_Reality OK B 63.9% 71% 24.6%
Draft:Layerscape_Architecture OK C 63.59% 79.1% 18.4%
Draft:TJ_Swan OK C 62.69% 88.7% 7.6%
Draft:Cory_Wade_Hindorff OK C 62.3% 88.7% 7%
Draft:Mitchell_D._Silber OK C 61.93% 48.7% 45.8%
Draft:Jeff_Duncan-Andrade spam Start 61.93% 43.4% 54.9%
Draft:Suneel_Grover spam C 61.34% 45.5% 52.1%
Draft:Janiva_Ellis OK Start 61.1% 72.9% 24%
Draft:Michiel_Wielema OK Start 61.1% 96.1% 2.7%
Draft:Hop_Along_-_Bark_Your_Head_Off,_Dog! OK Start 60.7% 85.8% 11.6%
Draft:David_Bowie_Is OK C 60.7% 95.2% 3.2%
Draft:Francille_Rusan_Coden OK C 60.53% 92.2% 4.8%
Draft:D_Roopa OK GA 60.3% 81.8% 14.9%
Draft:Finnish_Biochar_Association spam Start 59.8% 32.7% 65.5%
Draft:Raising_Bertie OK Start 59.7% 81.8% 15.6%
Draft:Socialist_Consultative_Democracy spam Start 59.68% 40% 58.6%
Draft:Dr._Shantanu_Jaradi OK C 59% 72% 25.1%
Draft:William_Farr_(artist) OK Stub 59% 72.2% 26%
Draft:Gladys_Kalichini OK Stub 59% 89.2% 9.6%
Draft:Blue_Dogs_(band) OK C 58.8% 66.7% 28.1%

Creating and editing drafts

Anyone, including users who are not logged in, may create and edit drafts. Drafts in the namespace have "Draft:" before their normal title, and also have an associated draft talk page. Users who have VisualEditor enabled will be able to use VisualEditor just like on articles. WP:Autoconfirmed rights are required for moving drafts to article mainspace page but you may request a page move at Wikipedia:Requested moves. If there is a technical barrier to the move like the target is create protected, seek an Admin's assistance.

Create a new draft

Draftification of pages from Article Space

[discuss]

For the draftifying gadgets see:


New Page Reviewers may draftify unreviewed pages as part of new page review.

A reviewer unilaterally draftifying is appropriate if all of the following are true:

(1) The topic has some potential merit
(2) Is not good enough
(3) And there is no evidence of active improvement

Expanding on the above:

Has some merit

(1a) eg. The topic is plausibly notable (if not, it should be deleted, CSD#A7 or AfD; do not draftify junk)

Not good enough

(2a) The page is obviously unready for mainspace. It does not meet WP:STUB; or it would have very little chance of survival at WP:AFD; or it meets any speedy deletion criterion.
(2b) The topic does not look so important, is possibly not worth the effort of fixing, and no great loss if deleted due to expiring in draftspace.
(2c) The topic is not a new topic likely to be of interest to multiple people (e.g. Current affairs).
(2d) The page is a recent creation, by an inexperienced editor. (old pages, and pages by experienced editors deserve an AfD discussion)

And no evidence of active support

(3a) There is no evidence of a user actively working on it.
(3a) There is no assertion that the page belongs in mainspace, such as a clear statement to that effect in the edit history, or on the talk page, or a revert of a previous draftification.

Qualifications and responsibilities of the draftifier. To unilaterally draftify, you should:

(4a) have the New Page Reviewer reviewer right (includes all admins)
(4b) Notify the author (eg as facilitated by the script User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js)
(4c) Be accountable for your draftification decisions per the standard described at Wikipedia:Administrators#Accountability
  • An author of a page has a right to object to draftification, and to have the matter discussed at WP:AfD. If an author raises an objection, move the page back to mainspace and list at AfD.


Advice for the authors of draftified pages:

Authors of draftified pages should try to understand and respond to the reason for draftification, and then use the WP:AfC submission process to have the page moved back to mainspace. The author is encouraged to ask the draftifier questions, or to use the template.
  • A recommended tool for incubating articles is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft. Especially for users with the page mover user-right, which allows moving without leaving a redirect. For those without the page mover user-right, it is important to tag the redirect for deletion with CSD R2 after moving the article to draft.

Preparing drafts

  • (Optionally) add the template at the top of the draft (not the talk page), along with the template's parameters |name and |subject=. A list of appropriate subject fields can be found here.
  • Disable any categories by inserting a colon before the word "Category". Example: change [[Category:Living people]] to [[:Category:Living people]]
  • Non-free content cannot be included in draft articles per Wikipedia's policy on where non-free media is allowed. Any desired non-free content should be added to the article once it has been moved to the mainspace.

Publishing a draft

Publishing a draft requires an editor to use the page move function to move it in the Main (article) namespace. This means that anonymous editors, or registered editors not autoconfirmed, will need to request publication by inserting into their drafts the relevant template for requesting a page move. Editors may also optionally submit drafts for review via the articles for creation process.

An article created in draftspace does not belong to the editor who created it, and any other user may edit, publish, redirect, merge or seek deletion of any draft.[note 2]