Wikipedia:New pages patrol
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The Page Curation process is for identifying articles which do not meet
A tool developed by a user enables reviewers to move to the Draft namespace any new articles that, while not being suitable for immediate publication, might be accepted if the creator has more time for development. The tool,
Reviewers are encouraged to make frequent use of the existing message to creator tool. It is essential that new creators be encouraged to continue with their acceptable new articles.
New Page Review is essentially the first (and only) firewall against totally unwanted content and the place to broadly accept articles that may not be perfect but do not need to be deleted. Reviewers are not obligated to mentor new users or complete their articles, but may wish to direct new users to the
Do not be
Care should be exercised when reviewing very new pages. Tagging anything other than attack pages, copyvios, vandalism or complete nonsense only a few minutes after creation may stop the creation of a good faith article and drive away a new contributor.
Before nominating a page for speedy deletion, consider whether it could be improved, reduced to a stub, merged or redirected elsewhere, reverted to a better previous revision, or handled in some other way. A page is eligible for speedy deletion only if all of its revisions are also eligible. Users nominating a page for speedy deletion should specify which criterion/criteria the page meets, and should notify the page creator and any major contributors.
If a reviewer thinks a page should be deleted, but it is not a candidate for speedy deletion,
If the page is not a candidate for deletion but has other problems, add appropriate tags and use the message feature of the
User names and vandalism
In serious cases, the creator of a new page may need to be blocked to prevent further disruption or damage to Wikipedia's reputation. Familiarise yourself with the
Page reviewers are in a good position to detect policy breaches such as
Your patrol log and Watchlist
A New Page Reviewer is the second set of eyes. Remember that page tagging can still be carried out by any user. Although they don't have access to the features of New Pages Feed, even IP users can tag pages. Tagged pages remain listed in the feed until patrolled by a reviewer, enabling New Page Reviewers to identify and isolate poor patrolling. Use the 'Unreview' feature for good faith errors and see the templates that can be used to encourage users to do less demanding maintenance tasks until they have more experience. Generally, Template 'Stop #1' is friendly enough and the effort is to be supportive rather than assertive. In persistent cases however, it will be necessary to escalate through the warning levels. At Level 4, a block is usually appropriate at the very next tagging. Preferably notify an admin. Only post a case at