Wikipedia:New pages patrol/School

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The New Page Review training program is designed to help new and/or inexperienced users who wish to assist with maintenance tasks to understand the basic principles of reviewing new pages on Wikipedia, and to provide one-on-one help in the use of the New Pages Feed and its curation toolbar.

Experienced Wikipedians (or trainers in this instance) can "adopt" newer users, mentoring them along the way as they learn how to review new pages. It is hoped that this program will be able to inform new users about the ins and outs of deletion and notability and steer them away from making errors in the use of the tools and tags.If you are looking to contribute to Wikipedia but do not intend to remain active on New Page Review, then this program is probably not for you.

Users who are less experienced – but who would still like to help maintain the quality of the encyclopedia might like to consider Patrolling Vandalism instead – an essential function that requires less knowledge of Notability Guidelines and Deletion. For training on Counter vandalism, see WP:CVUA.

View the list of trainers below

  1. Check that you have already made sufficient mainspace edits (generally around 400) and that you have addressed any previous advice or warnings about your general editing.
  2. Read WP:NPP first, and then all the pages in the section Further reading below.
  3. Go through the Curation Tool tutorial and its video.
  4. Find a user who is in your time zone and leave a message on their talk page to request training. If you don't receive a reply within 48 hours, please choose another trainer.



Learning about reviewing new pages is easy and fun. If you'd like an experienced user to show you how, simply choose an active trainer from the list who is in your time zone and leave a message on their talk page.

Your chosen trainer should share your interests so that they can comfortably assist you while you learn under their tutelage. For more information on what you will be expected to learn, first visit the pages at WP:NPP and WP:DELETION.


If you are an experienced user and have time to devote to being a trainer, visit the Trainers' resources section where you will find the minimum requirement for trainers, recommended practice, and teaching suggestions and examples. You may then wish to add yourself to the list of active trainers taking note of the page source comments.

You will be interested to know that occasionally some candidates for training may be university professors taking part in the Wikipedia Education Program


If you're new and/or inexperienced, before embarking on a New Page Review training programme, you should be able to demonstrate that you have already mastered the basic principles of editing the encyclopedia and contributed at least 1,000 edits to MAINSPACE.

When you have shown through training that you have mastered the principles of New Page Review and can apply them with accuracy, and are able to communicate correctly and effectively with new users of all kinds you will be contributing to what is one of the most important maintenance tasks on Wikipedia, while understanding that speed alone is not essential – the target is accuracy. When you have achieved these goals, you can display the User New Page Patrol userbox on your user page.

Knowledge and Understanding of Concepts

Able to correctly define and describe:

  • Cannot describe these concepts at a comprehensible level.
  • Unable to differentiate the difference between appropriate and inappropriate articles.
  • Does not understand the key purpose of new page patrolling.
  • Can concisely and elaborately describe each of these concepts.
  • Can describe the proper use of maintenance tags and templates related to new page patrol.
  • Can handle repeated, disruptive page creation properly.
Critical Thinking

Able to review historical reversion, PROD, BLPPROD, CSD and identify whether such actions were correctly applied.

Correctly assessed fewer than 85% of the examples provided by their instructor.Correctly assessed at least 85% of the examples provided by their instructor.

Able to effectively communicate with other editors regarding proposed and speedy deletions.

Communicates inconsistently with editors via talk page comments or in response to editors who question or challenge their contested deletions.Communicates in a polite and professional manner and avoids biting other editors and harsh comments.

Effectively applies the concepts and tools of page reviewing in a productive and proficient manner.

  • Cannot consistently tag new pages correctly.
  • Fails to inform and educate article creators, even when asked to elaborate.
  • Has patrolled fewer than 50 new pages in the two weeks prior to graduation – or – has tagged more than 10 pages with a high degree of inaccuracy.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing reviews, either manually or with a tool (Twinkle, New Pages Feed etc.).
  • Consistently leaves the correct messages where appropriate on article creators' talk pages explaining the reason for tagging, and is able to further explain the reasoning for tagging if prompted.
  • Has accurately patrolled at least 50 new pages in the two weeks prior to graduation.
List of available trainers

Available Trainers

Trainer Current students Student slots available Graduates trained Time zone Comments
Insertcleverphrasehere (talk · contribs) 1+ NZST (UTC+12:00) Feel free to drop a message on my talk page and I'll get back to you.
Iazyges (talk · contribs) CASSIOPEIA (talk · contribs) 0 CST (UTC-06:00) Please email me, or ask on my talk page.
Barkeep49 (talk · contribs) 1 Feel free to ask on my talk page or to email me]].
Trainers' resources (for trainers only)
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