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Only registered users are allowed to create articles on Wikipedia, but we know that an unregistered user still might like to create an article. Articles for creation, which we call AfC, is one way to do that. AfC works as a peer review process in which registered editors can either help create an article submitted by an anonymous editor or decline the article because it is unsuitable for Wikipedia.

An article may be unsuitable for Wikipedia for a number of reasons. AfC submissions can be declined based on having no content whatsoever, consisting of vandalism or personal attacks, consisting of copyrighted material, failing to provide sufficient context, not asserting notability, and most often for not being properly sourced. Articles that already exist, sometimes under another name, are also declined.

A lot of articles are posted at AfC and a dedicated team of editors is needed to review the requests. AfC was once Wikipedia's oldest backlogged project, with incomplete archive pages over two years old. Through the work of this WikiProject, this backlog was eliminated on 21 February 2008 during a project-wide drive. Continuing efforts ensure that the backlog does not return.