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This backlog page lists tasks that should be done to improve Wikipedia (assuming the cleanup templates were placed correctly). Helping reduce backlogs is an important issue, so please feel free to help out and/or develop this page (or ways to quantify these things) further. Wikipedia talk:Backlog is the discussion page for this page, and the technical Village Pump page is where technical issues are discussed.


See Category:Wikipedia backlog for more categories, and Wikipedia:Task Center for brief guides.

Click any linked number for that category's articles prioritized by their number of incoming links.

Oldest backlogs by issue

  1. Category:Accuracy disputes (March 2008—47)
  2. Category:Article sections to be split (December 2017—0)
  3. Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements (January 2006—3)
  4. Category:Articles lacking in-text citations (July 2006—8)
  5. Category:Articles lacking page references (July 2008—1)
  6. Category:Articles lacking reliable references (July 2006—12)
  7. Category:Articles lacking sources (November 2006—1,137)
  8. Category:Articles needing additional references (June 2006—76)
  9. Category:Articles needing cleanup (December 2007—21)
  10. Category:Articles needing sections (December 2013—2)
  11. Category:Articles slanted towards recent events (October 2008—2)
  12. Category:Articles sourced by IMDb (July 2007—7)
  13. Category:Articles sourced only by IMDb (June 2007—2)
  14. Category:Articles that may be too long (May 2008—3)
  15. Category:Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction (September 2007—2)
  16. Category:Articles to be expanded (January 2007—67)
  17. Category:Articles to be merged (August 2015—8)
  18. Category:Articles to be split (September 2013—3)
  19. Category:Articles with a promotional tone (August 2008—7)
  20. Category:Articles with bare URLs for citations (November 2017—0)
  21. Category:Articles with broken or outdated citations (June 2011—1)
  22. Category:Articles with dead external links (June 2008—20)
  23. Category:Articles with disputed statements (March 2008—11)
  24. Category:Articles with minor POV problems (February 2010—2)
  25. Category:Articles with peacock terms (August 2008—4)
  26. Category:Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose (January 2008—5)
  27. Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases (January 2008—3)
  28. Category:Articles with too few wikilinks (October 2012—226)
  29. Category:Articles with topics of unclear notability (October 2008—154)
  30. Category:Articles with trivia sections (June 2016—3)
  31. Category:Articles with unsourced statements (February 2007—4,754)
  32. Category:Articles with weasel words (October 2007—1)
  33. Category:BLP articles lacking sources (October 2006—3)
  34. Category:Dead-end pages (December 2017—0)
  35. Category:NPOV disputes (January 2011—2)
  36. Category:Orphaned articles (February 2009—11,169)
  37. Category:Recently revised (December 2017—0)
  38. Category:Self-contradictory articles (November 2013—2)
  39. Category:Unreferenced BLPs (February 2015—13)
  40. Category:Unreviewed new articles created via the Article Wizard (May 2016—18)
  41. Category:Unreviewed new articles (May 2016—3)
  42. Category:User-created public domain files (December 2005—381)
  43. Category:Userspace drafts created via the Article Wizard (November 2009—664)
  44. Category:Userspace drafts (September 2004—1)
  45. Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating (January 2008—17)
  46. Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification (December 2006—15)
  47. Category:Wikipedia articles needing context (October 2008—1)
  48. Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit (April 2017—78)
  49. Category:Wikipedia articles needing factual verification (June 2007—1)
  50. Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations (October 2007—1)
  51. Category:Wikipedia articles needing rewrite (January 2008—3)
  52. Category:Wikipedia articles needing style editing (August 2007—8)
  53. Category:Wikipedia articles that are too technical (August 2008—2)
  54. Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention (April 2008—7)
  55. Category:Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest (July 2007—1)
  56. Category:Wikipedia external links cleanup (June 2011—2)
  57. Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup (October 2008—14)
  58. Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup (August 2010—14)
See also
  1. Wikipedia:Articles requested for more than a year


At present there does not appear to be any project-wide collation of backlog statistics. A discussion may be required to determine if this is wanted or needed.


See also