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Help the "deletionists' victims"
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problemMany new but promising editors encounter that one of their articles gets marked for deletion.
solutionAs an experienced user, help new users actively following a few steps.
creatorSpinster
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created on10 September, 2014


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What problem does this solve?[edit]

Many new but promising editors encounter that one of their articles gets marked for deletion. This often happens because they are not yet acquainted with some «rules», like NPOV, citing sources and more.

What is the solution?[edit]

If you are an experienced editor, help new editors actively by:

  1. Putting AFD on your watchlist and check it as often as you can.
  2. Identify the promising articles and get in touch with their (newbie) authors.
  3. Jump in, do what you can to improve the articles they wrote and coach the newbies!

General considerations[edit]

When to use[edit]

When you spot a new editor that is talented and needs help.

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Other Learning Patterns from Wikimania 2014[edit]

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