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Pending changes backlog
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Level 4
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Low backlog

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5 pages according to DatBot 12:15, 16 April 2024 (UTC)

AfC Backlog

Level 9
Level 9

2-month backlog at AFC.
There are currently 2,400 pending submissions.
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My main focus on Wikipedia is revising articles that are not written from a neutral point of view, assisting with clearing the backlog of articles written in an un-encyclopedic manner and articles that do not have an encyclopedic tone, specifically in the African context, as well as doing all sorts of copyediting, revising, sourcing, etc.

As a member of Wikiproject Short descriptions, I have also been focusing on adding short descriptions to articles.

Out of 6,456,603 articles, 5,395,630 have a short description and 1,060,973 do not have a short description. [1]

There are currently a total of 6,456,603 articles, of which;


>Low pending changes backlog: 5 pages according to DatBot as of 12:15, 16 April 2024 (UTC)

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Kind regards from other editors
The Original Barnstar
For enriching Wikipedia by creating well-written and well-researched articles on neglected sections of English Wikipedia. Keep the good work! FuzzyMagma (talk) 13:04, 25 September 2023 (UTC)
The Nigeria Barnster of National Merit
For your constructive edits towards Nigeria related article particularly, the Bini people. Thank you for bridging this gap. Reading Beans (talk) 02:02, 26 September 2023 (UTC)
The Editor's Barnstar
As an enjoyer of viewing new Good Articles, I appreciate your work on getting Benin Moat and Edo literature to the prestigious status. Definitely interesting topics to read about, and I wanted to show my admiration. Cheers! Johnson 524 01:28, 6 November 2023 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
You did an excellent job with the AfC drive, and I'm impressed by how quickly you learned from the few mistakes I noticed on your talk page messages. Keep up the great work! – DreamRimmer (talk) 03:11, 10 November 2023 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
You've only been here for 3 or so months, but you've beat me in terms of edit count and number of articles created (especially kudos for working on African subjects that are often poorly covered on Wikipedia due to systemic bias). Also, I appreciate your work on reducing that NPP/AfC backlog as well. :) #prodraxis connect 04:40, 20 November 2023 (UTC)
The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Vanderwaalforces for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE November 2023 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 09:01, 7 December 2023 (UTC)
Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Vanderwaalforces for copyediting 1 long article during the GOCE November 2023 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 09:01, 7 December 2023 (UTC)
Silver Wiki Award
Thank you for your participation in the Articles for Creation's November 2023 Backlog Drive! You made a total of 1509 reviews, for a total of 1796 points, earning the second place in the backlog drive. – robertsky (talk) 06:41, 25 December 2023 (UTC)
The Articles for Creation Barnstar
Dropping in to hand out a belated extra barnstar for the incredible amount of work you put into the AfC backlog drive. Thanks for doing literally hundreds of reviews so the rest of us didn't have to. asilvering (talk) 00:12, 3 January 2024 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
I see your Obas of Benin series, and I see your use of the Benin Bronzes. This is work that is both morally important and qualitatively excellent. Bravo you. jengod (talk) 03:06, 15 February 2024 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Congratulations on being among the top three most active pending changes reviewers during the last 30 days. Fantastic job! – DreamRimmer (talk) 06:13, 25 March 2024 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
My dear Friend Vanderwaalforces, Hello, I happy to see you are helping to clearing WP:NPP backlog time to time, so, I give you to this barnaster.I hope you all clearing WP:NPP backlog time to time at regular basis.😊 ~~ αvírαm|(tαlk) 17:41, 28 March 2024 (UTC)
DYKs

On 29 October 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Benin Moat, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Benin Moat was built by the Edo people over several centuries, starting from around AD 800 and continuing until 1460? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Benin Moat. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Benin Moat), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Z1720 (talk) 00:02, 29 October 2023 (UTC)

On 10 January 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Edo literature, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Edo literature was influenced by British colonialism in the late 19th century, which introduced the Roman script and Christianity to the Edo people? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Edo literature. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Edo literature), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

WaggersTALK 00:02, 10 January 2024 (UTC)

On 30 January 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Benin Altar Tusk, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Nigeria seeks the return of the Benin Altar Tusks, ivory artefacts taken by the British in 1897 and dispersed in Europe? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Benin Altar Tusk. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Benin Altar Tusk), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Ganesha811 (talk) 00:02, 30 January 2024 (UTC)

On 15 April 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Muslim–Muslim ticket, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Nigeria's Muslim–Muslim ticket challenges the norm of religious balance in politics? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Muslim–Muslim ticket. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Muslim–Muslim ticket), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PMC(talk) 00:02, 15 April 2024 (UTC)
Hook update
Your hook reached 8,360 views (696.7 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of April 2024 – nice work!
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