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 issueEdit

  1. Category:Accuracy disputes (March 2008—32)
  2. Category:Article sections to be split (July 2021—1)
  3. Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements (January 2006—11)
  4. Category:Articles lacking in-text citations (December 2006—56)
  5. Category:Articles lacking page references (July 2008—1)
  6. Category:Articles lacking reliable references (November 2006—8)
  7. Category:Articles lacking sources (December 2006—354)
  8. Category:Articles needing additional references (June 2006—30)
  9. Category:Articles needing cleanup (November 2009—67)
  10. Category:Articles needing sections (March 2021—1)
  11. Category:Articles slanted towards recent events (March 2009—2)
  12. Category:Articles sourced by IMDb (December 2007—13)
  13. Category:Articles sourced only by IMDb (June 2010—1)
  14. Category:Articles that may be too long (May 2008—2)
  15. Category:Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction (October 2007—1)
  16. Category:Articles to be expanded (January 2007—18)
  17. Category:Articles to be merged (July 2020—2)
  18. Category:Articles to be split (November 2015—1)
  19. Category:Articles with a promotional tone (January 2009—1)
  20. Category:Articles with bare URLs for citations (May 2021—8,945)
  21. Category:Articles with broken or outdated citations (November 2018—2)
  22. Category:Articles with dead external links (November 2008—1)
  23. Category:Articles with disputed statements (March 2008—8)
  24. Category:Articles with minor POV problems (February 2010—1)
  25. Category:Articles with peacock terms (October 2009—16)
  26. Category:Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose (November 2009—3)
  27. Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases (September 2009—17)
  28. Category:Articles with too few wikilinks (July 2013—1)
  29. Category:Articles with topics of unclear notability (October 2009—2)
  30. Category:Articles with trivia sections (October 2016—3)
  31. Category:Articles with unsourced statements (February 2007—2,113)
  32. Category:Articles with weasel words (December 2007—3)
  33. Category:BLP articles lacking sources (January 2007—54)
  34. Category:Dead-end pages (September 2021—0)
  35. Category:NPOV disputes (January 2012—2)
  36. Category:Orphaned articles (December 2010—14)
  37. Category:Recently revised (September 2021—0)
  38. Category:Self-contradictory articles (July 2014—3)
  39. Category:Unreferenced BLPs (November 2018—5)
  40. Category:User-created public domain files (December 2005—55)
  41. Category:Userspace drafts (June 2006—1)
  42. Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating (January 2008—2)
  43. Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification (January 2007—1)
  44. Category:Wikipedia articles needing context (April 2009—3)
  45. Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit (May 2021—36)
  46. Category:Wikipedia articles needing factual verification (July 2007—27)
  47. Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations (March 2008—2)
  48. Category:Wikipedia articles needing rewrite (March 2009—1)
  49. Category:Wikipedia articles that are too technical (August 2008—2)
  50. Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention (April 2008—5)
  51. Category:Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest (August 2009—40)
  52. Category:Wikipedia articles with style issues (October 2007—1)
  53. Category:Wikipedia external links cleanup (May 2012—5)
  54. Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup (March 2009—2)
  55. Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup (August 2010—10)
See also
  1. Wikipedia:Articles requested for more than a year


For statistics on how a specific category's size has changed over time, use toollabs:apersonbot/cat-track. Not all categories are available; a category is only tracked if its page transcludes the {{CatTrack}} template. Otherwise, at present there does not appear to be any other project-wide collation of backlog statistics. A discussion may be required to determine if one is wanted or needed.


See alsoEdit