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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[edit]

  1. Category:Accuracy disputes (March 2008—28)
  2. Category:Article sections to be split (July 2021—1)
  3. Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements (January 2006—4)
  4. Category:Articles lacking in-text citations (August 2006—27)
  5. Category:Articles lacking page references (July 2008—1)
  6. Category:Articles lacking reliable references (November 2006—4)
  7. Category:Articles lacking sources (March 2007—394)
  8. Category:Articles needing additional references (June 2006—23)
  9. Category:Articles needing cleanup (May 2010—32)
  10. Category:Articles needing sections (January 2023—4)
  11. Category:Articles slanted towards recent events (May 2009—1)
  12. Category:Articles sourced by IMDb (December 2007—2)
  13. Category:Articles sourced only by IMDb (August 2010—4)
  14. Category:Articles that may be too long (May 2009—1)
  15. Category:Articles that need to differentiate between fact and fiction (October 2007—1)
  16. Category:Articles to be expanded (January 2007—16)
  17. Category:Articles to be merged (September 2021—2)
  18. Category:Articles to be split (August 2016—2)
  19. Category:Articles with a promotional tone (March 2009—6)
  20. Category:Articles with bare URLs for citations (November 2021—1,424)
  21. Category:Articles with broken or outdated citations (December 2018—2)
  22. Category:Articles with dead external links (December 2008—12)
  23. Category:Articles with disputed statements (March 2008—8)
  24. Category:Articles with minor POV problems (April 2010—4)
  25. Category:Articles with peacock terms (October 2009—7)
  26. Category:Articles with sections that need to be turned into prose (May 2010—4)
  27. Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases (October 2009—59)
  28. Category:Articles with too few wikilinks (January 2023—0)
  29. Category:Articles with topics of unclear notability (February 2010—30)
  30. Category:Articles with trivia sections (October 2016—2)
  31. Category:Articles with unsourced statements (February 2007—1,846)
  32. Category:Articles with weasel words (December 2007—3)
  33. Category:BLP articles lacking sources (January 2007—46)
  34. Category:Dead-end pages (January 2023—0)
  35. Category:Orphaned articles (October 2012—9)
  36. Category:Recently revised (November 2022—4)
  37. Category:Self-contradictory articles (April 2012—1)
  38. Category:Unreferenced BLPs (May 2019—1)
  39. Category:User-created public domain files (May 2014—0)
  40. Category:Userspace drafts (October 2006—1)
  41. Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating (November 2008—1)
  42. Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification (January 2007—1)
  43. Category:Wikipedia articles needing context (October 2009—120)
  44. Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit (March 2022—75)
  45. Category:Wikipedia articles needing factual verification (July 2007—21)
  46. Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations (September 2008—3)
  47. Category:Wikipedia articles needing rewrite (April 2009—1)
  48. Category:Wikipedia articles that are too technical (November 2007—1)
  49. Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention (July 2007—4)
  50. Category:Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest (August 2009—20)
  51. Category:Wikipedia articles with style issues (December 2007—64)
  52. Category:Wikipedia external links cleanup (November 2012—10)
  53. Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup (August 2009—6)
  54. Category:Wikipedia neutral point of view disputes (September 2008—1)
  55. Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup (August 2010—7)
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.


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