The Reviewing Drive is a backlog reduction drive, which will run from 00:01 UTC on 1 April through to 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2021. The drive is open to all Wikipedians, not just members of the Military history project; however, only work on articles that fall (broadly) within the military history scope will be considered eligible. This year the drive is focused on the following areas:
More specific notes about what these entail can be found below. Only quality reviews will be accepted; project coordinators will spot-check claimed entries and reserve the right to disqualify reviews that they deem to be substandard. Gaming the system is frowned upon and may result in disqualification from the whole drive.
You will receive points for each article/page you work on, based on the schedule listed below.
Checking an article listed at the AutoCheck report against the B-class criteria, following the instructions at the top of the section or manually assessing an article against the B-class criteria.
Reviewing an article listed at WP:MILHIST/ASSESS against the requested criteria. Reviews against any criteria up to and including B-class can be made per requests there. Assessments for GA and above need to go through formal reviewing processes.[Note 1]
Reviewing a MILHIST project-tagged article listed at WP:GAN against the good article criteria. A complete review must be provided; requests for second opinions will only be accepted if a full review is provided.
Reviewing an article listed at WP:MILHIST/ACR for project-level assessment against the project's A-Class criteria. Points can be claimed for any of the following: content reviews, source reviews, and image reviews. Reviews of multiple types can be claimed for the same article.[Note 2]
Reviewing a MILHIST project-tagged article listed at WP:FAC against the featured article criteria. Points can be claimed for any of the following: content reviews, source reviews, and image reviews. Reviews of multiple types can be claimed for the same article.[Note 3]
As a token of our appreciation for your efforts, the coordinators will be presenting service awards and barnstars based on the number of articles or pages you improve. The awards will not be cumulative, though, rather each participant will qualify for a single award based on the total number of points they accumulate.
One Stripe (20 points)
Two Stripes (50 points)
Three Stripes (100 points)
WikiChevrons (150 points)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar (200 points)
Working Wikipedian's Barnstar (300 points)
Barnstar of Diligence (400 points)
WikiProject Barnstar (500 points +)
To add a bit of friendly competition, the three editors who earn the most points by 30 April 2021 will be awarded bronze, silver and gold wikis. These will be in addition to the barnstars above.
Third place overall
Second place overall
First place overall
The coordinators will post awards to your talk page within a few days of the end of the drive once entries have been checked and scores tallied.