New articles are sorted by namespace on Special:Newpages, by default displaying only mainspace creations. From personal experience and by observing the the marking of articles as "patrolled" it would appear that articles created in userspace are generally not observed by Newpage Patrollers. And while moving an article into mainspace will still show up in recent changes, I presume they remain quite unlikely to be patrolled soon after creation. Thus, creating articles in userspace before moving them into mainspace seems to me a sneaky way of avoiding scrutiny from newpage patrollers. An simple solution (in concept, perhaps not in actual implementation, I have no idea on that part) would be to display any pagemove into mainspace alongside mainspace creations in Special:Newpages. Thank you.
- T38930: Moved pages appear with the date of initial creation
- T89822: After moving an recent article in other namespace, it still appear in Special:NewPages
- T126067: After moving (without redirect) a category Special:Newpages doesn't list the category
- T174350: Newly created pages disappear from Special:NewPages after rename and redirect removal.