Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes

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The goal of this project is to reduce the number of common mistakes in the article space of Wikipedia.

The idea is that we check if the entries still contain those errors, and fix the articles if necessary.

Duplicated words![edit]

So as not to duplicate work, here is a list of occurrences checked so far. When you have fixed all the instances of an error found in Wikipedia, please sign and date. In general, please repeat the search that has not been performed for the longest time. If you are using Google to search for instances of errors, it is probably best to wait six months before repeating a search. If you are using a Database dump to search, please specify the date of that dump. Partial work is ok, just note your username and the date worked on.

The link under "Latest Database Dump" contains a listing of occurrences generated from a database dump. The date is what dump was used to generate the list. The list can be checked manually or loaded into AWB.


Error Latest Database Dump Last Checked How Long Ago Done By
a a August 11, 2014 13 April 2014 5 months ago Metadox
an an August 11, 2014 16 September 2014 22 hours ago Guy Macon
and and August 11, 2014 18 April 2014 4 months ago Jamesmcmahon0
are are August 11, 2014 18 April 2014 4 months ago Jamesmcmahon0
be be August 11, 2014 29 April 2014 4 months ago Sct72 (done)
by by August 11, 2014 1 May 2014 4 months ago Jodosma
for for August 11, 2014 29 October 2013 53 days ago Sct72 (done)
from from August 11, 2014 20 March 2014 5 months ago LilHelpa
he he August 11, 2014 25 February 2014 6 months ago Sct72
if if 25 February 2014 6 months ago Sct72
in in April 2, 2014 25 Mar 2014 5 months ago Sct72
is is April 2, 2014 28 August 2014 19 days ago Sct72
it it April 2, 2014 28 January 2014 7 months ago HazelAB
of of April 2, 2014 28 May 2014 3 months ago Sct72
she she April 2, 2014 28 May 2014 3 months ago Sct72
the the April 2, 2014 28 January 2014 7 months ago Newyorkadam (in progress)
this this April 2, 2014 25 February 2014 6 months ago Sct72
to to April 2, 2014 25 February 2014 6 months ago Sct72
was was April 2, 2014 29 April 2014 4 months ago Sct72 (done)
were were December 2, 2013 15 February 2014 6 months ago LilHelpa (done)
when when December 2, 2013 13 September 2014 3 days ago Yayroos (done)
with with December 2, 2013 21 March 2014 5 months ago LilHelpa (done)
a an[A] April 2, 2014 30 April 2014 4 months ago Jamesmcmahon0
an a[A] April 2, 2014 25 June 2014 2 months ago Sct72
a the[A] April 2, 2014 30 October 2013 53 days ago Sct72

Instructions[edit]

Any help would be appreciated with this. Contributing is easy:

  1. pick an entry of one of the lists given above.
  2. check if article still contains the error pattern (e.g. 'the the')
  3. if it is an error, fix it.
  4. if you feel like it, return to step 1.
  5. note the date that you fixed all the errors.
  6. thank you! add your name to the contributor list, if you like.

If you have an idea about another pattern to search for, please add it to the relevant section of the discussion page of this project.

Tools[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate