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.

The "How Long Ago" column was calculated February 1. Click Purge to recalculate it now.

Error Latest Database Dump Last Checked How Long Ago Done By
a a January 12, 2015 November 29, 2014 2 months ago Guy Macon (done)
an an January 12, 2015 November 29, 2014 2 months ago Guy Macon (done)
and and January 12, 2015 December 04, 2014 59 days ago Guy Macon (0-400) Meno25 (401-621) (done)
are are January 12, 2015 November 22, 2014 2 months ago Sct72 (done)
be be November 12, 2014 December 05, 2014 58 days ago Guy Macon (done)
by by November 12, 2014 December 05, 2014 58 days ago Guy Macon (done)
for for November 12, 2014 December 06, 2014 57 days ago Guy Macon (done)
from from November 12, 2014 December 07, 2014 56 days ago Guy Macon (done)
he he November 12, 2014 December 07, 2014 56 days ago Guy Macon (done)
if if November 12, 2014 December 07, 2014 56 days ago Guy Macon (done)
in in November 12, 2014 January 24, 2015 8 days ago Sct72
is is November 12, 2014 December 22, 2014 41 days ago Guy Macon (done)
it it November 12, 2014 December 11, 2014 52 days ago Guy Macon (done)
of of November 12, 2014 December 17, 2014 46 days ago Guy Macon (done)
she she November 12, 2014 December 14, 2014 49 days ago Guy Macon (done)
the the November 12, 2014 October 13, 2014 3 months ago Sherif Vettom
this this November 12, 2014 December 14, 2014 49 days ago Guy Macon (done)
to to January 12, 2015 December 15, 2014 48 days ago Guy Macon (done)
was was November 12, 2014 December 14, 2014 49 days ago Guy Macon (done)
were were November 12, 2014 November 22, 2014 2 months ago Sct72 (done)
when when November 12, 2014 December 14, 2014 49 days ago Guy Macon (done)
with with November 12, 2014 November 22, 2014 2 months ago Sct72 (done)
a an[A] November 12, 2014 December 14, 2014 49 days ago Guy Macon (done)
an a[A] November 12, 2014 December 27, 2014 36 days ago Sct72
a the[A] January 12, 2015 December 14, 2014 49 days ago Guy Macon

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.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate