Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes
The idea is that we check if the entries still contain those errors, and fix the articles if necessary.
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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|
Any help would be appreciated with this. Contributing is easy:
- pick an entry of one of the lists given above.
- check if article still contains the error pattern (e.g. 'the the')
- if it is an error, fix it.
- if you feel like it, return to step 1.
- note the date that you fixed all the errors.
- 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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