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. Any entries not marked (done) still need work!
  • 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 10. Click Purge to recalculate it now.

Instructions[edit]

Any help is appreciated. Contributing is easy:

  1. Pick one of the errors from the table below.
  2. Work through the pages in the list, fixing any errors you find.
  3. Edit the list and remove any articles you have fixed.
  4. Update the date you checked in the other columns as (MM), (DD), (YYYY).
  5. Update the [[User:username|username]] to give credit where it's due!
  6. If you finished the whole list, mark it (done)!
  7. (Optional) - Return to step 1 and try another list!

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.

Log[edit]

Error Latest Database Dump Last Checked How Long Ago Last Checked By
a a January 2016 February 5, 2016 5 days ago (done) JJMC89
an an January 2016 February 6, 2016 4 days ago (done) JJMC89
and and January 2016 February 6, 2016 4 days ago (done) JJMC89
are are January 2016 February 6, 2016 4 days ago (done) JJMC89
be be January 2016 February 6, 2016 4 days ago (done) JJMC89
by by January 2016 February 6, 2016 4 days ago (done) JJMC89
for for January 2016 February 6, 2016 4 days ago (done) JJMC89
from from January 2016 February 7, 2016 3 days ago (done) JJMC89
he he January 2016 February 7, 2016 3 days ago (done) JJMC89
in in January 2016 October 4, 2015 43 days ago Discuss-Dubious
is is January 2016 November 30, 2015 2 months ago U2fanboi
it it January 2016 November 14, 2015 2 months ago Sct72
of of January 2016 October 17, 2015 3 months ago Sct72
she she January 2016 November 14, 2015 2 months ago Sct72
the the January 2016 January 1, 2016 40 days ago JJMC89
this this January 2016 December 21, 2015 51 days ago Chandler321
to to January 2016 December 27, 2015 45 days ago JJMC89
was was January 2016 December 23, 2015 49 days ago U2fanboi
were were January 2016 December 27, 2015 45 days ago JJMC89
when when January 2016 January 1, 2016 40 days ago JJMC89
with with January 2016 January 28, 2016 13 days ago Slanders13
a an[A] January 2016 December 27, 2015 45 days ago JJMC89
an a[A] January 2016 December 22, 2015 50 days ago U2fanboi
a the[A] January 2016 August 23, 2015 5 months ago Guy Macon

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate