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.

Intro[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.

  • 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 September 15. 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 Latest Database Dump 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. If you finished the whole list, mark it  Done
  6. (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 List Last Checked How Long Ago Status
a a July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
an an July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
and and July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
are are July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
be be July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
by by July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
for for July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
from from July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
he he July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
in in July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
is is July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
it it July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
of of July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
she she July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
the the July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
this this July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
to to July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
was was July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
were were July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
when when July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
with with July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
a an[A] July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
an a[A] July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
a the[A] July 2019 August 01, 2019 43 days ago  Done
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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