Wikipedia:WikiProject Fix common mistakes
The idea is that we check if the entries still contain those errors, and fix the articles if necessary.
|Active Wiki Fixup Projects|
|Leading the charge in the War on Error!
Must be active, systematic, have lists, & need help.
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 August 2. Click to recalculate it now.
Any help is appreciated. Contributing is easy:
- Pick one of the errors from the table below.
- Work through the pages in the list, fixing any errors you find.
- Edit the list and remove any articles you have fixed.
- Update the date you checked in the other columns as MONTH DD, YYYY.
- Update the [[User:username|username]] to give credit where it's due!
- If you finished the whole list, mark it (done)!
- (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.
|Error||Latest Database Dump||Last Checked||How Long Ago||Last Checked By|
|a a||January 12, 2015||July 29, 2015||4 days ago||(done) Sct72, thanks Lucas559|
|an an||April 3, 2015||February 11, 2015||5 months ago||Gaff|
|and and||January 12, 2015||April 13, 2015||3 months ago||Cheraleigh|
|are are||April 3, 2015||June 23, 2015||40 days ago||Sct72|
|be be||April 3, 2015||June 12, 2015||51 days ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|by by||April 3, 2015||June 11, 2015||52 days ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|for for||April 3, 2015||June 13, 2015||50 days ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|from from||April 3, 2015||June 23, 2015||40 days ago||(done) Sct72|
|he he||April 3, 2015||July 29, 2015||4 days ago||Sct72|
|if if||April 3, 2015||June 12, 2015||51 days ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|in in||November 12, 2014||April 25, 2015||3 months ago||Sct72|
|is is||November 12, 2014||December 22, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|it it||November 12, 2014||December 11, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|of of||November 12, 2014||December 17, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|she she||November 12, 2014||December 14, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|the the||November 12, 2014||March 24, 2015||12 days ago||Kreeshaa|
|this this||November 12, 2014||December 14, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|to to||January 12, 2015||June 14, 2015||49 days ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|was was||November 12, 2014||December 14, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|were were||April 3, 2015||June 23, 2015||40 days ago||(done) Sct72|
|when when||November 12, 2014||December 14, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|with with||April 3, 2015||July 29, 2015||4 days ago||(done) Sct72|
|a an[A]||November 12, 2014||December 14, 2014||7 months ago||(done) Guy Macon|
|an a[A]||November 12, 2014||June 23, 2015||40 days ago||Sct72|
|a the[A]||January 12, 2015||December 14, 2014||7 months ago||Guy Macon [Note]|
Note: As of August 2015 I am working on this one with over a thousand done so far. --Guy Macon
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