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 29. 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 March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
an an March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
and and March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
are are March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
be be March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
by by March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
for for March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
from from March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
he he March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
in in March 2020 March 24, 2020 6 months ago  Done
is is March 2020 March 24, 2020 6 months ago  Done
it it March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
of of March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
she she March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
the the March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
this this March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
to to March 2020 March 24, 2020 6 months ago  Done
was was March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
were were March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
when when March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
with with March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
a an[A] March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
an a[A] March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
a the[A] March 2020 March 23, 2020 6 months ago  Done
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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