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 October 16. 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 April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
an an April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
and and April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago  Done
are are April 2021 May 24, 2021 4 months ago  Done
be be April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
by by April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago  Done
for for April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
from from April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
he he April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
in in April 2021 March 24, 2020 18 months ago
is is April 2021 March 24, 2020 18 months ago
it it April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
of of April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
she she April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago  Done
the the April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago  Done
this this April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
to to April 2021 March 24, 2020 18 months ago
was was April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
were were April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
when when April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
with with April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
a an[A] April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
an a[A] April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
a the[A] April 2021 March 23, 2020 18 months ago
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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