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 December 14. 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 November 2018 November 29, 2018 15 days ago  Done
an an November 2018 November 29, 2018 15 days ago  Done
and and November 2018 November 29, 2018 15 days ago  Done
are are November 2018 November 30, 2018 13 days ago  Done
be be November 2018 November 30, 2018 13 days ago  Done
by by November 2018 November 30, 2018 13 days ago  Done
for for November 2018 November 30, 2018 13 days ago  Done
from from November 2018 November 30, 2018 13 days ago  Done
he he November 2018 November 30, 2018 13 days ago  Done
in in November 2018 November 29, 2018 15 days ago  Done
is is November 2018 December 1, 2018 13 days ago  Done
it it November 2018 December 1, 2018 13 days ago  Done
of of November 2018 December 1, 2018 13 days ago  Done
she she November 2018 December 1, 2018 13 days ago  Done
the the November 2018 December 1, 2018 13 days ago  Done
this this November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
to to November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
was was November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
were were November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
when when November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
with with November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
a an[A] November 2018 December 1, 2018 12 days ago  Done
an a[A] November 2018 December 2, 2018 12 days ago  Done
a the[A] November 2018 December 2, 2018 12 days ago  Done
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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