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.

Duplicated words![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. 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 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 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 MONTH DD, YYYY.
  5. Update the [[User:username|username]] to give credit where it's due!
  6. If you finished the whole list, mark it (done)!
  7. (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 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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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate