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 January 20. Click Purge to recalculate it now.

If the lists below have been completed, more work to be done can be found at the following links.

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. 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 List Last Checked How Long Ago Last Checked By
a a December 2017 January 09, 2018 11 days ago  Done Spintendo
an an December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
and and December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
are are December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
be be December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
by by December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
for for December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
from from December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
he he December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
in in December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
is is December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
it it December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
of of December 2017 January 7, 2018 13 days ago  Done Bluepenguin14
she she December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
the the December 2017 January 09, 2018 11 days ago  Done Spintendo
this this December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
to to December 2017 January 09, 2018 11 days ago  Done Spintendo
was was December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
were were December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
when when December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
with with December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
a an[A] December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
an a[A] December 2017 January 09, 2018 11 days ago  Done Spintendo
a the[A] December 2017 December 31, 2017 20 days ago  Done Spintendo
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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