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 August 15. 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. 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]

ErrorLatest Database Dump ListLast CheckedHow Long AgoStatus
a aJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
an anJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
and andJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
are areJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
be beJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
by byJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
for forJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
from fromJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
he heJuly 2018July 29, 201817 days ago Done
in inJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
is isJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
it itJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done by Spintendo
of ofJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
she sheJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done by Spintendo
the theJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
this thisJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done by Spintendo
to toJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
was wasJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
were wereJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done by Spintendo
when whenJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done by Spintendo
with withJuly 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
a an[A]July 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
an a[A]July 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done
a the[A]July 2018July 30, 201816 days ago Done by Spintendo
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

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