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 February 18. 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]

ErrorLatest Database Dump ListLast CheckedHow Long AgoLast Checked By
a aFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
an anFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
and andFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
are areFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
be beFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
by byFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
for forFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
from fromFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
he heFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
in inFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
is isFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
it itFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
of ofFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
she sheFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
the theFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
this thisFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
to toFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
was wasFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
were wereFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
when whenFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done Spintendo
with withFebruary 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
a an[A]February 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
an a[A]February 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
a the[A]February 2018February 18, 201817 hours ago Done JJMC89
  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate

Tools[edit]

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