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!

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 April 26. Click Purge to recalculate it now.

Instructions

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

Error Latest Database Dump List Last Checked How Long Ago Last Checked By
a a January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
an an January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
and and January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
are are January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
be be January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
by by January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
for for January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
from from January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
he he January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
in in January 20, 2017 February 23, 2017 2 months ago (done) Becky Sayles
is is January 20, 2017 April 16, 2017 10 days ago (done) Bluepenguin14
it it January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
of of January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
she she January 20, 2017 February 11, 2017 2 months ago (done) Sct72
the the January 20, 2017 February 22, 2017 2 months ago Curdigirl
this this January 20, 2017 April 7, 2017 19 days ago (done) Bluepenguin14
to to January 20, 2017 February 8, 2017 2 months ago Cypher7850
was was January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
were were January 20, 2017 March 01, 2017 56 days ago (done) Halt-CatchFire
when when January 20, 2017 February 11, 2017 2 months ago (done) Sct72
with with February 12, 2017 April 7, 2017 19 days ago (done) Bluepenguin14
a an[A] January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
an a[A] January 20, 2017 February 12, 2017 2 months ago (done) JJMC89
a the[A] January 20, 2017 April 7, 2017 19 days ago Bluepenguin14

Tools

  • AWB
  • Language Tool Wiki Check
  • Tool for finding common mistakes

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Near Duplicate
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