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 June 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 June 2017 April 28, 2017 59 days ago JJMC89
an an June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
and and June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
are are June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
be be June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
by by June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
for for June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
from from June 2017 April 29, 2017 58 days ago Bluepenguin14
he he June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
in in June 2017 February 23, 2017 3 months ago Becky Sayles
is is June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
it it June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
of of June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
she she June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
the the June 2017 February 22, 2017 4 months ago Curdigirl
this this June 2017 April 26, 2017 61 days ago Bluepenguin14
to to June 2017 February 8, 2017 4 months ago Cypher7850
was was June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
were were June 2017 May 21, 2017 36 days ago Bluepenguin14
when when June 2017 May 21, 2017 36 days ago (done) Bluepenguin14
with with June 2017 April 7, 2017 2 months ago Bluepenguin14
a an[A] June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
an a[A] June 2017 April 30, 2017 57 days ago JJMC89
a the[A] June 2017 April 7, 2017 2 months 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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