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The Monthly Challenge for May contains 65 works. You can help by reading the guide and contributing to the current challenge.
This month:
  • Pages processed: 5176 (172.5% of target)
  • Avg. pages/day: 246
  • Yesterday: 314

Last month:
  • Pages processed: 4809 (160.3% of target)
  • Avg. pages/day: 160

The current Proofread of the Month is A Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet (1902) by Sarat Chandra Das.

Recent collaborations: The Tower, Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, The Story of the Flute, The Art of Kissing, Frenzied Fiction, Napoleon, Doom of the Great City, The Ocean and its Wonders, The Playboy of the Western World, Kutenai Tales

The current Maintenance of the Month task is Missing images

Recent collaborations: Work licensing Work index revision, Orphans, Proposed policies and guidelines, Author page connection with Wikidata items, Help page improvement

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