Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/April 2022

Monthly Challenge

April 2022

Welcome to the Monthly Challenge!

  • Each month, the challenge aims to proofread and validate several texts.
  • It provides a safe space for new users to learn about Wikisource.
  • The texts are featured for a maximum of three months with a few exceptions.
  • The challenge builds Wikisource's core collection and makes free, scan-backed ebooks accessible to everyone.
  • Pages processed: 7257
    • (362% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4385
  • Pages validated: 2517
  • Pages processed: 6976
    • (348% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4029
  • Pages validated: 2677
  • Pages processed: 6392
    • (319% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4718
  • Pages validated: 1351
  • Pages processed: 5928
    • (296% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4123
  • Pages validated: 1488
  • Pages processed: 6306
    • (315% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4575
  • Pages validated: 1521
  • Pages processed: 5155
    • (257% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 2967
  • Pages validated: 1816
  • Pages processed: 4723
    • (236% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 2888
  • Pages validated: 1681
  • Pages processed: ~1926
    • (~96% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1174
  • Pages validated: 620

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Daily statistics
Day under 100
Day over 200
DayPVPagesTotal
114933342342
213051199541
3100228349890
4522880970
562801541124
672451201244
7931572551499
84023631562
9351303811943
10125131382081
11495552136
12709792215
136719862301
14121181562457
155140912548
1697591582706
17541425853291
18123521903481
19199842863767
20133491843951
2187131004051
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23128912234377
24177902914668
25179442294897
26145261865083
27111391535236
28127161435379
2982281135492
30411244365928
Avg.13750198
Total412314885928

April 2022Edit

GuidelinesEdit

Welcome to this month's challenge. For a general overview of proofreading at Wikisource, see Help:Beginner's guide to proofreading. The challenge has a few special guidelines and tips for new users.

Guidelines, tips and information

GuidelinesEdit

  1. If you've worked on a page, but don't have time to finish, please save your work as Not Proofread.
  2. If you encounter a difficulty such as a table, missing image, or a different alphabet, please mark the page as Problematic and an experienced editor will review it.
  3. Once you have finished proofreading a page, make sure to mark it as Proofread.
  4. Validation requires a careful checking of the proofread text to make sure that the formatting and spelling match the original. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines in Help:Beginner's guide to validation. Once you finish validating a page, mark it as Validated.
    • Do not use spell-check to validate, as many older works use non-standard spellings. Even if there is a mistake in the original, transcribe it as-is.

TipsEdit

  1. Many books published before 1820 feature a long s (ſ). Replace those with {{ls}} to yield s (its appearance is changed by the Visibility gadget).
  2. At the start of a poem, put <poem> and place a </poem> at the end. Separate verses with a blank line.
  3. Mark the spot where an image should go with {{missing image}}, a table with {{missing table}} and other alphabets with {{Language characters}}.
  4. Add a blank line between each paragraph.
  5. For oldstyle numbers use {{oldstyle}}.
  6. For images, use the following format:
{{img float
 | file = name of the image file
 | cap = The caption
 | align = left/center/right
 | alt = A description for those with different visual abilities.
 | width = How wide the image is: e.g. 500px
}}
For more information, see {{img float}}.

Difficulty LevelsEdit

  1. Easy – These works have good OCR and have simple formatting consisting mainly of font sizes, bold, italics, centering, and a Table of Contents.
  2. Average – These works have references and indexes in addition to the formatting of Easy texts. In addition, there language tends to be more academic or contain dialectical English.
  3. Last Bits – This category could use a better name, but the idea is that this is an Index that has mostly been proofread, but a few more challenging pages remain.
  4. Second Glance - This category is for works that appears to have been proofread once, but require a careful look to make sure that the text matches the scan.
  5. Formatting – This category is for Indexes imported from another site that also does proofread, but wishes not to be named. They are fully proofread, but require checking to make sure that all the formatting is there. All pages will require the addition of header and footers. However, most pages will require no other work.
  6. Transclusion – These works have been fully proofread, but remain untranscluded. They are a great place for a user to learn about transclusion and reduce the backlog.

Challenge textsEdit

To fix
Under 50 pages: to proofread
To proofread (new works this month)
To proofread (works added 1 month ago)
To proofread (works added 2 months ago)
Under 50 pages: to validate
To validate (new works this month)
To validate (works added 1 month ago)

Candide Voltaire (Enlightenment)   1920

The Feminist Movement Ethel Snowden (Requested Texts)   1912

Imre Xavier Mayne (LGBT)   1906

Murder on the Links Agatha Christie (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1923

Silas Marner George Eliot (Novels)   1873

The Wisconsin Idea Charles McCarthy (Requested Texts)   1912

Zakhar Berkut Ivan Franko (Ukranian Literature)   1944

The reign of George VI Samuel Madden (Future Fiction)   1763

To validate (works added 2 months ago)
Completed works

Braddock's Road Archer Butler Hulbert (American History)   1902

Cogitations upon death Anonymous (Transclusion)   1800

The Days O' Langsyne Anonymous (Songs, Poetry)   1802

Orley Farm (Volume 16) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Orley Farm (Volume 17) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Orley Farm (Volume 18) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Popular Irish Stories Anonymous (Transclusion, Last Bits)   1850

The Young Woman's Wish Anonymous (Songs, Poetry)   1790