Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/August 2021

Monthly Challenge

August 2021

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.

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  • Pages processed: 3122
    • (156% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1521
  • Pages validated: 1145
  • Pages processed: 2051
    • (102% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1013
  • Pages validated: 936
  • Pages processed: 1964
    • (98% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1236
  • Pages validated: 648
  • Pages processed: 1701
    • (85% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1136
  • Pages validated: 507
  • Pages processed: 2606
    • (130% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1564
  • Pages validated: 891
  • Pages processed: 3672
    • (183% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 2374
  • Pages validated: 1129
  • Pages processed: 6079
    • (303% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 3607
  • Pages validated: 2275
  • Pages processed: 7056
    • (352% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 3970
  • Pages validated: 2864
Daily statistics
Day under 100
Day over 200
DayPVPagesTotal
16199
223166170
3331254124
443854178
516825203
6462679282
713821303
8272047350
958261411
10231639450
11394685535
127943129664
1353861725
1415621746
15322658804
1634337841
17471259900
18201434934
195147981032
20292371069
2173291021171
222844721243
235113641307
24175221329
25239321361
267014841445
277016861531
283916551586
29387451631
301714311662
312316391701
Avg.371655
Total11365071701

August 2021Edit

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 proofread (new works this month)

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania John Dickinson (Eighteenth Century, American Revolution)   1762

The World's Most Famous Court Trial (Law, Science)   1925

To proofread (works added 1 month ago)
To proofread (works added 2 months ago)

Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf (Celebrating the Public Domain, Novels, Women Writers)   1925

The Mysterious Island (Part 2) Jules Verne (Novels, Adventure)   1911

A Passage to India E. M. Forster (Celebrating the Public Domain, Novels)   1924

Under 50 pages: to validate

Orley Farm (Volume 3) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

To validate (works added 1 month ago)
To validate (works added 2 months ago)

What I saw in America G. K. Chesterton (Travelogue, African-Americans)   1922

When we were very young A. A. Milne (Celebrating the Public Domain, Children's Books)   1924

The Works of H.G. Wells (Volume 2) H. G. Wells (Science Fiction, Novels, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1924

Completed works

Common Sense Thomas Paine (Eighteenth Century, American Revolution)   1776

Sense and Sensibility (Volume 3) Jane Austen (Novels, Women Writers)   1811