Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/February 2022

Monthly Challenge

February 2022

  • Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few texts to proofread and validate.
  • The texts are featured for a maximum of three months with a few exceptions.
  • The challenge builds Wikisource's core collection and helps introduce new users to Wikisource.
  • Wikisource seeks to make 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: ~4249
    • (~212% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 3088
  • Pages validated: 972

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Day under 100
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271322023446626
281531753506976
Avg.14496249
Total402926776976

February 2022Edit

Proofread works this month
Validated works this month

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)

The History of Witchcraft and Demonology Montague Summers (Requested Texts, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

The Incredulity of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

The Land of Mist Arthur Conan Doyle (Novels, Requested Texts, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1925

Notes on Democracy H. L. Mencken (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

The Plumed Serpent D.H. Lawrence (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom Thomas Edward Lawrence (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

Show Boat Edna Ferber (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

Soldiers' Pay William Faulkner (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

Those Barren Leaves Aldous Huxley (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1925

The Torrents Of Spring Ernest Hemingway (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

To proofread (works added 2 months ago)

The Annals of Our Time Joseph Irving (Chronicle, Requested Texts)   1880

The Children of the New Forest Frederick Marryat (Adventure, Requested Texts)   1847

The Count of Monte-Cristo Alexandre Dumas (Adventure, Top 100)   1887

The Elizabethan stage (Volume 1) E.K. Chambers (Celebrating the Public Domain, Formatting)   1923

The Works of H.G. Wells (Volume 5) H. G. Wells (Science Fiction, Novels, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1924

To validate (works added 1 month ago)

The Beasts of Tarzan Edgar Rice Burroughs (Adventure, Requested Texts)   1916

Das Kapital Karl Marx (Transclusion)   1906

Imperialism Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Celebrating the Public Domain, Requested Texts)   1926

The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1954

We Yevgeny Zamyatin (Novels, Requested Texts, Celebrating the Public Domain)   1924

Winnie-the-Pooh Alan Alexander Milne (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

Completed works

Indian Thoroughfares Archer Butler Hulbert (Native American History)   1902

Letters on American Slavery Various (transclusion)   1860

Mansfield Park (Volume 3) Jane Austen (Women Writers)   1814

Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

My Mortal Enemy Willa Cather (Celebrating the Public Domain)   1926

Orley Farm (Volume 12) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Ovid's Metamorphoses, in fifteen books Ovid (Roman Classics, Eighteenth-Century)   1727

The Professor (Volume 1) Charlotte Brontë (Women Writers, Novels)   1857

The Professor (Volume 2) Charlotte Brontë (Women Writers, Novels)   1857