Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/September 2021

Monthly Challenge

September 2021

  • 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: 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

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September 2021Edit

  • Works in current challenge: 24
  • Total pages in current challenge: 7363
  • Average processed pages per day this month: 94

GuidelinesEdit

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

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.
  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.

Challenge textsEdit

Under 50 pages: to proofread

Orley Farm (Volume 5) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

To validate (new works this month)
To validate (works added 1 month ago)

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

To validate (works added 2 months ago)
Completed works

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

Orley Farm (Volume 4) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial)   1861

Shen of the Sea Arthur Bowie Chrisman (Celebrating the Public Domain, China)   1925