Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/April 2024

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Monthly Challenge

April 2024

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: 4756
    • (158% of 3000)
  • Pages proofread: 3816
  • Pages validated: 682
  • Pages processed: 5313
    • (177% of 3000)
  • Pages proofread: 4283
  • Pages validated: 922
  • Pages processed: 4334
    • (144% of 3000)
  • Pages proofread: 3983
  • Pages validated: 295
  • Pages processed: ~2146
    • (~71% of 3000)
  • Pages proofread: 1593
  • Pages validated: 520

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DayPVPagesTotal
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Avg.13343179
Total15935202146

April 2024[edit]

  • Works in current challenge: 67
  • Total pages in current challenge: 24235
  • Average processed pages per day this month: 179
  • Recent changes in this Challenge (only indexes, pages, authors)

Guidelines[edit]

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

Guidelines[edit]

  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.

Tips[edit]

  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 Levels[edit]

  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 texts[edit]

To fix

The Heimskringla Snorri Sturluson (Transclusion, Images) Iceland 1844

Malleus Maleficarum Heinrich Kraemer (Witchcraft, Public domain) Germany 1928

The Reshaping of British Railways Richard Beeching (Railways, British history) UK 1963

To validate (no expiry)

The Grey Fairy Book Andrew Lang (Children's) Scotland 1900

To validate (works added 1 month ago)

Moni the Goat Boy Johanna Spyri (Women Writers) Switzerland 1914

Scarface Armitage Trail (Requested Texts) US 1930