Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/October 2021

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Monthly Challenge

October 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
  • Pages processed: 2606
    • (130% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 1564
  • Pages validated: 891

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October 2021[edit]

  • Works in current challenge: 33
  • Total pages in current challenge: 11899
  • Average processed pages per day this month: 143

Guidelines[edit]

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.

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. If a word is divided across two pages, proofread the part on the first page as {{hws|text|complete word}} and the part on the second page as {{hwe|text|complete word}}. For example, {{hws|hel|hello}} and {{hwe|lo|hello}} will yield hello when transcluded.
  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 relative to text of the page %, e.g. 40%
| style = min-width: 20em;
}}
For more information, see {{img float}}.

Challenge texts[edit]

Under 50 pages: to proofread
The Strand Magazine (Volume 2).djvu

The Boscombe Valley Mystery Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes, Periodicals) UK 1892

The Strand Magazine (Volume 3).djvu

How the Deaf and Dumb are Educated Edward Salmon (Disability, Periodicals) UK 1892

The Dial (Volume 75).djvu

The Man's Story Sherwood Anderson (Periodicals) USA 1892

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Orley Farm (Volume 6) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial) UK 1861

To proofread (new works this month)
Under 50 pages: to validate
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Orley Farm (Volume 5) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial) UK 1861

To validate (new works this month)
Ernest Hemingway - In Our Time (1925).pdf

In Our Time Ernest Hemingway (Celebrating the Public Domain) USA 1925

Oliver Twist (1838) vol. 3.djvu

Oliver Twist (Volume 3) Charles Dickens (Social Inequality, Novels) UK 1838

To validate (works added 1 month ago)
Completed works
AGC.pdf

A Gallery of Children Alan Alexander Milne (Childrens, Celebrating the Public Domain) UK 1925

Letters from a farmer in Pennsylvania - Dickinson - 1768.djvu

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