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Welcome to the Projects reading room. On this page, Wikibookians can talk about subjects related to books, book projects, and other tasks here on Wikibooks that require discussion and organization.

Help with a book[edit]

Hello I was thinking about creating a book in natural science and technology but I need someone who I can write it with or who is willing to give me advice on writing it and who will walk me through the process —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanezedope (discusscontribs) 17:42, 23 June 2018‎

Hi @Sanezedope: As a place to start, take a look at the book Using Wikibooks. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 18:08, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Ok thanksSanezedope (discusscontribs) 09:15, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Can I create a Wikipedia- style project page on Wikibooks?[edit]

Hi there. I'm currently supporting a large university cohort practice editing and then composing their own book on Wikibooks. I was wondering if there was a way to create Wikipedia style project pages on Wikibooks for them to use in their practice period before commencing on the book- or would the only way to organise this would be to create a Wikipedia Project Page referring to their book? Many thanks!

Hi @Hannah Evans (WMUK):, If I'm getting you correctly, practice editing sounds like the user's personal sandbox, which could be used instead. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:44, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you @Leaderboard:. The course is now commencing, with the students creating their Wikibook throughout the next few months. They will be using a series of joint sandboxes spaces to practice editing. Thank you for the suggestion. Hannah Evans (WMUK) (discusscontribs) 16:20, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Modern Greek[edit]

I'm struggling to wrap my head around a series of edits made to book Modern Greek on March 31 by user Vitagamma. At first, I really didn't want to get involved at all; I know pretty nearly nothing at all about modern Greek, so would be easily able to review things only if they're either obvious vandalism, or simple improvements obviously legit. However, in this case the edit to the book main page looked peculiar, and I felt a need to look further to put it in context. The more I looked into these edits, the more it appeared that basic content was being replaced with something following an entirely different outline, without any discussion on talk pages nor acknowledgement on the main page. I rejected the changes to the main page, and I believe I was right to do so because those were, at best, malformed. I rejected changes to another page, and I think I'm on solid ground there because the edits in question added particles (like English "the") in front of a bunch of vocabulary, whereas the translations have no particles; there are other sets of vocabulary that use such particles and the translations then include an English particle. Changes to other pages are more invasive. If I were preparing to revert more extensive changes I'd study them intensively — but before going that far, I'd really be very interested in other opinions on this. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:15, 4 September 2018 (UTC)