Last modified on 1 April 2005, at 06:17

Wikibooks:Book of the month/April 2005 voting

Vote for the book of the month of April 2005.

The voting for the Book of the month for April 2005 is open from 1 - 31 March, 2005, and will close on March 31, 2005, 00:00 UTC. The book of the month will be featured on the main page of Wikibooks.

Closed. Any votes added will be reverted.

Voting rulesEdit

Nomination

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Voting

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  • To enter your votes, simply edit the appropriate sections by just inserting a new line with # ~~~~ to add your username and a time stamp in a new numbered list item.
  • Please add only support votes. Opposing votes will not affect the result, as the winner is simply the one with the most support votes (see w:Approval voting).
  • You may add short supporting or opposing comments to each candidate, signed with your name. These comments do not count in the voting process.
  • Votes can be retracted by the voter until the voting closes.

Evaluation

  • Voting ends 00:00UTC on the day specified.
  • The winner is the candidate book with the most support votes.
  • In case of a tie, the older book will be selected (by book history).
  • Books with 3 or more votes will be automatically nominated for the following month.
voting rules are adapted from the Wikinews logo contest voting

Nominated booksEdit

Physics Study Guide (4)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in February)

Votes:

  1. Naryathegreat 03:26, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. User:Charlie123
  3. Lemontea 14:27, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  4. --Andreas 09:25, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Comments:

Mandarin Chinese (3)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in February)

Votes:

  1. --Andreas 13:28, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. Eyu100
  3. -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Comments:

  • Last month, the last vote was made 37 minutes after the deadline, otherwise there would have been a tie with HSE. I still think it is time for a language book to become book of the month this time, and with the speed of growth of the internet in China, Chinese will be internet language #1 in a few years. --Andreas 13:28, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

US History (5)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 3 votes in February)

Votes:

  1. --Lawman 02:30, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. --Andreas 09:40, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  3. --Andrewcool 03:24, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)--
  4. --Hyperlink 07:32, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  5. --EuropracBHIT 06:05, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Comments:

Movie making manual (1)Edit

Votes:

  1. EuropracBHIT 05:52, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Comments:

  • A practical guide to the world of making feature and short films which has a lot of potential to stretch itself. EuropracBHIT 05:52, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC).

The Unicyclopedia (4)Edit

Votes:

  1. EuropracBHIT 05:59, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC).
  2. --Andreas 09:55, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  3. Gentgeen 10:47, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  4. --Riaan 09:57, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Comments:

  • A very unique book where the contributors show a great degree of mastery of the Wiki (for instance, it's easy to get around with the sidebars on the right) and it promotes a safe and healthy physical activity. EuropracBHIT 05:59, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC).

What You Should Know About Medicines (1)Edit

Votes:

  1. User:Charlie123

Comments:

  • Nowhere near finished, but a great idea which deserves to succeed.
  • I don't think an idea is enough to be presented as "Wikibook of the month". There are really a lot of great ideas for Wikibooks out there, but transforming this idea into an actual great book - this is what we want to award here. --Andreas 13:55, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Cookbook (2)Edit

Votes:

  1. marsh
  2. -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Comments:

  • Obviously a book that will never be finished, but a good start. Organization is the key to keeping this one going, and that seems to be happening - marsh 17:37, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

UK Constitution and Government (1)Edit

Votes:

  1. marsh

Comments:

  • Still like this little book that is "finished". Can use some polish, but that is really what Wikibooks are all about: get the book out there and readable, then rub, rub, rub til it shines - marsh 17:37, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

How To Build A Computer (4)Edit

Votes:

  1. --Noogz 11:00, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. Yayyak 01:07, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  3. Eyu100
  4. -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Comments:

  • This "how to" book has a good deal of useful content and is a great work in progress.--Hyperlink 07:06, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • This book I feel is still a work in progress. I'd really like it exposed when it is ready. The new split format I think can allow it to go more indepth. Reub2000 04:36, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I think some more good touches can easily be put on before april. I'll be trying to do a bit of "last minute editing" and such myself if this ends up getting it. I'm also planning on either finding or opening up my computer and taking a suitable picture myself.--Hyperlink 08:55, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I think some expansion is direly needed, especially on the actual building part. I can work on this during my spring break, which is in a couple of weeks. This needs a few other things I feel before it should be exposed. Wouldn't you like in May or June, when we can show someone one of the most throrough guides to making a computer on the internet. Reub2000 01:17, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)
    • I retract my vote in support of the original author's judgement.--Hyperlink 01:27, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Hi guys, if you don't want to vote for this book anymore, please vote for one of the other books here. ("US History" for example is a really good and for long finished book!). Take some responsibility, vote for the best. --Andreas 10:12, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Blender 3D: Noob to Pro (2)Edit

Votes:

  1. -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).
  2. -Lemontea 03:42, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Comments:

  • A very informative book which might allow a new user to get started right away and create people and animals as well as other images. It is also written entertaingly, with a good stretch of experience and learning. -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Japanese (1)Edit

Votes:

  1. -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Comments

  • Very complete stuff, especially the guides for all writing systems and the Japanese Proficiency Test. Good links to East Asian orthography and also to Japanese cooking! -EuropracBHIT 05:29, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC).

Calculus (2)Edit

Votes:

  1. -benjaminong BJ 12:21, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  2. -Lemontea 03:44, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Comments

  • Easy for those new to calculus to understand. BJ 12:21, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • The differential equation part has been helpful... --Lemontea 03:44, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)