Wikibooks:Book of the month/April 2006 voting

Vote for the book of the month of April 2006.

The voting for the Book of the month for April 2006 is open from March 1st, 2006, and will close on April 1st, 2006, 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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  • 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).
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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.
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Nominated booksEdit

LatinEdit

(Automatically renominated with 4 votes for March)

Votes:

  1. Gandalf1491 16:08, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
    Rjrawlings 03:56, 10 March 2006 (UTC) less than 20 edits
    ThisDude415 2006-03-11-10-39 user does not exist
  2. Kundash 21:16, 14 March 2006 (UTC)


Comments:

  • It's very good, but later lessons need some formatting and the lesson on the Dative case is extremely flawed, since the exercices use pronouns and we only see them 2 sections after! Plus we need a corrected version of the exercices(which I could do) because exercices without correction = the lame. --Kundash 21:19, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

UK Constitution and GovernmentEdit

(Automatically renominated with 4 votes for March)

Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 21:00, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Rob Horning 16:05, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. DSYoungEsq 16:40, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. Sean WI 16:06, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

FrenchEdit

(Automatically renominated with 4 votes for March)

Votes:

  1. Hagindaz 02:14, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Geoking66 16:57, 3 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. Gandalf1491 19:52, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. Merrheim 18:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
  5. Ponyboy 11:58, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
  6. Sabretooth 15:20, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
    Sergio.solar 16:46, 21 March 2006 (UTC) less than 20 edits
  7. Kundash 01:13, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  8. Everlong 22:09, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
  9. Mastermind 007HQMissions done 09:50, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
  10. Rob Horning 18:12, 30 March 2006 (UTC) All I can say is "wow". This has become something worth looking at and worthy of showing off.

Comments:

  • This book is scheduled to have almost all of its content finished, proofread, and perfected by April. See the timetable on my talk page for more. --Hagindaz 02:35, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
  • A native french speaker (me) has verified all the grammar (french grammar is very easy lol) and with MY voice. Merrheim 18:53, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I recommend this book with slight reservations. I have looked around the book and it is extremely nice for the most part, and written by people that know what they're doing. Other parts are simply awful, with spelling errors in the French examples and slang expression/grammar(such as "quel jour on est" for "what day are we", which should be "quel jour sommes-nous"), which is a huge no-no, since teaching a language should focus on formalties first and slang second, or even not at all. I largely prefer the Latin book over the French one, even if the Latin one is a little flawed, but I'm still going to give my support and vote in favour of the French wikibook. Kundash 01:13, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
French wins --Derbeth talk 08:17, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

GermanEdit

(Automatically renominated with 7 votes for March)

Votes:

  1. German Men92 21:18, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Warengi 06:04, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. Krischik T 15:28, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. Fitch 17:20, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
  5. Gandalf1491 19:53, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
    69.232.33.202 06:54, 8 March 2006 (UTC) unregistered users cannot vote
  6. --Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme 04:41, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
  7. Geoking66 02:27, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
    --Daniel, 22:45, 28 March 2006 vote by another user
  8. Strongbad 02:49, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

Even though this book is in early to middle development it has much potential, and already has tons of information. Fitch 17:20, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Introduction to PhilosophyEdit

(Automatically renominated with 3 votes for March)

Votes:

  1. Mastermind 007HQMissions done 06:29, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Vikram Vaka 09:40, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. Wikoogle 09:41, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

Everyone must love Philosophy, it's interersting that's why.Mastermind 007HQMissions done 06:29, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Organic ChemistryEdit

Votes:

  1. Mastermind 007HQMissions done 17:51, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Klingoncowboy4 21:30, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  3. Rob Horning 16:00, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
  4. Everlong 05:46, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Commments:

  • I think this book has evolved a lot in the months and does receives a nomination. — Mastermind 007HQMissions done 17:51, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I too have been quite impressed with the quality improvement of this Wikibook. I think I'll try to make a PDF version some time soon! --Rob Horning 16:00, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

QuenyaEdit

Votes:

Dirk_math 00:20, 10 March 2006 (CET) less than 20 edits
  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:47, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

Movie Making ManualEdit

Votes:

  1. Rob Horning 03:05, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Klingoncowboy4 18:13, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

  • I'm adding this book quite late in the month, so it is not likely to get as many votes as it could have. I am going to renominate this book for sure in April (for the May BotM) if it doesn't get the 3 renomination votes. It is at least as good as all of the other books listed on this page. --Rob Horning 03:05, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

EcologyEdit

Votes:

  1. Rob Horning 12:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  2. Klingoncowboy4 07:05, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This is another book that is late coming to the table here, but I think it is a title that should be reviewed for the quality of its content. There are some real gems on Wikibook that are hidden, and I think this is one of them. --Rob Horning 12:05, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
Last modified on 1 May 2006, at 14:29