Wikibooks:Book of the month/December 2005 voting

Vote for the book of the month of December 2005.

The voting for the Book of the month for December 2005 is open from November 1st, 2005, and will close on November 30th, 2005, 00:00 UTC. The book of the month will be featured on the main page of Wikibooks.

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Nominated books Edit

America's Army: Special Forces Edit

(Automatically renominated with 3 votes in October) Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 19:37, 12 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • As we are discussing what to do with computer game manuals, I suggest not to vote for this position until situation clarifies. --Derbeth talk 11:13, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UK Constitution and Government Edit

(Automatically renominated with 3 votes in October)

  1. Rob Horning 23:20, 3 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Klingoncowboy4 19:37, 12 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Gflores 05:47, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Derbeth talk 11:13, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Gmcfoley 16:51, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. JMRyan 21:48, 29 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Japanese Edit


  1. Vexen 10:51, 15 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Playadom 18:59, 15 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply] 18:44, 16 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply] 10:32, 17 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    [[User:Paul Wilson <>]] 24:49:45, 18 November 2005(UTC) unregistred users can comment but cannot vote
  3. Caudax 00:50, 19 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. lastguru 18:02, 20 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Blimxt 22:44, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Aaronsama 14:33, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Klingoncowboy4 20:01, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I don't think this book is ready for this award. Take a look at Lessons: there's no content. This book is much just a loose collection of vocabulary and grammar rules. I don't think I will learn Japanese from it. --Derbeth talk 11:13, 21 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
actually, there are some lessons, they are just a little hard bit to find... in fact, the book is living through something like 3rd or 4th reorganization, and each time the legacy is restructurized so that it is not so easy to find it. I believe the wikibook is going to grow fast in near future. It also has some great contributors, so will see... Although, I have to agree that this book is not completely written yet, and has long road ahead, but give it a chance... I think that nomination may also bring some new contributors to it --lastguru 02:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
According to your opinion, it should be candidate for Collaboration of the Month, not Book of the Month. First award is intended to gather Wikibookian interest, not second. If you move your votes to COTM, I will vote for it.
BTW, it's a bit odd that from five people voting for this book, three have less than 5 edits. Of course, these votes are as valid as any other, but I don't think that BOTM should be chosen in such way. --Derbeth talk 09:03, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well then I'll add my vote, as I've got a lot of edits to the book, and it's my fault the lessons are so sparse. As Lastguru said, we're in the process of reorganizing/rewriting the book (particularly Lessons) and have as such taken out much material that was there before. What we have now is a pretty solid consensus on how to proceed, a strong basis for the lessons, significant interest, and IMHO quite a bit of talent and experience. Watch the book in the coming weeks. If it doesn't get it this month, it won't be long.--Aaronsama 14:32, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, this book seems to be winning for BotM, but I agree it should probably be in CotM. Perhaps we can scrap it for December and put it up for CotM for January? - Sik0fewl 20:12, 30 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]