Wikibooks:Book of the month/February 2006 voting

Vote for the book of the month of February 2006.

The voting for the Book of the month for February 2006 is open from January 1st, 2006, and will close on February 1st, 2006, 00:00 UTC. The book of the month will be featured on the main page of Wikibooks.

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Nominated books Edit

UK Constitution and Government Edit

(Automatically renominated with 5 votes for January)

  1. Rob Horning 12:05, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. JMRyan 16:57, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Novialiste 17:25, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Odd bloke 05:12, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hdstubbs 21:09, 27 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]


America's Army: Special Forces Edit

(Automatically renominated with 3 votes for January)

  1. Wikoogle 02:59, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Bulgarian Edit

(Automatically renominated with 9 votes for January)

  1. Vanka5 03:41, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Neva 18:23, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Nupton 17:34, 15 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
    MarkovV09 16:06, 21 January 2006 (UTC)no such userReply[reply]

Comments:: This book is also nominated as a Collaboration of the month of February please cast your vote there as well. --Vanka5 19:48, 16 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Strong oppose. Does not look like a Wikibook, it's in fact a single article. I don't believe I would be able to learn even basics of Bulgarian reading this book. --Derbeth talk 23:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

USMLE Step One Review Edit


  1. Vikram Vaka 00:30, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Wikoogle 02:52, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Rancor 10:55, 9 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • This book sontains much text copied from other websites and not formatted, which does not look nice. --Derbeth talk 23:28, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Path to Success & Fulfillment Edit


  1. Wikoogle 02:58, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Rancor 10:55, 9 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. --EuropracBHIT 02:18, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    equillibrium 14:00, 17 January 2006 (EET).less than 20 edits


  • While this work is probably within policy, I don't think 5 modules of less than 1000 words each consitutes a "Book of the month". Additionally, this book is in the format of a mini-wikipedia right now, and I don't think that makes it "book worthy" material.

Overall, i think it is too premature of a book to vote for Book of the Month. Maybe in a few months, this would be a good book, but currently, I don't see it worth of the title. --Dragontamer 16:47, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • "Every day is an exercise in tolerance." I cried when I saw this part of the book. I am sure it will be a great practical and theoretical help for many - it is based on sound humanist principles and very helpful. I would like to see the body part of the book better developed, even though the trauma and depression part is again based on sound principles. I don't know about having people think that trauma and depression are part of growing up... --EuropracBHIT 02:18, 12 January 2006 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Why was this nominated for book of the month while there are still sections missing from it? --CatastrophicToad 17:52, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Introduction to Psychology Edit


  1. Wikoogle 02:59, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    User:mrmeweno such user
  2. Rancor 16:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • This book is far from finished. While I like the topic, the average stubby book on Wikibooks does not deserve to be another a Book of the Month. I would like to see this book finished however, and perhaps it would be better as the collaboration of the month instead. --Dragontamer 16:49, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Half of this book TOC are red links! I think it still needs much work. --Derbeth talk 23:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Introduction to Philosophy Edit


  1. Wikoogle 02:59, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Dr.alf 03:24, 10 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
  2. Rancor 16:52, 15 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. MasterSheep 03:23, 19 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Keith Aquino 18:52, 19 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
  5. Derbeth talk 23:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    M.Imran 10:35, January 25, 2006 (UTC)unregistered user
    JJRosseau 20:57, 27 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
  6. Mastermind 007 13:34, 29 January 2006 (UTC)
    DSYoungEsq 20:55, 31 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]


Still not quite finished, but it does an excellent job so far, and with a little more attention that book of the month would give, this would turn into an outstanding WikiBook. --MasterSheep 03:23, 19 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, it would be nice if some chapters will be written or expanded, but good work so far. --Derbeth talk 23:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I appreciate efforts of authors. There is a need to enhance chapters on Metaphysics and Logic. M.Imran 10:40, January 25, 2006 (UTC)

Better as a book than the still undergoing basic work WikiJunior on Big Cats. That one should wait until they at least have the front cover set!  ;) DSYoungEsq 20:55, 31 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikijunior Big Cats Edit


  1. Rob Horning 14:08, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Dragontamer 16:39, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Gerard Foley 03:46, 11 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Krischik T 07:28, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. CatastrophicToad 00:53, 16 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Grue 08:21, 18 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Klingoncowboy4 19:18, 26 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. JMRyan 20:53, 27 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Konstable 00:26, 28 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Vault 14:07, 29 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    --Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme 04:06, 30 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
Big Cats win BOTM vote --Derbeth talk 08:40, 1 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There has been an incredible amount of work that has been done on this Wikijunior book over the past month or so, and it has made some huge progress toward being one of the outstanding Wikibooks that we can all be proud of here. This is certainly as worthy if not more so than many of the previous Wikibooks that have made book of the month recently. --Rob Horning 14:08, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've seen this book evolve, and if i knew we were allowed to vote for wikijunior books, then I'd have voted for this last month. --Dragontamer 16:39, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Latin Edit

#User:ThisDude415 15:09 (local) Jan 6 2006 sorry, but unregistered users cannot vote Thisdude's comment: I am very much a member. I dont quite know how you came to this conclusion, but please reallow my vote.

Um, ThisDude415, the vote was added while you were not logged in, at the least, then. You might try revoting while logged in.  :) DSYoungEsq 00:53, 26 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Rjrawlings 01:18, 10 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
Mets 06:11, 13 January 2006 (UTC)less than 20 editsReply[reply]
  1. Geoking66 20:57, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I would vote for this book if it contained a bit more text. --Derbeth talk 23:05, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Civilization IV Edit


  1. Mastermind 007 12:04, 14 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It can provide you with every single information of Civilization IV and it also serves as the game guide including leaders, civics, city managing tips, cheats and all information necessary.

It's copyright violation! --Derbeth talk 23:28, 22 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm about to delete it barring somebody going out to defend this Wikibook. As a copyright violation it doesn't even really need to go to the VfD page, but if somebody is willing to show where copyright permission was granted, I would reverse that decision. If I do delete it, I will remove these votes here as well, and would recommend the same for any other admin that beats me to deleting it. --Rob Horning 13:43, 25 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Make it go away at once, please! DSYoungEsq 22:23, 30 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your wish is my command. Done! --Rob Horning 01:21, 31 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How To Become A Good Student Edit


  1. Mastermind 007 13:15, 25 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Klingoncowboy4 19:21, 26 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hindi Edit