Wikibooks:Book of the month/July 2005 voting

Vote for the book of the month of July 2005.

The voting for the Book of the month for July 2005 is open from 1 - 30 June, 2005, and will close on June 30, 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.

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voting rules are adapted from the Wikinews logo contest voting

Nominated books Edit

Wikijunior Solar System (4) Edit

(Automaticly nominated with 4 votes in May.) vote:

  1. 159753 19:05, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. Rob Horning 00:08, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Klingoncowboy4 Saturday June, 25, 2005 7:23 (UTC)
  4. Serge Thursday 22:22, Jun 30, 2005 (UTC)


Blender 3D/Noob to Pro (5) Edit


  1. Reub2000 11:58, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. Spiderworm 12:37, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Linuxlizzard 14:02, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  4. Nyr14 00:15, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  5. MeMoria 16:06, 28 Jun 2005 (UTC)


  • It's ok for me to vote for my own book, right? Anyways, the book has been very beneficial to Blender hopefuls, and it is listed first above all the other tutorials on the official Blender 3D site ( see ). I get emails all the time thanking me for putting this together:

"Thanks for your time and effort on the Blender guide on WikiBooks. I've used many 3d packages(Maya, 3ds) but have wanted better understanding,.. quickly of Blender. Your guide has been instrumental in this act, and in several hours I'm really starting to get a feel for what Bender is capable of."

"Im completely new to 3D imaging on the computer. Your tutorial was clear and easily understood. Just at the right level for me, explaining the basics without being patronising. Perfect, Thanks."

... and so my (obviously biased) vote goes to Blender 3D/Noob to Pro. --Spiderworm 12:37, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • Yes! This is a great book. I've tried using the so-called "manual" for B3D but this is a lot easier to use. MeMoria 16:06, 28 Jun 2005 (UTC)

London (3) Edit


  1. Charlie123 13:24, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. Starfish77 14:16, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Starandstripe 12:48, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  4. Sockpuppet3 18:16, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)


  • This book is growing every day, and it's the first travel guide to feature on Wikibooks.
  • yeah c what u mean. could do wiv more content tho' Dave 19:06, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • It is certainly good to have a travel guide on WB...why didn't we think of this before?
  • Wow! Yeah!, this book is awesome! Great idea! Sockpuppet3 18:16, 16 Jun 2005
  • Looks pre-alpha to me. Reub2000 20:14, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Thank you! If you actually look at this Wikibook, you can read totally through it in about 3 minutes. I can't see how four actual people could have honestly voted for this when all the other nominations are so much more deserving. While I admit to being a sockpuppet, I think Starandstripe and Starfish77 need to admit to it too. For both, their first (and sometimes only) edits were votes and praise for this contentless Wikibook. --Sockpuppet3 12:39, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • I think I'll have to agree with Sockpuppet3. He does look like the third sockpuppet. Not only are Starfish77's and Starandstripe's contributions only their votes, but Starfish77's vote came just four minutes after Charlie123's (the primary author) last edit of the day--a comment giving further praise to his book. --Everlong 18:36, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • Even if he did register multiple accounts, the rules say that any logged in user can vote. Maybe the rules should be changed so that only users with at least 100 edits can vote? Reub2000 22:38, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Sorry about that. Maybe it would be better as a contribution of the month? Charlie123 15:50, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Mandarin Chinese (3) Edit


  1. Everlong 07:11, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. Klingoncowboy4 03:20, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Destrogal 18:45, 30 Jun 2005 (UTC)


  • I know Andreas and others have been voting for us these last few months, but before I just couldn't call us ready--our pronunciation guide especially being a big stumbling block. Lately I've made a number of additions and rewrites to make the intro lessons more beginner-friendly and I'll continue so that by the end of this month we'll have something really good. We're ready. --Everlong

Programming:C -/- -/- (3) Edit


  1. Eyu100 18:35, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  2. WB 23:34, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  3. Klingoncowboy4 03:19, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)