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Wikibooks:Book of the month/May 2005 voting

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Vote for the book of the month of May 2005.

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

Voting rulesEdit


  • Every user can nominate books of interest for voting and add them at the end of the voting page.
  • A featured wikibook cannot be nominated again for one year.
  • To nominate a book just add that book to the voting section of the voting page using this Wiki code: === [[Book Name]] === where "Book Name" is the name of the book. When you have done this add {{Botm}} to the top of the front page of the Wikibook.


  • Every registered Wikibooks user can vote for as many of the nominated candidates as they like.
  • Only registered Wikibooks users should vote while they are logged in (check by history of page). This is because it is impossible to detect multiple votes by a user using different anon IPs.
  • Due to previous voting irregularities, we now require a user to show they are intending to participate with Wikibooks by showing a minimum of 20 edits in your edit history. This number may increase in the future if continued problems persist.
  • The use of sock puppets as a way to pad votes is strongly discouraged. While you are not restricted to only one user account on Wikibooks, please use just one account for any voting activities on Wikibooks including the Book of the Month voting. Suspicious cases of duplicate voting may be reviewed using the CheckUser services of MediaWiki software.
  • 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.


  • 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 (1)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in March)


  1. Lemontea 09:58, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


The Unicyclopedia (3)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in March)


  1. Gentgeen 21:36, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  2. Andreas 07:50, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  3. Reub2000 23:04, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)


  • Nice guide, almost makes me want to start unicycling.Reub2000 23:04, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

How To Build A Computer (9)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in March)


  1. --Hyperlink 03:39, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  2. --Noogz 01:20, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  3. --Gentgeen 21:36, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  4. --Andrewcool 06:33, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  5. -- marsh 17:15, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  6. --Yayyak 10:27, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  7. --Reub2000 00:59, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  8. --Naryathegreat|(talk) 01:13, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  9. --Eyu100 23:26, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)


  • Pictures and a little more flesh will really help, but the story looks pretty complete and easy to read - marsh
  • Needs work on trouble shooting sections, more pictures. Hopefully being Book of the Month will bring more people to complete these tasks. Reub2000
  • I agree with the above comments, but this is without a doubt the best book on the list.--Naryathegreat|(talk) 01:13, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Mandarin Chinese (1)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 3 votes in March)


  1. --EuropracBHIT 05:58, 1 Apr 2005 (UTC).


FHSST Physics:Index (5)Edit

  1. Check out this book, it has a whole team of people working on it to use in schools in South Africa. It is not ready for the spotlight yet but this books looks like it might become a WikiBooks poster child of how to organize a collaborative team.--Karl Wick 20:02, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  2. Constantijn 17:05, 24 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  3. Gentgeen 21:18, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  4. Marknewlyn 03:41, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  5. Moldi 05:37, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)