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Wikibooks:Book of the month/September 2005 voting

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Vote for the book of the month of September 2005.

The voting for the Book of the month for September 2005 is open from 1 – 31 August, 2005, and will close on August 31, 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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Nominated booksEdit

Mandarin Chinese (8)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in July.)


  1. Klingoncowboy4 00:57, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  2. Serge 10:29, August 1, 2005 (UTC)
  3. italiandude707 21:56, August 1, 2005 (UTC)
  4. Mijokijo 02:28, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  5. Anonymousbob 14:47, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
  6. Life 01:36, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
  7. Everlong 03:23, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
  8. Atreyyu 10:09, 25 August 2005 (UTC)


Personally, I think that books on different languages that are comprehensive and can really help a person learn a new language should be top priority. This allows readers and contributors to read and contribute even more to Wikipedia. If we could have a truly comprehensive source of knowledge in not only English, but Chinese, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, etc. then this would make wikipedia a legendary source of knowledge. Wikibooks like this one could open that possibility to thousands more people.
I am personally interested in learning a few languages, Chinese being one of them (it is the most commonly spoken language in the world, 1/5 of the world's population speaks it). I've looked at this wikibook, and it presents a model that other similar wikibooks should follow. This book gets my vote. --Mijokijo 02:28, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Programming:C -/- -/- (4)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 4 votes in July.)


  1. Klingoncowboy4 00:57, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  2. Dirtyliberal 07:15, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  3. Nerdman 10:12, 1 August 2005(PST)
  4. GatesPlusPlus 13:27, 10 August 2005 (UTC)


  • As per WB:NC, this is only a section of a book - the book is Programming. KelvSYC 05:16, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
    • See Talk Page --Krischik 06:26, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Any efforts directed at editing one of the 2 C++ books Programming:C plus plus and Programming:C -/- -/- could increase the difficulty of merging the two. Note that even Jimbo has talked of having policies disallowing forks within Wikibooks, which is one reason I'm hopeful of the two books getting merged some day. -- Paddu 19:27, 13 August 2005 (UTC)
    • See WB:FP - Aya T C 19:49, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Mambo Open Source (2)Edit

(Automatically nominated with 3 votes in July.)


  1. Klingoncowboy4 00:57, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  2. Dirtyliberal 00:31, 8 August 2005 (UTC)


Raising Chickens (3)Edit


  1. Klingoncowboy4 00:57, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  2. Triddle 16:48, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
  3. Cyberman 04:19, 13 August 2005 (UTC) Where are the wikibuttons?


  • It will buy time for other wikibooks, and entertain the public until people work on a different book. Cyberman 04:19, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Making an Island (6)Edit


  1. Klingoncowboy4 01:00, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
  2. Shdwninja8 00:10, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
  3. CivilCasualty 19:14, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
  4. Cspurrier 23:44, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
  5. Darkflib 20:06, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  6. Lawman


  • Worst. Wikibook. Ever. -- 16:36, 10 August 2005 (UTC)

Ada Programming / Programming:Ada (16)Edit

Ada Programming took the criticism about not confirming to the Wikibooks:Naming policy at heart and renamed the book to confirm to the standard. Templates and Categories are to follow. We are sorry for any inconvinience this may course in the time of change. Do continue to vote for us ;-).


  1. ManuelGR 18:54, 1 August 2005 (UTC) This is the largest programming book according to the statistics. It is also very well structured and with a well defined style.
  2. Klingoncowboy4 20:26, 1 August 2005 (UTC) Well structures, well written, I could see myself using this book
  3. Krischik 06:20, 2 August 2005 (UTC) As far as I know the only Programming book with fully working, tried and tested example programms (see: Mathematical calculations, Converting data and Strings for examples).
  4. MartinDowie 18:27, 2 August 2005 (UTC) An excellent source of information.
  5. Grek1 20:20, 2. Aug 2005
  6. FJLoma 18:07, 3 Aug 2005 Excelent and very up to date.
  7. veenker 19:45, 3 Aug 2005 Great resource, complete and well written
  8. Thopre 14:01, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
  9. Gentgeen 23:39, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
  10. surueña 14:26, August 8, 2005 (UTC) A great book that also covers the last version of the language (and as far as I known there is no other book or on-line tutorial so updated)
  11. Aramael 18:50, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
  12. Preben Randhol 20:37, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
  13. Rob Horning 13:03, 15 August 2005 (UTC)
  14. Frodet 20:47, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
  15. Aerius 11:30, 19 August 2005 (UTC)
  16. Esoterica 14:27, 20 August 2005 (UTC)


  • As per WB:NC, this is only a section of a book - the book is Programming. KelvSYC 05:16, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
    • See Talk Page --Krischik 06:27, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
    • While this argument could be offered in a number of ways (for not calling this strictly a Wikibook), the use of Programming in this instance is more indicating a bookshelf than a book. I suport calling this a Book of the Month candidate as it is really a seperate Wikibook. Naming conventions are something that needs to be dealt with elsewhere (like Staff Lounge). --Rob Horning 18:10, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Holly $&@# this book has 7 votes. I forsee this one being the next Book of the month. Klingoncowboy4 20:14, 3 August 2005 (UTC)