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Welcome to the Projects reading room. On this page, Wikibookians can talk about subjects related to books, book projects, and other tasks here on Wikibooks that require discussion and organization.

Can I create a Wikipedia- style project page on Wikibooks?Edit

Hi there. I'm currently supporting a large university cohort practice editing and then composing their own book on Wikibooks. I was wondering if there was a way to create Wikipedia style project pages on Wikibooks for them to use in their practice period before commencing on the book- or would the only way to organise this would be to create a Wikipedia Project Page referring to their book? Many thanks!

Hi @Hannah Evans (WMUK):, If I'm getting you correctly, practice editing sounds like the user's personal sandbox, which could be used instead. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 10:44, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you @Leaderboard:. The course is now commencing, with the students creating their Wikibook throughout the next few months. They will be using a series of joint sandboxes spaces to practice editing. Thank you for the suggestion. Hannah Evans (WMUK) (discusscontribs) 16:20, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Modern GreekEdit

I'm struggling to wrap my head around a series of edits made to book Modern Greek on March 31 by user Vitagamma. At first, I really didn't want to get involved at all; I know pretty nearly nothing at all about modern Greek, so would be easily able to review things only if they're either obvious vandalism, or simple improvements obviously legit. However, in this case the edit to the book main page looked peculiar, and I felt a need to look further to put it in context. The more I looked into these edits, the more it appeared that basic content was being replaced with something following an entirely different outline, without any discussion on talk pages nor acknowledgement on the main page. I rejected the changes to the main page, and I believe I was right to do so because those were, at best, malformed. I rejected changes to another page, and I think I'm on solid ground there because the edits in question added particles (like English "the") in front of a bunch of vocabulary, whereas the translations have no particles; there are other sets of vocabulary that use such particles and the translations then include an English particle. Changes to other pages are more invasive. If I were preparing to revert more extensive changes I'd study them intensively — but before going that far, I'd really be very interested in other opinions on this. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:15, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Many qualified people reading in the Wikipedia article won't be aware of the evolution of the book. A request in the talk page might obtain some help. Regards, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 03:57, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Marine EnginesEdit

Hi, I'm thinking to begin a book about marine engines. Possible titles: "Marine Engines" or "Small Marine Engines". I tend to favour the first. More general is better than more specific. For reference, the most pertinent article I find in Wikipedia is . Any comments or suggestions about this. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 00:40, 29 August 2019 (UTC)