Classes of students who come to Wikipedia, well generally helpful, make a number of common errors. This proposal is to create a user script that could be added to student accounts that would than provide real time feedback regarding common errors. Some of these may include:
- If the students adds "text <ref> ." and hits save a pop up would appears stating that "the reference should go immediately after the punctuation". With buttons to a) go back and fix b) ignore and save anyway
- If the student adds a url to the inside net of their university a pop up would appear says "Links to the inside net of your university are not useful within references. Please remove these."
- If within a heading all words starts with a cap than we would have a pop up that says "Typically only the first word in a heading is capitalized, some exceptions include if the other words are names of people"
- If no "cite templates" are used for references a note on how to use these would be provided.
- If an ISBN was used inside a reference (meaning it is a book) yet no page number was provided. A page number would be requested.
- Might be able to include copy and paste detection within the tool? But that might be more complicated and could always be added later.