The topmost answer in the very popular question What are good learning resources for a LaTeX beginner? recommends the LaTeX Wikibook. I found it helpful as well when writing my thesis, because it provides hands-on practical advice (and because it is always among the first hits on a web search about LaTeX).
However, in the comments it is implied that there are errors and/or bad advice in the Wikibook. It is pointed out that the commenters could easily edit the book, but the discussion ends there. A beginner reading this could be detracted from the Wikibook by these comments (I guess that's their purpose after all) even after these potential flaws were fixed (if there are any).
To underline this, the Wikibooks guidelines tell you to be bold when editing books. My understanding is that replacing Bad Advice™ with better advice in a book would be desirable, especially because the book are meant to be instructional resources.
Thus I'd like to pick up the thread started in the comments of the above-mentioned answer. Since we (as a community) recommend the Wikibook (it is the topmost answer in the "Resources for beginners" question, after all), and the possibility to improve it exists, we should strive to improve the book wherever we see potential for improvement, for the benefit of LaTeX beginners.
Personally, I don't feel knowledgeable enough to discern bad LaTeX advice, but there are people here who can easily tell what's A Bad Idea™ from years of experience. And if those people among us pointed out flaws in the book, we could discuss and eventually fix them.
However, I'm not sure how one would organize such a quest:
- A community wiki question on the meta site or on the main site, where people can point out flaws which they found, which can then be discussed in the comments and subsequently fixed?
- Some sort of chat event, like the "Answer the Unanswered" events? (disclaimer: I've never taken part in one).
- Determine that this is not our job and "the Wikibook community" should fix it? (wait for the problems to "fix themselves", so to say)?
- Determine that, actually, there are no flaws in the book, and this post is superfluous?