Talk:Australian Opposition Leader pledges to save Great Barrier Reef

Latest comment: 8 years ago by CourtneyBerthaly in topic Review of revision 4220046 [Passed]

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Is there any more advice you can give me on the 'scuffing,' issue? Any copyright in this article was unintentional and i'm struggling to see how to get across most of the points discussed in a different way. As a user who is new to wiki news, some advice on how to best get an article published would be greatly appreciated. Thanks CourtneyBerthaly (talk) 14:54, 30 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

@CourtneyBerthaly: A simple way of avoiding plagiarism or scuffing up is: find out information from the sources, and say it in your own words. That's the thing. saying it in our words would solve the copyvio problem.
acagastya ⚽️ 🏆 🎾 🚀 🔬 👟 🎬 🎼 📰 15:07, 30 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
@CourtneyBerthaly: Fwiw, I understand the difficulty; there's this feeling of "but how can I say that differently?". For me, an important experience was reviewing really well-done synthesis writing (and how does one share that experience with newcomers? a difficult challenge); each synthesis sentence was apt to contain bits of information from widely distant parts of the sources (often, from multiple sources), while information from any given source sentence was likely to be scattered widely in little bits all over the synthesis article. Somehow it made it all look easy, and the feeling of "but how can I say that differently" just sort of evaporated. Acagastya has a point, too, about the information: if you start by understanding the material, and then explain it to news readers, you've lost the source phrasing before you start writing — though again, it's hard to internalize that until you've actually experienced it to know how it feels. --Pi zero (talk)

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The All of the risk quote has been sourced, 1998 has been sourced, Multiple sources say the amount is $500 million, It is a known fact that coral bleaching is linked to climate change and higher than average sea temperatures as a result of El Nino events CourtneyBerthaly (talk) 23:41, 30 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

My concern wasn't with whether the link is a known fact, but whether ARC revealed it (which is what the sentence says). I'll see what I can do with the current state of things. --Pi zero (talk) 00:39, 31 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Thank you for your feedback and patience, It is very much appreciated CourtneyBerthaly (talk) 01:40, 31 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

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