Talk:Iranian International Master Dorsa Derakhshani discusses her chess career with Wikinews

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Reporter's notes


The audio recording has been shared with Pi zero.
•–• 20:37, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

I did get the audio, and also supplementary info about the name of the book author. --Pi zero (talk) 02:56, 14 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Reviewer's notes


I did receive the audio file. Section boundaries, by timestamp in the file:

section start status
1.1 Childhood      0:50   Done
1.2 Decision    13:15   Done
1.3 Career    22:35   Done
1.4 Games    28:15   Done
1.5 Chess, other players
(except last question, which comes later)
   31:05   Done
1.6 Gibraltar and ban    36:50   Done
1.7 Iran and Israeli athletes    47:38   Done
1.8 Life in US    53:10   Done
1.9 Chess federations 1:08:00   Done
1.10 Gender gap 1:11:15   Done
1.11 Life 1:16:35   Done

--Pi zero (talk) 04:48, 6 April 2020 (UTC) – 01:00, 14 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Review of revision 4558822 [Passed]


I had in mind, for the sake of clarity, to add here a list of items that made me pause. Atm I only see three of these; on a few others that I remember considering during review, what I decided on consideration was that they were fine, in which case there's not call for me to list them here.

 ((WN )) You weren't living in Iran at that time. You weren't representing Iran. You had made it very clear you didn't want to play for the federation. And yet they decide to sensationalise this banning of yours?
— a slightly-leading question.
 ((WN )) Your younger brother was also banned by the [Iranian] Chess Federation at the same tournament, playing against an Israeli Grand Master. He was fourteen. He was just a kid.
— a decidedly-leading question; grated on me a bit.
 ((WN )) I just feel he shouldn't have been dragged into this [situation].
— an opinion, inviting the interviewee to agree. It did work, eliciting a useful response.

--Pi zero (talk) 04:42, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply


Most of the questions were formed here: Etherpad link.
•–• 10:58, 3 July 2020 (UTC)Reply



{{editprotected}} "Irani athletes have avoided playing against Israeli athletes" in the last sentence of the third paragraph should be changed to "Iranian athletes have avoided playing against Israeli athletes". Heavy Water (talk) 20:34, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

It is repeated again with the section heading "Her decision to not play for the Irani Chess Federation". And "Instagram" is not capitalized in the caption for the puppy image. Heavy Water (talk) 04:22, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hmm. "Iranian" is certainly more common in the parts of the English language I am familiar with, but is "Irani" wrong? See wikt:Irani. Also, please note the original author is from India. SVTCobra 02:29, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
Huh, apparently it is equally standard. --Heavy Water (talk) 02:40, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
The capitalization of Instagram is   Done SVTCobra 10:59, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
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