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Stock market data?Edit


I noticed French Wikinews has a section devoted to the stock market, and indeed we already have a (mostly-unused) template for it. I wouldn't suppose we could add this to our main page too? --JJLiu112 (talk) 07:10, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

@JJLiu112: I think that would be a great idea but we should do it as part of a revamp of the main page. I’ve been looking at the other Wikinews's too and thinking it’s long overdue. I’m going to put forward some ideas at WN:Water cooler/proposals in the next few days but feel free to add this first. [24Cr][talk] 10:29, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
I can't. Admins only. JJLiu112 (talk) 20:15, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

Two stories about Russian invasion on UkraineEdit

Right now we have two stories about the same event: one saying full-scale invasion, another saying approaching Kyiv. Is that okay? --George Ho (talk) 23:38, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

It is unusual, but on what level would it not be OK? Actually, it is three articles now. I do wish you would flesh out your queries a bit more. Was it that you thought the two headlines contracted each other? Please elaborate. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:40, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
No, it's not that. I was just asking whether people don't mind (now) three stories on the Russian invasion on the front page. That's all. Oh, by the way, I did make same concerns five years ago on a different story, but the story was different. Furthermore, I boldly switched one of lead stories to an older one just for the time being. George Ho (talk) 08:45, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
I would advise against it. Most news sites are running basically (or literally) 24-hour coverage of the Ukraine crisis; it would be ridiculous to weigh one article against another just because a land war in Europe has more updates than some statue's origin. I removed the initial invasion as lead one, because it doesn't utilise template update & timeliness takes precedence. JJLiu112 (talk) 05:48, 5 March 2022 (UTC)


@SVTCobra, JJLiu112, Cromium: The main page articles must follow a timeline. Like US President Biden says Russian President Putin must be ousted is an event that occurred on Saturday but is placed at Lead 2 and International Labour Organization elects first African leader as director general is an event that occurred on Friday and it is placed in Lead 1. Shouldn't they be arranged according to their time of occurrence? 2006nishan178713t@lk 18:40, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

No policy says we must follow a timeline, and there are other news websites that have thematic displays. Also, please use the flag template instead of tagging, particularly as I'm not an admin. JJLiu112 (talk) 20:28, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
I agree with JJ, there's no policy on this. To me it makes sense to have the most recently published article first. This way we have the front page look different, which is important as we can sometimes look inactive to casual readers due to lack of content. Personally, I have been known to make exceptions to this as well. Recently, I favored a long article over one from the Short Article Trial for Lede 1. I also pushed the first China Eastern article out of the top 5 "before its time" because it looked odd to have two articles covering this side-by-side. In the past, I have also favored Original Reporting for Lede 1 over more recent news (by publishing time or occurrence). Basically, my rule of thumb is to consider what would serve the project best. That's my view on it. Cheers, SVTCobra 23:06, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
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