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Викивести (Serbian)Edit

Under Wikinews in other languages, first we write the name of a language in this very language itself, and then its name in English (in brackets), like Русский (Russian). But in case of Serbian, "Викивести" means just "wikinews" and should be corrected to Серпски (if i'm not mistaken, consult Main Page of wikipedia). --User:Anthony Ivanoff, 03:46, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Good catch. Changed to "Српски / Srpski (Serbian)". -- IlyaHaykinson 05:47, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Lookin' goodEdit

Just thought I'd drop a line to say how good the Main Page is looking at the moment. I particulary like the new fonts for the headlines. Plenty of stories too, which is nice to see. User:Dan100 (Talk) 00:39, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Who is the boss around here? -- 21:02, 29 December 2005 (UTC) let me know asap so he or she can help articles news.

No one is the boss. If you require assistance, you could probaly ask pretty much anyone (Including Me). As far as the hierarchy in wikinews goes, Admins have a little bit more power in regards to somethings but they should only use it when its in the best interest of the community and there is consensus to do so. If you ever have a complaint about wikinews (which i hope is never) and you're looking for someone in charge, you can bring it to an Admin, or put it on Wikinews:Dispute resolution, or if its a really big big problem with wikinews that you don't feel can be handled internally you can bring it to Wikimedia foundation which is the non-profit organization who runs wikinews (and other wiki projects you might of heard of like wikipedia). hoped that helped. Bawolff ☺☻  19:58, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Phone linesEdit

I think the hotlines have proved there usefulness with MrM's recent contributions via them, they're taking up whitespace on the main page that shouldn't be there because of all the new boxes on the right side. I honestly don't remember Dan100's objection to it. Therefore I was Bold and put it back. Bawolff ☺☻  20:21, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

RSS feedsEdit

Is anyone implementing RSS feeds for each of the main (location based) sections? It really needs doing and they need to update automatically. I'll create an account and have a go, otherwise. I just didn't want to do something already done or in progress. Well done. I'd also like to make feedback that the featured country is too dominent on the main page. It's confused as a main story. There should be a main story that is based on popularity or statistical reasons. Such as number of casualties and recent update.

I am working on a customizable RSS feed, though I am a bit busy right now so it may be some time before I finish it --Cspurrier 18:49, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah this is really important, nowadays you can't legitimately try to operate a news website that doesn't have an RSS feed...
We do have an RSS feed You can find it at . We do not however have an RSS feed that is category based. The RSS feed above lists all stories published by Wikinews that day --Cspurrier 20:01, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
So is someone going to implement an RSS feed for each of the main news areas of the world?

Will someone link to the above feed from the Main Page, with standard <link> syntax? Ashibaka 00:09, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

I put together an RSS feed of the "Original Reporting" section. The feed is available at Also if you do not have an RSS reader, you can view a web based version of the feed at Wikinews Original Reporting RSS Feed Please let me know what you think. I will try to update it daily. Inic 04:19, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I believe there is technical issues with <link>ing the feed. We use to have category based feed, but they went by last edit, and they died in the upgrade to MediaWiki 1.5 (I think). Bawolff ☺☻  18:58, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

News Titles too long.Edit

Many of the news titles are too long. They aren't punchy enough. Many need to be shortened. Can we keep titles to less than 55 characters (including spaces). That's still rather large for a news heading. Please see examples on I realise that the general public struggle not to be describtive in their titles, but they really need to be told that 45 is the maximum used in most press agencies and that they should keep titles 'to the point'.

You should probally take this up on Wikinews talk:Style guide. I, personnaly like long titles. However I could see why short titles are good. Remeber you can rename things too, if you can think of a better title. Bawolff ☺☻  04:50, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

YOU can't rename things. Only members can. This is the one thing we can't rename, under the terms oand conditions of the sites copyright licence this actually breaks it. We (un-registered users) should be able to change titles. If I'm wrong on this, please tell me how.

I do not agree that non-logged in users should be allowed to rename articles. It is a common form of vandalism, and the extra step of registering an account deters it somewhat. Besides, if you're logged in then only a select few of the administrators can actually establish which IP address you are editing from. Brian McNeil / talk 17:02, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
If we enabled anonoymous renames, it would be: Whilley on wheels! hay-day Pagemoves cause lots of damage if used improperly, especially with DPLs. Whats wrong with registering. If you concerned about privacy issues, you have more privacy when registered. Bawolff ☺☻  23:26, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
You are breaking your ownn copyright rules by not allowing us to edit titles of pages.

This means that wiki pages are editable by all (but registered users can edit more than non registered). It's like communism gone wrong. 'All animals are equal (but some animals are more equal than others). I thought George Orwell was clear on that issue. He was the creator of the wiki ideology, after all. I'd like to edit the titles, without registering. It's misleading. I would do an excellent job. You're excuses of vandalism are pointless. That excuse would result in only registered users editing anything in the wiki sites. If that happened then it would defeat the purpose of the site and idea.

Uhm, not exactly. Our copyrights are licensed under CC-by, and say nothing about user privileges. However, you should be aware that creating an account on wikinews is far more anonymous than editing from an anonymous IP. - Amgine | talk en.WN 16:37, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Nowehere does it say that everyone is allowed to make changes without registering an account. Wikinews is released under the GPL, yes, but that means anyone can copy it, edit it, and put it on their site. Which isn't true for non-free, copyrighted works.
If you want to use, you can only do so in compliance with the terms of use. And if these require you to get an account in order to perform a modification that would be prone to severe abuse otherwise, that doesn't void the permission to copy and edit the content on your own site (redistribution, or distribution of derived works, respectively).
It's the same thing as with reverts and other people editing your stuff -- if you disagree, feel free to copy the article and publish it elsewhere (start your own wiki with you as the benevolent dictator, maybe?).
If you want an anarchic wiki, feel free to start your own. -- 06:20, 19 February 2006 (UTC) (Ashmodai)
Please Note: Wikinews is under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5, not the GPL Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:32, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Internet Trolling is now Illegal.Edit

Somebody with more experience than me should write this.

Another stupid law. sigh! glad I don't live in the US. If you start the article, someone may (and probally will) finish it for you. Bawolff ☺☻  23:12, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
Is satire "intent to annoy"? Mmmyes it is, this law probably just went unconstitutional. Thanks George, we love ya. -(Extremely hidden Identity--C. Rice)
(As I wrote this, I swear I heard a black helicopter fly over!!)

Main Page Error!Edit

Would someone PLEASE fix the "Earthquake shakes Athens" excerpt? It says that the earthquake was "centereded" around 200 km south of Athens. Fortunately, the error doesn't seem to be in the article: I checked. --Cromwellt 23:53, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

You can change it yourself, if you like. See the links in the navbar on the right of this page for the various leads. --Chiacomo (talk) 23:57, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
I've been a Wikipedian for a couple of years now, but only yesterday actually registered on WikiNews, so when I saw on the main page that it was protected, I assumed that I didn't have the clearance to change it. Thanks for the correction. --Cromwellt 22:07, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
I miss the good old days when wikipedia's main page was protected but the templates not. (Having the main page unprotected is before my time). Bawolff ☺☻  00:11, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Cannot create article?Edit

When I click on create article it says the wiki does not exist??

? You input a headline in the textbox first, then click Create article? -Edbrown05 01:26, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
No you get a different error if you forget the tittle (you edit the page its on , which happend to be the main page which happend to be protected) What title did you use. Bawolff ☺☻  01:33, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
answered here: User talk:DragonFire1024#question_about_create_article_.28asked_on_talk:Main_Page.29

Pictures not showing up?Edit

I am seeing that thumbnails on my browser are not showing up in some places...some articles and on the WikiMedia page. Anyone having this issue? If not whats wrong? I use FireFox as my browser. DragonFire1024 23:52, 12 January 2006 (EST)

This happens from time to time. I think it has something to due with the image server. you could complain at irc:// if you wish, but it will probally be fixed by tommorow. Bawolff ☺☻ 

Resignation miscapitalized under january 14Edit

Should be lowercase, shouldn't it? -- 04:04, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Fixed. Thank you for calling it out. -Edbrown05 04:18, 15 January 2006 (UTC)


Hello.It's 19:06 on Mon Jan 16, 2006 in Santiago(City NE of Cordon),Isabela,Philippines. My site is at Just Surfing. Thanks.

Hello, can you sign your comments with ~~~~, plus a link you your personal home page would probably be best put on your user page. Just click on your username at the top of the page once you're logged in. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:46, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

18 killed in U.S. air strike on village in PakistanEdit

I must say I am very disappointed in some individuals who participated in the editing of the article 18 killed in U.S. air strike on village in Pakistan. The article was changed from its original story of Zawahari being a target, to being very bias and in my opinion, misleading. I do not think I have seen a worse collaberation on news than this. While all the major outlets still report that Zawahiri was in fact the target, We do not even have a headline or a "real" article to support the sources stated in the article. The article was supposed to be based on Zawahiri being a target and was changed into talking about the victims. I think this article should be reverted back into the state of talking about Zawahiri (when the article was created as breaking news, the headline was "Zawahiri possibly dead"...and now it ended up to its current headline: "18 killed in U.S. air strike on village in Pakistan." I hope that everyone will learn from this experience and when other IMPORTANT news comes along, we can all work on it together. I must say I am very disappointed. Shame on you guys/girls. DragonFire1024 is Jason Safoutin

This is where you start to learn where some of the behind-the-scenes parts of Wikinews are. For example, if you check Special:Ipblocklist you'll see that one of the editors you had a problem with has been blocked. That same user has been listed for an edit block. If you have a really unpleasant edit done to an article, you can click on the history link, edit the prior version, and save that effectively reverting the changes. Be aware of the three revert rule when doing this, and try not to get heated when you explain the revert on the talk page. If you're being hassled or getting flamed on talk pages you can do a combination of checking Wikinews:Administrators and Recent Changes to see which admins may be able to intercede and give the problematic user a warning or a block. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:16, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
There's also IRC, the Real-time chat link at the top of the page. You might find some help there. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:42, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
Note after archive: URL has changed for chat web interface. not changing it there for archival reasons, but it should be whatever template:IRC says. Bawolff ☺☻ 

CNN mistranslationEdit

Can we take the scare quotes off "mistranslating?" Whether they did it on purpose or not, it's a mistranslation, and the scare quotes imply the former. -- Pakaran 00:57, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Made an effort to address that. -Edbrown05 01:38, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I feel dumb now, I assumed your main page templates were locked (they are on WP). -- Pakaran 03:50, 17 January 2006 (UTC)


Can the link be removed off the front page, as there hasn't been any new ones since September 5? -- user:zanimum

I have removed the link. It can be reinserted later if needed. --Chiacomo (talk) 03:53, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Add Portal:Football link to mainpage?Edit

Well, hopefully - tommorow i will be advertising WikiFootball (links to the portal) and think that if people want to go straight to sports or football news, there should be a category link like there is on the wikipedia. What do you think? Spum 19:46, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Click on browse by section on the sidebar. Changing the main page is a very touchy topic. However tell me where you think a good place to put it would be, and we could see what everyone thinks. Bawolff ☺☻  23:46, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh you probally mean where all the countries are listed. I don't know. Bawolff ☺☻  21:33, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

Admin. needed for article disputeEdit

I am voicing concern of severe NVOP in this article: Pakistani Officials say at least 4 terrorists killed in U.S. airstrike targeting Ayman al-Zawahiri. I think that this user: --vonbergm is taking articles on this subject and attempting to change words and FACTS around, reword articles to suit him and his agenda (possible anti us), tagging artcles so that they may not be placed into publication, causing disputes for almost 2 days on this article: U.S. airstrike targeting Ayman al-Zawahiri leaves 18 dead in Pakistani village and then doing the same on other article mentioned. I move that immediate action be taken against individuals who try to prevent factual news stories form being published. Also, the first article mentioned was the top story, and still should be, but was taken off because of disputes!! DragonFire1024

Template:Latest news 2Edit

What are everyone's thoughts on trying out this template as the Latest news template for a week or so, to see what the response is? Noclip 21:48, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I like the idea, and would like to find some way to offer this as an option, but I realy like my news sorted by day :) --Cspurrier 01:17, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
I'm interested in the daily news. The template reports only the latest 3 news items per topic. What if there are 5 'Crime and law' stories in one day. Also it presents itself in 2 columns, which would be crowded on the Main Page (perhaps single column). Is it possible to suppress the appearance of say, 'Obituaries', for that day of the 'Latest news' section if there are no stories for that news day. -Edbrown05 02:04, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
An older similiar alternative is User:Theshibboleth/Main_Page. Bawolff ☺☻  06:39, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Too pastel-ly — Ilyanep (Talk) 04:47, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
It's's different, but I agree with edbrown05's concerns. — Ilyanep (Talk) 04:47, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps another feasible option would by default show the new headlines by date and have another option to sort them by category if you so desired.

Yes the latest news ones need the DPL to show the date they were published. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:40, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Things need to formatted horizontally so that bulk of the articles are visible on a single screen. Conside the BBC website. 06:56, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

As a marketing guy, I put a lot of value on "branding" a product...i.e. settling on a presentation that works and which the audience recognizes and is familiar to them. So, I think we should leave the front page alone for at least 5 years...for audience retention purposes. Neutralizer 13:47, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
I like the front page and the lay out as is it as well...Maybe add another section for a lead or featured article or something to that nature...But I think gonig to a totally new template is NOT a good idea. I am new here and I am still trying to get used to the page as it is. If anything new happens, it should be as detailed if not more detailed than the current front page/template. Jason Safoutin 13:52, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I don't like the new format at all. I liked the old one better. I'm not saying we should compeltely delete this one but mabye set the old one as default and have the new one avalible as an option. BWF89 11:36, 5 Feburary 2006

I don't like it at all. Layout is far too busy, cluttered. Makes me confused and angry - I want to go somewhere else immediately. If I want categorised news, I'll go to the Topic pages. But the Front page of Wikinews is good with the latest published and dated news. But please change it back ASAP.--elliot_k 17:12, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree with elliotK on this... Jason Safoutin 17:32, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Spelling error (section for 23 January)Edit

  • "U.S. army interrogator convicted in Iraqi generals death" should be "U.S. army interrogator convicted in Iraqi general's death." Consider revising the way the title is phrased as well (e.g. "U.S. army interrogator convicted of Iraqi general's murder"), as it's not very correct or professional in its present state... – 04:22, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for pointing that out. Logged in users can move pages. Bawolff ☺☻  00:29, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Random portalEdit

I added a random portal to the portal template on the frontpage, because I think its a good idea. thoughts. Only problem is occasional non-portal page (like subpages). Which would be fixed if bugzilla:3951 was implemented. Bawolff ☺☻  06:41, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

da BombEdit

Who put 'disputed stories' on the Main Page with a lit fuse? (laff) Dunno about that one :) Edbrown05 08:14, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

prob better than 'year ago in the news' because who is going to do anything about that? -Edbrown05 08:24, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
That be me! We still have a year ago news too. I like the bomb. Bawolff ☺☻  19:00, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Me too! -Edbrown05 19:06, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

I'd suggest removing the bomb icon, it will look very inappropriate and unprofessional when we report about terror attacks and such things.--Eloquence 18:04, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, If it was a real bomb I'd agree with you, but I don't think a cartoon bomb like that would look unprofessional. Bawolff ☺☻  05:34, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I think I agree with Eloquence; the bomb icon is likely to come up against some story about an explosion, and will be seen as inappropriate. -- IlyaHaykinson 06:28, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'm not to attached to it, so feel free to remove it. Bawolff ☺☻  19:48, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Censorship for americaEdit

Where is the news of woman postal worker running amok in US? You try to cover up the fact that USA is a crazy country where people live and die by guns and they think it is normal? 08:43, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Cover-up? Hardly, do you want to write the article? - 09:22, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I've been thinking of writing a response to this question.. becuase it's been on my mind recently. "Why don't you have article such and such? Are you covering up stories".. The point is we're not a usual new organzation. We have to re-write sources into our own article and usually days are very busy so we might type up every single article in the news that day because it's impossible, it's impossible for even regular news agencies. Alot of the time they usually just post the article off the Assoicated Press wire services. Even sometimes you won't find articles on major news sites. But no we're not trying to cover up stories... we want break stories... we just don't always have the time do so. I live in America and like to look at guns, I don't a gun and we are a gun-crazed country, but we don't live and die by the gun... I believe in gun control. --TUFKAAP 05:16, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

If, as the complainer says, the "USA is a crazy country where people live and die by guns and they think it is normal"; then this event is not newsworthy, thus is not worthy of being reported. You can't have it both ways; PS, It seems like obesity,auto accidents and smoking each kill more americans than guns. Neutralizer 17:58, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Floating ToCEdit

I'm floating the ToC archive and templates because I think its a more efficent use of room. Comments?

I'd move the ToC above the Archive section, or leave ToC top-and-left. I'd also add a border around Archive and Templates. That aside? It's a bit narrower, but overall I think it was a good move. -- NeoAmsterdam 22:41, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
I think that be to borderee. I moved the archive down, but i replaced it with update leads, is that okay? (yeah I'm doubtful thats what you meant). Bawolff ☺☻  06:18, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
Doesn't seem to like Cologne blue under IE5. but since no complaints have been raised, I'll keep it the same as currently is. Bawolff ☺☻  18:33, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

New format for 'Latest news'Edit

Can we get a published date adjacent to the headline? - 06:52, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I second that for the fact that it was easy to see the day's new article by looking at the date at the top of the page but with the new layout it is tough to figure out which article is newly published. 18:16, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Please change the front page back to how it was. The entry point into Wikinews is now a cluttered, disorganised and convoluted mess. Please fix!! --elliot_k 18:23, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree with eliot k. Bawolff ☺☻  19:50, 5 February 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing that. To encourage consensus, I'm thinking a button/link "Show news stories by topic" next to the "Latest news reports:" heading... What yas think? --elliot_k 01:08, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it will make the best of both Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 01:48, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
We've had a view all topics button for a while (in Template:FrontPageSectionMenu which is on the main page) Bawolff ☺☻  02:32, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm thinking that a critical mass point has not yet been reached by Wikinews. When there are more than 10 stories published for any given day, those headlines are easily understood without categorization. When 20+ stories are being consistently published, then perhaps topic categories for the Main Page makes sense. -Edbrown05 00:31, 7 February 2006 (UTC)


Bring back the layout that was up yesterday 23:21, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Alot of people didn't like it. However you could see it at Main Page/topical. Bawolff ☺☻  20:25, 10 February 2006 (UTC)


Has anyone noticed that the main page displays an outdated black and white Wikispecies logo? Could someone please correct this. Yorktown1776 02:18, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Thats strange, I'm sure i fixed that a while ago. Thanks for reminding me. Bawolff ☺☻  04:46, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Look at other language layoutEdit

I think it looks nice: fr: especially:

Th: still has fundraiser, and sv: is very space efficient. ro: has good place for create article box. Many use old banner ( User:Pingswept/MainPageHeader ). Bawolff ☺☻  05:08, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Breaking news very outdatedEdit

The "Breaking News" is over a month old. Perhaps time to take it down? -Harmil 19:29, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Can you be a bit more specific, because I don't have a clue what your talking about. Bawolff ☺☻  22:48, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
The problem was fixed not long after I mentioned it. The "Breaking News" article was over a month old at the time that I posted the comment. -Harmil 14:29, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Main page RedesignEdit

I believe the current Wikinews Main Page isn't as good a it could be. There are to many outdated stories in the left column and the right side is rather unorganized. All together it is quite dull. I propose a main page redesign. I have already created to versions myself(click here and here). Yorktown1776 23:49, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Ohh, pretty colors, me likey. Actually, what I'd really LOVE to see is: Briefs not listed, but (automagically) agregated via {{...}}} into one long briefs page for each day. The link to the briefs page could be on the same line as the date. Sadly, the automagically part would require significant mods to the DPL extension. Nyarlathotep 00:15, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
I hate to break this to you, but... This is not going to happen anytime soon (in all probability) redesign attempts have not been sucessful. I like your attempts though, but the headers to big so you have to scroll to much. see also Category:Sandbox. Bawolff ☺☻  01:08, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
If your going to use a header like that, this style is nicer in my opinion - User:Pingswept/MainPageHeader. Bawolff ☺☻  01:16, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Having automagically generated briefs would make it nice for us people doing audio briefs :) — Ilyanep (Talk) 00:27, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, its be cool, but the automagically part requires having a DPL generate == Blah == {{Blah}}, which means modifying the DPL extension, which has to be submitted, lost, found, and burried in soft peet for 3 months. Really, there is no reason not to have DPLs generate pages based upon arbitrary protected pages in the MediaWiki namespace, but it wasn't written that way originally. Nyarlathotep 00:32, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Can you explain the automagicly part in more detail? Bawolff ☺☻  00:53, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, AFAIK, the DPL extension currently has very few modes of display, as controlled by the mode and addfirstcategorydate options. But you could always add a mode=aggregate option to effectively generate


for each page, but ideally map the sections edit link back to PAGENAME. It'd need some safety cap on the output size to prevent crashes. Of course, nesting of DPLs must be restricted to protected pages, if you allow it at all.

You could even have a custom=Blah option which overrides mode and transcludes the page MediaWiki:Blah with {{1}} set to page name, and {{2}} set to the date. Or alternatively, don't do any transcluding, just have mode=custom take all text untill </DynamicPageList> as the text to repeat, again with some temporary variables. But, I kinda prefer the first idea, as it maps edit links correctly. Nyarlathotep 01:23, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

So basicly transclude the pages, instead of list them. That would be cool. Bawolff ☺☻  06:45, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

I don't think using this design is a good idea; it's too close to Wikipedia's suggested Main Page redesign. I like the way it is, though wouldn't mind a new header. Ral315 21:53, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Iraqi abuse videoEdit

What, no mention of the video showing British soldiers beating up Iraqi teenagers? Angr 15:27, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

If you feel it should be icluded, Write it. Bawolff ☺☻  23:14, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Olympic Medal Count ConfusionEdit

The chart displaying the current Olympic medal count has become outdated several times. I would also like to note that due to the arrangement of the chart it makes it appear that Norway is leading in the Olympics. Would anyone mind if I added a column to list the country's position? Yorktown1776 01:38, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Good idea, go ahead. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 01:40, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
On the WP Olympics page the countries are listed the IOC way, with the first team being the one with the most golds overall. Shouldn't that be continued here? 04:22, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
I personally think it should be total, but have no strong opinion. Bawolff ☺☻  23:13, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
The table is outdated again.

different sectionsEdit

What are the thoughts on having a different section for different news items? ie. News, Sport, Entertainment, etc...? Apologies if this has been suggested before. JaymzSpyhunter 22:33, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

Is something we have. see Wikinews:SectionMenu for the main list, or Category:Portal for the big list of everything. We've got almost everything from olympics to Google to Portal:Culture and entertainment. Bawolff ☺☻  23:13, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

what happened to 'Write/edit article' link on Main Page?Edit

The link has been replaced with a 'Current events'. I sort of need the other link. -Edbrown05 03:25, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

I had experienced exactly the same thing a couple of days ago. A null edit to MediaWiki:Sidebar fixed it then. Oddly enough, the German Wikinews also had exactly the same problem at exactly the same time so I figure it's a Wikimedia wide bug. --Deprifry|+T+ 21:42, 17 February 2006 (UTC)


Why can't I get stats on how many visitors Wikinews has, through the Wikimedia Stats] site??? -- user:zanimum

I'm not sure, really, except that the Wikimedia servers receive thousands of page requests per second... Processing the huge logs would probably require resources that are better used in actually delivering content. Somebody somewhere decided that access statistics weren't really that important, I guess. --Chiacomo (talk) 20:40, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
But the thing is, why didn't they choose to not show Wikisource stats, or Wikiquote stats? How did they arrive on the assumption that Wikinews was the least important to track? All other projects seem to be tracked. -- user:zanimum
Wikinews began with a very early and healthy interest in tracking its readership. At about the time a war started within the community over whether to implement Portals back in August 2005, the Portal issue centered itself on the notion of being able to separate article counts and other content pages to get a grasp on the actual number of published stories. At sometime during that war, this user believes the tracking abilities were dropped. -Edbrown05 02:15, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry.. I don't see detailed TRAFFIC statistics for any project at the above link... Perhaps I'm missing something. Can you provide a direct link? --Chiacomo (talk) 02:17, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
See special:Statistics for a bunch. Bawolff ☺☻  01:40, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
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