Talk:Thai police forward anti-Thaksin PAD accusations to Corruption Commission

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Why has a "Today's Wikinews" sidebar been included in this article? It's not normal to do that.
67.21.48.122 20:40, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Says who? The template is provided to add a "decoration" that allows readers to easily navigate to other content on wikinews. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:44, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
Clearly it is I who say so. As evidence, I offer the observation that of yesterday's 12 articles, none is likewise decorated. I fear a lady burdened with so relatively large an adornment would stagger.
67-21-48-122 21:21, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
I just realized that if this 2006 article is read next year, "Today's Wikinews" will refer to current (2007) articles. Will the reader welcome that, or just be annoyed by it? If I save a copy to print, the hard copy will include the sidebar of the day the copy was made, not of the date of the article. Is that likely to be welcome?
67-21-48-122 11:58, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

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   Wikinews:Style guide -- Headlines [1]
 1 Make them unique and specific.
 2 Make them short.
 3 Use verbs.
 4 Use downstyle capitalisation.
 5 Write in a neutral point of view.
 6 Tell the most important and unique thing.
 7 Use present tense.
 8 Use active voice.
 9 Try to attribute any action to someone.
10 Avoid jargon and meaningless acronyms.
11 Use comma, not 'and' or '&'.

"Thaksin malfeasance accusation forwarded to Corruption Commission"

was moved to

"Thai police forward PAD accusation to Corruption Commission".

Error: see #3 above. "forwarded" was not a verb in the previous headline.

67-21-48-122 21:00, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

OK, now it reads,

"Thai police forward anti-Thaksin protesters' accusations to Corruption Commission".

I'm not sure, but identifying the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) as protesters seems dangerously non-NPOV. The allegations were made by the PAD, only some of whom, I suspect, are "protesters". Would

"Thai police forward anti-Thaksin PAD accusations to Corruption Commission" be agreeable?

67-21-48-122 21:58, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Missed this comment yesterday... The group was formed primarily to protest against misdeeds of the government of Thaksin Shinawatra, most notably being the allegation that he has used his position to the financial benefit of his family through the Shin Corporation sale to Temasek Holdings. I suspect the People's Alliance for Democracy would self-identify as protesters as they grew out of the mass rallies started by Sondhi Limthongkul when his show was dropped from terrestrial TV for reporting allegations of corruption. Yes, there's a bunch of academics and ex-Senators joined in around the time the election was announced but, as they're planning the protests and speaking when they reach their rallying points, aren't they protesters too? --Brian McNeil / talk 15:54, 29 March 2006 (UTC)
  • That convinces me. I'd move it again, but maybe it's unseemly late. As is though, it does say "anti-Thaksin," gives the protesters' organization's name, and is shorter with "PAD" than with "protesters'"
67-21-48-122 11:41, 30 March 2006 (UTC)
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