Talk:Wikinews interviews Democratic candidate for the Texas 6th congressional district special election Daryl Eddings, Sr's campaign manager

Latest comment: 1 year ago by SVTCobra in topic Edit

Re: the split


I felt in order to get out these time-sensitive stories as fast as possible to split the articles in twain, with each focusing on a separate interview. --JJLiu112 (talk) 20:18, 5 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

Re: "y'all can't probably print this"


Sent an e-mail asking whether I could actually print that. --JJLiu112 (talk) 00:38, 11 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

Re: riding together


Immigrants were frequently bussed back and forth from federal court; the captions are wrong, as on multiple occasions otherwise. --JJLiu112 (talk) 04:51, 18 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

I am most certainly missing the context.
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Review status


Pending: second para of write-up + interview.
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Danke. --JJLiu112 (talk) 19:11, 18 April 2021 (UTC)Reply


  1. Around 25:02 I hear scribbling noise (per YouTube video). Is that what was happening? If so, maybe, just maybe you might find stenography useful. Also, how do you record the phone calls? I used to put phone on speaker and record from laptop, but if there is a other way, I am all ears!
    •–• 09:11, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
  2. There are way too many encyclopædic links in this article. We wikilink either keywords, or those which are less likely to be known. But just because a wikipedia has a page of republican policies in XYZ year or state of healthcare in the US, or tax reforms of that period -- is usually not suitable here -- it is better for an encyclopædia but not so much for a news. If you want, and if it is really important for the article, put them as sister links for additional reference. Links like altruism are better suited for wikt, than wp; and if you have to link a group of words which isn't a phrase like 'God is Dead' or 'In God we Trust' -- then you probably should not.
    •–• 09:30, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
  3. Prefer using the word 'US' over American. US is a country, America is a supercontinent.
    •–• 13:17, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
1). I was trying to write some things down as she said them, then gave up a bit through. I record the calls by putting the phone on speaker and recording from an external recording device, I'm sure I could pull up the Amazon link for it.
2 + 3). Ok, understood. --JJLiu112 (talk) 13:27, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
I would not be using Amazon, though, it is always nice to know what are some of the alternatives and if a better way exists. It should be noted I am not an expert in stenography, though I wish I was.
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While I understand I may have been too liberal in my choice of inclusion, I still think by omitting as much as you have you unnecessarily cut out a lot of important context that very much can be inferred. Assuming people not from the extremely narrow bit of Texas that I live in will read this article nonetheless, references like '2011' will completely go over their head without a link to the Groundhog Day blizzard. Similarly, those not acquainted with the past few years of American (North, South and Central) politics may miss references to the "GOP tax cuts that have been hurting us recently" (Trump tax cuts of 2017), the trade situation with China or the aforementioned invasion of Panama under the Bush administration. Maybe you can cut out bits like education in the United States or whatever, but surely when it's very obviously implied or there's a deeper signifcance present (in God we trust may just be a generic phrase in, say, Sweden but is highly politicised in the US). --JJLiu112 (talk) 14:57, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

I can't source-check the context myself, without knowing -- "yes, this is what they were referring to", and that is why, when I used to ask questions, I would mention the context in the question. If I could not, I would do that in write-up. You are, however, free to add them to sister links. How I imagine it would be -- a person reading it will be like "Ah, something happened in 2011, let me look up political events in Texas from 2011". But surely there will be other ways. I know, at times it is guessing game -- I had to once find a paper about some topic -- and I had to use various filters -- but if you are certain about the context, @JJLiu112:, you can add those in sister links.
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Well, I'd just like to justify myself before doing so. Oftentimes she speaks in this sort of colloquial manner that Mizher simply didn't (namedropping random representatives from the 1970s, for example). --JJLiu112 (talk) 15:15, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
Oh, don't you worry, @JJLiu112: -- the reason I have not tagged this under review is because I broke the article in sections so we can work in parallel. Feel free to edit articles when not under the under review tag. As long as you are aware what you are doing, that is perfectly fine. Though I am about to publish the article shortly. So if you haven't yet -- please do so post-publication.
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Review of revision 4616491 [Passed]


I'm on my school computer at the moment, and for some reason his Congress web site is blocked on our Internet filter.

you know, because that makes sense. --JJLiu112 (talk) 16:55, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

@JJLiu112: Best proxy google translate
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Can you do it? Idk how. --JJLiu112 (talk) 17:24, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply
After you download the photo, you need to go to Special:Upload.
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The road


@Acagastya: Re: this edit I agree that this photo is of questionable copyright. The uploader is unlikely to have understood what a license is meant to be. Since neither the photo nor the road is specifically mentioned in the text, it could be left without a photo. If a photo is required, it should be replaced by one from Interstate 35E (Texas) or Interstate 45, both of which pass through the Congressional district. --Green Giant (talk) 20:16, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, @Green Giant: -- will keep in mind what needs to be done in future cases.
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WN code issue and typo under "All right. Moving on to the reason of course that this election was called at all, the death of Mr Ron Wright, what does he feel about hi governance — the governance of the late Ron Wright?", which has two brackets after the word "Africa" and misspells "his". --JJLiu112 (talk) 00:25, 15 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

  Done as requested. [24Cr][talk] 00:21, 17 August 2021 (UTC)Reply
Another one, Jana Sanchez is linked to enwiki but she doesn't have an article there. Augusthorsesdroppings10 (talk) 03:43, 14 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
  Done --SVTCobra 23:51, 28 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
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