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Bawolff  02:08, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikinews title change queryEdit

Hi there. It may be a good idea to start another follow up article about the Hurricane SriMesh | talk 02:39, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Yup, that's a great idea as a matter of fact. Thanks for starting a page about my request, I was going to start but the work is already half way done. I just wanted to mention that there are also other places affected by the typhoon other than the Philippines, so thanks again for handling my request kindly. --98.154.26.247 (talk) (experienced editor at Wikipedia) 04:22, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
It was a good idea, it is a terrible typhoon, please change the developing article any way you want, I wasn't sure if you were online or not, so started rambling a bit .... oh my goodness. It looks like China has done quite a lot of evacuations, but they are still being affected enormously, some pictures of their flooding, online....And now they even say Japan is experiencing strong winds and torrential rains.... When you are done changing/adding stuff change develop to review. Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 04:33, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
I know that there are no way to figure if I'm online or not since I'm not registered, this is usual since my first edit in April at Wikipedia. Anyways, I will try to expand some information and do some copy-edit on the article. This is the first article I may be largely participating but it's a start. Thanks! --98.154.26.247 (talk) (experienced editor at Wikipedia) 04:45, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Cool! Glad you have come over to edit. Will have to keep watching the typhoon, maybe another article will be needed if China or other neighboring areas are devastated as well, I know China is experiencing floods, power outages, and have nine fishermen missing already....On wikipedia articles are added to and added to, but on Wikinews once an article is "published" then another article is started to follow up the event if it is required.05:42, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Hello there - to change the title of a news article when it is labelled with the develop or review template - one just needs to click on the tab near the top of the web page named "Rename". There will be prompts for the area where to write in the new title. Here is a much more detailed explanation - Help:Renaming (moving) a page —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SriMesh (talkcontribs)
Unfortunately, IPs aren't able to move pages -- only registered accounts that are at least four days old (called "autoconfirmed") can do that, so the rename tab won't be accessible for you. (Although you can easily create an account by filling in the form at Special:Createaccount). Tempodivalse [talk] 21:57, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
  • It will be good to place review upon it. Usually in wikinews articles are only posted on the main page if they are within three days of the sources used for references, so that the main page can reflect "new" news. SriMesh | talk 21:49, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

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