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Adam Cuerden, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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New welcome templateEdit

You have the old welcome template, which is a lot of reading - try this one


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background sourcesEdit

We don't really need to include background sources; it's sometimes useful to include a link to Wikipedia using Template:Wikipedia for the readers' sake. but things that are widespread knowledge and not newsworthy don't really need it.

It is useful to have the sources to hand, though, in case some yutz comes back at you with "well, homeopathy not working is just your opinion". ;) --Killing Vector (talk) 15:41, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Generally we only edit published articles in the case of an article that started out as a breaking story. Write an update and use Template:Wikinews in a "Related articles" section above the sources. --Killing Vector (talk) 16:22, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Comment: Actually, it is perfectly okay to include background sources in articles, conventionally in {{Health}} articles these sources help support the last one or two paragraphs of these articles to provide background info on terms, diseases, conditions, technical info and such. Cirt (talk) 21:09, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Longer StatementEdit

Sure, I'll work on it on weekend. Too stressed with homework :/ --Diego Grez return fire 01:59, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

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