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Late editsEdit

This article is now 2 days old; unlike Wikipedia we don't constantly update things. Once 36-48 hours old only minor non-content corrections (eg spelling or grammar) should be made. Wikinews aims to have a 'snapshot' of what was known at the time, and articles slide off the front page being - in an ideal world - archived (See WN:ARCHIVE) when a week old. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:42, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

  • OK, that makes sense. Are there any ways to correct factual errors without starting a new article? The problem is that most people never read talk pages. --Ixfd64 (talk) 18:44, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thanks for pointing out all those page move vandalism remnants - some of them had been around for years. I've deleted them all. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 01:56, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

HeadlinesEdit

Hi. Just noting, we go out of our way to not build specific death tolls into headlines, partly because it's undesirable to rename an article after publication (it causes duplicate entries in some feeds). --Pi zero (talk) 21:50, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

  • All right, I'll keep that in mind next time. --Ixfd64 (talk) 22:05, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Relative datesEdit

Hi. This is an easy thing to get caught out by: relative dates in an article (today, yesterday, and occasionally tomorrow) are relative to the date of publication. It can be rather tricky to get them right if one is reviewing an article that was written the previous day; the reviewer has to remember to change the relative dates for the date on which they're about to publish the article. (Writers often just write using days of the week and let the reviewer fill in the today's and yesterday's.) The SpaceX article was particularly awkward because it was published on Saturday on Wikinews, which keeps universal time, but it was still Friday in Texas where the event took place. --Pi zero (talk) 23:25, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

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