MilNwsCurator, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:
Our key policies - if you read anything, read these!
- Wikinews:Neutral point of view - tell every side to a story in a fair and balanced way
- Wikinews:Cite sources - everything in a Wikinews article must be sourced
Here a few pointers to help you get to know Wikinews:
- Wikinews:Introduction - overview of the site
- Wikinews:Writing an article - how to write and publish a complete article
- Wikinews:Content guide - what's suitable for Wikinews
- Wikinews:Contents - the contents page.
There are always things to do on Wikinews:
- Existing articles need expanding and checking for spelling and mistakes
- The front page lead articles often need updating
- Developing stories need finishing and publishing
- Discussions need your input
- If you're interested in audio recordings, Audio Wikinews could always use more contributers
- And of course, stories need writing!
By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or to anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome!--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:17, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Not a problem, there's always room for another Canadian :) I earnestly hope the latest article wasn't an anomaly , and that we'll continue to frequent updates on deaths, and victories, in the Afghanistan campaign. Sherurcij refusing to add Original Reporting until PD Articles are allowed 01:57, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the edit/imagery work....Edit
Wikinews is not like Wikipedia, articles are not works in progress and there should be no notable changes after 24-36 hours. I have rolled back a recent edit of yours as a result of this rule. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:22, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
- The issue is that by the time something is three days old most people will have read it when it was in the main part of the front page. If they come back to it there should be no significant changes. Fixing spelling and grammar errors like "it's" versus "its" are fine, but my judgement was that this was a somewhat bigger change than that.
- Anyway, don't worry, you'll get the hang of things round here. :) --Brian McNeil / talk 08:44, 19 October 2008 (UTC)