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-- Wikinews Welcome (talk) 15:17, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Re: UNESCO slows down Erdogan for Hagia SophiaEdit

Hi Nemomagister  

A few quick questions about this story:

  1. Do you have a second source? We require two independent sources for publication.
  2. The second paragraph is partially copied from the source; please write it in your words instead.
  3. The first paragraph is missing the answers to when and how out of the 5Ws: how did UNESCO announce the decision? when did this occur? It would be great to add this information.

Please just ask if you need any help. To reply please click here.

Gryllida (talk) 19:22, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

UNESCO slows down Erdogan for Hagia SophiaEdit

Hi. Welcome to Wikinews. I've done a review on this article; see my review comments (and history of edits during review). First articles on Wikinews are notoriously difficult; they're generally major learning experiences — whether they get published or (alas) not. We try to help newcomers up the initial learning curve, after which things get a lot easier (not that any of us ever stop learning). --Pi zero (talk) 20:03, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Hello dear Pi zero, Thank you for the time you took to enlighten me. I am not sure Wikinews is my field, so if my article does not comply pls feel free to erase it. Thnx again friend. --Nemomagister (talk) 12:38, 29 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi Gryllida,

Hi dear Gryllida, with the greek name! :) Thnx for your help! I tried to make it look better but i have no time. I find Wikipedia more interesting for my work. If my article is not complying, you can erase it. Take care! --Nemomagister (talk) 12:35, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

--Nemomagister (talk) 12:35, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

I've expanded the story, and it is now in the review queue again. I would like to join your editing at Wikipedia, but you haven't got any? Are you using a separate account there? Thanks, Gryllida (talk) 01:51, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

(talk) Privet! i saw the article, looks great! :) I thought i should write short ones with minimum photos. In Wikipedia i have just started writing. I m not experienced yet. I try to be. Knowledge should travel the world and inspire people! Thnk you! --Nemomagister (talk) 08:21, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Turkey's President Erdogan proposes converting Hagia Sophia Museum to mosqueEdit

Published. Review comments; detailed history of edits during review. --Pi zero (talk) 23:49, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you Pi zero ! --Nemomagister (talk) 16:07, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations on your first published article, Nemomagister :-) Gryllida (talk) 18:40, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
:-) Spasibo Gryllida! It is Mostly your work! Take care --Nemomagister (talk) 19:17, 1 April 2019 (UTC)