Shaggorama, 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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Saw your comment on Sean Heron's user talk, and thought I'd add my welcome to Steven's above.

Good luck contributing to Wikinews, it can take a lot of getting used to if you're coming from Wikipedia. It is somewhat more anarchic and fast-paced. You are correct there is a tendency to allow the original author a degree of ownership over an article, but you should hop over here next time there's something like the London Bombings or Virginia Tech shootings. In times like those Wikinews is the way I'd like to see it all the time, buzzing with life. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:46, 4 December 2007 (UTC)