Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2009/August


Hello, I imported the new {{Ticker}} on French Wikinews, but it has an error; the news are on another line Template:='(. Can you help me? I contacted Bawolff (t · c · b), but he is on vacation Template:=(. And in addition, the template does not appear in IE, while on your wiki, it's perfect. Best regards, --Sniff (talk) 14:47, 22 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Responded on user's fr talk. Basically their was a typo in fr:mediawiki:Common.css that caused things to fail in weird ways. I don't have access to IE at the moment, so i don't know if its the same issue or not. (Perhaps the issue has something to do with the lack of a hasClass() function which the nav tab boxes use, which might throw an uncaught exception [but then it wouldn't work in firefox either...]) If it still doesn't work after the css changes, let me know and i'll find a computer with IE on it and take a look. cheers. Bawolff 01:08, 6 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

EPL football

Regarding the main football page for the EPL. (

Why is it so out of date?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

The contributor who did most of the football coverage, user:Dark Squall, has left (or perhaps has gone on wikibreak). Thus there is nobody currently covering football/soccer. If you want to help add to our coverage of Football, see Wikinews:How to write an article and template:Howdy. Cheers. Bawolff 01:17, 26 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Just to note, I think the correct link is to Wikinews:Writing an article, not Wikinews:How to write an article. Tempodivalse [talk] 01:26, 26 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Senator Ted Kennedy dies at age 77

I moved this out of obit prep and into a page to {{develop}}. Could use some help now with expansion. I added 2 sources to start from. Cirt (talk) 06:56, 26 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Girl found dead in truck in Northamptonshire, England

I suppose this is a reasonable water-cooler page for this.

Recent published article Girl found dead in truck in Northamptonshire, England contains an extended quote from Detective Chief Inspector Tricia Kirk. However, looking at the sources, there is no source that actually claims Tricia Kirk said all those things consecutively in that order. It seems to be a patchwork of individual sentences, each of which is attributed by one or another source to Tricia Kirk — excepting that two of the sentences are glued together in the article here with some words that don't seem to come from any source; the likely source shows two separate sentences with a fullstop between them.

So... how ought one to handle this sort of thing? --Pi zero (talk) 20:52, 30 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Whoops—I guess my review was a little lax there. I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to split the "quote" up into separate ones—I'll see what I can do. Dendodge T\C(en.wp) 07:33, 31 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
  Done—I rearranged the quotes to match the ones given in the sources, separating them with the phrase "She also said,". One quote was not attributed to her specifically, but to "A police spokesman". I gave this quote its own paragraph to avoid confusion. Dendodge T\C(en.wp) 07:46, 31 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
That looks solid to me. I'd overlooked that one of the sentences was someone else.
I still feel a little bad that I didn't have sufficient time (and spare neurons) to undertake repairs myself at the time. Though acutely aware that I had the power to de-publish it, sending it back to the Newsroom for repairs, I hesitated to do so — I wasn't sure it was a serious enough problem for that measure, I felt I ought to have tried to fix it myself, and it seemed an awfully unconstructive action for a recently minted editor to be depublishing an article when they haven't even judged themself ready yet to publish any. Apparently I'm not yet quite ruthless enough. --Pi zero (talk) 13:08, 31 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]