18.104.22.168, 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:Style guide - how articles should look before publishing
- 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
- Audio Wikinews could always use more contributors
- 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! -- Davodd | Talk 18:29, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the new articles - we need them! I hope you stick around. Have you thought about creating an account, so we can put a name to the, er, IP address? Dan100 17:44, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
A note on removing sources
Thanks for taking an interest in improving the articles on Wikinews. I noticed you removed sources you labeled as "subscription" from one of the articles. They were not subscription, per se, but allowed free access if a user registers - at no cost - with the site. -- Davodd | Talk 09:28, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Thanks for the pointer. It's a good idea to label sites requiring free registration; anything to make readers aware is a good thing. (Even though the Reuters article is free, I thought the Washington Post article was better written and more indepth.) -- Davodd | Talk 09:44, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
About the briefs articles.
My hope is that some enterprising Wikinews person will start doing the News Briefs on a daily basis without my prodding. Although I've slapped them together for the past few days, as you can tell, I haven't really put the care into them that they require. -- Davodd | Talk 09:51, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Whether they're public domain or not isn't the issue. It's simply rude and inappropriate to quote someone without their permission and without even telling them. If you want them for notes, keep them for yourself privately. Kate.
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