Anthere, 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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- Wikinews:Introduction - overview of the site
- Wikinews:Writing an article - how to write and publish a complete article
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- 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! CGorman 21:15, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)
hmmm, thanks. Anthere
"Gift economy" 
Using the word 'economy' is perhaps inaccurate. Do you get paid for your
service contributions to Wikimedia? -Edbrown05 09:31, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Bumper sticker suggestion: Give the gift participation -Edbrown05 09:43, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
- From the themes of people who oppose this approach, that is... specifically in reference to ... 'an open participatory process', opponents to this approach believe that it leads to not good knowledge nor wisedom. Who are we to argue with that? -Edbrown05 09:51, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
I am in the process of trying to build support for a new writing contest here on Wikinews. I'm putting up 100 euro of my own money, and I've spoke to Ral315 about getting an advert in the Signpost. Unfortunately it seems most Wikinewsies have spent all their spare cash on donations to the foundation (or beer, many are students...). Can you offer something for the prize pot? Do you want to give some input on what would be an appropriate format for a "friendly" competition on a wiki? --Brian McNeil / talk 10:33, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
- As a rejoiner to Brian's remarks, I'm in remembrance of the old adage that, "the ends justify the means". The word play is 'knowledge' and 'means'. The most recent fund raiser by the WMF suggested: "Give the gift of knowledge", a slogan that jumped past the 'means' to that end, where the 'means' is participation. Lose participation, that spells the end of it. The orientation of WMF must never depart from its user base. -Edbrown05 11:05, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
- It's not even really about its byproduct, a useful reference for information, it's about it's people.
- Comment: I don't think that it would make sense for the WMF to issue prizes or money for article contests — it would make the foundation an active publisher that is paying for content. Additionally, I think that Anthere doesn't check this page very often; you may want to email her or post on some wiki she frequents more often. -- IlyaHaykinson 20:14, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
- Eh, you are right. Not very often :-) Anthere 20:53, 18 September 2007 (UTC)