User talk:Brian Best
Hi, I noticed your undeletion request. While you could argue that it is on the edge of speedy deletion, and if you are really concerned I could undelete it, but it will probably be deleted at a later date through another process. The article was written by you, about you. That is not the type of article wikinews publishes. All articles need to be WN:NPOV, and you as the victim can not possibly be neutral. Do you still want me to undelete it Bawolff ☺☻ 06:10, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
- I've undeleted it, but I have listed it on WN:DR as while I don't really think its possible to be neutral enough, but we'll see what the community thinks. Happy editing, and don't let all this deletion stuff discourage you. Bawolff ☺☻ 02:43, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Due to the style of the writing, I have to ask what is your relationship to the alleged victim. If you are the victim, or even a friend, you do have a conflict of interest. --SVTCobra 03:30, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
- I'm sorry, but if you've read the link you gave me, then you should have seen the following quote: "Closeness to a subject does not mean you're incapable of being neutral".
- I assert that my interest exactly coincides with that of Wikinews, and as COI states, I can declare my interest; My interest is to make an event available to read about in a form that matches the truth of what really happened as closely as possible, and furthermore to back up the "story" with as much verifiable evidence as I can produce. Brian Best 22:02, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
- I think if it's against the rules for a person to write about something they are connected to, then you should first write a rule for that. As of right now, there is no rule against that. The closest the rules come to saying that is "...excersize great caution to remain neutral [if] [you] are related to the subject," or of course you could avoid writing such an article, but in this case, the article would never have been written, so I opted to use as much caution as I was able to.
- I'm sure there are a great many very important, significant, and worth-reading news articles that were written by someone who was directly involved. Brian Best 22:11, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
For future reference, the article can now be found at Wikinews:Story preparation/Shoplift suspect "beat up" by grocer in Carson City, NV. Cheers, --SVTCobra 04:10, 23 February 2008 (UTC)