User talk:Mrchris/Archive 1

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to: navigation, search

Welcome[edit]

Welcome to Wikinews

A nice cup of coffee for you while you get started

Getting started as a contributor
How to write an article
  1. Pick something current?
  2. Use two independent sources?
  3. Read your sources before writing the story in your own words?. Do choose a unique title? before you start.
  4. Follow Wikinews' structure? for articles, answering as many of who what when where why and how? as you can; summarised in a short, two- or three-sentence opening paragraph. Once complete, your article must be three or more paragraphs.
  5. If you need help, you can add {{helpme}} to your talkpage, along with a question, or alternatively, just ask?
  • Use this tab to enter your title and get a basic article template.

 Welcome! Thank you for joining Wikinews; we'd love for you to stick around and get more involved. To help you get started we have an essay that will guide you through the process of writing your first full article. There are many other things you can do on the project, but its lifeblood is new, current, stories written neutrally.
As you get more involved, you will need to look into key project policies and other discussions you can participate in; so, keep this message on this page and refer to the other links in it when you want to learn more, or have any problems.

Wikipedia's puzzle-globe logo, © Wikimedia Foundation
  Used to contributing to Wikipedia? See here.
All Wikimedia projects have rules. Here are ours.

Listed here are the official policies of the project, you may be referred to some of them if your early attempts at writing articles don't follow them. Don't let this discourage you, we all had to start somewhere.

The rules and guides laid out here are intended to keep content to high standards and meet certain rules the Wikimedia Foundation applies to all projects. It may seem like a lot to read, but you do not have to go through it all in one sitting, or know them all before you can start contributing.

Remember, you should enjoy contributing to the project. If you're really stuck come chat with the regulars. There's usually someone in chat who will be happy to help, but they may not respond instantly.

The core policies
Places to go, people to meet

Wiki projects work because a sense of community forms around the project. Although writing news is far more individualistic than contributing to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, people often need minor help with things like spelling and copyediting. If a story isn't too old you might be able to expand it, or if it is disputed you may be able to find some more sources and rescue it before it is listed for deletion.

There are always discussions going on about how the site could be improved, and your input is of value. Check the links here to see where you can give input to the running of the Wikinews project.

Find help and get involved
Write your first article for Wikinews!

Use the following box to help you create your first article. Simply type in a title to your story and press "Create page". Then start typing text to your story into the new box that will come up. When you're done, press "save page". That's all there is to it!



It is recommended you read the article guide before starting. Also make sure to check the list of recently created articles to see if your story hasn't already been reported upon.

--Brian McNeil / talk 14:41, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Your article[edit]

I restored your article as you are not the only one who has put work into this. Since the article was marked as requiring review there is nothing to gain by deletion. If the article was not ready for review and you were giving up on it you could tag it with {{abandoned}}; that way it would be available for others to work on for a time if they wanted to cover the story themselves. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:49, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Why did you request this deleted? I put a lot of work into copyediting that. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:03, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Sorry Brian, I request for it to be deleted without looking at your copyediting as I was becoming frustrated that nobody had reviewed it, good or bad, for over 16 hrs or so. I felt that it was becoming out of date and my effert on trying to write had been wasted. However, I apoligise for tring to delete it, I should have been aware of your work on it, this won't happen again. Again thanks for your copyediting and I see that it has been published now, so thanks again. Mrchris (talk) 19:52, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Copenhagen climate conference opens[edit]

If you do not want the article Copenhagen climate conference opens be published without the CO2, financing, and migitation sections, please remove the "breaking review" template from its top! Q/0/k 03:29, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

In the summary of one of your edits, you have written "version to publish". What will you do with the CO2, financing, and mitigation sections you have removed from the article? Q/0/k 03:43, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

All right, you have removed the "breaking review" template. You have read my writing. This was all I needed: to warn you. Thank you for your attention! Q/0/k 03:44, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Wikinews does not have "versions to publish". It states, quite clearly in the edit warning, "If you do not want your work to be edited mercilessly by others...". --Brian McNeil / talk 03:45, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

This conversation should have been on the talk page Mrchris (talk) 03:46, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

To keep discussions un-fragmented, please continue the discussion where it started, and use the Template:Talkback. Thank you for the answer. Q/0/k 03:49, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

However, this news is time-sensitive - please finalize it soon. Q/0/k 03:55, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

It is ready to publish if someone whats to review it, it isn't perfect. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mrchris (talkcontribs) 03:56, 8 December 2009

Just see, your work is considered nothing by Brian McNeil, he says let's publish: discussion. Could you answer him at his talk page? Q/0/k 04:25, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Climate contrarians in Copenhagen[edit]

Please join the discussion, if you can do it attentively, if you have some free 30 minutes? Q/0/k 11:51, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikinews writing contest reminder[edit]

To keyboards!!

Time to get writing!

Points to remember

The competition page is here. Remember, you'll need to move from the newcomers to experienced section as the competition progresses.

Everyone who's new to Wikinews remind yourselves of the article guide and style guide. And, use the Enter an article tab in this template to correctly start your competition articles.

Wikipedia's puzzle-globe logo, © Wikimedia Foundation  Wikipedians! See here.
Published entries
• More...
All other entries
Getting Help

Possibly the fastest way to get help is to look for the regulars in the #wikinews IRC channel on Freenode. See this page for more details. Remember, many people will lurk, connected long-term, but not regularly checking for messages. Please be patient when looking for answers to queries, it can be annoying to see someone ask a question but leave before you notice it.

The usual places to look
Start here for competition-ready templates

Use this form to create a competition-ready article. Be sure to check the Main page and Newsroom to see you're not creating a duplicate. Please also add your article and point score to the log so that your score can be counted.



Good luck!

—Message delivered by MikemoralBot on 23:14, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

  Tris   09:14, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

The Wikinews Writing Contest 2010 Newsletter[edit]

—Message delivered by MikemoralBot on 04:48, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Writing contest newsletter: week 2[edit]

—Message delivered by MikemoralBot on 03:31, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Contest newsletter: weeks 3-4[edit]

—Message delivered by MikemoralBot on 22:35, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Contest newsletter[edit]

—Message delivered by MikemoralBot on 00:39, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikinews Writing Contest Newsletter[edit]

Archive policy[edit]

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that per our WN:ARCHIVE policy, articles can't have major content changes more than 24 hours after publication. Feel free to write a follow-up article for Nineteen activists killed by Israeli commandos aboard aid convoy bound for Gaza. You can see great examples of this on Category:Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. Cheers! Benny the mascot (talk) 12:56, 1 June 2010 (UTC)