WikiBlue, 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! Jacques Divol - (talk) 19:00, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm very happy that you said you can be patient and that you're willing to learn how to work on the Wiki. A good thing to start off with is by signing your comments (see w:Wikipedia:Signatures), and then providing edit summaries (w:Wikipedia:Edit summary) and creating wikilinks were necessary (see w:Wikipedia:How to edit a page). I'll support your request when you've learned these basic skills. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:21, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Interview on 2,000th FA 
Can you check the talk on this. Ral315 would like to draw from our effort in composing the announcement of this milestone in the Signpost. This means anyone contributing has to dual-license CC-BY-2.5 for Wikinews and GFDL for Wikipedia. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:53, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Accreditation Expiration 
Greetings, I wanted to let you know that our policy regarding accreditation has recently changed slightly. Specifically we've enacted an automatic expiration of accreditation after 2 years. You can very easily "re-up" your accreditation should you choose to, but at this point in time you're on the Inactive list. As such your accreditation will automatically be revoked on March 15th unless you request otherwise. Currently, posting to the following thread will keep your accreditation. At a later date, all Accredited reporters will be put in for that "re-up", at which time you'll be notified. Thank you, and should you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:34, 4 March 2010 (UTC)