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Google search for "wikinews"
Is it just me, or does a normal google search for wikinews return the Italian Wikinews as the first hit, which redirects to the English Wikinews when you click on it? This seems somewhat odd to me.. Mlm42 (talk) 23:49, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
- yeah it does (italian wikipedia actually). Interwiki redirects in title should be http redirects, so the behaviour is weird. Bawolff ☺☻ 23:52, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
How Fun Would A Wiki-style collection of The World's Opinions Be!?
Opinions on any subject in the world, as long as that subject is well referenced, of course. Naturally No swearing/crude/sexually or racially explicit terms.
Let it be known that it was first thought of here, By ME!
Now you can by all means, rip my idea to shreds...
BKCW8 talk 10:41, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
- It's possible that you'd get more useful feedback on this idea at Wikiversity. --Pi zero (talk) 23:14, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
- Sounds kind of like wikiinfo (multiple points of view). Bawolff ☺☻ 23:26, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
- A curious idea; but not relevant to this project's mission. We're pushing things with the opinions namespace as it is. -- Brian McNeil (alt. account) /alt-talk • main talk 05:10, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
- If you mean opinions from notable people, I think that is the mission of WikiQuote. If you mean the opinions of everyone, there are dozens of wikis in the world that aren't as strict about neutrality and verifiability as the Wikimedia family. Take a look at what has been done, and perhaps use that to inspire you to try something new. It probably wouldn't be fun for me, at this moment in time, but the well reasoned opinions and editorials are interesting, whether in a wiki or elsewhere. --InfantGorilla (talk) 06:26, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
- In short, my answer is no. We as a news agency don't need this, but like InfantGorilla said, this is more meant for Wikiquote. —Mikemoral♪♫ 06:31, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
Not suggesting it to be apart of this project, Just thought it would be a fun idea...The opinions would be filtered as to not be a forum for prejudice/hate speech and what not BKCW8 talk 08:16, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
- If you don't want it as part of this project, then Meta is a better venue to suggest this. --Alexandr Dmitri (talk) 11:09, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
This article has been published with a title that represents serious factual inaccuracy. The charges are trespass (not swearing), reckless endangerment (a charge bits of the States
hashave where you did something stupid that could have (is it killed or just maimed?) someone) and "criminal mischief," an oddly-named charge I had to look up which involves damaging somebody elses property. So he was not bailed on any charge relating to the 'cursing' or any other spoken conduct. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:16, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- I think the title is supposed to mean that the passengers accused him of swearing, not that he was charged with swearing. However I can definitely see that as misleading. I think we should move it. Bawolff ☺☻ 19:19, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
We don't know the flight attendant was angry, he could of just been drunk. OOPS my bad there's no way of knowing the flight attendant is a 'he'...do happy people steal beer and break out of aeroplanes? BKCW8 talk 08:30, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
- After a good look at "Steven", I'm forced to conclude that's a 'he'. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 10:02, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure if you remember me, but I'm a sysop here that took a long break almost a year a go. I would just like to inform you that I have returned to normal activity, and am gladly ready to help maintain the site.
Credit for your work on Wikinews
I attended Napier University's Open Day today (well, earlier in the last 24 hours).
When I got an opportunity to speak to one of the lecturers, I introduced myself, cited where examples of my work could be found, and was met with the response, "I recognise your byline".
Apparently, my journalistic work here is something they'd take into consideration and fast-track me into the third or fourth year of a four-year BA (Hons) in Journalism because of.
I raise this here because I know many contributors are near school-leaving age, or might look into similar if there's a possibility of cutting a couple of years off an expensive course.
- Do not ask me for references.
- That's great to hear -- I love it when Wikimedians see doors open because of their work here. -Pete F (talk)
Hi all, I'm wearing my Wikimedia Foundation hat today. You may be aware of our Bookshelf Project: creating collection of materials that help people understand the Wikimedia world and how to start contributing to our projects.
We believe that screencasts—video demonstrations of how to use software—are a great way to reach a wide audience. We have seen some cool examples emerging in the Wikimedia volunteer community and from other sources. But there are some pretty big challenges involved in producing a good screencast, especially if you're on a tight budget and/or want to use free and open source software.
So, we want to create an online tutorial (using screencasts) that helps people get started on producing their own screencasts. And we want to work with the passionate and knowledgable volunteers in our community to produce the best results and lay the groundwork for ongoing resources (perhaps as a WikiProject) for Wikipedians who want some support in producing screencasts.
Interested? Please visit the Screen Sprint page on the Outreach wiki for more info, and an application to submit by Monday, August 30.