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Political cartoon[edit]

The famous political cartoonist Ranan Lurie had contributed us a new political cartoon commons:François Hollande, by Ranan Lurie.png. I am sure that you will find it useful in Wikinews. דוד שי (talk) 20:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

NB. This image has been deleted from commons. - Amgine | t 16:58, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
No, just a typo in the link. It's here. Though I fail to see what immediate use it could be to us. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:13, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Well, it'd be lovely if we could collect a daily/weekly gallery of political cartoons which are freely-licensed. Sounds like a great bot-task, or a weekly round-up/brief type article. - Amgine | t 18:13, 4 February 2014 (UTC)


I just set out to create a Category:Adolf Hitler, which seemed an obvious choice given recent category best-practice. However, I find it was deleted in 2008 based on a community consensus. I believe the reason for that decision needn't apply now as category practice has evolved and we should be better behaved, but rather than create the category immediately I'm posting here first so folks can object.

It does seem advisable to put a usage note on the category saying it should not be used to index mere demonstrations of Godwin's law. If we want a category for Godwin's law, that's a separate matter; this just means that when somebody does compare someone to Hitler (as North Korea just did the Prime Minister of Japan), the wikilink on the name Hitler will be local to Wikinews. --Pi zero (talk) 21:28, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Agree with Pi zero (t · c · b). Category:Adolf Hitler should be for the individual. Category:Godwin's law would be a fascinating idea for a category, as well. -- Cirt (talk) 03:27, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I thought it was appropriate then and I think it's appropriate now. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:31, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Papua New Guinea Article[edit]

I am currently working on a feature article about rugby league in Papua New Guinea. I have a contact who is making a documentary about rugby league in the country and will engage with him to get some more material. I think it is a relevant issue as they have a team competing in the Queensland Cup and there are several NRL players with PNG heritage. Just wanted to give you a heads up on the article that I'll be working on and to get your advice moving forward. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Adam UOW86 (talkcontribs) 06:44, 9 April 2014