Comments:Ben Folds performs at Western Connecticut State University

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

Back to article

Wikinews commentary.svg

This page is for commentary on the news. If you wish to point out a problem in the article (e.g. factual error, etc), please use its regular collaboration page instead. Comments on this page do not need to adhere to the Neutral Point of View policy. You should sign your comments by adding ~~~~ to the end of your message. Please remain on topic. Though there are very few rules governing what can be said here, civil discussion and polite sparring make our comments pages a fun and friendly place. Please think of this when posting.

Quick hints for new commentators:

  • Use colons to indent a response to someone else's remarks
  • Always sign your comments by putting --~~~~ at the end
  • You can edit a section by using the edit link to the right of the section heading

Was something newsworthy about this concert? Having been a longtime fan of Ben Folds, it is nothing new that he would perform for a university. He has been doing so ever since he went solo, and probably even before. If there was nothing newsworthy about the concert, then why make it news?

This article reads like a submission to a neighborhood or university publication, where a popular performing artist coming to town might be news. While this sort of news reporting is fine for a college publication, in an online forum it will only clog the boards for the rest of us (imagine the clutter if even half the colleges in this country posted one article of local news a week to wikinews!) Wikinews is a global forum and the interests of the global community should be considered before posting.

((This communication was made from an end-user account and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the domain service subscriber)) 15:10, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

There is nothing that says Wikinews shouldn't have local news. It just that we don't have enough of it. --SVTCobra 15:21, 12 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]