Comments:Illinois high school girls basketball: Immaculate Conception defeats Wheaton Academy, wins Lisle tournament
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How the hell is this newsworthy? A high school basketball team?
- The story adds variety to Wikinews's work. I think it's acceptable. Benny the mascot (talk) 22:07, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
- Yes, Local articles are acceptable on WN. You could write one about where you live. ;) Calebrw (talk) 23:32, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
From Wiki's guidelines on newsworthiness:
"News is relevant. Being Wikinews — global and Internet-based — stories about local news may need to have their relevance explained for our international audience. Stories should appeal to a large number of people."
What relevance is there for anybody outside of Illinois? Even in Illinois, I do not think many would even care about a girl's highschool basketball tournament. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:47, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
- You have twisted the words beyond all meaning. The article explains the local importance; failure to do so would have been expecting us, for example, to know what the tournament was already without explaining that it was a school competition. Basically, it is a reminder that your article about Nowhere, Illinois must be comprehensible to someone who just bought the first laptop in 100 miles of Nowhere, Zimbabwe. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:59, 5 January 2010 (UTC)