MediaWiki talk:Newarticletext

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Given that this message clearly only applies in to articles, I think that it should only show up when creating new articles. If there's no problem with this, could someone replace the current content with the following:

{{#if:{{#ifeq:{{BASEPAGENAME}}|Story preparation||{{NAMESPACE}}}}||<div style="background: #ffeecc; border: 1px solid #333333; padding: 5px;">
If you are writing a news article, please follow the [[Wikinews:Writing an article|guidelines]]. '''[[Special:Newpages|Check]] to see if an article on your topic has already been started.''' Your story will be [[Wikinews:Newsroom#Articles_in_development|automatically listed]] in Developing stories.
*Please don't submit copyrighted work - this includes almost all websites, even if you cannot find a copyright notice.
</div>
<br>}}

Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 17:01, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Is there a way to apply this filter yet make the message also appear for articles prefixed with "Wikinews:Story preparation"? --InfantGorilla (talk) 21:15, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
Above suggestion modified to make it also appear on articles prefixed with "Wikinews:Story preparation". --Yair rand (talk) 03:59, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
People sometimes try to write articles in the wrong namepsace, in which case the notice is more relevant. (I'm fine either way for this btw). Note, that most people who start a story get Template:New_article_intro not this page. Bawolff 00:23, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
In that case it might be better to leave things how they were. Bawolff, could you explain roughly what circumstances cause each of these templates to appear? --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:23, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
This message appears when creating an article a new article, unless there is a more specific message. If you create an article from the create an article box on the main page (and a few other places, which is presumably how most people create new articles), you'll get template:new article intro. There are also messages that you get when just editing (not creating) an article such as {{Editintro_notcurrent}} if the article is old but not archived and {{Editintro from wikipedia}} if you came (directly) from 'pedia. Editing a talk page gives you mediawiki:talkpagetext. There's also some more obscure notices (like for opinion pages) but they don't come up that often.Bawolff 19:46, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

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Since it says "If you are writing a news article," I see no need to make the code for that clause conditional. The clause about copyrighted work seems to me to be universal anyway.

I suggest the first point be bulleted, so that the second point about copyright doesn't appear subordinate to it:

<div style="background: #ffeecc; border: 1px solid #333333; padding: 5px;">
*If you are writing a news article, please follow the [[Wikinews:Writing an article|guidelines]]. '''[[Special:Newpages|Check]] to see if an article on your topic has already been started.''' Your story will be [[Wikinews:Newsroom#In development, undisputed|automatically listed]] in Developing stories.
*Please don't submit copyrighted work — this includes almost all websites, even if you cannot find a copyright notice.
</div>
<br/>
  • If you are writing a news article, please follow the guidelines. Check to see if an article on your topic has already been started. Your story will be automatically listed in Developing stories.
  • Please don't submit copyrighted work — this includes almost all websites, even if you cannot find a copyright notice.


--Pi zero (talk) 13:11, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Alternatively, we could remove the bullet from the second point, making them two separate paragraphs, and make the second point stand out separately by using boldface:

<div style="background: #ffeecc; border: 1px solid #333333; padding: 5px;">
If you are writing a news article, please follow the [[Wikinews:Writing an article|guidelines]]. '''[[Special:Newpages|Check]] to see if an article on your topic has already been started.''' Your story will be [[Wikinews:Newsroom#In development, undisputed|automatically listed]] in Developing stories.

'''Please don't submit copyrighted work''' — this includes almost all websites, even if you cannot find a copyright notice.
</div>
<br/>

If you are writing a news article, please follow the guidelines. Check to see if an article on your topic has already been started. Your story will be automatically listed in Developing stories.

Please don't submit copyrighted work — this includes almost all websites, even if you cannot find a copyright notice.


--Pi zero (talk) 12:31, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

It looks better without the bullets. I say go for it. Gopher65talk 13:27, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
It gone for. --Pi zero (talk) 14:40, 9 December 2010 (UTC)