Talk:Chemical firm LyondellBasell collapses

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Didn't collapse[edit]

The remark on Comments:Chemical firm LyondellBasell collapses seems justified. I think this may be a case for retraction. Until then I have unpublished it. See http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/biz/6202449.html --InfantGorilla (talk) 16:17, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Sounds like we weren't the only ones to misunderstand this. See this press release:

--InfantGorilla (talk) 16:22, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

We don't tend to unpublish; what we do have is {{Correction}}, which is used in such cases. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:09, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Please add a correction. We don't unpublish. This is an old article. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 23:52, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
OK. Could someone who understands the story write up a correction and re-publish it, please? --InfantGorilla (talk) 09:35, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Working on it now. --InfantGorilla (talk) 10:35, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

I only meant unpublishing as a temporary measure. Thanks for the tips—I republished with a {{Correction}}. Should we

  • change the headline?
  • put something on today's front page?

--InfantGorilla (talk) 10:52, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

I would leave the headline IMO; for the same reason we leave the content unchanged. We don't have a procedure for putting up notice of corrections on the Main Page right now, but maybe we should look into one - even 23 Australians arrested in global child porn network didn't get its correction noted on the Main Page! The only one I know of was Hitler doll story found to be hoaxed, where the retraction was newsworthy enough for an article in its own right. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 10:58, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I would support main page corrections for the most serious retractions (when there is no new news story.) I understand that is the practice for mainstream media. I think this is one of those cases. --InfantGorilla (talk) 11:04, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I have posted to Wikinews:Water cooler/policy concerning this idea. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:06, 17 January 2009 (UTC)