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Unprotect/delete copyright violation for Brussels bombing[edit]

Commons file File:Atentado terrorista en el Aeropuerto de Bruselas (Bélgica).jpg is a copyright violation from via but can't be tagged for speedy by a normal user because it's cascade-protected from Main Page here on Wikinews. --Closeapple (talk) 15:41, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Deleted from Commons. It still needs to be removed from Main Page. --Closeapple (talk) 15:53, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
All taken care of now. --Pi zero (talk) 17:40, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

What a piece of shit[edit]

This news source is a joke, why is there only soccer shit in the front page? There's an election, ISIS, DNC corruption and more, and all you care about is soccer???? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:304:cd00:3be9:e5ed:1529:da0b:7d2f (talkcontribs) 00:06, 31 July 2016‎

This is a wiki. You're evidently a member of the English-language internet community. See WN:PILLARS, then WN:WRITE. --Pi zero (talk) 00:44, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Typo on front page - Main Lead, "Former Alberta premier Jim Prentice killed in plane crash"[edit]

There's a typo in the first sentence: "Tormer premier of the Canadian province...." on the front page's ML. "Tormer" should be changed to "Former." As a new user of less than 4 days, I don't have editing privileges on the Front Page. Thanks.

--Leftcoastbanana (talk) 18:29, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

@Leftcoastbanana: Thank for the heads-up. We don't make the leads easy to find (perhaps somewhat on purpose), but I suspect they're not actually protected; the're in separate templates {{Lead article 1}}–{{Lead article 5}}. At any rate, looks like acagastya got it: diff. --Pi zero (talk) 19:22, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Edit protection request on 17 January 2017[edit]

A Wikidata on the Wikinews Main Page is needed. Lots of links of other language pages should be moved to Wikidata. Oh, wait. There is already Wikimedia main page. Also, the navigational templates should be de-collapsed or extended or shown. It's not good for most readers to just use the left panel if they want to go to other sister projects or other Wikinews languages. --George Ho (talk) 10:09, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Actually, the bottom parts should be unveiled and de-coded and/or be revised to not use the templates. --George Ho (talk) 11:54, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm afraid I can't tell what change is being asked for. I can't even tell for sure whether or not it's relevant to this request that en.wn does not remove interwikis once they're also on Wikidata. --Pi zero (talk) 14:04, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Current version:

{{Dynamic navigation noncentered
|TITLE=Wikinews in other languages
{{Dynamic navigation noncentered
|TITLE=Sister projects

Proposal #1:

==Wikinews's sister projects==

==Wikinews languages==

Proposal #2: Something similar to the source code of c:Template:Main Page Template. However, I don't know how to execute it.

Compare this to other language pages, like the French Wikinews. --George Ho (talk) 19:49, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Comparison with fr.wikinews is not a wise one, I would say. I have observed that they have good number of articles published each day, which is wonderful! But many of those articles are below minimal length, as per en.wikinews's guidelines. Thus we can't have small stories, which are actually supposed to be Wikinews:Shorts. Thus, their layout cannot be mirrored.
Agastya Chandrakant ⚽️ 🏆 🎾 🎬 🎤 📰 20:23, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, bad example. I was going to mention one of Main Pages of any sister projects, but I don't want to be spotted to evade loopholes. I would say Wikimedia Commons or Wikidata Main Page? How about other language sites? --George Ho (talk) 21:43, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
@George Ho: Why change the current default-collapsed treatment of those materials at the bottom of the page?
@AGastya: How does that decision relate to the differences in output profile between en.wn and fr.wn? --Pi zero (talk) 20:58, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for not explaining my reasons more. I just got irritated by the collapsing thing. I found "collapsing" irksome. I'm sure many readers found it irksome as well. They are more likely to go to the bottom path if they want to go to other sister projects. With the banners de-collapsed, they can see big icons and go there. I think Main Page of English Wikinews is as of now the only Main Page that collapses the portions. --George Ho (talk) 21:43, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
If the proposals are not the answer, what about Template:Dynamic navigation noncentered or any other navigational templates? --George Ho (talk) 21:48, 17 January 2017 (UTC)