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Wikinews main page is big-picture not useful due to choice of articles[edit]

As of today (Jun 24) the latest 10 stories are 8 death stories and 2 soccer stories. Sorry, this is not actually keeping people up to date with news. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2620:72:0:60c:7080:8083:7466:d352 (talkcontribs) 20:22, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

We publish articles that are submitted and pass review. Feel free to read WN:PILLARS and WN:WRITE, and then submit your own articles. (Yes, I'm serious. For contribution we do recommend creating an account.) --Pi zero (talk) 20:44, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

'Allen Bond' dead[edit]

Prominent Australian businessman and one time America's Cup winner Alan Bond has died. A new editor has written. Australian businessman, Alan Bond, dies aged 77. I was wondering if he could/should go on the front page here? 220 of Borg (talk) 05:33, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

There are at least two articles about that story on the review queue. I'm not so sure either one will pass review, as both fail to explain in the lede why the story is relevant. Everything that gets published appears, at least briefly; see the first pillar at WN:PILLARS. --Pi zero (talk) 09:53, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Update: Okay, there are at least three articles about it on the review queue. What a mess. I know from recent unpleasant experience it's quite hazardous to attempt in-depth reviews on more than one article about the same story, as one may lose track of which details have been addressed in which version. -(  --Pi zero (talk) 10:03, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

I want to say that...[edit]

@Pi zero: @Leugen9001: @Green Giant: @Bddpaux: @Blood Red Sandman: @Ayub407: and @Cirt:.
Here on Talk of main page, once an IP editor said that Wikinews is very slow. Frankly, the Wikipedia Main Page has been a much better news source than WikiNews lately Now, I see that we are maintaining our pace with the on goings while Wikipedia is not! I appreciate this work. It is a great team work!
Keep it up mates.
User:Acagastya (talk) 01:55, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia has never, in all its years, published a news article. It can't, ever; that's inherent in its philosophy and workflow. It has a non-news ethic and the principles it does embrace can only be approached statistically over a non-news timeframe.

Wikinews does work well when it's sufficiently active, yes. (Hence my long-term efforts to aid expert tasks so we can sustain such activities better.) --Pi zero (talk) 11:00, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

@Pi zero: Yes, I am aware hat WP doesn't publish news, the user as well as I were talking about the "In the news" section. I am just saying, that we are progressing better day by day! Face-smile.svg (talk) 13:44, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Whatever the case, thanks for the 'Thanks'!! --Bddpaux (talk) 17:04, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you ! -- Cirt (talk) 09:33, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
As a long-term Wikipedian, I only got involved with ITN once and I have to say that did not enjoy it at all, unlike the way I've enjoyed contributing here. At the time I asked why the main page has its own news section, when logically it should show a summary of the Wikinews main page. The response was partly dismissive, partly defensive and I gave up on having anything to do with that part of Wikipedia. Equally I still feel that the On This Day section should have been based at Wikinews (because some newspapers have similar albeit small sections) and the Featured Picture section should have been based on the Commons Featured Pictures. It just seems duplicative effort but a distinct inertia has settled into large parts of Wikimedia, with a severe unwillingness on the part of some users to change anything other than tiny, almost irrelevant details. I find that mindset very odd given that wikis are part of the continuing evolution of the internet and I can see no reason to just shrug one's shoulders and say "well this is how we've always done it" (bearing in mind that internet usage is a very recent phenomenon). I'm sure that there was resistance from the print media against broadcast news or online news when they started but these days I'm pretty sure that more people listen to radio news, watch television news or read news online than sit down and read a paper, not that I'm knocking printed news. Anyway that's my personal opinion. Green Giant (talk) 10:08, 3 October 2015 (UTC)