Talk:NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson becomes first time father

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Not News?[edit]

I thought it was news, for one if it wasn't the sources would not exist. It doesn't read like a blog and it is not encyclopedic. --Nascar1996 20:53, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

I agree. This article is newsworthy because it is important to a large audience. The same argument applies to local news and other specialized news articles. Benny the mascot (talk) 20:57, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Then why is the template on it? --Nascar1996 20:58, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Because another editor disagrees. Let's resolve this dispute first before we take any actions. Benny the mascot (talk) 21:03, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Okay, Tempodivalse‎ believe it is borderline, but I believe he is not know that much about the sport, so he asked me and I replied at his talkpage. --Nascar1996 21:15, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
This story is a bit on the "fluff" side of things, but in the end I'm of the opinion that it's sufficiently newsworthy - the driver does seem fairly noteworthy after all. I'll submit this article for review for a third opinion. Tempodivalse [talk] 01:31, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
I am fairly certain that a sizable group of people will see this as interesting and newsworthy. Tyrol5 (talk) 01:38, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Review of revision 1056696 [Passed][edit]

Single source[edit]

I don't know why this passed review when both sources attribute the AP. This brings us up against a decades old but still current requirement to avoid the "appropriation of hot news".

However, don't be discouraged.

  1. It is a rookie mistake that many rookies here make (I have the luxury of not remembering what my rookie mistakes were, but I do know that I still make mistakes.)
  2. This article is much better written than the sources. Really.

The dispute drops this article off the front page, but lets see if we can fix it.

--InfantGorilla (talk) 05:45, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

It is back on the main page. --InfantGorilla (talk) 06:06, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


At this moment (in my part of the world) Wikinews is right at the top of this page. --InfantGorilla (talk) 05:48, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

It is here, too. --Nascar1996 14:40, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

THIS NOT NEWS!!![edit]

I don't care about this story, because I don't believe Nascar races to be sport. I don't care about this story, because 99.9999% of the world does not care either. I don't care about this story, because Nascar is the preoccupation of 100,000 U.S. males who also think chewing tobacco is "cool" and not carcinogenic. This is the reporting of the most mundane of events (almost every human has the potential to make a baby) involving the most mundane of persons pursuing the most mundane of employment (someone whose claim to fame is their limited history of driving a machine around a track at high speed. You damage your reputation online by allowing this schlock to exist on your webpage. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 14:47, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

If it wasn't it would not be on,,, and We (other editors) have chose that this is news and it applies to more people than you think. There are thounsands if not millions of fans outside the United States alone. --Nascar1996 14:55, 9 July 2010 (UTC)