Talk:New faces emerge as veteran politicians step down in Hong Kong legislative election

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Headline[edit]

@Emphrase: Per WN:Headline, a headline should be a sentence — it should have a verb. Also, headlines should avoid abbreviations. --Pi zero (talk) 21:50, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

I am aware of that, it was a placeholder until the final results are in. --Emphrase (talk)

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Is the turnout really record-breaking?[edit]

If we just say that something is record-breaking and not attribute something to prove that it breaks any records for something, then it constitutes as a pufferous peacock statement to me.

A source saying that something is record-breaking isn't enough verification to me. Do any sources have any proof that the turnout breaks any records at all? What records does the turnout break?

--Turkeybutt JC (talk) 14:30, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

@Turkeybutt JC: I think it's reasonably clear in context that the turnout was record-breakingly large. Details were not given in our article, as you observed (doesn't specify whether it was the absolute count or the percentage, or both, that broke a record). All facts in a Wikinews article are understood to have been verified from the sources documented in the Sources section (this is the purpose of the Sources section: not to provide a link farm of related articles, but to document where the information in the article came from; we don't use footnotes to cite sources here). In the modern era of review, this means each fact in the article should have been drawn from the listed sources by the reporter and the verifiability of each fact from those sources should have been checked by the reviewer before publication. As I reviewed this article, fairly recently, I recall confirming the verification on that particular fact in the sources. --Pi zero (talk) 14:46, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
What if there are turnouts larger than that one? I'm not sure what a turnout even is though... --Turkeybutt (talk) 14:51, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
The percentage is the number of people who voted divided by the number of people eligible to vote. If that percentage is greater than 100%, it's clear the vote has been falsified. --Pi zero (talk) 16:08, 12 September 2016 (UTC)