Talk:Thick fog blankets Houston area

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dumb date[edit]

Thanks for the catch. I just used the template, I should have checked it.

Jordanmills 18:45, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

dumb time[edit]

12 pm is midnight, right? Karen 21:16, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

A very wierd weather event for Houston, I think. - 00:23, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
No, 12 PM is noon. 12 AM is midnight. It's generally better to just use noon or midnight, but I copied what was on the alert without thinking about that. Jordanmills 04:03, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Is this fog unusual?[edit]

...needed to clarify in what sense this is interesting to anyone outside of Houston,

  • Gee, Houston sometimes gets big fogs, who knew!
  • Gee, Houston never gets fog like this, more wacky weather?
Why does it need to be interesting to you? Jordanmills 20:52, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

It should address Wikinews' audience, which is global. It doesn't need to be interesting to me personally, but I should be able to understand why it is news, so I can then decide how interesting it is for me. In that regard, knowing how usual/unusual an event is provides an essential bit of context to any news item. This is not hard to do. StrangerInParadise 04:28, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

Not news[edit]

Weather phenomena like fog occure daily,this isn't qualifying for a story. to Qualify it needs,

  1. Out of place(i.e. fog never occured there)
  2. Life threatening (i.e. can't drive or walk in such a fog)
  3. Unusual in its kind(i.e fog colored blue)
  4. Unusual duration or characteritics(see 3.) (fog lasting for days)

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 16:53, 25 February 2006

Oh, it could be the return of something normal which marks the passage of the seasons, etc. There are driving advisories in the story. Nice picture. StrangerInParadise 20:54, 25 February 2006 (UTC)