Talk:United States: New York City mayoral swear-in to pair potential 2020 presidential prospects

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@William S. Saturn: There seems to be an incomplete HTML comment tag at the end of the source. Why so?
•–• 09:48, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

It was left over from the template. --William S. Saturn (talk) 16:30, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
I really hope I may be able to review this in a few hours. --Pi zero (talk) 16:35, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, Pi, you were too slow. --SVTCobra 00:14, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
Considering what's going on here irl, not surprising. Thanks. --Pi zero (talk) 00:16, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Review of revision 4372795 [Passed][edit]

Thank you for the review.--William S. Saturn (talk) 21:51, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Information (in the parenthesis)[edit]

Are are supposed to avoid it. I have no clue what "(VT)" means, or why it should be there. I figured out it was name of a state after I say "(MA)", but not everyone would know what is NY, MA or VT. Best to use full name -- Wikinews is for global audience.
•–• 10:11, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Not that these are huge weighty issues, obviously, but, yeah. Abbreviations are to be avoided unless explained at the first instance, that one's in the style guide. And we had a brief discussion at the water cooler some years back about the parenthetical-state thing, which is ubiquitous in US poltical msm, with the sense that if standalone information is important enough to mention in a news article, it's important enough to mention without parentheses. (We use parentheses for converting between units of measure, and converting to UTC, which I hoped to cover with qualification "standalone".) --Pi zero (talk) 15:11, 31 December 2017 (UTC)