Talk:Web startup Sqoot loses sponsorship after failed advert deemed sexist by social media

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Remarks[edit]

  • Drop the word "is" from the page name, as a matter of headlinese.
  • The review task tends to increase at least proportionally with the number of sources. With this in mind, are all of those sources actually used?
  • If yes, you can make the review task far easier by providing guidance to help reviewers understand what information comes from where. Common techniques are to put html comments in the article indicating what comes from which sources, or to put source-guidance notes on the article talk page.
  • If no, note there is an explicit policy on Wikinews against listing unused sources.
  • Btw, sources should be listed newest to oldest, and that Wikinews date format is "Month day, year".

--Pi zero (talk) 18:27, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

This is my second article, so thanks for coming by. What do you mean by html comments? Or source-guidance notes? Do you have an example you can share? Thanks. SarahStierch (talk) 18:33, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I think I've got it down. I didn't really feel the need to list the Sqoot official website main page as a source, so I just mentioned in the html that that's how i found out about the clients. If it needs to be added, I'd like to know! SarahStierch (talk) 19:05, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
Part of the function of the Sources section is to be a permanent record of where the information came from. So if some of the information came from the Sqoot official website (its main page, I suppose you mean), that should be stated in the Sources section. --Pi zero (talk) 19:18, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
would have preferred no passive voice. for example: "after social media kicks off-color to curb" Slowking4 (talk) 15:19, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
The perils of neutrality, dude! Sarah (talk) 15:21, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Original reporting notes[edit]

One can simply search on Twitter for "Sqoot" and find thousands and thousands of Tweets. The 3,000 number is based on an archive that was created of the Tweets after the advert was tweeted by Sqoot. The link to that archive is private and was shared with me privately by an anonymous source who created it and first brought the Sqoot debacle to my newsdesk. SarahStierch (talk) 19:12, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Emails, Phone call transcripts, other written evidence[edit]

Quote from Selena Deckelmann in an email that was mailed to Wikinews email confirmation on March 24. SarahStierch (talk) 20:43, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Review of revision 1446486 [Passed][edit]


Edit request April 25[edit]

{{editprotected}} The sentence In an industry that is dominated by men, it can be assumed that more men would attend the hackathon than women, but, the advertisement ostracized women even more from attending. should be edited to remove the yob's comma after "but". Additionally, it's possible the comma immediately before "but" should be a semicolon, though that's not as clear to me. 216.246.176.78 (talk) 04:22, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

  • declined to edit. The punctuation errors are not grave enough to merit application of "[sic]", nor to merit correction. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:35, 6 May 2013 (UTC)