Talk:Wikinews Shorts: August 5, 2010

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Short #6: Notes on OR from VOIP call to Port Moresby Geophysical Observatory[edit]

Call was placed 23:46BST (22:46UTC) to the observatory, call was taken by Richard (did not get a last name). After telling him who I was and why I was calling, we spoke for about 3 to 4 minutes, i gained basic details such as location, inital readings (which the PMGO got at 7.1, USGS revised to 7.0) and info about the power and communications to New Britain being out, as the PMGO staff had tried to telephone the Observation station in Kandrian, and been unable to get a response. As this was only a brief call to get info, since they were busy, I didn't make too many notes, only what was relevant such as the tsunami bulletin, etc. BarkingFish (talk) 23:29, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

BarkingFish later cut and pasted this to Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea, under which title it was published. --InfantGorilla (talk) 07:00, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


Is there a rationale behind the order? I think the violence should be first and the sports last, to reflect the order of a typical newspaper or broadcast. --InfantGorilla (talk) 07:00, 5 August 2010 (UTC) I re-ordered it. --InfantGorilla (talk) 07:09, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Baseball article missing source[edit]

The last article is not sourced properly. The quote by manager is not in any of the 2 sources. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 21:58, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Shorts get top billing?[edit]

Do shorts usually headline (meaning one of those slots with the picture and caption left of the Latest News)? If they sometimes do, I would like to have this one on the headlines as hardly anyone read the August 4 shorts. --Shankarnikhil88 (talk) 00:33, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Review of revision 1073248 [Passed][edit]

Pakistani president European tour article[edit]

The Pakistani president is gonna be in my home city tomorrow and though the area is tightly policed and closed off because of fear of terrorist attack I'm gonna try and get some (legal!) pictures and maybe get a full story together for this short. Obviously I'll fully source any opinions or judgements or comments I include.

Here's to not getting arrested. FireLyte--spyre (talk) 01:18, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Probably should be its own separate article- these shorts are supposed to be from August 5. Anyway good luck on the original reporting. --Shankarnikhil88 (talk) 01:51, 7 August 2010 (UTC)