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If it isn't up, we can change the link. NGerda 00:01, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)

too much work, just leave it as is, this way users can see what they need to listen.

I think, perhaps, the link to Audio Wikinews should go to Audio Wikinews (Releases). --Chiacomo 15:12, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Okay... Why is the Audio Wikinews link gone, and why is the News Brief link gone? --Munchkinguy 6 July 2005 02:36 (UTC)

Wikinews Network link[edit]

I say the link to WNN should be removed until there's actual content playing on the network. This is Latest Wikinews Media, not Future Wikinews Projects. It belongs in a more appropriate place, and once it does have Wikinews content streaming, we can link to it here. As some of you already know, I've been a big advocate of WNN, it's just that it doesn't belong on this particular template at its current state. Best regards, NGerda July 9, 2005 07:41 (UTC)

I agree--Cspurrier 9 July 2005 14:29 (UTC)

Remove RSS feed link[edit]

The RSS feed link directs to an off-site non-Wikimedia webpage RSS feed maintained by a single person, which is not wiki. This should not be linked to on the main page. I am merely using the same logic Dan100 uses to dismiss many of my proposals. Good day. -- NGerda 04:56, July 30, 2005 (UTC)

Huh? I don't understand. --Chiacomo (talk) 05:01, 30 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Chiacomo, I'm referring to the RSS feed link on this template (which is prominently displayed at the top of the main page), which links to Dan100's Blog, that he periodically updates with links to Wikinews articles. -- NGerda 05:04, July 30, 2005 (UTC)
I believe you're looking at the wrong template -- you seek Template:FrontPageMenu, I think, no? --Chiacomo (talk)
I oppose removing it, it is a usefull service used by many, It is not antiwiki since as far as I know he does not exclude any published story. All he is doing is converting the work of the comunity into a diffrent form in an exact way. Also please see this page as it is very relevent to proposals like this --15:26, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Wikinews PDF[edit]

couple of questions/comments:

  • Today's (14 Oct, 2005) print edition has an overlap of columns on the third page.
  • Is there any plan in place to extend wikinews to create an automated or dynamic print edition based on a wiki page (e.g. Wikinews:Print edition/2005-10-14)? That way the formatting of the print edition would be created by the wiki community (it could be locked down just prior to the release of the edition on the front page).
  • Wouldn't it be nice if we had the article of the day from the Wikipedia in the print edition? It's not strictly Wikinews content, but it would (a) be a nice way to get a daily summary of wikimedia content and (b) be a little bit more like a newspaper. If we had a word-of-the-day feature on wiktionary, we could add that too!

65.241.152.139 04:18, 14 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

These are interesting suggestions, too bad they were overlooked. Icelandic Hurricane 00:44, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spoken Wikinews added, and quite a bit of cetera[edit]

The "Wikinews media" section on the main page had the wrong date for the one "Audio Wikinews News Brief," only the one most recent "Print Edition," and links neither to Audio_Wikinews/News_Briefs nor to Wikinews:Print_edition. There was no mention of "Spoken Wikinews," which is why I as a newcomer didn't discover for so long that it exists and what the distinction is between "Spoken Wikinews" and "News Briefs."

I made the correction, added the links, provided for times to be displayed for the Audio News Briefs (so having more than one per day, as there is once recently, won't be confusing), provided for seven days' Print Edition (because I used to appreciate finding unsold issues of the newspapers for the past week at my news seller when I realized I needed them, and seven provides a sample for each day of the week), provided for the same number of Audio News Briefs for balance, and added the last three recordings of Spoken Wikinews. Yes, the oldest Spoken Wikinews was from November 2005; I thought that constituted a hint that more, later ones are needed.

Imagine my dismay when, only a few hours later, I found the edit thus summarized:
2006-03-31 15:55:13 Dan100 (Tidy: fix markup, only need three of each I think, rm spoken as we don't want to advertise that some bits of the site are inactive).
I haven't looked to see what "fix markup" refers to, but I took pains to make it look exactly the way I thought was best.
67-21-48-122 00:08, 1 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Fix mark-up" was because you'd used html links instead of wikilinks for some pages. Dan100 (Talk) 20:31, 1 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"April 2, 2006 1200 UTC" looks ridiculous on the Main Page when its text line is broken and the "1200 UTC" is by itself on the following line, at the left margin. Starting the date-time string on a new line is better.
67-21-48-122 06:11, 3 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What on earth is the cause of the evident determination to keep the space occupied on the Main Page by Wikinews Media to such an absolute minimum? The edit of removing "1200 UTC" to save the space of one line (plus repeated removal of any but the one most recent Audio News Brief) leaves the "April 2, 2006" ambiguous, since there are two Briefs on some dates.

Why should there be such an imbalance between the five most recent days of "Latest news reports," which occupy today about 86 lines on my screen (not to mention the space occupied by Main article, Second lead, third lead, etc.), and the single line permitted to each of Audio News Brief and Print Edition (Spoken Wikinews having been removed entirely when deemed not sufficiently recent)?
67-21-48-122 16:56, 3 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Old prints[edit]

Sometimes the old print editions won't open without saying Cannot find server. And I don't get why. Icelandic Hurricane 00:46, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nvm. Icelandic Hurricane 20:12, 6 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New editions[edit]

Why hasn't a print edition come out since October 5? I thought there were new ones every day. Icelandic Hurricane 12:12, 8 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

t has been a few days because my main computers hard drive died. I will start doing new editions later today --Cspurrier 13:46, 8 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

audio and visual media[edit]

Should automatically be playable without directly linking to the java player. Bawolff 00:03, 18 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]