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-- 05:05, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Indiana teen softball player recovering after lighting strike[edit]

Published. Congratulations! See the review comments, and detailed history of edits during review. --Pi zero (talk) 00:03, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I thought I had done a decent job on my first article, then noticed how many edits you had done. Guess I still have some ways to go on getting things down better. Enfcer (talk) 01:53, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Heh. You did a more than decent job on your first article. Your article passed on its first review; for a first effort, that's exemplary!
That said, yes, yes, learn! You've got a ways to go; we all do, and hopefully we never stop learning and improving on Wikinews. That's why I've taught myself to break down my edits during review into small increments, to explain each change specifically in its edit summary, and allow each to be seen clearly by a diff. My hope is that authors can learn lots by studying just what I did and why I said I was doing it (and perhaps I can learn from it, too).
As a rule, the better an article is, the easier it is to review. Yours was a pleasure to review, quite a contrast with what very many of our first-time contributors produce; you're one of two first-time contributors in recent times who actually did "Read The Fine Manual" before contributing. I was also able to write review comments at a distinctly more sophisticated level than is usually fruitful with first-time contributors, because you were already at a much more sophisticated level than most of them. Suggesting use of direct quotes from witnesses would be an absurd thing to bother saying to most newbies. --Pi zero (talk) 02:53, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations![edit]

Enfcer,

I just saw your first story up and I wanted to congratulate you! It was nice to see something about Indiana, too. There is a whole class of students here in Evansville writing news for Wikinews. Welcome, Crtew (talk) 00:20, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, and that's cool. I had gotten bored with things on en.wiki, and was poking around some of the other projects, and stumbled across this one. I am hoping to get the hang of things here, and start publishing more articles. Enfcer (talk) 01:55, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Great, I hope you like it here. Have fun, Crtew (talk) 03:12, 18 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Minor[edit]

A very minor problem, and barely a problem at that: when you put the 'minimal' template on an article that's being developed, (the stolen Nazi prison uniform article) it bumps it (in the Newsroom) from 'In Development' to 'Disputed'......(which, when you think about it, is really a coding issue). While developing an article, I generally tend to do gobs of edits in getting it ready, so it often looks like poo while I'm doing that. The minimal template (thought this isn't a concrete requiremnt) would usually be put up by a reviewer. That's the usual flow. If I had (or anyone else had) changed it's status to "review" then your action would be alot more appropriate, because it wasn't anywhere close to being ready for review with what little bit I had up there. Wikinews is a great place and there's a bit of a learning curve regarding policy (and unwritten policy)....hang around.....you'll catch one. Keep contributing!! Bddpaux (talk) 20:48, 28 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]

When I had looked at it it had been close to two days with no other edits, and I thought that, that was the most appropriate tag. Since it had not been more then four days for the abandoned, and when I was looking at the deletion reasons, that seemed most appropriate. But like you said there is a bit of a learning curve, and I am trying to get the policies and such down. Enfcer (talk) 23:49, 28 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]