Htchien, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:
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Hi, can you let me know how to improve the article or how to rewrite it? This is my first news article on en WikiNews. Thanks for your help. --H.T. Chien / 眼鏡虎 (Discuss|Contributions) 12:40, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
- I recommend you read WN:NOT.
What Wikinews articles are not 1. Wikinews articles are not press releases. ...and attempt to present newsworthy articles...
- You could try to rewrite the article so it wasn't like a press release. But I think it would still not be newsworthy. How is this release important? Reading the article, none of the new features sound particularly new or ground-breaking. I mean, look at the price - it's consumer software. Home users can use this software to edit their home videos and burn DVDs. And now they can do it in high definition. Doesn't Apple already ship software with their Mac's that does this? Nothing newsworthy that I can see. Sorry. Imroy 15:44, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
- don't be too disappointed if an article u're interested in doesn't make it through. i hope there will be plenty more articles u'll take an interest in & contribute to. looking forward to working with u on them. cheers, Doldrums 18:54, 21 April 2006 (UTC)
- Same view here. Genjix 09:19, 25 April 2006 (UTC)