User talk:KMCrane

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Welcome to Wikinews

A nice cup of coffee for you while you get started

Getting started as a contributor
How to write an article
  1. Pick something current?
  2. Use two independent sources?
  3. Read your sources before writing the story in your own words?. Do choose a unique title? before you start.
  4. Follow Wikinews' structure? for articles, answering as many of who what when where why and how? as you can; summarised in a short, two- or three-sentence opening paragraph. Once complete, your article must be three or more paragraphs.
  5. If you need help, you can add {{helpme}} to your talkpage, along with a question, or alternatively, just ask?

  • Use this tab to enter your title and get a basic article template.
    [RECOMMENDED. Starts your article through the semi-automated {{develop}}—>{{review}}—>{{publish}} collaboration process.]

 Welcome, KMCrane! Thank you for joining Wikinews; we'd love for you to stick around and get more involved. To help you get started we have an essay that will guide you through the process of writing your first full article. There are many other things you can do on the project, but its lifeblood is new, current, stories written neutrally.
As you get more involved, you will need to look into key project policies and other discussions you can participate in; so, keep this message on this page and refer to the other links in it when you want to learn more, or have any problems.

Wikipedia's puzzle-globe logo, © Wikimedia Foundation
  Used to contributing to Wikipedia? See here.
All Wikimedia projects have rules. Here are ours.

Listed here are the official policies of the project, you may be referred to some of them if your early attempts at writing articles don't follow them. Don't let this discourage you, we all had to start somewhere.

The rules and guides laid out here are intended to keep content to high standards and meet certain rules the Wikimedia Foundation applies to all projects. It may seem like a lot to read, but you do not have to go through it all in one sitting, or know them all before you can start contributing.

Remember, you should enjoy contributing to the project. If you're really stuck come chat with the regulars. There's usually someone in chat who will be happy to help, but they may not respond instantly.

The core policies
Places to go, people to meet

Wiki projects work because a sense of community forms around the project. Although writing news is far more individualistic than contributing to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, people often need minor help with things like spelling and copyediting. If a story isn't too old you might be able to expand it, or if it is disputed you may be able to find some more sources and rescue it before it is listed for deletion.

There are always discussions going on about how the site could be improved, and your input is of value. Check the links here to see where you can give input to the running of the Wikinews project.

Find help and get involved
Write your first article for Wikinews!

Use the following box to help you create your first article. Simply type in a title to your story and press "Create page". Then start typing text to your story into the new box that will come up. When you're done, press "save page". That's all there is to it!

It is recommended you read the article guide before starting. Also make sure to check the list of recently created articles to see if your story hasn't already been reported upon.

-- 02:19, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Welcome KMCrane[edit]

Thank you for the contribution about National Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Crtew (talk) 03:01, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Economists say, US hit with slower March job growth rate[edit]


Can I ask you to take a look at my comment on the discussion page for this? It'd really help if you could look at the point about helping simplify reviewing.

Sorry not to dig in and work on it myself, I'm very time-pressed. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:59, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Zimmerman apologizes to Martin family, awarded $150,000 bond[edit]

Sorry I wasn't able to do a more thorough review; if there are more problems than I've identified, this is a trade-off between identifying more problems later, versus identifying fewer sooner. Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 01:07, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

A closer look at Invisible Children charity, Kony 2012 campaign[edit]

I left some comments on the article talk page. --Pi zero (talk) 02:09, 27 April 2012 (UTC)



Before you submit, I would like to redo the video. Can you put the link to the video up on the collaboration page? When are you going to submit? Just leave a message on my talk page. Crtew (talk) 02:22, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

see collaboration on KONY page[edit]

KMCrane, I left comments on the KONY collaboration page. There's no rush to publish this since it's not time sensitive. Crtew (talk) 05:42, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

You need to put your notes up on the collaboration page[edit]

The note on the collaboration page is insufficient. Crtew (talk) 14:19, 3 May 2012 (UTC)