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Quick help[edit]

Hello. I need you help. The sources used for Curaçao wins the Caribbean Cup are in Dutch language. I don't think there is any reviewer on this project who understands Dutch. So can you please translate those sources to English? Please do not use machine translation since it causes lot of errors. Please respond quickly.
acagastya 18:56, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Acagasty, Can I still help you? Or have you been able to translate it, meanwhile? --Livenws (talk) 20:11, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Actually, I had to disqualify myself as a reviewer, because I had to get involved with the story. It is wee hours here, but I had decided to tackle this article. The article would have failed for a number of reasons, and instead, I decided to find some English sources. I will be substituting them for the Dutch ones. Anyways, thanks.
acagastya 20:20, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Are there any other reviewers who can handle this as soon as possible? Good night :) --Livenws (talk) 20:23, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the Amsterdam related article[edit]

It lost its freshness yesterday. It was no longer new to be news. We couldn't help it. Help was on its way, but couldn't stop the clock.
acagastya PING ME! 16:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

acagastya Huh? Can you publish the article now? Nuams spent a lot of time on it. --Livenws (talk) 16:24, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
unfortunately, no. I understand the effort behind the article, and I thought about pinging you about the translation help. Anything after the third day isn't relatively new, and I really know that hurts. One of my articles lost freshness yesterday. If there is some development to the story, we can shift the focus of the article and that can be published.
acagastya PING ME! 18:36, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
acagastya I think this is a fairly strange regulation on EN Wikinews which I don't understand. At NL Wikinews we do not have this kind of rules. --Livenws (talk) 18:43, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
News has to be new. And we need to draw the line somewhere. For English Wikinews, it is three days. Just like nobody would buy if the BBC published French Open news now, a news channel can't. If something is not relatively new, it becomes encyclopedic, and it is suitable for Wikipedia. That's the truth. If it is not new, then it is not news. And if we are doing that, we aren't publishing news.
acagastya PING ME! 03:04, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for breaking in on the discusssion - I admit it was a bit disappointing to see the article expire. On the other hand, I do appreciate the effort being put into quality control. I’ll have another go at it - perhaps the fact that I'm a bit more familiar with how things work now will help get me through the review process.Nuams (talk) 06:27, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
@Nuams: it is discouraging. I know. As a reviewer, none of us wants to miss any article. Many times the real life commitments come in between. But as an author, I have lost many articles too. I hope we both could do better. By the way: "Kovind sworn as the 14th president of India"... Just in case you want something to write.
acagastya PING ME! 06:40, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Oh! yes but this news must be spread[edit]

Good day. The blue whale news now is very famous in the internet. but this is one of the hottest news in the country of Russia as i know. This is not the same as the Wikipedia article! this is a warning news. Arepticous (talk) 04:03, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

@Arepticous: It should be written in the style of a news article. See PILLARS and how to WRITE an article for beginners.
acagastya PING ME! 04:51, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Category:Acagastya (Wikinewsie)[edit]

That is a hidden category for articles I have written. We have that sort of thing.
acagastya PING ME! 23:24, 22 September 2017 (UTC)