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Apologies for misreading on this that it was next week from the comments. It's been a hectic weekend here in Edinburgh. Too late for me to sit down and do a proper review — given it is near 1am on Sunday morning. The article does, however, look right. --Brian McNeil / talk 00:45, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
- Convention is signature after comments. ;)
- If, as is clear from your username, you've an interest in music journalism, this might interest you. I can't write the article due to serious conflict of interest. Most-recent mainstream coverage was Tuesday (I'm the one in the hat), although Scottish television will be running a piece on the petition. That's where the biggest part of my COI comes in; I'm the one who wrote the text of the petition. So, as a matter of propriety, I can't complete the article — but could provide relevant contacts. If interested, it's definitely something worth asking David Blackall about what angle(s) would work on the story. --Brian McNeil / talk
Hey Brian. Thank you. I have just emailed David Blackall, and am waiting for a reply. Until then I will say, I am interested in writing this article. I will let you know when I hear back, and hopefully we can proceed from there. --MusicrocksUOW (talk) 08:18, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
- The image you've got commented out on that? We allow local upload, assuming you can make a fair use/fair dealing rationale for the image being in an article. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:32, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking, if that photo can't be in the story, I noticed that Magnolia Pictures had a press section of photos of The Wrecking Crew for the media to use. http://www.magpictures.com/presskit.aspx?id=f51939ab-8819-4704-84d0-267031425909 Is it possible to upload one of these into the article? MusicrocksUOW (talk) 13:06, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
- Published, by the skin of its teeth (or maybe my teeth). We've been struggling with a backlog on the review queue for several days, and honestly this almost went stale waiting on the queue. That does happen. All veteran Wikinewsies have lost an article that way; it happened to one earlier today, and I suspect this wasn't the only article currently on the queue that was going to slip past us if we didn't get it done by midnight UTC (you may note on the article edit history, I submitted my review of this at 23:56). After all our wranglings with this one I really hoped I could get it in under the wire, and had a nerve-wracking last couple of hours of the review.
- Awful sorry about the mix up. We need something new. I admit, I was curious so I queried 'Joni Mitchell' on google news; you already know what I found, I imagine: there's nothing new about her so the news sites have turned to writing reports about Morgellons. --Pi zero (talk) 01:52, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
- I don't think that paragraph does any harm; it's fair game as background, which is where it's placed in the inverted pyramid. It just doesn't contribute to freshness; seems to me the article can't move forward until-and-unless something new happens. (Cf. WN:Newsworthiness#New information.) --Pi zero (talk) 02:34, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Hey Pi Zero - there is a new update on Mitchell, via her website: http://jonimitchell.com - I can use this as a source and write it into the beginning of the article. =) MusicrocksUOW (talk) 05:18, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
- Published. It needed a tweak in the treatment of the update; see review comments, . --Pi zero (talk) 18:32, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
There are two articles in development, Daughters of blues legend, BBKing believe their father was poisoned and Nevada coroner to investigate BB King's death. --Pi zero (talk) 11:00, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
- My mistake: three articles, the third actually submitted for review: B.B. King's daughters allege blues musician was poisoned. --Pi zero (talk) 11:10, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Hey Pi Zero. Three, wow. Apologies for me being one of them. I created the page around midday today to start writing, and found out later on that another individual started the article themselves well after I had mine under development. No worries though, I'm working on another story. =) Thank you for letting me know. MusicrocksUOW (talk) 11:29, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
To adapt some phrasing from advice at WN:Five Ws and H: Clearly say what happened without euphemism, melodrama, or indirection. If someone died, say "died" not "passed away". --Pi zero (talk) 01:32, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Edinburgh Counil petition article
I had some pretty significant verification problems toward the end of my review (though I'd already got through most of the article first). I can't really tell for sure if some of them were due to technical problems on my end, so I pinged the other reviewer who's been taking an interest in the article; otoh, I suspect some things were missing from the documentation. As I remarked peripherally at the article talk, I'm really hoping for this article to come out very well, and I've been willing to put in extra effort to help that happen; but with or without that ambition, we need to get past this last stretch of the review. --Pi zero (talk) 04:01, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Hey Pi Zero - thank you for letting us know. I got in touch with the rest of the writers, and we'll have a look at the paragraphs that you mentioned on the collaboration page and go from there. I can forward you my emails via scoop now - though as far as I know, we put everything into the document. =) I'll see if the others can forward their emails too. Hope this helps. MusicrocksUOW (talk) 05:14, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Hey Pi Zero, ok so far I have fixed up the third paragraph, and the others are working on their paragraphs. Just keeping you up-to-date with it all. Hopefully it should be back up for review soon. =) MusicrocksUOW (talk) 09:01, 22 June 2015 (UTC)