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Can't believe you didn't get one of these. The link to WN:ARTICLE would probably be the most useful. Your story on the Carter-Fuck gagging order is too 'encyclopedic' and that'd probably point out why. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:47, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

well, thanks, but I don't entirely understand what makes it 'too encyclopedic'; WN:ARTICLE doesn't specifically address that (apart from telling you to do it quickly!). (NB if there isn't a page specifically for Wikipedia editors to migrate to Wikinews, there really should be!). Is it the ref tags? Rd232 (talk) 12:58, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Actually, there is a page for Wikipedians coming here, see Wikinews:For Wikipedians. And yes, some of the problem with your article is the ref tags; we don't use those here, instead all your sources should be listed in "Sources" section with {{source}} template. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:01, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
The real jump-out-at-you encyclopedic point was specifying a full date for something that happened today, yesterday, or any time in the past week. The norm is to refer to a point in time in relation to the article's publication date. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:42, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Which I've now added to the WN for WP page; I'd welcome any comments on a better way to phrase that, and will incorporate a link to it into the boilerplate welcome template. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:59, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Cool. I may have some thoughts on how to improve it. Also, do you know if it's linked from Wikipedia anywhere? Rd232 (talk) 10:37, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Made some changes, and created w:Wikipedia:Wikinews. Rd232 (talk) 13:55, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Looks like some good changes, thanks! --Brian McNeil / talk 14:00, 16 October 2009 (UTC)