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-- 01:57, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Iconic Historic Scottish Castle Receives 4.6Million Funding Boost[edit]

Please cease repeatedly submitting this article for review when virtually none of the points raised in prior failing reviews have been addressed.

The links in the above {{Howdy}} template detail the stylistic aspects of writing an article for Wikinews, and provide a fairly simple guide on producing a publishable article. Your submission still contains sentences lifted near-verbatim from press release sources, and that is unacceptable plagiarism.

The subject is indeed newsworthy, and I would like to see Wikinews carry an article on it. But, as it stands, it would require 2-3 hours of research on my part, followed by a from-scratch rewrite, and this would disqualify me from reviewing it. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:10, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

  • As you will note here: Historic Scottish island castle wins the lottery, I've done the needed rewrite-from-scratch on this. I think the closest way to compare Wikinews content to that of Wikipedia is when you're submitting for {{review}}, material is near-GA quality. But, the style is markedly different. There were a variety of problems with your submission of the article, but the one that was always going to be a showstopper was that you had cut 'n' pasted from sources. I also took the time to crop the Lews Castle image and tweak it a little. If you check the edit history, you'll see the level of work involved in preparing an article for Wikinews; this is further compounded with deadlines to publish whilst still newsworthy. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:11, 22 November 2011 (UTC)