Policies and guidelines and the Style guide contain or link to most of the current en.Wikinews policies and guidelines, however policy is based on the accepted practices of the day on Wikinews, often these might not be written down. This section of the Water cooler focuses on discussions regarding policy issues.
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Changes in policy describing admins and their privileges
A user made a change to a Wikinews policy page WN:INTRO. I think this is an important matter and should be discussed by the community.
I also highly, highly recommend that it wait until after the global pandemic when everyone's nerves aren't so fried.
Change (since reverted):  Discussion: [https://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews_talk:Introduction#Non-hierarchical}
- That is not a policy page. It does explain some things that involve policies. The change in question doesn't alter any of the meaning that was previously in place; it just adds some things that are also true.
No doubt we should all be careful not to let whatever tensions we feel in our lives overflow onto the project. I don't think that needs to be a problem. (Btw, the global pandemic may continue for the next two years or so.) --Pi zero (talk) 16:28, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Proposed changes to privilege expiry policy
I have made two proposals which can be found at:
- Wikinews talk:Privilege expiry policy#Proposed change to the inactivity period
- Wikinews talk:Privilege expiry policy#Proposed change to notification