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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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WallStreetWindow.com copying our articles[edit]

I have begun to notice that WallStreetWindow.com has been copying our articles. While it may be okay, I've not seen it telling readers that the articles are licensed under CC BY. What to do about it? --George Ho (talk) 21:52, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

They do provide a link back to our original. I am not sure if that satisfies the attribution requirement. I think it might. --SVTCobra 05:34, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
They mention "Wikinews", but they do not credit editors who worked diligently on making the articles more likely to be published into the Main Page. Also, Wikinews communities are small in contrast to huge Wikipedia communities, so crediting individual editors when using Wikinews content wouldn't be that inconvenient, would it? Should we enforce CC BY more, or what else? --George Ho (talk) 05:42, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
Individual editors are not expected to be named per our Terms of Use. That much I am sure of. --SVTCobra 05:44, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
It's been my understanding that crediting Wikinews and providing a link back to our original is sufficient. Folks who do that are to be treated as allies and friends; I've encountered folks who think asking them to acknowledge us and provide a link back is a vile act of oppression against them.

When someone worth mentioning syndicates us, and we notice they've done so (which is far less common), we have a template to use on our article talk page, {{syndicated}}. --Pi zero (talk) 06:10, 14 May 2018 (UTC)