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There should be a page were users can request for some other user to create a new article.[edit]

For example no one has covered anything about the reacent massive earthquake in Nepal. Doorknob747 (talk) 20:56, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

@Doorknob747: This week, our review process has been overwhelmed by a large number of student articles; to the point where it's reduced the rate at which we get articles published (because of the review time that goes into reviews that don't result in publications). Two articles, in fact, were about the Nepal earthquake, but at least one of them, possibly both, didn't get reviewed in time. We have long-term plans to address the sometime-labor-shortage problem, but that's long-term.
There is a page for requesting articles, but it was never very successful, because writing a news article is a significant effort (even for those who have gotten good at it), so people are mostly going to cover what they are interested in covering, rather than what somebody else requests. If you want something covered on Wikinews, the thing to do is to read WN:PILLARS, WN:WRITE, maybe WN:Article wizard (you may choose to read WN:SG for good measure; it is kept short just so it can be read straight through), and try your hand at writing yourself. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 21:21, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Coverage to provide balance for Hillary Clinton[edit]

I was wondering whether, in the short term, editors could consider making sure that coverage is given to Hillary Clinton in cases in which a relevant news story comes up. This is in relation to a discussion at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Hillary_Clinton#An enlisting of Hillary? in which it is observed that Hillary is currently disadvantaged in getting links to her Wikipedia page as, according to search results on many versions of google, a search on a term such as "clinton" will typically produce:

Bill Clinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton Wikipedia
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United ...
‎Hillary Clinton - ‎Chelsea Clinton - ‎Impeachment of Bill Clinton - ‎Roger Clinton, Jr.

Hillary's article isn't provided with a separate google listing but is considered to be a sub article to Bill.

Btw I was the en Wikipedia editor to propose the move Hillary Rodham Clinton → Hillary Clinton and I'm mentioning this in a genuine consideration of restoring balance. I don't see why she should now be disadvantaged just because she had previously chosen to take a supportive roll. Thanks. GregKaye (talk) 16:21, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Loginprompt[edit]

It looks as though your message MediaWiki:Loginprompt could do with review for the new https circumstances. You must have cookies enabled to log in to Wikinews. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:01, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

I've almost never seen that prompt, as I usually log in through other projects (as a way to be sure I look at them, since I expect to spend most of my time here).
The conditional check for whether one is using the secure server hasn't worked since the devs' tampering broke it an age ago. --Pi zero (talk) 14:13, 3 July 2015 (UTC)