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Weekly Archived Article[edit]

I think we should add a section to the main page, with a different article from the archives each week, called "This Week's Archived Article", or something to that effect, in a way similar to Wikipedia's "Today's Featured Article". This would help make the main page more lively, which, in turn, would probably bring in a few new readers. --Queen Laura (talk) 19:57, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

I've got a somewhat similar feature on the replacement I'm designing for the archives splash page, at User:Pi zero/Archives. The old version of the page had had such a thing but it required someone to manually adjust it over time, as the number of years in the archive increased, so of course it didn't get maintained. I tried to set up mine to work without manual intervention, which sort-of worked. It didn't quite work out as neatly as I wanted it to; and I hadn't thought of it in terms of whether it'd be suitable for the main page. --Pi zero (talk) 20:39, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Brexit results[edit]

I observed in his article brexit there are no results . I propose that someone put them .--Wikijournalist (talk) 15:46, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

We don't add things to archived articles. --Pi zero (talk) 16:06, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

I know. Someone administrator to do it.--Wikijournalist (talk) 12:10, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Even an administrator can not make substantial edits to a news article afte24 hours of its publication.
acagastya 12:46, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
To clarify: it's not a matter of software permissions, but of policy. We consider a news article in our archives to be a record of the past, a snapshot in time, and making substantive changes to such an article would amount to rewriting history. --Pi zero (talk) 13:11, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Once you put it that way. I said only the results to add someone administrator.--Wikijournalist (talk) 06:16, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

If an archived article mentions Liverpool, it won't be a problem to add 'Merseyside' for dinner clarifications be required. But add the result is a sustainable edit. Per the Wikinews guideline, we must not do that.
acagastya 07:29, 31 August 2016 (UTC)