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Just for an example:
Three scientists share 2015 Chemistry Nobel Prize for DNA repair research
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Yesterday, Göran K. Hansson, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on DNA repair...

Should we have an additional information of the location of where the event took place?

Three scientists share 2015 Chemistry Nobel Prize for DNA repair research
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Stockholm: Yesterday, Göran K. Hansson, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to three scientists for their work on DNA repair...

I thought about it, and I believe it is a good idea. Majority of articles, though cover the information of where the event took place, should we add this like how newspapers and some websites have?

Also to point out, articles like the one mentioned above, or Djokovic defeats Federer to win 2015 Wimbledon Championship men's singles don't mention the location.
14.139.242.195 (talk) 05:26, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Those place names you'll see at the beginnings of news articles? Those aren't identifying where the event took place. They're identifying where the report was filed from. In the Wikinews context, they apply only to original reporting. --Pi zero (talk) 13:11, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
  • This is covered in the Style Guide; as noted by Pi zero, this would be when filing a report — generally Original Reporting — when you've been at an event or press conference.
The actual location of the event being reported on should be covered by article categorisation. Wimbledon is a good example to pick, though. The event is usually covered by the BBC, who have moved a substantial part of their operations to Manchester. A sports journalist working in their Salford offices could write a wholly original report based on camera feeds from their coverage, but it would look really odd to use the dateline format specifying Manchester, England on a report about Wimbledon; the tournament takes place in London, which is where a reporter would have to be to start their article London, England. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:21, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Infobox v 2.0

The current infobox has problem with the colour. The light blue is very light, and often cause problem with countries' flags with white color. Plus, the CSS of the template, in my opinion, is not that attractive. Should we update it? I have one, already prepared in the Sandbox.
14.139.242.195 (talk) 15:54, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

  • The one in the sandbox is, in my opinion, garish. Current infobox style is in-keeping with the rest of the site's colour schemes, although some sort of refresh/update might be worth looking at. The main issue is that any such change will be a massive back-end load as it propagates through every old page which uses the current IB template. I'm also unsure how many unchecked pages such would result in, given that the project uses Flagged Revisions. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:53, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
  • I asked bawolff a question the other day that had to do with updates to a template (on one of the larger projects) causing changes to, say, a few million pages, and his remark was, that's what we have servers for. I think, although we don't want to gratuitously do a lot of such editing, a single well-thought-out change to a heavily used template is just something to do when called for. As for putting "template changes" messages on the articles that use it, I suspect that doesn't happen if, after editing the template, one immediately sights the edit without letting it sit around for more than a second or two.

    I'm in doubt whether the rounded corners would harmonize as well as does the current rectangular shape with other aspects of our layout. Some of that is within our power to change (such as the shape of {{haveyoursay}}), while other parts of it would be quite difficult to alter (such as the shape of image boxes). --Pi zero (talk) 19:23, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

UEFA Euro 2016

The tournament starts on June 10, 137 days later. So, I was thinking to have some templates prepared to have a better coverage for their articles. I have thought of some, and I would like to have an opinion for one of those.
{{UEFA Euro 2016}} infobox is the thing. Currently, it does not exist. So what additional features I wish to have is: matches played, goles scored so far, and the top scorer of the tournament. How is this idea?I realised that I typed the Spanish spelling of goal. Hehe.
14.139.242.195 (talk) 11:48, 25 January 2016 (UTC)