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The style guide's time section explicitly says to use the a.m./p.m. format when writing 12-hour times. Yet, it is now standard convention here to use the AM/PM format. I was, in fact, corrected for using the a.m./p.m. format as I had read in WN:TIME. I figure this was something that we strayed from policy on in recent years. So, should WN:TIME be amended to reflect the current conventions? Heavy Water (talk) 14:42, 9 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]


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Flagging as it's been a month with no comments or votes. Heavy Water (talk) 21:34, 10 May 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I wish propose a new logo for Wikinews, more modern, more respecting the graphical charter of WM. Here's the images :


. I removed the continents to leave only the meridians and parallels. Regards, Manjiro5 (talk) 14:17, 25 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I don't know what the "graphical charter" of Wikimedia is, but I like the current logo better. It's old, but it doesn't look dated to me, and I like having the continents there. Also, I don't know if changing the logo would take consensus from all Wikinews editions (and the WMF might wish to meddle). Heavy Water (talk) 16:19, 25 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Heavy Water Hi, thank you for your answer ;-) I have already made the proposal here and on wnfr. And I will offer other languages ​​on Wikinews later. I could perhaps make a Meta page for this proposal, so that all Wikinews journalists and readers of all languages ​​can give their opinion, without me having to use a translate tool. Have a nice day. Regards, Manjiro5 (talk) 08:03, 2 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
My two cents: I like your proposed new logo more than the current logo. I would support such a change were it ever to come to a vote. Pecopteris (talk) 23:16, 28 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Pecopteris Hi, thank you very much for your answer ^^ I will potentially create a Meta-wiki page where it will be possible to vote for a brand new logo. Have a good day ;-) Regards, Manjiro5 (talk) 09:40, 2 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I really don't like the trend of flattening the logo, which many brands seem to do. I like this logo more and I feel this new proposed logo removes the rich character the current logo has and I don't even see why it would be necessary.
2401:4900:1F29:679A:5DF8:3314:62E:A4D0 (talk) 05:07, 21 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, if you would like to give your opinion on my proposal, please go to the following page: meta:Requests for comment/Change the logo of the Wikinews project Cordially, Manjiro5 (talk) 20:21, 22 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Manjiro5: It seems that the emerging consensus is that your proposed logo alternative lacks a bit of sophistication, for lack of better wording. The current logo has more colour, more details, and universally recognisable elements in it. Your proposal reminds of what computer program icons looked like 30 years ago when graphics cards only supported 8-bit colours, and I think with modern hardware and software, we can (and should) do better than that. ArticCynda (talk) 20:46, 28 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]