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Regional editions?[edit]

Are there "regional editions" of Wikinews? For example, would a person see a different version depending on whether they access Wikinews from, say, the USA, Canada, or England? I'm asking this because I'm surprised at how much of what I see here seems to be from my area. Thanks. Wanderer57 (talk) 16:45, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

No, we don't have regional editions. The reason that we have so many articles from certain regions is because contributors like to write about there own area. Anonymous101talk 16:54, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Presumably then there are a disproportionate number of contributors from my region. Is there a table of the number of contributors from various regions? Wanderer57 (talk) 18:33, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Task force[edit]

Is there something similar to (other Mediawiki) Wikiprojects or Taskforces in Wikinews?. --Diamondland (talk) 11:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Nope. Just me, BloodRedSandman, and Pi Zero cracking the whip and beating news articles out of you. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 19:38, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
    Whip! Task forces/WikiProjects don't really tend to work on WN, where we collectively tend to write whatever stories grab our attention at the time. Obviously, there are clear trends in each individual's reporting but for the most part we never tie ourselves to coverage of any specific area. There was an Australian project that worked well for a while, but it eventually became inactive. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:43, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Good point people for Wikinews to help new users?[edit]

Hi everyone. I'm looking to gather 1-3 contacts for Wikinews who would be interested in serving as point people for new editors from Wikipedia. I don't expect that it'll be too time consuming, but, just in case we have a new editor stop by the Teahouse who expresses interest in participating in media contributions and you can be friendly and welcome them and perhaps direct them to an area that might interest them. You're welcome to respond here, or even better, on my talk page if you're interested in being added to this list. Thanks :D SarahStierch (talk) 15:58, 1 March 2012 (UTC)