Wikinews talk:Story preparation

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This page seems to duplicate the function of the Template:Developing_stories template? I have explained how Devloping stories and {{editing}} flag can be used to get the functionality that I think this page is intended for, in Wikinews:Writing_an_article#Create_a_story. - Simeon 04:57, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Did you not spot the big black lettering at the top of the page? This is for stories that haven't happened yet, and cannot be mentioned as developing stories (which are, after all, listed on the front page). The {{editing}} flag — not a particularly useful flag in my view, by the way — is nothing whatever to do with what this page is for. Uncle G 05:34, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

The top story is ready for publishing!(I choose to remain anonymous.) (talk · contribs) 03:35, 5 Apr 2005

  • No it wasn't. Please prepare stories in the story preparation area. That includes giving them datelines. Uncle G 08:48, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I just added new sections to this page, so I "completly" reorganized it [1]. Please consider diffinf it with the previous version, and tell me if it improved or not. I think this helps those, who come here just to check if someone already started an article, as well as those, who want to browse this list. --Szajd 07:30, 12 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

It might have changed a little bit Danedold (talk) 20:15, 19 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

date handling[edit]

can the {{date}} on story prep. articles be removed, or replaced with something that doesn't create this bad cat: Category:Month Day, Year. Doldrums 14:28, 20 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


> We also have prewritten obituaries to enable a quick reaction when notable persons pass away. While it may appear tasteless it too is common practice in the news media

That something is common practice doesn't mean it's good. --JopV (talk) 21:58, 3 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

That something is common practice doesn't mean it's good, but it does mean it's not unusual. In this case, whether or not it's unusual does have some bearing on whether or not it's tasteless.
However, in recent years we haven't been particularly successful with the prepared-story approach anyway. --Pi zero (talk) 22:13, 3 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I'd add that we have all prepared stuff tagged to make sure Google and other search sites doesn't index them. They're kept internal. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 23:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]