International Wikinews Writing Contest/log/September 5

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September 5[edit]


  • Judge's comment: I've reviewed, and vote to approve, this entry. StuRat 17:27, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
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  • Judge's comment: I've reviewed, and vote to approve, this entry, with reservations (see article's talk page). StuRat 03:42, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Judge's comment: Sorry, I still can't recommend it. My original comment still applies:
"I reviewed it, and decided it wasn't ready to publish due to unconfirmed POV sources and lack of opposing POV. I would welcome the opinions of other judges on this matter. StuRat 16:00, 2 September 2005 (UTC)"
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  • Well folks, it's time for me to bow out. If you remember the story I posted yesterday, it was about 140 Katrina refugees being taken in to Knoxville. By a flight Al Gore chartered. Well, I live in Knoxville, and there are about 750 more people going to arrive and stay for the foreseeable future. I'm now volunteering to help with the Red Cross shelters where the people will be staying; I just got back from the first public meeting, with the Mayor and Red Cross guy and such. Great turnout, the city is really gearing up for this. It would make a great story, but with my new commitments, I don't have the time... See you all around... City, county make room for 750 displaced
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  • Well, that does sound like a worthwhile endeavor, but be sure to give us some first hand reporting when you are done, contest or not ! StuRat 02:45, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
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  • Judge's comment: I've reviewed, and vote to approve, this article. StuRat 17:00, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
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  • Judge's comment: Puckly, please note all approved articles on this page and in the archives, so the other judges can follow what is approved and what is not. StuRat 16:38, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

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  • no story submitted, a joker used. / tsca 22:13:59, 2005-09-05 (UTC)
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Ari S.[edit]

  • n:en:Tsunami Nations Give Relief Advice to U.S.
    • By the way, I followed your advice about the linking to interwiki pages.
      • Judge's comment: It looks like it relies too heavily on a single source, please add more material from other sources and let us know to take another look. StuRat 16:32, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
        • It's a Reuters only story. All the news networks carried this exact story. Try doing a news search, you'll see what I mean.
  • Judge's comment: Well, at least you tried to find another source, so I'll vote to approve it. StuRat 04:16, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
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da Pete[edit]

Mathias Schindler[edit]

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  • I am withdrawing from the contest. It seems to me all that is happening is the re-reporting of other sources' news. I don't see the challenge in this. Let me know when there is an original reporting contest. In the meantime I will continue to contribute when there is a story that is not picked up by the main stream (mostly from W.Africa, as you've seen) and will work on some original pieces that broaden what is out there instead of merely repeating it. Cheers and good luck to the rest of you.
  • Too bad, had you added stories with original reporting and photographs here, you would have gotten lots of bonus jokers and likely would have been one of the contest winners. StuRat 03:09, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Out of the contest.



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  • Judge's comment: That's better, but still seems on the long side. Of course, since you are the only Spanish-language judge, I will defer to your judgment over whether that is the shortest title, in Spanish, which conveys all the relevant information for a reader to decide if they want to read the story or not. The defiance of the court order does seem to be critical, however. In English, something like "Spanish electoral authorities defy court - continue Egypt election observer ban" would be short and convey the important facts, assuming this story is about Spain, and not some other Spanish-speaking nation. Can something like that be written in Spanish ? StuRat 14:00, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Judge's comment: I don't know whether n:es:Autoridades electorales mantienen prohibición de presencia de observadores en elecciones egipcias is the best title or not, but I think it is correct. Reviewed and approved --Edub 12:28, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Ok, are you sure the name of the country doesn't matter ? StuRat 13:36, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
The news is about Egypt, egyptian election ("elecciones egipcias"). Election monitors are independent. Sorry about my poor english --Edub 15:12, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
Ok, I thought it was about Spain and Egypt, as in Spain not sending election monitors to Egypt. StuRat 16:03, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
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Dorian Gray[edit]


  • Japan_Handles_TyphoonPlease put it on Publish if it looks good. I still don't feel comfortable doing so myself. I am going to update & improve it more shortly, since I have something else I must do for a few hours. Thanks!
    • Judge's comment: This article needed a lot of work to make it publishable, but I will still vote to approve it. StuRat 15:53, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
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