Talk:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of English Wikinews

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Wikimedia Australia[edit]

Can Wikimedia Australia be notified as this project directly impacts ongoing GLAM work done by the chapter? --LauraHale (talk) 02:01, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

About the proposal for closing this project[edit]

C'est le troll le plus infect que je n'ai jamais vu. Certains caciques confondent faits divers avec encyclopédie. Contributeur, administrateur et bureaucrate sur les projets français, catalan et portugais, je m'inscris en faux contre l'argumentation de ceux qui veulent la mort pure et simple de wikinews. La mort de Wikinews en anglais est la voie ouverte à la mort pure et simple de ce concept. Le projet est exigent car l'actualité est éphémère et il faut tout recommencer chaque jour. Wikinews est, en outre, victime d'un ostracisme de la part de wikipédia dont certains contributeurs verraient d'un très bon œil sa disparition alors qu'ils sont complémentaires.-- Bertrand GRONDIN  → (Talk) 22:55, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Bertrand, well not necessarily: hopefully the French version is not subject to the same bullying and unprofessionalism as the English one. But may I suggest that if you want it to survive beyond the short-term, networks with other WNs be established and/or strengthened so that all WNs can provide international news coverage by editors in a variety of countries? The inability to fund travel and expenses of journalists is one of the biggest problems for WN. Tony (talk) 12:49, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Why was this proposal closed so soon?[edit]

It smells of bias by the closer. This issue needs to be properly aired in a wider discussion. Tony (talk) 12:42, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Tony, there's more need to see you closed down. --Brian McNeil / talk 23:21, 30 March 2013 (UTC)