Talk:Reporter's Notebook

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What you're proposing certainly couldn't be a part of Wikipedia, since if I'm understanding you correctly you're proposing breaching virtually every core Wikipedia principle regarding sourcing, encyclopedic content, using Wikipedia as a webhost and original research; "Ignore all rules" doesn't mean "disregard every rule completely", and the funders would never stand for turning Wikipedia into a hybrid of Twitter and the Google News Lab. You could try proposing it on Meta to see if the WMF would consider a separate project unconnected to Wikipedia, although given the expensive failure of Wikinews they'll probably be unenthusiastic. ‑ Iridescent 18:24, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Iridescent - thanks for the valuable feedback. Quality negative feedback is just as valuable as positive. I may have picked the wrong spot to discuss this very preliminary concept/idea only (and its far from "I'm proposing"). Reporter's Notebook as conceived would be a support tool, not at all under the Wikipeida or Wikinews "brands/service marks/etc." Its a behind the scene tool (#1 above) designed from the ground up to aid authors and editors. No, its not at all something turning Wikipedia into a hybrid of Twitter and the Google News Lab, its not about Wikipedia in general, only about Wikipedia news articles. Its a time/date stamped reporters notebook tool for news events that are likely to reach the Wikinews/Wikipedia WP:Notability standard and result in an article. I wholeheartedly agree Wikinews is an utter failure, didn't know it was expensive. Perhaps more preliminary design thought up front and more disciplined failure analysis would have put that on a better track. As of right now I'm not sure Wikipedia or Wikinews is hitting the ball out of the park with quality news reporting. Wikipedia articles sometimes "mature" gradually over time but the preliminary reporting, when it gets the very most viewership is highly problematic. Wikinews coverage and readership are scant. This would be just one tool, helping support news reporting. The tool doesn't write the articles, which of course should be fully compliant with all current policies. Rick (talk) 19:07, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Meta:Babel is for discussion of Meta-Wiki itself. Your message doesn't seem to relate to any existing Wikimedia project hence it's probably best stored in the page of a proposed project. You could add to Wikijournals, for instance. Nemo 20:50, 17 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. Went ahead and created a proposed project page. Still tentative and preliminary, not exactly a proposal at this point. Rjlabs (talk) 00:48, 1 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]