Thanks for making us aware of this.
I cannot say that I had a particular opinion to start with, especially
not being familiar with Wikinews. However, having read some guidelines,
particularly on content  and on writing , and then comparing that
with the arguments in the discussion  and what has been posted on
nl:wn/incubator (I do read Dutch!), I have to say that the case does not
1. the accusation that a significant amount of articles is simply copied
from other news outlets (in violation of WN:OR) seems to be accurate.
2. the accusation that the main editor is a blocked (ex-)contributor to
nl:wp seems to be accurate.
3. while this is actually the fourth month that the minimum of three
editors have been active, the competencies needed to keep a distinctive
Wikinews project running do not look promising in this little group.
All of this to say that I am not confident that this project will be
viable if it leaves the Incubator. (And I'm not claiming that it would
be viable in the Incubator either.) I'd be happy to be proven wrong and
convinced otherwise, so I'm all ears.
On 29-May-17 21:08, Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
Some people wondered about the state of Dutch Wikinews at
There was already some discussion about it at
and there were different opinions.
I'm neutral about this matter. Does anybody in the committee have a
particular opinion on it?
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore
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