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 [1] and on writing [2], and then comparing that with the arguments in the discussion [3] and what has been posted on nl:wn/incubator (I do read Dutch!), I have to say that the case does not convince me.

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
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


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