On 22 April 2016 at 12:42, rupert THURNER <rupert.thurner(a)gmail.com> wrote:
i asked on the facebook group wikipeda weekly if joe/ed could publish
an upcoming blog post on wikinews. joe sutherland mentioned ".. I
simply cannot get my head around its attitude to news coverage". which
i find frightening. an editor for 10 years, tens of thousands
contributions, thousands of pages created, degree in journalism,
dissertation about news on wikipedia, administrator.
jimmy, as wikinews refers an old mail of you from 2003 as the holy
grail of NPOV, could you please clarify once and for all that your
NPOV statemant you sent to wikien-l was valid for wikipedia. and not
for wikisource, wikiquote, wikinews. best on the wikinews talk page
concerning NPOV . i understand of course that certain publishing
standards might apply - but NPOV, and "sourced" in the sense of
published somewhere else cannot be amongst them .
A discussion about whether the Communications Team should do blog posts on
Wikinews instead of the Wikimedia Blog seems quite off-topic for this very
general mailing list. Why don't you try contacting the Communications Team?
just as a note, i hate that the blog  opens 20
times slower than
wikinews on my mobile phone, that it is not in different languages,
that i do not have the "usual mediawiki features". i hate that
signpost  cannot be read on mobiles because of formatting. i hate
the glam newsletter  for the same reason, despite beeig again on a
different wiki, no "read in different languages". which is the main
reason i write this mail ... and asked joe why not using wikinews. and
i hate that wikinews does not use mediawiki features to properly
classify what quality an article has, e.g. "blog", "npov", etc.
If you have criticism to give, then using strong language such as "hate" in
every single sentence will likely cause people to tune out. This means you
are unlikely to achieve anything. Almost everyone here is open to
constructive criticism, but this message is quite far away from
that. Please be respectful of your fellow Wikimedians, and try to restate
your criticism more constructively and neutrally.
Lead Product Manager, Discovery