For those who have yet to see it, here is the video of Brian McNeil and Craig Spurrier's Wikinews presentation at Wikimania 2008.
The video is 33 minutes long and a 353 MB download.
Not sure if the mail I got this morning means FlaggedRevs is enabled on
en.Wikinews, but I want to check up on a few little details and make sure
we're ready to go with it.
In the mess of nested templates that make up our front page, we have the
following code to keep the latest news at the top of the main page.
In the page that causes today's stories to be listed, we have the following:
category=August 5, 2008
This is bot generated (I could grumble about how it didn't used to be - but
will count my blessings instead).
Google tells me http://semeb.com/dpldemo/DPL:Manual is the DPL manual, but I
see no mention of the FlaggedRevs indication there.
What I expect is that the DPL that CalendarBot creates will need an extra
parameter, something like "flag=Quality". Since I'll need to chase up
getting this mod done, can you tell me what the revised DPL would look like?
Also, the request I submitted was for sighted plus quality. The idea is
quality on the main page and sighted on the less-trafficked Portals (Eg
The DPL there is as follows,
category=Science and technology
How would this change to only show sighted revisions?
Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer this, and - again - thanks
for being so fast to update DPL.
If anyone see this e-mail written by me, it meant that I had quitted
Wikinews AR from this time.
Dislike to do this, but I have to do......
Since I joined Wikinewsie Team, I got more opportunities to participate in
several press events especially TAITRA Taipei Trade Shows, but several
things below confused me until now because....
1. English-language skill (majorly for Wikinews)
2. I'm bulled by several local reporters especially United Daily News in
several press conferences ("Serious than last")
3. I didn't believe some Wikipedians from Taiwan because of several unhappy
experiences at Wikimania 2007
4. No ONE think my articles are "IMPORTANT"
Because of them, I always think that the Wikinews (in any language) should
have more articles related to TAITRA Taipei Trade Shows different from the
other news organizations. But several postponements on my articles drove me
to quit this group ASAP and start a new life for me. In fact, I wanted to
make an e-book from my written articles related to Taipei Trade Shows for
all Wikinewsies, but this will be no longer available because I quitted the
AR although I ever did an experiment on this file
Hope my experience will be a great lesson for the Wikinewsies who is not
native in English. I will start a long-time research for Taiwan's Exhibition
Industry and its history and transfer my work to Chinese Wikinews. In
addition, I will also prepare another Wiki site for my research at Wikia to
harm my unhappy experience at English Wikinews.
Rico Shen (former Accredited Reporter of Wikinews in English)