Sorry for the confusion. We're not accusing you of spamming in general,
we're pointing out that anything that is posted to Wikinews must be *news*.
As in, a factual representation of events that have happened in the past 3
days. Nothing older than 3 days is accepted (it's not news if it isn't new),
and editorials are not considered news.
Anything that doesn't qualify as news is considered spam and deleted, even
if it isn't posted with ill intent.
If a significant event happens in (or to) the dyslexia community then you
could write a news article about that event on Wikinews... as long as the
significant event was less than 3 days old. A significant event would be
something like a new medical discovery about dyslexia, or (potentially) even
a large conference about dyslexia.
But editorials or personal anecdotes will never be accepted on Wikinews.
That simply isn't what the site is for. That's what blogs are for.
Thank you for your interest in Wikinews. I hope that this encounter hasn't
soured your opinion of us or our site.
From: "Luqman Michel" <luqmanm2002(a)yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikinews-l] Dyslexia - A new perspective
michael west <michawest <at> gmail.com>
On 18/03/2010, luqman michel <luqmanm2002 <at> yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
I would be grateful if you could kindly let me know why my article
"Dyslexia - A new perspective" was not published (deleted).
Just want to know why?
Thank you and kind regards,
Visit my blog at: http://www.parentingdyslexia.com
I don't think it was published because Wikinews is not a spammed
article board. A quick google search lists the article on countless
Thank you for your response. I want my article to be made known to as many
people, who may be interested in dyslexia, as possible. To - date no one
disputed on what I have written.If writing to get my findings to as many
people as possible is considered spamming that I am guilty.However, no one
date has accused me of spamming.Wish you well.
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