[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Thu Dec 6 08:16:40 UTC 2007

Erik Moeller wrote:

>I don't see any issue with this, and I support a private wiki for the
>Wikinews community.  :-) I've worked on sensitive materials for
>Wikinews myself, and found it awkward to have to put all information
>in public. The only question would be the rules governing access -
>perhaps that could be tied to accreditation?

Thanks for supporting this idea. Access has to be a bit wider than just
Accredited reporters though. Arria and a bunch of other people she rounded
up carried out translations on stories for us, some of them being
Wikimedians who were happy to muck in.

>>Google news

>That's what they told me when I met them two years ago. I tried to
>re-establish contact, but their staff has changed, and the new person
>hasn't gotten back to me yet. The reasons for exclusion that they gave
>to me then may no longer apply.

As they've told the few people who have tried to get us listed since.

>In any case, I do support Wikinews being among the first wikis trying
>out FlaggedRevs; it makes obvious sense.

Again, thanks.

>The other thing I think we need for Wikinews is much better RSS
>support. I started a small project proposal at MicroPledge for this:
>Perhaps the Wikinews community can do some dedicated fundraising work
>for tech improvements like this?

Not during the main fundraiser at least, and after there will be some
fatigue from the public so it'd be some time in the future for that.

Brian McNeil

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