[Foundation-l] Wikipedia and Wikinews

Nathan Awrich nawrich at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 16:58:50 UTC 2007

If there is a policy to lockdown article contents after 10 days, why
isn't it automated?

On Dec 17, 2007 6:54 PM, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
> >Is Wikinews an acceptable source for Wikipedia? The same reasoning
> >that stops it appearing on Google News would seem to make it
> >inappropriate for Wikipedia too.
> It should be - if the article is about a week old. I've probably protected
> more pages than anyone else as part of Wikinews' archiving policy. When our
> stuff is 7-10 days old it should be fully locked down and no content edits
> allowed. With that policy and an open edit history I believe that when an
> article gets to the archived state it should be a credible source for
> Wikipedia - if not before.
> There are a handful of templates on Wikipedia for linking to Wikinews
> articles, they serve in a limited way to advertise the existence of the
> project, but there is no {{breaking-help-Wikinews}} template to add to
> articles that are in the news.
> Brian McNeil
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