[Wikipedia-l] Collaborative, up-to-the-minute construction of

lcrocker at nupedia.com lcrocker at nupedia.com
Mon Aug 12 18:56:14 UTC 2002


>Fred Bauder wrote:
>> Information on contributing to the current events page
>>[...]
>> In this case the significance of the stock market downturn is not 
yet
>> determined; the invasion may not happen at all but is sure to be
>
>Would it be wrong to write this under [[2002]] right away?  Even if
>the invasion of Iraq in October doesn't happen, it is a fact that
>during July and August many worried that it would, and this could be
>worth noting anyway.  Besides "births", "deaths", and "events", the
>year-in-review pages could have a new headline for "media reporting".
>Or is that the same as "events"?

I personally wouldn't put a non-event like that under a year page.
The media reports lots of things, and people worry about a lot of
things, that never happened and never will.  The year pages should
report on what actually did happen.








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