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Errors in the summary of the featured article[edit]

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Pulwama attack headlines[edit]

moved from General Discussion section of T:MP. --Jayron32 16:02, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

This is with reference to "in the news" section. Jammu & Kashmir is not Indian-administered". Jammu and Kashmir is the state of India and has always been an integral part of India. Since its inception in 1947, it chose to be part of India. Your language may offend, I suggest retracting this phrase. It's deeply offensive to Indians, as it suggests that India is a colonising nation, whereas the state chose to join India in 1947 due to the constitutional commitment to secularism and plurality.Shwetamits (talk) 10:11, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Pakistan and Pakistanis would likely disagree with you, and we must have a neutral point of view. This point was brought up in discussion, where the current wording was decided. 331dot (talk) 10:15, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes. Agreed with you. Please Keep neutral by not harming sentiments of any countries. Be it India or Pakistan. Let's not complicate things. Just having only word " Kashmir" is neutral. The phrase in under debate. Until unless it's not solved or verified, request to avoid this phrase. Shwetamits (talk) 10:53, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

There may be readers that do not know what Kashmir is. 331dot (talk) 15:58, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

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  • The Main Page should not have a red link. --- Coffeeandcrumbs 09:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
    Fixed The link was to a user page, and the user had no user page. I changed it to their user talk page. --Jayron32 12:57, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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General discussion[edit]

Please include banner in EU locales[edit]

Discussion is thataway. Isa (talk) 05:14, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Regarding [1] please display http://saveyourinternet.eu/act/ prominently as a noticebox warning as above for readers in Europe. Thank you. EllenCT (talk) 04:24, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

A story somewhere on the BBC News website in the last week said that online encyclopaedias were specifically exempted from Article 13. Is that not correct? - Sitush (talk) 04:35, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
See here. - Sitush (talk) 04:36, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I am aware of the allowance for "nonprofit online encyclopedias" but the proposed legislation breaks our reusable licenses, so the request stands. EllenCT (talk) 04:53, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
I see no consensus for a banner and the correct venue for discussing this would be WP:VPR, where you've also started a thread linking here. This talk page is for discussing the main page, not banners and soap boxes. Isa (talk) 04:41, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
The proposal is in response to an existential threat to the promises we have made to our users that our content be reusable. I would prefer to address concerns on the the WP:VPR thread and I am happy to do both. EllenCT (talk) 05:04, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Proposals belong on the proposals section of the VP, regardless of your preferences, and you'll need an RFC and a long discussion before something like this is done. It has nothing to do with the main page. I'd urge you to redirect the links you're adding all over the place to the VP discussion. Isa (talk) 05:06, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Please direct further discussion to the WP:VPR thread. EllenCT (talk) 05:12, 18 February 2019 (UTC)


The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Main page news does not change[edit]

I have noticed the same news article for about 3 days now with no changes. Is there a glitch? http://imgur.com/a/KklqWg4 --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 10:49, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

It is due to lack of nominations that attract sufficient support for posting. (You can make a nomination at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates.) In my opinion the recent deaths section is working well and is frequently refreshed. But it is still very difficult to get ITN regulars to agree on new itsm with blurbs, and it perhaps for that reason we get very few nominations (it's not worth putting the effort in if the item is unlikely to get posted to the main page). Perhaps the bar is set too high, which results in a rather stale section of the main page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:11, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Tyw7 MSGJ This is a typical complaint for this time of year, as the beginning of the year is typically a slow period for ITN. There are not many recurring events for posting, so we have to wait for things to happen. ITN is not intended to be a continuously updated news feed, but a way to highlight topical, updated articles about subjects that happen to be in the news. If you want to see more postings or do not like what is posted, I invite you to participate at WP:ITNC, in discussions or making nominations. We can only consider what is nominated. 331dot (talk) 15:34, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
331dot, I was under the impression of it being the top news story for the day. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 17:03, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
No, it is not meant to be a top story of the day or any sort of news feed. It is updated when there is consensus to post something, not on a regular basis. ITN is intended to promote the development of articles about events in the news, and feature them for the benefit of readers. Please see WP:ITN for more information. 331dot (talk) 17:07, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Nope. ITN is not "the best news story today". It is "a collection of random recent events that we happen to have decent articles about". Most of the discussions we have at ITNC are around "is the article good enough to feature on the main page". We aren't concerned with informing people about what is going on in the world, the main purpose is letting people know that the stories they already heard about in the news elsewhere may have good articles to read at Wikipedia so they can get a more in-depth background on the event than the News would give. Very little concern is given to what are the "top stories of the day" If there's a popular story and we don't have a decent article to highlight about it, we won't post it. Also, if no one bothers to nominate an article for us to highlight, we won't post it. If you don't see a story on ITN, and you think the Wikipedia article discussing the event is high quality, please nominate it at WP:ITNC so it can be posted. --Jayron32 17:09, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

How to submit a news story[edit]

Please I want to know how to add a news story and article on Wikipedia news blog Edyreuben (talk) 08:46, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a blog. Stories must already exist as an article. doktorb wordsdeeds 08:51, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
After that, nominate the article at Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates. Art LaPella (talk) 14:50, 21 February 2019 (UTC)