WikiTribune

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Renée Bagslint
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Re: WikiTribune

Post by Renée Bagslint » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:10 am

I've just taken a look at their current offering and it's awful. If you go to their front page, there's a simple list of stories, the top three of which are marked as drafts. The fourth is empty, and the seventh has a headline that doesn't make sense (ends with the word "and"). It looks like amateur hour at the Junior Guardian. Just terrible.

However, there is plenty of opportunity for making use of this failure. A few new stories about Wikipedia and the WMF, maybe, or some creative additions to existing ones?

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EarlStatler
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Re: WikiTribune

Post by EarlStatler » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 pm

You are complet right, me too had a look today. But I found this there.

Did anyone notice the state California gets a new privacy law, what is about the same as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
By 2020, companies that collect personal information will be required, upon request by consumers, to reveal what data they have, what they use it for, and with whom they’re sharing it.
Of course everybody is against it, is it very neutral written, but why didn't notice anybody this? And if I see this, it's only a matter of time before article 11 and 13 are implanted in the States, because this regulation is just a copy of that GDPR....
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Auggie
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Re: WikiTribune

Post by Auggie » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:08 pm

The site is terrible. Horrible format, no real content. It clearly is going nowhere. Jimbo should pull the plug.

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The Joy
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Re: WikiTribune

Post by The Joy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:39 am

Auggie wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:08 pm
The site is terrible. Horrible format, no real content. It clearly is going nowhere. Jimbo should pull the plug.
It's like MediaWiki and WordPress had a baby... a very ugly baby. :shock:
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EarlStatler
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Re: WikiTribune

Post by EarlStatler » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:45 am

It arrogance. How is it possible someone is even thinking he can make a better product by being a copycat whit a parasite side. They collect at random some news facts, they have no newsagent or editorial office because everybody is there is equal, and the result should be better than the original at the end. The whole plan was insane, it was doomed to fail from the first moment on.
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Re: WikiTribune

Post by Dysklyver » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:10 pm

And now when I edit any visible story it tells me in no uncertain terms "Your edits will be checked by the editorial team prior to publication".
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