Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom

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Newsroom


Welcome to the central hub of The Signpost!

This is The Signpost Newsroom, a place where The Signpost team can coordinate with writers, both regular and occasional, and people who have suggestions for topics to cover. See the boxes below if you have suggestions (something for the team to write about in regular columns), proposal/submissions (for articles you want to write/have written yourself), or want to create a pre-formated draft article in your userspace, with helpful links and easy-to-edit syntax.

Discussion of upcoming issues is done at the newsroom talk page. For general feedback on The Signpost as whole, go to our talk page. To learn more about The Signpost, see our about page.

Suggest a topic

To suggest a topic to be covered by The Signpost, simply click on the button below or post to our suggestions page manually. Example of good topics are

  • Editors that did something extraordinary/wonderful
  • Ongoing discussions
  • Media coverage of Wikipedia
  • Technical news
  • Updates to important tools and templates
  • Wikipedia-related events

but many more exist.


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Propose/submit an article

If you have an idea for an article you would like to write, you can submit it for review by the editorial team. You can do so by clicking the button below or by posting to our submissions page manually.

  • News articles should be kept relatively neutral and report on a specific piece of actual news. They can be on any topic of interest to Wikipedians, from general events, to technical news.
  • Opinion pieces are evaluate on originality, relevance to Wikipedians, and the quality of the arguments. They should provoke thought and encourage productive discussion.
  • Special pieces cover things that don't fall neatly in the above two categories. If it's interesting to you, it's likely interesting to someone else as well. Check with us and we'll see what can be done!

Create a draft

To create a draft of an article in your userspace, simply copy-paste {{subst:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Templates/Story-preload}} at User:USERNAME/Signpost draft (replacing USERNAME with your own username).

You can also use the button below. This will preload a form, which you can then save and edit. We recommend saving without making any edits to the preloaded form before starting to write your article.



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I don't mind if this has to be moved from the deletion report to an opinion piece or an essay. Helloheart (talk) 23:47, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

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As usual, we are preparing this regular survey on recent academic research about Wikipedia, doubling as the Wikimedia Research Newsletter (now in its twelfth year). Help is welcome to review or summarize the many interesting items listed here, as are suggestions of other new research papers that haven't been covered yet. (CCing some folks who have contributed recently or expressed interest: @Piotrus, Bri, Gerald Waldo Luis, and Markworthen)

Regards, HaeB (talk) 00:40, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
Still adding content, but should have it in publishable form by publication time. I hope that what's there already is in reasonable shape, but feel free to copyedit. Regards, HaeB (talk) 22:18, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
@JPxG: Should be publishable now if need be. Regards, HaeB (talk) 22:59, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
@HaeB: It kind of inconveniences me during the publication process that you submit these when you do (far after the writing deadline, and here literally one minute before an already-postponed publication deadline). Is there any way to have them in earlier? jp×g 23:30, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
@JPxG: We can discuss in more detail later, but briefly: 1) Apologies for the inconvenience, of course I don't want to disrupt the publication process; one solution here might be to continue the well-established routine of posting a "pencils down" notice a few minutes before triggering the script, 2) RR (which I think is now one of the longest-running regular sections that has successfully kept up a monthly rhythm basically without interruptions for over a decade) has long been finalized by me - as the editor of that section - around publication time, one reason being that it's designed to accommodate reviews by other contributors (as solicited above on Sep 27) that I edit myself, another one admittedly that this helps me personally to keep it from eating up too much of my time (and thus facilitating the decision to continue this work every month), 3) Speaking about deadline communications and interpretations, it could also have been helpful if someone form the EiC team had reacted to the this question last week, to avoid the ensuing confusion. Regards, HaeB (talk) 23:50, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

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Might need to skip this month. I will have time to write something on the morning of the 30th, but not before. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 19:34, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

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