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Afghanistan peaceEdit

I'd sure like to see the US–Taliban peace deal on the front page. ☆ Bri (talk) 19:30, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Then feel free to nominate it at WP:ITNC. The Rambling Man (Staying alive since 2005!) 19:34, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
You should make sure the target article is suitably updated - Afghan peace process has nothing much since August 12. Pawnkingthree (talk) 20:07, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Attention of Admin neededEdit

Attention of Admin needed on RD: Dennis Fentie. All the issues pointed by the reviewers have been fixed. Please see if this can be posted before archiving. --DBigXray 08:12, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Spencer posted this. --DBigXray 14:55, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

RD: Carol LynleyEdit

Hi Stephen, Can you please elaborate why you have closed this as stale ? The news of her death broke out on 6 August after which the news sites picked it up. for ITN RD purpose her death announcement should be considered. I see that there are 2 entries right now on ITN main page both from 6 Aug September. IMHO lot of effort has been made by me to make this article main page worthy, all the reviewers who had initially opposed have changed their mind and even supported. I believe RD nom should be posted on ITN instead of closing as stale. Please reconsider your decision. Opinion from others also welcome. regards. --DBigXray 07:20, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

"6 August" is really stale, that's over a month ago. Even 30 August can be considered stale by now. Articles are normally stale between 1 to 2 weeks at most. The dates of the articles already on the template have no relation with the staleness of the not-yet posted articles. The template is updated organically as articles come up, there's no proportionality of time (like at DYK). Some articles spend only one day and then moved off completely others stay for several days because there's no new addition. In simple words: do not compare any article with the ones on the template, they have no relation. – Ammarpad (talk) 07:44, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Ammarpad, sorry I meant 6 September, I have corrected the typo above.--DBigXray 08:27, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
OK, 4 days (3, in some places) is not really stale. Barring any quality issue, I believe it should be posted. – Ammarpad (talk) 09:26, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
We don’t micromanage dates unless there’s a significant delay in announcing the death in the order of a week or more. Many people have an obituary a couple of days later. Stephen 08:58, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
@Stephen: - if you don’t micromanage dates, then RD: Carol Lynley should be posted...? starship.paint (talk) 10:02, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Date of death is the date used for posting unless there’s significant delay in the announcement. In this case it’s 3 September. Stephen 10:13, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Stephen Thanks for the kind reply. I do understand and agree with your point here. However I don't agree that is nom is stale yet (something Ammarpad also stated above). The article was in a bad shape and it required time to fix the sourcing and content issues. If you are not promoting this as there are more recent entries in the ITN, then IMHO the right thing to do will be to invoke WP:IAR and promote Carol Lynley, replacing an entry that has already been there for long. For Example Chris Duncan that I had nominated has already spent more than 3 days on main page as ITN RD. Both Chris Duncan (announced on 6) and Carol Lynley (announced on 6) are based on 6 September date. Please see if you can promote this as an RD as Starship.paint, Ammarpad and myself are requesting. regards--DBigXray 10:17, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
    I can't see why date of death would ever be considered instead of the date of the report of death. The body may be stale but the news is not. The focus on the news is also "THIS PERSON DIED", whether she died on September 3 or September 6 is really trivial. starship.paint (talk) 10:26, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, given you put a lot of work into it, I’ve posted it. As I’m on mobile would someone be kind enough to undo the close. Stephen
  • Stephen, I appreciate you, giving us a patient hearing and even changing your mind. Ammarpad and User:Starship.paint thank you for sharing your opinions. Marking this as resolved. regards. --DBigXray 10:41, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Focus on AfricaEdit

Sudanese artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq is one of Africa's finest painters and renowned feminist icons,now in her 80's,she has been announced as 2019 Netherlands's principal claus Award Laureate.Focus Africa asks her what she makes of it: Micheallens (talk) 14:45, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Source [1] . Unfortunately, I don't thnk we consider the Prince Claus Fund as a ITNR award and can't recall any time we've added that as a news item. --Masem (t) 14:51, 11 September 2019 (UTC)


Kenya on Wednesday announced successful creation of two northern white rhino embryos through artificial reproduction as efforts to halt extinction of the iconic species gathers momentum. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎Micheallens (talkcontribs)

If you want to nominate a story, do so at WP:ITN/C. You'll need to update an article to reflect this news first, including relevant references. See WP:ITN#Criteria. Modest Genius talk 13:01, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
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