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Any reason why a recent arbcom case that resulted in a de-cratting got zero coverage? ~~ Jessintime (talk) 15:27, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Jessintime: Can you draft an article? Can you find anyone who can? Post notes to Wikipedia_talk:Wikipedia_Signpost/Newsroom to get started.
One answer to your question is simply that there was not enough volunteer labor to write the article. Anyone can still cover the story. Bluerasberry (talk) 15:49, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
As someone who participated in the case, I don't believe I should be writing about it. ~~ Jessintime (talk) 03:22, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Jessintime: Excuse the late reply but the story could still be covered in the next issue.
Stories exist in The Signpost because someone volunteers to write them. If you want a story covered of any kind then recruit a writer. It sometimes helps to start draft content and collect facts even if you feel that you will not be author. There is no staff labor here and there is hardly volunteer labor. Simply, if you do not see yourself represented, then you have to find a way to represent yourself if it is to happen at all. I do not have any power to recruit journalists except that if they submit something publishable, then we can do the editorial processing. Best wishes and I regret that I do not have more to give. Bluerasberry (talk) 19:37, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
JPxG indicated here that he plans to cover the case in the next issue. ~~ Jessintime (talk) 01:46, 5 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

View stats for 20-7


Do we still record pageviews for every issue? I'm curious to see how the various columns performed, especially the Special report (no pun intended)! Oltrepier (talk) 14:25, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, they are all in the header at the top of Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom. jp×g🗯️ 03:08, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Deletion report shrinks to side


It seems that, beginning after the header "Kalloor" in the deletion report, the page width shrinks to the side. This also affects stories coming after it in the single-page edition. I can't see anything in the article source that would suggest why this is happening. FunIsOptional (talk) (use ping please) 20:20, 8 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

I fixed it. It, and other articles, were missing some formatting templates. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 00:32, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, that one had some weird stuff going on with the formatting, I tried to fix it this morning and I guess did not get everything. @Headbomb: do you rember which ones were messed up? I am going to try and debug the script. jp×g🗯️ 07:47, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
That I recall, there was ... [1] and [2] missing their formatting headers/footers. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 10:53, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Why the image display on the front page is messed up sometimes and for some people


I am pretty sure I have cracked the code on this one: the images are all displayed using px values, but a bunch of the other stuff on the page is defined with em values. There is a way to force images to be scaled with respect to em, which I did at {{stupid t-shirt}} (see its stylesheet), but this seems like a giant pain (all of the offset params would need to be re-hardcoded, which could be done by bot but it would still be a gigantic pita). It should be pretty easy to fix this nonetheless -- just change the values for the styling on the snippet template to work with px instead of em. I think this will make the crops on the front page look good on mobile and desktop (and regardless of font size/dpi). jp×g🗯️ 06:16, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply