I've watched the rise of the blog for the past year with interest. Never thought i'd write one, but things change. Anyways this blog will hopefully chart the progress of Wikinews from its small beginnings - to world domination. Basically this blog is a place for all my rants

Monday, March 28, 2005

Breaking News

I might have moaned about Amgine in my last post - but I must give praise where praise is due. Between Amgine and Silsor, Wikinews had the Asian Earthquake story less than 62 minutes after the event itself! We were just as quick as the major news sources.

Shot down by Amgine

I knew Amgine whould disagree with my wiki links policy proposal! Thankfully we came to a compromise (I think!) that we're both satisfied with. Elsewhere Amgine became the 5th person to drop out of the Wikinews Writing Contest. Hopefully the remaining 8 will battle it out till July or later! The contest has indeed boosted traffic levels by a good bit.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Wiki Links

I've made a suggestion on Wikinews: Policies, please support it!

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Lots of news!

It seems to be a great day for news today - there's 19 stories for today on the main page - and its only 15:09! At this rate we could have up to 40 by the end of the day!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Main Page

Davodd, The Bellman, Eloquence and Ilya have been busy today tweaking the main page. They've certainly made it look much more professional. Theres now three lead stories, a clear devision down the page and basically a sharper look to it. Only one quibble though - the first thing a user see's is Welcome to Wikinews, a free-content news source that you can edit! - I think the a should change to the - we are aiming to be the definitive news source on the web.

Argument

An argument has startedabout changes to Wikinews' main page. Several administraters altered the page format last night - but one writer Paulrevere2005 claims that there should have been more consultation.
On another matter, the Wikinews Writing Contest is becoming a huge success, the website now has over 1145 articles and its Alexa Page ranking has soared.

Gotta start somewhere...

I've watched the rise of the blog for the past year with interest. Never thought i'd write one, but things change. Anyways this blog will hopefully chart the progress of Wikinews from its small beginnings - to world domination. Basically this blog is a place for all my rants. Anyways we'll see do I get past day 2 without getting fed up!