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Big Ben[edit]

Is the article good enough for the bell's silencing to be included? Jackiespeel (talk) 18:33, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

You'll have to raise that at WP:ITN/C. I can tell you now that there's not chance it will get to the front page, and nor should it. Merely a story because of the London obsessed media, and May being happy to follow the hype by the Daily Fail etc to distract from the utter shambles that is Brexit. 86.28.195.109 (talk) 22:37, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Discussions on Brexit are likely to be even noisier than being up the tower when Big Ben #is# ringing - and at least some of the 'Why isn't ... ITN' questions include implicit suggestions for articles to be developed to appear elsewhere on the MP. (And the question allowed the archive bot to operate.) Jackiespeel (talk) 09:14, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
86.28 is trying to tell you that his opinion of what SHOULD be important is all that matters. He's being elitist. Ignore people that do that, they have no value to the world. Please nominate stories at WP:ITNC if you wish to see them appear, and we can assess the quality of the article in question. --Jayron32 11:52, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Or maybe he is saying that it is unlikely to get posted for notability reasons? And assume bad faith much? One would expect more of an admin... Do please nominate things but quality of any article is far from all that matters in establishing consensus obviously. 91.49.75.197 (talk) 12:51, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Erm, what was wrong with that? The IP correctly refers the OP to ITN/C, states their opinion that it's unlikely to be posted for reasons of notability (don't think many people would disagree with that), and then described why it's in the news in the first place. Seems like a helpful post, if stated somewhat tersely. Both OP and IP acted correctly, and are attacked for it by regulars. Oh well, guess that's par for the course for anything to do with ITN. Fgf10 (talk) 13:42, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
My first post was partly to help the archive bot (as the previous, closed, discussion had been there several days) - and my comment on other 'Why not mentioned on ITN' probably applies in other cases (and most of the people who make such suggestions probably do not feel they are in a position to improve the article sufficiently themselves). Jackiespeel (talk) 16:45, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Recent Deaths -- Dick Gregory[edit]

The four names listed below "Recent Deaths" include Franklin Cleckley, someone who died a week ago. Dick Gregory should be substituted. He is by far the most notable (if not famous) of those whose deaths wikpedia has noted in the past two days. 2602:304:CDA0:9220:FC64:2FAD:C223:D907 (talk) 02:42, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Please see WP:ITNC for discussions about what gets posted to the ITN section. As of right now, the Dick Gregory article has quality issues that need to be addressed before it is posted. If you fixed those now, then I, or another admin, can post it right now. It all comes down to an article being ready for the main page. Just clean up the problems, and we'll post it. --Jayron32 11:54, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
What is needed are tags 'In the news for some reason - Wikipedia article needs developing sufficiently to have a mention elsewhere on the MP' and 'X-1th (convenient round number) anniversary - article to be improved to be MP-level on the Xth anniversary.' Jackiespeel (talk) 16:15, 23 August 2017 (UTC)