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    It’s a bill until it becomes law, which is when it becomes an act, so this requires a lot of amendments.

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    Hey Jimmy,

    This is Joe Olson touching base. This site is very exciting – thanks for the good work so far!

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    Hey there, I’m from the UA class that’s working with Wikitribune and I had a quick question/comment.

    Do you think it’s possible to kind of merge the previous layout with this one? What I mean is combining the layout that encourages community involvement with the look of a more traditional site.
    I think this could ease some of the reluctance of people to take the site seriously while still encouraging the community involvement that you’re looking for.

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      Yes, I think eventually that sort of thing should be possible. I suspect that there should be a different view to some extent for “readers” versus “participants”.

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        I really like the idea of the different views based on what the goal of the user is.

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    I greatly appreciate your work and am thankful for the recent changes to Wikitribune which allow for easier mobile editing.

    Is it possible to prevent automatic zooming on mobile on Wikipedia’s desktop site? It makes it much harder to edit on mobile. Here’s a short video showing what I mean: https://imgur.com/a/WB1vr3T

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      Great tip thanks! I’ll show the developers!

      Edited: 2018-07-20 20:33:08 By Jimmy Wales (talk | contribs) + 1 Characters .. + 2% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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    I haven’t yet taken a deep dive into WT, but so far I haven’t found much about WT’s stance towards original reporting. It does seem like you are allowing original reporting. What is the stance towards stories with no original reporting, i.e. stories that rely entirely on published news as sources? If original reporting is favored, then are stories without broad interest welcomed? For example, I could do original reporting on events at my town council, but most of the world won’t be interested.

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      OMG not sure how I missed this. Sorry!

      I think that it is totally fine to have stories that rely entirely on published news as sources. Where I think we will be strongest is when we look at diverse sources and see where they agree. And where they disagree, we might want to ask a staff journalist to get someone on the phone to get to the bottom of it!

      And yes, local stuff, or stuff of niche interest (hobbyist topics) are very very welcomed. I am still thinking about how to support people who do that sort of thing… if you write something about your town council, you’re right that most of the world won’t be interested, but then most of the world isn’t interested in obscure topics on Wikipedia, either. The real challenge is to think about how to help you and support you to find the audience you want to reach.

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