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    Taking a look with the Trust people.

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      Hello Peter, here in the (French) horns section, I must have missed a beat: could you be kind enough to remind me what Trust you were referring to? Thanks.

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    Thank you Clive for telling me about the IT problem. As for the title, I agree with you that it would be better to revert to ”Can the Korean missile crisis be defused?”. Would you agree to, and can you make that change?

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    Clive, if I understand correctly you too are a Staff editor. If that’s the case, and if you consider the earlier title was preferable, could you just change it back to the one you think is better?

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      Jean-Jacques, I’m looking into this and will let you know when I have an answer.

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        Jean-Jacques,

        I’ve just received this reply from the IT team. Hopefully a lesson will have been learnt, as we certainly won’t want it to happen again. I’ll redo my edits as soon as I can, probably today.

        Hi Clive,

        Yes we are aware. One of the databases had an issue. We’ve restored to a backup from yesterday.

        So any changes since then would have been lost. Apologies. We have made improvements so this won’t happen again.

        Jim

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      Jean-Jacques,
      I just thought I’d return to your question above to point out that I am merely a volunteer like you. Why did you think I was a Staff editor, may I ask?

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        Good morning Clive, the working model of WikiTribune was not clear for me. I thought contributors contributed, and editing was done either by the Editor, or by journalists designated by him. I’d be interested in reading you: could you provide the links to your articles on WikiTribune?

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          Good morning Jean-Jacques,
          I have a better understanding of the WT working model now and would be pleased to explain it to you. I can provide you with some guidance on a few of the intricacies of the system. I think it would be easier to do so via an exchange of emails using our own accounts. Can I request yours via your blog?
          Clive

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            With pleasure. I suggest 3 alternative methods:
            – Slack, by selecting my name for a one-to-one exchange
            – Skype: my handle is jjcaillou (please suggest date/time)
            – email, vesigond(at)gmail(dot)com
            Thanks. Jean-Jacques.

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              Thanks. I’ll contact you early this evening after working hours.
              Clive

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    Thanks Jean-Jacques, really interesting piece. I think it’s probably worth doing some sort of a line about Trump’s recent tweets undermining Tillerson’s progress in China. A bit of a gap without it. Perhaps even to end on. Despite diplomacy’s best intentions, what good can be done if the commander in chief doesn’t believe in it?

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      Hello Clive, sorry for being so late in acknowledging your suggestion about diplomacy by tweets. I’ve included Tillerson’s mention about a line of communication between Washington and Pyongyang, and the upcoming first trip to Asia by Trump as President. Thanks.

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    Nathaniel, I’ve seen your edits. The new title is interesting, as it underlines the need to defuse the current missile crisis, rather than only suggesting a comparison with the 1962 missile crisis. Thanks.

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    Nathaniel or Charles, may I suggest that the captions under the photos you inserted be reduced in font size, and changed from Bold to Ordinary? This would help readers to remain on the text of the article. Thank you.

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    Thank you Charles, the new title you proposed presents the advantage of underlining the need for a strategy to defuse the crisis. I’ve shortened it a bit. Remarks on other proposed edits: – Dates: I have replaced the (mainly US) way of dating (e.g. September 20, 1962) with a neutral, internationally accepted way (e.g. 20 September 1962). Likewise, the US formulation in numbers only (09-20-1962) is highly confusing for a vast majority of humanity. And, in the international calls I am involved in (ICANN, etc.), it’s been a decade now that date and time are expressed in UTC, not in EST or any other national format. – Names: I have put back the original script of personal names in addition to the ”latinized” names (e.g. Kim Jong-un 김정은, or Xi jinping 习近平), especially in light of the fact that WikiTribune will (soon, I hope) also be published in languages other than English. It is also a sign of respect towards readers of our English-language articles who are not native English-speakers. – Illustrations: thank you for choosing and adding some photos. – Trump’s tweets ridiculing Tillerson: if you think this is important, could you kindly include a link? Thanks for your interest and help! Jean-Jacques.

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