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Headlines with multiple links to the same news outlets

For example, you may have Two new super-jupiters are discovered. (Minor Planet Center) (Minor Planet Center). What should be done here? Should they have a 1 & 2 after them or what?  Nixinova  T  C  04:10, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

As far as I know, I think that adding a 2 and so on is the standard. Though I might be wrong.--EdgarCabreraFariña (talk) 11:23, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Articles in other languages

Is it fine to have the news articles in a language other than english?  Nixinova  T  C  06:42, 4 June 2018 (UTC)  Nixinova  T  C  06:42, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

  • The edit instructions say "News stories must be in the English language". However, I haven't seen this strictly enforced, and the instructions might be outdated as they were mostly written in 2007. I feel that English-language sources are preferred, but other languages can be used if they're the only ones covering a certain news item. FallingGravity 23:36, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
I think I'll go ahead and soften the language there. FallingGravity 05:53, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Remove references sections from monthly subpages?

In Special:Diff/844027766, Nixinova removed the references section from the page Portal:Current events/May 2018. I have restored that section for now. The user needs to explain why the references section should be removed. There are also many other months where none of the transcluded daily subpages use <ref></ref> tags, but instead external links beginning and ending with parentheses, and we need to discuss whether we should remove the references sections from those monthly subpages. GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 18:58, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Pages shouldn't be using ref tags in current events. We just use plain links here. I removed them because they are not used at all.  Nixinova  T  C  00:50, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • No-one has replied so I'm going to assume they aren't needed.  Nixinova  T  C  07:53, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

MOS

I have made a stub manual of style for this page: Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Current events.  Nixinova  T  C  20:16, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

RfC Meaningful vote

RfC sought for: Talk:Meaningful vote#Request for comments on the first line of this article. --The Vintage Feminist (talk) 18:35, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Extra space?

There seems to be an extra space at the top. See [1] vs [2] (taken 9 hours apart). What caused this?  Nixinova  T  C  06:05, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't see a space in the live page so I guess it's resolved. It was probably caused by blanking Portal:Current events/2018 June 19 at the time.[3] PrimeHunter (talk) 12:28, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
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