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TFA today[edit]

The lead for tomorrow's [now today's] TFA says "Its history ... saw fluctuating fortunes". I went with "Since 1980, York City Football Club, a professional association football club based in York, North Yorkshire, England, has seen many promotions and relegations." There are a couple of judgment calls there ... thoughts? - Dank (push to talk) 21:53, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Some probably disagree, but since you're soliciting opinions: I like the turn of phrase "saw fluctuating fortunes", and wish/hope there'd be some way to include that in the blurb, and save the links to promotion and relegation until they're specfically described later. But that's just me, it seems fine as is. If you're asking about the "Since 1980, ..." part in bold, I can't think of a better way to do it offhand. More direct phrasing would be something like "The history of York City Football Club since 1980 has seen...", but that's a whole lot of bolded words, and as a result arguably worse than what you've got, and you'd have to wait until a later sentence or phrase for the "... a professional association football club based in York ..." part. So no obvious improvements on what you've got from me. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
If nothing else can we open with York City F.C. to avoid repeating football club in the first sentence? Stephen 00:46, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
No objection here, but can we get another vote for that? - Dank (push to talk) 01:15, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Seems OK to me. --Floquenbeam (talk) 02:07, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Done. - Dank (push to talk) 02:32, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

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Sri Lanka[edit]

−The news item needs to be updated. "Amidst −a constitutional crisis, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passes a no-confidence motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa." - Reuters The Guardian (talk) 06:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

At what point does this need to go through WP:ITN/C again? "President dissolves parliament and calls elections" gained consensus, that was later changed to "Supreme Court said president can't do that," and now we want to say "parliament passes no-confidence motion"? Are we going to play-by-play Sri Lankan politics on the front page for the next month? I don't think there's any mandate to do that. Maybe ITN can come up with an ongoing link. Modulus12 (talk) 16:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Probably at the point where you (or someone interested in doing so) start a new thread at ITN/C. This does seem like a good candidate for the ongoing section. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:09, 15 November 2018 (UTC)


Over 240,000 acres. Sagittarian Milky Way (talk) 14:17, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

It already says "more than 230,000". I don't see the point in updating this in 10,000 acre increments. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:10, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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Please revise this sentence, "English musician Syd Barrett recorded 37 songs during his short [sic] two-year solo career." This is better, "English musician Syd Barrett recorded 37 songs during his two-year solo career." Thanks. Autodidact1 (talk) 01:00, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

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