- WP:SOURCE (WP:Attribution)
- WP:CITE sources
- WP:AUW, WP:DATE and WP:CONTEXT: stop overlinking!
- This guideline recalls that there are three ways to cite sources. I do not like Citation templates, as they make very complex edit pages and are more bother than anything else. You can achieve exactly the same result without taking so much place on the edit page. In particular, they are not appropriate to face link rot. I hate the practice of deleting a newspaper source because the link doesn't work any more. You can't delete past history: the article still exists, and the link should be removed without deleting the source.
- Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles#Provide context for the reader. Necessary, and all too often forgotten. Think that an alien is going to read this or that article.
- WP:TRITE: Use clear, concise sentences. We are not writing a novel.
- Wikipedia:Only make links that are relevant to the context It is tiring to see all country names wikilinked ten times, when you perfectly know that 0,0001% of the reader is going to click on, say, the United States. If you really need to look information on the US, you surely can Google "United States" up and find the relevant Wiki page.
- Following armed intervention of the ECOWAS alliance, Yahya Jammeh steps down as President of The Gambia and leaves in exile, ending the Gambian constitutional crisis.
- At least twenty firefighters are killed and more than seventy people are injured when Tehran's Plasco Building (pictured) collapses due to a high-rise fire.
- Four earthquakes in the Abruzzo region of Italy result in an avalanche, leaving at least five people dead and twenty missing.
- A suicide bombing at a military camp near Gao, Mali, kills at least seventy-seven people.
- NASA, NOAA and the Met Office announce that anthropogenic climate change caused 2016 to be the warmest year on record.
- January 18: Rape-accused Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky to seek asylum in France
- January 18: Bomb kills at least 50 in Gao, Mali
- January 18: Nigerian jet attacks refugee camp, killing dozens
- January 18: Theresa May's Brexit speech rules out single market membership
- January 18: Obama commutes whistleblower's sentence: Chelsea Manning to walk free in 120 days
- January 16: Polish PM Beata Szydło welcomes US troops
- January 14: Late-night vote sets Obamacare up for filibuster-free repeal
- January 13: Putin calls US troops in Poland 'a threat'
- January 13: Obama surprises 'brother' Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom
- January 12: U.S. President Obama's farewell address focuses on accomplishment
Other current events:
|17 January 2017|
"The phenomenal but unreliable online encyclopedia is best used with a healthy dose of scepticism", correctly stated The Times of London on July 21, 2006. But again, reading The Times of London as the New York Times is also done with a "healthy dose of scepticism". Thus, the importance of sources...
So, healthy dose of scepticism, as always should we add, and also, when you find something really interesting, be sure to make a permanent link (as done immediately above) or even copy it into your personal files. And, more important than anything else, be sure to check Reliable sources, and Cite sources, as well as Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to set them up. Post a message here (I will adress content dispute on the relevant talk pages, but you might want to let me know by leaving me a post if you're in a hurry for the answer).