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Author?[edit]

Excuse me, but why have I been removed and replaced as an editor of the Newsletter? Fair enough, I haven't been contributing much recently, but I have been very busy, and it would've been nice to be informed, or consulted. Cadan ap Tomos 22:01, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

It looks like you might have been replaced by mistake. I'll add you back!--Diniz(talk) 00:22, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes. Sorry. Chubbennaitor 17:46, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Harmless thought[edit]

I'm aware I am developing a dangerous reputation on Wikipedia (only on Wikipedia, as far as you know) for storming into established systems and suggesting that their innocent maintainers overhaul them ;), but I was stalking a few talk pages recently and I came across this. Well, I thought, that really is something. And that got me thinking, is that what WP:F1 wants? Now, I'm not suggesting it is, but perhaps a newsletter whose focus is squarely on the activities of the project itself, rather than on the activities of the subject of the project, could be what your loyal readers (who include me) and others could be more interested in. So, you could talk about current AFDs and DYKs, alert readers to prods and PRs, and discuss the trials and tribulations of current GANs and FACs, as well as those recently promoted. Summarise arguments and proposals all across the project ("...Apterygial's worst idea to date was raised at the newsletter this week, and was quickly rejected by the presiding editors..."). Of course, this may mean dropping the selected article and Championship and race classifications, but an argument could be made that those aspects are covered already by the portal and their appropriate articles, as is. I, as ever, tentatively raise my hand in assistance with any of these ideas, though recognise the effort that any single one of them could take. Apterygial 11:42, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

We've done that. We could ad the Afd's though. If you look at the first few NW's then you will see that what we have done. We do focus on the project. The championship classifications are to remind people what is official. I say yes, but only to the adding of the AfD's etc. But no to anything else. What else can we put that relates the project. The only part that goes to the subject is the Standings and race classifications. 17:31, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
I do try to add any AfDs I can find under the "deletions" section. ;) Regarding your point, this newsletter did, as Chubbennaitor mentioned, once focus more heavily on the actual subject of the project than it does now, until it was overhauled in the middle of last year. Of course, there's always room for further improvement, but it is dependant on what myself and the other newsletter editors pick up over the course of every month. As for the article of the month, the article chosen is always one that has been nominated for FA, GA or PR, so it is focussed on the project itself in that sense.--Diniz(talk) 20:24, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
P.S. Chubbennaitor, I think this issue's ready to be sent out now, as it's been about a month since the last one.
I guess my point was more about how beautiful and informative the GM project newsletter was, rather than suggesting you add aspects to the existing architecture. Apterygial 23:00, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
I was supposed to do that yesterday. Alistairgh wants to help. Sure we can make it look better. Chubbennaitor 17:06, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Punctuation[edit]

"months" should have an apostrophe ;). Apterygial 02:01, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Then edit it. We're sorry. Last month wasn't organised because everything happened on the send out day. Chubbennaitor 07:17, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Retirement as editor[edit]

I hereby tender my resignation as co-editor of the WikiProject Forumula One Newsletter. Having been very inactive on Wikipedia for a while (most of my efforts being concentrated on Wiktionary, as well as my school work), it seems pointless my name appearing on the newsletter every month when I do not contribute to it at all. I thank you for your co-operation, and I might crawl my way back onto the old Wiki sometime soon... :D Yours, Cdhaptomos talkcontribs 23:30, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to see you go! Thank you for your contributions to the newsletter.--Midgrid(talk) 18:11, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
I second everything above. Hope you find the time to return at some stage! Cs-wolves(talk) 22:55, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Size of this newsletter and whether it should be linked or transcluded on user talk pages[edit]

Please see this thread about the newsletter causing problems on user talk pages. Graham87 05:28, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

4th Co-Editor?[edit]

I will sign up to be a co-editor if you tell me how I can help you. TollHRT52 16:20, 4 September 2012 (UTC)


Should this be revived?[edit]

I would be willing to participate. Zwerg Nase (talk) 12:32, 1 February 2015 (UTC)