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This is the format that we are following:


Source: <Source of article>
Reporter: <Reporter name>
Date: <DD MMM YYYY>

ARTICLE GOES HERE

Reference:
<Title of the page> <hyperlink>
Accessed on <date extracted>
 

2 Comments

  1. Unknown User (u0802110)

    Hey guys,

    I think we should update our posting formate a little. While the parts of the article is clearly listed here, I believe we should standardise the way we present our articles. Our news come from diverse sources (ranging from newspapers to journals) and this result in differences in the way each article is presented.

    Can I propose we use the following as a guide?

    Source:
    Reporter/Writer:
    Date of publication:

    ARTICLE GOES HERE

    Reference:

    e.g.
    Source: Rediff NEWS 
    Reporter: Matei Mihalca
    Date: 24 Jan 2005
    ARTICLE GOES HERE

    Reference:
    Taiwan tech reinvents itself - http://in.rediff.com/money/2005/jan/24guest1.htm 
    Assessed on 31 Oct 2008 (on a seperate line)

    This offers our reader a more coherent browsing experience while being able to quickly determine the reliability of our sources. The link is suppose to be just hyperlink btw. The comments box just made it appear with [] and in pink.

    I'll also be going around to sort out the small bits of formatting required once I've managed to get more articles up (smile)

  2. Unknown User (u0802110)

    I'm going to go around to standardise our posting format for DATES and SOURCES/References.

     In future, please follow this format:

    03 Nov 2008

    (Date Month Year)

    Date - in 2 numbers always, whether it's single dates such as 1st, 5th or double dates such as 23rd.

    Month - In 3 letters, shortened from their spelling

    Year - 4 digits in full

    I am aware that different sources may have their own style for publishing dates. While we can bring the article over, I believe it is alright to alter the basic appearance to the style of our WIKI page. The date only refers to the references part, such as "Accessed on ...." and "Date published". Do not change any dates that are mentioned in the text/article itself!

    Thanks!