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  • Giza church fire - If we're going to insist on posting these disaster stubs can we at least not single out "including several children"? Unlike the Saudi school bus attack it's not at all significant to the story, and including it makes the whole project sound like Helen Lovejoy. --LaserLegs (talk)
    • If it really were a stub, it wouldn't have been posted per requirements. And the cited source in fact says that "majority of dead are children", which simply can't be ignored for ethical and moral reasons. Brandmeistertalk 08:30, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      580 words, of which 130 are reax. Short, but not a stub per se. -- Sca (talk) 11:59, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      Two children were killed at the domestic violence in Montenegro then you should update the blurb for that one as well. --LaserLegs (talk) 08:51, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      But that cited source's headline was only "At least 41 people killed in Egypt church fire, say officials". However, Reuters has "Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children"[1]Bagumba (talk) 09:44, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think we can replace several children with at least 18 children. The reason why the child deaths are noteworthy is that this church also hosts a nursery and that area is where the fire broke out. nableezy - 12:00, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TY for clarifying. If there is room maybe mention the nursery in the blurb. --LaserLegs (talk) 12:30, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Think would be too mealy-mouthed imo, because it isnt a "church and a nursery" but "a church that also hosts a nursery". nableezy - 12:39, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • "Salman Rushdie (pictured), author of The Satanic Verses, is critically injured after a knife attack at a speech in the United States." "Knife attack" doesn't make sense. The wording should be "Salman Rushdie, author of the Satanic Verses, is critically injured after being stabbed in an attack at a speech in the United States. Mr Ernie (talk) 13:55, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Agreed on that. Much more naturally worded. nableezy - 13:58, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Or simply change knife to stabbing. Mr Ernie (talk) 14:01, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    What about the current wording doesn't make sense? -- Pawnkingthree (talk) 14:20, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    How do knives attack? Most sources use "stabbed." Mr Ernie (talk) 14:38, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Its not that it doesnt make sense, its that it is unnatural. It would be like saying was injured in a gun attack. The natural way to say that is was shot. nableezy - 14:42, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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"Rok band??" -Elmer Clark (talk) 15:00, 15 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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