Wikipedia:Current events noticeboard

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This page is for reporting concerns and disputes regarding current events, as well as bringing articles about current events to broader attention. Generally, this means cases where editors are repeatedly adding unsourced or improperly sourced material to articles that are marked with {{Current}}, listed at WP:ITN/C, or are otherwise relevant to current events.

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Removal of Nigerian Protests (End SARS) from "Ongoing Events"[edit]

This is to bring about the question of whether or not this should be removed. page linked on the Current News page currently takes you to the End SARS protest page, and SARS was disbanded in late 2020. I think since it has been a few months afterwards this is a possible candidate for removal from this section. --Larcondos (talk) 20:23, 12 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Memorial (society)[edit]

Memorial (society) recently appeared on the Main Page's "In the News" box, but didn't have a {{current event}} tag. I wouldn'tbe surprised if people have also failed to update it. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 23:50, 30 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Russo–Ukrainian crisis and World War III speculation[edit]

Point of Concern
Users keep re-adding the 2021–2022 Russo-Ukrainian crisis to the article as a potential predecessor to World War III (WW3). The user Balkanite (talk · contribs) first raised the question at Talk:World_War_III#2021-2022_Russo-Ukrainian_crisis on January 22. I told them that it would depend on reliable sources, which in hindsight was a poor communication and judgment. So, on February 12, Balkanite added an entry to the article (BKN), and was promptly reverted by MarioProtIV (talk · contribs) because Crisis hasn’t been widely referred to others as being a potential trigger of WW3 (only ones that sort of do are just fearmongering and not being serious) (MP4 I). Around the same time, an IPv4 user from Somerset County, Maine, posted a doomist remark about the Russia–Ukraine crisis in the same talk thread as before (184 I, 184 II); both were promptly removed by Dawnseeker2000 (talk · contribs), but not before I made a WP:CRYSTAL statement related to the responses in 184 II and MP4 I. Two semi-protected edit requests have been made to add the crisis to the article, both declined for the same reason, and in addition various users started to add the crisis unilaterally to the article (MPD/ΣΠ, AW1.2E6, TAC, V407), only to be reverted by Dominicmgm (talk · contribs) in the case of MPD/Σ and MarioProtIV in the others. Protection cannot be used satisfactorily, since the page is already semi'd and some of these users are extended-confirmed. For clarity, I am currently only seeking a resolution to this back-and-forth motion.

Relevant Diffs
  1. BKN
  2. MP4 I
  3. 184 I
  4. 184 II
  5. MPD/ΣΠ
  6. AW1.2E6
  7. TAC
  8. V407

The recent attack was what prompted me to file this CEN report, since this attack could affect the wiki-dispute. It's well past midnight here in Texas, and I have school today, so I may not make any further comments in the short term.

Thanks, --–LaundryPizza03 (d) 08:24, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@LaundryPizza03: What kind of resolution are you seeking? If you think the WWIII article needs edit protection, you might want to take this to WP:RPP; if you want a discussion on whether speculation of WWIII due to the invasion is warranted to be included, that would probably be better to happen at the article talkpage, or be WP:BOLD and update it yourself. But thanks for the notice, I'm sure we'll keep an eye on it. Kingsif (talk) 11:03, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Even if this is not the predecessor to wwIII, I think it should be noted somewhere the rise of ww3 memes on social media. See 1, 2. Thanks, Mattplaysthedrums (talk) 09:53, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I disagree; considering DUE coverage, the amount of WWIII memes (fewer than I expected when I searched through the usual suspects, the internet seems to recognize the gravity today) is not great and independently notable enough to get coverage in a dense article that already abbreviates much more pertinent information for length concerns. If you have more than listicles, you could use it as a launch pad to start a Nihilistic memes article. Kingsif (talk) 11:03, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll provide why I speculated that this conflict is the possible start to World War III: This[1] and this[2]. These may be two sources but the majority of what has been written in these articles corroborate the severity of the situation between Russia and Ukraine. We all know that the majority of the G7+1 hold nuclear weapons, and aside from their economic influence in the world is the reason why they're considered "super-powers". These two articles, along with many that you can find if you use the keywords "russia", "ukraine", and "world war 3" in a search bar, proves that due to Russia risking this invasion for more proof of what Russia is possibly capable of towards developed nations. Essentially, the usage of Ukraine as a battleground along with other countries in the past 30 years goes to show that they're done with messing around and they really wish to cause harm to each other. I'm simply making my own observations but like many other observations, I could be wrong. I genuinely hope that this invasion does not result in World War 3, but I fear that if this continues, many will be killed for no reason other than to prove the "might of their nations". Balkanite (talk) 20:44, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. ^ "Russia attacks Ukraine: Is this World War III?". Business Today. Retrieved 2022-02-24.
  2. ^ "The risk of Russia's Ukraine invasion: "I just hope this is not the beginning of World War III," says Rep. Michael McCaul". Retrieved 2022-02-24.

Abortion-rights violence[edit]

At issue: how to categorize vandalism against crisis pregnancy centers, churches, and anti-abortion offices?

2022 Tunisian constitutional referendum[edit]

This article about a recent major event is already falling out of date, with some sentences still referring to the topic in future tense. WikiProject Tunisia has been alerted as well, even in the lead:

Preliminary results will be announced from 26 July to 28 July and final results will be announced on 28 August 2022 after all appeals are considered.

LaundryPizza03 (d) 22:47, 5 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]