Wales Online published the story of the year last night featuring David Cameron’s shock resignation as Prime Minister.
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) October 21, 2013
Unfortunately as Axegrinder soon discovered, the story was a “training exercise” and was not supposed to go live on the internet. The mistake was quickly spotted and the story was pulled – but not quickly enough as several screen grabs were taken by eagle-eyed readers.
Apologies to anyone who saw that unfortunately published article just now – a training exercise never intended to see the light of day.
— Wales Online (@WalesOnline) October 21, 2013
I love that @WalesOnline had an article training exercise and the story they plumped for was Cameron's resignation
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) October 21, 2013
One sage advised Wales Online to use a staging server and to never do training on the live CMS system.
— Suw (@Suw) October 21, 2013