On 19 September 2012 13:17, Steven Walling <steven.wall...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 10:08 AM, Florence Devouard <anthe...@yahoo.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> >
> > Is there a place (I looked on meta and saw nothing) where the situation
> > with regards to paid editing or more generally the practices toward
> > declaration of conflict of interest in all linguistic versions of
> Wikipedia
> > summarized ?
> >
> > For example, I more or less know that the English version requires the
> > user to not create an account with the name of his company; requires to
> > basically mention when there is a potential COI; and ask preferably to
> edit
> > talk pages rather than directly.
> >
> > I more or less know that the French version does not seem to care if
> > accounts feature a company name (or rather a derivative version of the
> > company name); that indicating a potential COI is better; but that
> directly
> > editing the wikipedia page is fine.
> >
> > I have no idea how other languages deal with this.
> >
> > I was interviewed today by a "journalist" from a historian publication
> and
> > she asked me what was the status of this for a couple of other languages,
> > in particular Spanish and Italian (I guess she knew these languages,
> which
> > I do not). I realized I had no idea
> >
> > If there is a Spanish and/or an Italian person around, I would be happy
> to
> > know.
> >
> > But more generally, would not it be interesting to gather somewhere (uh,
> > meta) the current practices with regards to COIs ?
> >
> > Florence
> >
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Conflict_of_interest_editing for a
> placeholder.
>
>

Just for the record, there's a difference between paid editing and conflict
of interest editing.  One can easily have a conflict of interest without
receiving any financial remuneration.

Risker
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