Why? IMO it will protect users from being impersonated.

It will allow us to more easily have taken down Fivver and Upworks accounts
that are pretending to be established Wikipedians.

How would this leak anything? People involve with paid editor are already
required to disclose the intermediaries through which they work and this
does not change that.

James

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 6:19 PM, John Erling Blad <jeb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Sorry, bad idea. Can't be done and will only lead to stalking and
> alienating users. (Or rather it can be done, but would imply leakage of
> identifiable information to such a degree that it would put the involved
> organizations on the front pages for weeks.)
>
> John Erling Blad
> /jeblad
>
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 5:40 PM, James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Have started a meta RfC regarding the above* here
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/
> > interlinking_of_accounts_involved_with_paid_editing_to_
> > decrease_impersonation>.*
> >
> > This is to help address issues of impersonation of established
> Wikipedians
> > by paid editors.
> >
> > Further thoughts appreciated. Best
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
> >
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