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Marketing slogans[edit]

Recent edits by "MiddleofTime" read like PR marketing, eg. "Forbes.com is home page for the world's business leaders and is among the most trusted resources for senior business executives" -- that is straight out of the company's marketing materials. Please consider revert to prior versions.

Notes[edit]

Should mention be made of the magazines right-wing leanings (or of the political activities of its editor and owners) ?

Forbes.com does not have an online readers forum. But there is an independent forum concept for the site found on: [ForumsOne.com/forbes/ http://www.forumsone.com/forbes/]

They have a forum here http://forums.forbes.com/forbes/ Rhythmic01 19:52, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

"Bought to short-sellers"[edit]

Their reports on stocks performances are grossly biased to favor short-sellers. Forbes is likely being used by hedge fonds and other speculators to disseminate false information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.122.11.165 (talk) 01:02, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

"Errors"[edit]

I totally utterly agree with the opinion expressed in this section, namely that those jerks at Forbes don't have any basis (besides animosity) to list Castro. But nonetheless, this section imho violates WP:NOR. It should be said, that they have no basis, and that Castro objects to this, but the George W. mention should be kicked.-- ExpImptalkcon 05:11, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

I don't agree that the references to Castro in the section violate WP:NOR, as the implication I got from the paragraph is that Forbes alleged that the calculations are more art then science, not the Wikipedia editor. However, I do agree that the George W. Bush mention should be kicked; as such, I've removed it. - Ecksem Diem 21:41, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Article restructure[edit]

I moved everything into easier to read sections. It seemed the article was one huge introduction and then a bunch of tiny sections. I removed the Bono section, as that doesn't seem prevelant enough to mention. I added a link to Elevation Partners, so if someone really wants to dig around, they can see that Bono is on the board of directors of the company that invested in Forbes. Chupper 21:52, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Reference request[edit]

I added a reference tag to the top of the article. The only thing currently references is the fact that Elevation Partners invested in Forbes. All the company history stuff, etc. is not referenced. It seems someone looked all this up, and it would be probably be easy for them to throw in a reference of where they found it.

Inline citations would be preferred. Chupper 21:58, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Request for info[edit]

If anybody could provide information on which other magazines are considered to compete with Forbes for the same readership, I'd be interested in seeing it. My attempts at Googling this haven't worked so well yet. O^O 19:28, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:ForbesLogo.png[edit]

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Question on the Castro section[edit]

Fidel Castro responded that he has a net worth of less than $1 USD, and challenged any one to prove that he has any money in overseas accounts. Castro also stated that Forbes should place a bucket over their head

Did Castro say he was worth of less than one dollar USD or was that supposed to be one million USD. I'm just curious if this is a typo or if he actually said he was worth $1.--Skeev 13:59, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Samuel T Forbes[edit]

I deleted the section on Samuel T Forbes because i suspect it is vandalism if i am wrong please tell me--Geekattack10 00:50, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

I originally wrote that, and wish you would not have deleted it. It is true, that is a real person and everything I wrote is correct. He was a very well known outdoorsman in that region and was featured in several magazine articles and a book.

Request for article[edit]

  • Could someone create an article for the managing editor Dennis Kneale? Thanks! Jccort (talk) 18:16, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Paul David Hewson(BONO)[edit]

Bono(U2) takes 40 per cent stake in 'Forbes' magazine. Paid as much as $300m —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.34.105.20 (talk) 22:52, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Walter Drey[edit]

Walter Drey, as a partner with Forbes in the founding of the magazine, is credited in a number of sources, including Gorman, Robert F. (ed.) (2007) "September 15, 1917: Forbes Magazine is founded" The Twentieth Century, 1901-1940 (Volume III) Salem Press, Pasadena, California, pp.1374-1376, p. 1375, ISBN 978-1-58765-327-8. See also: --Bejnar (talk) 20:08, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

When was the germanspeaking edition of the Forbes magazine published?[edit]

Hi! I'm looking for some information about the Forbes Magazin issues in foreign countries. The article says, there are still "eight local language editions". Wich are they? What's about the germanspeaking edition? It was published in germany only for a few years (I guess, in the 1990ies). Thanks in advance for an answer! Greetings --Sir James D (talk) 14:12, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Almost all of this text is directly from the subject themselves[edit]

It's here [1]. Delete? FFEFD5 (talk) 13:14, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Forbes' Massive copyright problem[edit]

Kudos, MLauba. Forbes has its own massive copyright problem. Thousands of these are CC-licensed photos used without permission, as there's no proper attribution. I wonder if any RS have reported on it... yet. --{{U|Elvey}} (tc) 17:14, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Elvey, you are pinging me because... ? MLauba (Talk) 12:18, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Cleanup tag[edit]

The list of publications probably needs a good pruning, and after reversion, a sanity check on the article might be required. MLauba (Talk) 13:34, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Good source[edit]

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/07/28/the-forbes-familys-big-deal-causes-big-trouble/

-- John Broughton (♫♫) 22:37, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Resource[edit]

97.87.29.188 (talk) 22:47, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

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Reply to Request for Info: Forbes Competitors[edit]

Hurun Report is a competitor to Forbes. Both have the same target audience and both come up with the same type of lists.--Akikarti (talk) 05:45, 20 March 2014 (UTC)Akikarti 20 March, 2014