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This editor is a Senior Editor and is entitled to display this Rhodium Editor Star.

I contribute to Wikipedia relatively equally in both a volunteer and a marketing (COI) role. I've helped create Template:COI editnotice, WP:COIMICRO and What Wikipedia is Not (Organizations). Someday I hope an editor with technical skills will make my COI submissions wizard a thing. In my view marketing professionals and paid editors that covertly edit Wikipedia in order to promote their employer or client are violating the Federal Trade Commission's astroturfing laws, which explicitly requires that those with a financial connection disclose it online in order to avoid confusing them with crowd-sourced participants.

My volunteer work[edit]

I spend a lot of time cleaning up poorly-sourced promotion or criticisms on company or BLP pages. I sometimes contribute to AfC, ANI, RSN, BLPN, RfCs and other noticeboards, as well as a fair amount of Talk page stalking. My major content works are on corporations and public relations topics, such as History of public relations and various articles about PR agencies, associations, etc.

My COI Work[edit]

I bring almost every article where I have a COI up to "Good Article" status eventually, except where there is not enough source material to meet the requirements, or I have abstained from a major part of the article. Although not all GA reviews are equally rigorous, I find it is a good process to ensure the article is neutral and of good quality. Articles where I have a COI should have a Connected Contributor tag on the Talk page to avoid any confusion between my volunteer and COI roles. On articles where I have a COI, I mostly edit Talk pages, except for grammar, fixing citation templates, addressing GA review feedback, vandalism, where other editors insist I make the edit myself or in other common sense circumstances.


Gold barnstar 2.png The Business and Economics Barnstar
For your daily improvement of the pedia, and your business-like dedication to doing paid editing in the most transparent, by-the-book manner possible, I award you this business-like barnstar. As I read about PR firms pledging they will follow your example (and their own ethics rules), I can't help but be proud of our association, and especially be thankful that you are the stand-up guy I believe I recognized through your early contributions. BusterD (talk) 21:46, 25 July 2014 (UTC)



GA review pending


Permanently non-GA