User:RoySmith

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Rouge: Totally rouge!


Admin[edit]

I am an admin on en. You can look me up on Wikipedia:List_of_administrators.

Conflicts of Interest[edit]

There is a discussion going on at [1] regarding COI editing. I don't think a requirement to disclose goes far enough. The whole concept of being paid to edit Wikipedia on behalf of a client or employer is an inherent COI and should be banned outright.

A number of my past employers have wikipedia articles about them. I enjoin myself from editing any of these, to avoid any possible COI:

My current employer is Songza. I do not edit that article, or articles about any of our direct competitors. I also tend to avoid editing anything related to the music industry in general.

Articles of interest[edit]

Deletion Review[edit]

I've often said (and I know it's not original), If nobody's pissed at you, you're not doing your job. Well, right now, I've got two three different AfD closures on deletion review at the same time. I guess I'm doing my job.

Lately, I've been tending to peruse WP:AfD about once a day and take a look at the oldest day, where there's only a few items left to close. Presumably, those are the ones that are left because nobody else wanted to touch them. So, I guess it's not surprising that every time I walk through there, I end up looking at the bottoms of my shoes to see what I've stepped into. I'm not claiming that I'm right all the time (surely, I'm not), but I can't help thinking that if all the time and effort people put into arguing process could be redirected to collaboratively editing articles, we'd have this encyclopedia written by now.