User talk:Silver seren

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Tesseract.gif's my talk page. If anyone has questions about an edit I did, please put it here. --Silver seren 14:37, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Following up about Verizon[edit]

Hi Silver seren, Thank you for making the update to Lowell McAdam's title on the Verizon Communications article's infobox. I'm wondering if you think you might have time to take a look at the other corrections and improvements I listed out in my Talk page note? I've had quite a bit of difficulty finding someone to help here. If you don't have time, do you have any advice for locating someone to help? Would it maybe make it easier if I prepared an updated version of the infobox that an editor could copy and paste, replacing the old one?

Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 15:16, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Sorry, i've been trying to find time to help out all this week, but it's been a rough week. It's 3 AM right now, so I have to head to bed, but I promise you i'll go over the rest tomorrow (Friday). Promise. SilverserenC 07:56, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi again Silver seren, I posted a note on the Verizon Talk page, but wanted to reach out again here to thank you for making the infobox edits. I'm very pleased to have that information updated and accurate. As you suggested, I'll reach out to other editors with my concerns about the tethering addition.
Again, thanks so much. VZBob (talk) 14:03, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Silver seren. I wanted to touch base with you again about the tethering paragraph that I mentioned in my note at Talk:Verizon. I reached out to other editors to see if someone might be willing to help out, but I haven't received a response from anyone as of yet.
I'm wondering if you might be willing to compromise on my suggestion about the tethering paragraph, and simply add in the detail that the payment to the U.S. Treasury was voluntary. Does that seem acceptable to you, if the rest of the language remains as it is in the current article?
Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 14:44, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard[edit]

Someone suggested at the Village Pump that I boldly create Wikipedia:Extant Organizations/Noticeboard, a noticeboard to discuss articles about organizations that may be subject to non-neutral editing. Basically it's the corporate version of BLPN, where both adverts and attack pages can be brought to the community for broader scrutiny. Except this board does not currently relate to a specific policy like BLPN does, except NPOV, V, etc. (though it could refer to this essay I wrote or something). You participated in the prior village pump discussion that led to consensus for Template:COI editnotice, which is now widely used. Although this noticeboard is not COI-related, I thought you might have an interest in this as well, in whether the noticeboard should be kept and/or in participating in it generally. CorporateM (Talk) 18:37, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Help with a few things at Marxent Labs?[edit]

Hey Silver, Hope you're doing well. I'm wondering if you might be able to weigh in on something. I recently drafted an article on behalf of Marxent Labs, which went through Articles for Creation—with a comment that I as the writer of the article had a financial COI—and was taken live. After the article was put into the mainspace, I added a {{connected contributor}} flag to the Talk page, making my financial COI clear. I then uploaded the logo for the company, and asked an editor, User:Stefan2, to move the logo into the article. He did so, but also added a {{COI}} flag to the article. Because everything was vetted through AfC and I've made no edits myself, I feel like the flag is misplaced here, as it implies that there's something shady going on. I reached out to Stefan2 on his Talk page, to see if he had any specific issues with the article that made him place the COI flag, but haven't heard anything back.

What do you think? Should the COI flag be removed if there's not be any behind-the-scenes editing by COI editors like myself? I certainly pride myself on following all of Wikipedia's policies (and then some in following Jimbo's bright line), and feel that the COI flag isn't an accurate representation of the content in the article. As I mentioned to Stefan2, if there are specific issues in the article which seem problematic, I'm happy to discuss, but if not, I feel that the flag should be removed.

I've also posted a couple of other issues at Talk:Marxent Labs if you have a quick second. Thanks, Silver! ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 17:39, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Tag removed. Regardless of whatever else with that article, including your involvement with it, the mere fact that he added the tag and didn't put an explanation on the talk page on what the issues are with the article for that tag to be there, which is a requirement for that tag and for most others (except orphan, as one example, that's self-evident), but the mere fact that he didn't do that means right away I should remove the tag for lacking an expressed merit. And I have done so. SilverserenC 20:44, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey Silver, thanks so much—I really appreciate it! Also, do you think you might have time to take a look at the Talk page requests? The first one is very short, and involves a (rather embarrassing) typo that I'm honestly pretty anxious to see corrected. Thanks again for your help on this, ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 13:20, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey Silver, thanks again for taking care of the orphan issue—much appreciated! I've just noticed that the external links to Detroit Venture Partners and Speedway at the bottom of the article don't work; it looks like an extra "/" was introduced at the end of each at some point. Do you think you could fix them? Sorry to be a nag here... Cheers, ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 17:43, 3 July 2014 (UTC)