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Little Miss Nobody (American murder victim)[edit]

Could someone take a looksie at Little Miss Nobody (American murder victim). I'm also wondering. Does the (admittedly small and getting smaller after 50+ years) possibility that the murderer(s) of this female child might still be alive affect the article in any way? Paul Austin (talk) 06:41, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Quest Diagnostics - claim of bias[edit]

This article was tagged NPOV in 2014 with an unsigned Talk comment that it was "very biased" in favour of the company. Looking at the article, I cannot detect bias, other than that the so-called "history" of the company was material which usually appears under a section titled "Controversies" i.e. lawsuits etc. IMO this is arguably bias against the subject, but let that pass. The rest of the article appears to be a factual timeline of acquisitions and management changes. I've re-titled the lawsuits bit "controversies" and the timeline "history". I would also remove the tag, except for the warning not to remove it till "the dispute is resolved". Another editor has expressed a viewpoint broadly concurring with mine, and the original tagger has not responded. So how can the dispute get "resolved"? If an editor tags an article NPOV then drops out of the discussion, it seems that it never can be. My thought was to escalate it to a third party editor, but I don't want to get involved in the acrimony common on Talk pages. Does a senior editor have any thoughts? Could one please look at the article and see if the accusation of bias is fair? Chrismorey (talk) 00:26, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

At the first glance, the history section reads like a list of company's press releases. To be unbiased it has to represent all the major events regarding the company, good or bad. Here and here are candidates for some of the bad events. WarKosign 03:40, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Liberland[edit]

I'm asking for experienced editors to join the discussion on Liberland. I have tried to bring some neutrality to the text which has an odor of promotion. Currently most editors that support my efforts have been barred from editing because the page was semi-protected by a moderator from Czechia who just happened to sit on the other side of the argument. I do not enjoy being on the receiving end of personal attacks, which is happening now. So if nobody comes, I'll consider the article a lost cause. Cheers, The Jolly Bard (talk) 18:59, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Carbon Disclosure Project[edit]

Hello,

I work for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and have noticed that our Wikipedia is quite out of date. CDP has reorganised since the page was last updated and also has new programs which are not mentioned in the entry at the moment. https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Results/Pages/reports.aspx We also have more investors supporting us than cited under the "mechanism" section of the page, https://www.cdp.net/en-US/WhatWeDo/Pages/investors.aspx , are operating out of more offices, https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx , and work with three times more companies than the article suggests. https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/CDP-Investors.aspx . Since I am employed by the organisation I will not make any changes myself, but I would be really grateful to anyone willing to make the CDP page more accurate and up-to-date. Many thanks, Alex AlexCDP (talk) 16:25, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

You know, maybe I'm too soft on this but I don't see any real problem with your making purely factual, well-sourced edits to an article where you are affirmatively and clearly disclosing your COI. I'd just say something in the edit summary like, "factual edits by interested party - see Talk" and then lay it out there. But let's see what others say. (Also I hope you don't mind but I took out the reference coding from your links above, to avoid the annoying floating list of refs at the bottom of the page here. JohnInDC (talk) 17:52, 18 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks JohnInDC. No-one else seems to have any objections so I will do as you suggest. AlexCDP (talk) 14:40, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Robert Sears (physician)[edit]

Robert Sears (physician) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)
The current article does not follow a neutral point of view. It also only focuses on Dr. Sears as an anti-vaxers and does not include other information about him as a pediatrician and author. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BookwormAtTheBorder (talkcontribs)

You may want to read WP:NPOV and WP:NOT to better understand the aims of Wikipedia and how to better contribute. - Cwobeel (talk) 19:25, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Also opened at Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard#Robert_Sears_.28physician.29. --NeilN talk to me 20:07, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Harbhajan Singh Khalsa[edit]

Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Hi! I am the major contributor to an article that has been flagged for numerous issues over the years. These issues are as yet unresolved and I am hopeful that you might help me resolve them. They are: a/ This article relies too much on references to primary sources (September 2008); b/ This article possible contains original research (September 2008); c/ The neutrality of this article is disputed (May 2011); d/ A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject (January 2015).

{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbhajan_Singh_Khalsa%7CHarbhajan Singh Khalsa}

Let me confess that I knew the subject of the article and that in 1983 he assigned me the job of writing his biography. Though that bio is still uncompleted, it means I have unparalleled knowledge of the subject and the associated primary source material, some of which was used in the writing of this article. Interestingly, I recently found that the material in this article has been used for a Catholic Secondary School textbook, which I presume could then be cited as secondary source material.

Kindly advise me as best you can. If the entire article should go down because by Wikipedia standards I am "unqualified to write it" then so be it. Guru Fatha Singh Khalsa (talk) 20:19, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

For the secondary sources, you might like to ask at the WP:Reliable sources noticeboard. Apart from that, if you experiment by stripping the content that is directly linked to primary sources and seeing what you are left with might find that you still have a reasonable Wikipedia article. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 22:26, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

looking for editor to help on editing a designer profile[edit]

Szto thomas (talk) 16:56, 22 May 2015 (UTC)[1]

edit war on Hamid Arabnia[edit]

I added an entry on Hamid Arabnia that is relevant and supported by authorative citations, but it keeps getting deleted. Arabnia's name recognition in the sciences is comes primarily from the fact that he started a large number of conferences, all of which have been delisted from DBLP. I did not comment on whether or not DBLP's action was justified, all I did is simply report its action (an action that impacts many people). I see no legitimate reason that my edit should be deleted. MvH (talk) 21:25, 22 May 2015 (UTC)MvH

We don't deal with content disputes at this forum. Please continue the discussion on the article's talk page at Talk:Hamid Arabnia and if that doesn't work, try WP:DRN. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 22:19, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

How should I handle perceived attacks by Unemployed Northeastern (talk · contribs)?[edit]

Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard (edit | [[Talk:Wikipedia:Reliable sources/Noticeboard|talk]] | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

A few days ago Unemployed Northeastern (talk · contribs) opened this issue at WP:RSN. His postings there have met with some agreement, some skepticism, and some disagreement (I have not found his arguments convincing, but am trying to keep an open mind).

When he made accusations in this edit on my talk page (and elsewhere) about two editors who disagreed with him, I reminded him in this reply of Wikipedia's collaborative nature and that he should respect other editors' opinions.

He has continued on WP:RSN with insinuations about those who disagree with him, such as with this edit which I ignored, and this edit where he makes what seems to me the baseless allegation that "Many of the editors posting here to defend LST [i.e. disagreeing with him] may have been compromised by payments ..." and this edit where he makes specific accusations against Epeefleche (talk · contribs) and basically asserts that Epeefleche has no right to be part of the conversation. I tried again to deescalate what I see as serious accusations about editor behavior that lack evidence with a uw-npa2 on Unemployed Northeastern's talk page, but that only brought this denial and challenge.

I don't know what to do next. I could reply to him directly, but frankly he exhibits WP:IDHT. I could ignore his comments about editors. Am I being too thin skinned? I believe my hands are entirely clean in this matter. I haven't found myself in such a situation before. What do you advise, should I seek some sort of intervention/mediation? Thanks for your help. Worldbruce (talk) 03:00, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Off-wikipedia coordination and undisclosed payments to an unknown number of Wikipedia editors[edit]

This is Unemployed Northeastern. The note that Law School Transparency or related parties have been paying individuals to insert links into Wikipedia pages and coordinating off Wikipedia is factually substantiated.[2] I provided a reference to a thread on the website, top-law-schools.com, in which entry into a raffle with "fabulous prizes" was offered to individuals who would edit law school wikipedia pages by inserting links to LST's website.[3][4] Individuals also pledged to defend LST and defend the edits if anyone tried to change them.[5][6] Individuals from LST participated in these discussions, egging people on and providing suggestions, and thanking them for boosting traffic to LST's website.[7][8][9] These payments and off-wiki-coordination were not disclosed on Wikipedia at the time of the edits. When I brought this troubling spamming to light, the user Epeefleche engaged in ad-hominem attacks against me and against any sources I cited that were critical of LST, and demanded a checkuser against me. He also removed criticisms of LST from LST's wikipedia page, and engaged in retaliatory edits against the wikipedia pages of law professors and related pages that criticized LST. Epeefleche also deleted my own substantive proposal for consensus from the Reliable Source noticeboard. Worldbruce criticized me but was silent with respect to Epeefleche's behavior. I asked Worldbruce why he was taking sides and not also telling Epeefleche to tone it down, and then he posted here to complain about me. I would certainly appreciate mediation / intervention, because I believe the off-wiki coordination, the citation spamming, the undisclosed reward payments, the conflict of interest editing by LST affiliated individuals, and the like pose serious violations of Wikipedia policy and threaten to undermine Wikipedia's role as an encyclopedia. I've also noted that LST is a commercial website with ties to Spivey Consulting, which is also a notorious spammer on law school message boards.Unemployed Northeastern (talk) 03:48, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

References

You might make a better case if you stick to reporting verifiable facts, rather than engaging in hyperbole - the "fabulous prizes" in question, for "Three lucky winners, chosen at random" appear to consist of "a $10 gift card to their choice of Chipotle, Five Guys, Panera Bread, or Starbucks!!!!" As far as 'paid editing' goes, even the 'lucky winners' aren't exactly being showered with filthy lucre. It is improper certainly, but a sense of proportion is needed here. AndyTheGrump (talk) 04:31, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. "Fabulous prizes" appears in scare quotes and was a direct quotation to the blog post on top-law-schools.com from the individuals soliciting the links in Wikipedia to LST. The phrase appears repeatedly and is emphasized, for example by appearing in all caps in large purple font. I agree that the gift cards are not large in value, and I noted the specifics on the Reliable Source Noticeboard and/or the Spam noticeboard. I linked in my post above to the Reliable Source Noticeboard, which has more details. I don't think the specific denominations are what matters. It demonstrates a pattern of abuse. If you look at older top-law-schools posts by the Law School Transparency individual egging people on, this person discloses that he is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt law school, which matches up with the biographies of several of the leading figures in Law School Transparency. The fellow starting the contest appears to be a recent NYU graduate living in NY, which matches up with the biography of another leading figure in Law School Transparency. If LST and Spivey Consulting are this bold on a public message board that anyone can read, can you imagine what they are doing in their private communications and how they might be spreading money around to buy positive publicity?Unemployed Northeastern (talk) 05:01, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I can imagine lots of things. I don't however consider my imagination (or anyone else's) a useful source of information about paid editing. So far, all you have actually demonstrated on the subject is that three raffle winners have each been treated to hamburgers, coffee or whatever for their efforts. The rest is supposition on your part. And certainly not sufficient grounds to be demanding that experienced Wikipedia contributors "disclose relationships" that only you seem to be able to perceive. AndyTheGrump (talk) 07:11, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I concur on the above with Andy. Epeefleche (talk) 13:51, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Epeefleche and Andy. Sneekypat (talk) 19:01, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Hilary Duff concert tour article error[edit]

Hello, I'm having issues with Hilary Duff concert tours (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views),

In the section for the Most Wanted Tour, an edit was made that moved the September 12,2004 show into a cancelled section. I was at this show and it was not cancelled. However, I don't know how to add it back into the table underneath the Vancouver date. Previous attempts of mine to make tables haven't really worked out for me, so I was hoping someone could move it back in for me! Thank you!

--WestJet (talk) 04:42, 26 May 2015 (UTC)