Wikipedia:WikiProject Cooperation/Paid editor help

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The paid editor help board is a place to receive help about proposed changes to Wikipedia articles for:

  • Public Relations and Marketing professionals
  • freelance editors
  • employees working on assignments from their employers





Assisting with queues[edit]

Hi, Silverseren, and everyone. Would it be a good idea for the potentially conflicted editor to assist in resolving some of the problem queues, such as Category:Requested edits and Category:AfC submissions by date? It seems that someone who is conflicted in one area would have no problem neutrally assisting others in an unrelated area; the only benefit is the slight increase in likelihood that one's own edit requests or articles for creation would be slightly higher in queue, but since the backlog reduction is more of a benefit to the project than it is to the potentially conflicted editor, it seems to be suitable in my view. It smacks of Strangers on a Train but in this case the benefit is distributed through the community rather than personal and bilateral, so it passes muster. Naturally one would never handle one's own potentially conflicted topics directly or topics close to them.

I ask because the idea of reducing the edit requests backlog is really appealing to me because many of them seem easy and straightforward, and also there is an AfC backlog drive this month that is of interest to me. Should I sign up?

I also left a message at Silverseren's talk to review the page User:Ocaasi/Seren and its talk, where some additional questions about WikiProject Cooperation are pending. Thank you! Frieda Beamy (talk) 02:51, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

I think such editing is beneficial, if it really is on a different topic altogether. Unfortunately, at present it is necessary to be absolutely certain there is no possible cross-over, because the amount of paid editing is at such a high level that other people will tend to be suspicious and skeptical. DGG ( talk ) 23:10, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement! I'll be sure to keep generally clear of articles that look paid. Frieda Beamy (talk) 21:03, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Seeking help with infobox updates to the Verizon Communications article[edit]

Hello, I'm an employee of Verizon, and have been working here on Wikipedia with a number of editors to improve the Verizon Communications article. As an editor with a financial conflict of interest, I've made no edits to the article itself, and have instead been using the Talk page to post suggestions.

However, it appears that no editors have yet had time to take a look at my most recent set of suggestions, these related to updating the infobox on the article to make it accurate and up-to-date, as well as some concerns I had about a recent edit. It has been several weeks since I posted the outreach, and although I've reached out to previously helpful editors individually on their Talk pages, as well as to WikiProject:Telecommunications, no one has yet weighed in or made the changes.

If someone from this group has time to look at what I've posted and make the updates if they seem acceptable, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 15:02, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Symbol confirmed.svg This has been done. SilverserenC 04:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello again—as Silver seren notes, the infobox updates that I requested have been made. However, there is still the issue of the recent edit, which I've moved into its own section on the Talk page. Silver seren suggested that I reach out to other editors about this, so I'm hoping someone else here might still be able to take a look.
Thanks so much, VZBob (talk) 19:55, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
This is now done. VZBob (talk) 18:30, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Updating two pages after nonprofit merger[edit]


I am an employee at Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), which was formed in 2012 as a result of two nonprofits, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and Food Allergy Initiative. I've been tasked by my employer to edit the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network page with updated revenue, logo, address, and content (basically a full overhaul). Our website is still www.foodallergy.org. Can you help advise where to start? I have a draft, complete with references, but would like to know the step-by-step that is recommended in this situation since there are two pages involved. Here is a link to more information on the merger: http://www.foodallergy.org/about/history --Acl92886 (talk) 19:01, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Sorry I took so long to get to this. Alright, first off, have you put the draft on Wikipedia? If not, you can put it at User:Acl92886/FARE. After that, if you could just list what exactly the changes are that have been made. For most of them, I can probably implement them myself. SilverserenC 04:33, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Still working on the draft but will have it posted to that page within a week and I'll update here when it's complete. Acl92886 (talk) 12:56, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm turning this edit request off while this user is working on the draft. I'm assuming that the draft would be about the old FAAN and the new FARE, and the other existing article would continue to be about the old FAI with only a summary reference that links to FARE for more information. The user can create the user draft page as mentioned and then go to what is now Talk:Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and put {{Request edit}} there with a section heading and explanatory note. Also the move appears uncontroversial so I'm going to see if I can do that now. Keep in mind that promotional text about FARE is likely not to be accepted over the long term and the article can continue to be edited by anyone. Frieda Beamy (talk) 21:38, 18 July 2014 (UTC)