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Vandalism[edit]

Attention Gpeja, please see note below to editor from Perion Network who blanked the company info box:

194.90.186.65 If you remove whole sections created by other editors on Wikipedia, without any reason based on Wikipedia policy, it's called "vandalism." See WP:Van That's what you've just done by removing the info box and it's been made worse because you reverted a change back after this was explained. This is called "edit warring" and it's also not allowed. WP: EW Where there is a disagreement, you have to discuss it on the Talk page -- you can't just override other editors' work.

It's only going to give you a very short term benefit to make deletions like this because they're going to get reversed by more senior editors, and the page is going to end up locked down so no one can make changes without getting permission. So please reverse your changes before this escalates and the page is locked down. It will then be much tougher for you to get updates.

You have already self-identified in the comment to your initial reversion as an editor with a conflict of interest, so you can't make direct edits to the page anyway WP:COI This blanking of the company infoxbox is the one and only change made by this IP address (there is no user name), which is called a "single purpose account" and is easily identified. It is located in Holon, Israel, the headquarters of Perion Network.

I'm trying to be helpful here -- you might have all sorts of useful information to add or correct to this entry, but you have to do it by following Wikipedia policy, even though it's cumbersome and not immediate.

If you want to make permanent changes to the page, you should leave comments on the Talk page with very specific suggestions. Go sentence by sentence. You have to provide sources for every changes you suggest or explain why sources that are already cited are incorrect or not allowable under Wikipedia policies.

You can't just say in your edit note that the company hasn't give permission to link to its website (no one ever needs permission to link to a website in any circumstance) or that all information in the entry is wrong, without specifying anything. You have to be very specific, sentence by sentence, and offer supporting sources for each fact you want to add or change.

For most editors with a COIthis takes many weeks or months, but there is already another editor, User:Gpeja who has said he will work with you on this page. He self-identified his interest on the Talk page. So you should engage in direct discussions with him. He seems very reasonable and willing to make changes if you can cite to sources.

On the other hand, if your reaction is just to blank out or delete other people's work directly, you're going to find it very difficult to get the long term result you want. BC1278 (talk) 16:11, 21 October 2015 (UTC)BC1278


I would like to make it clear that the edit by 194.90.186.65 had nothing to do with me and I would like to point out that I was totally unaware of it and did not instigate it.
Conduit does not exist any more and is now called Como. See http://conduit.com/ and http://www.como.com/publisher-agreement/ (line 5). Wikipedia readers should be aware of this and this should be a part of the present article. Nmwalsh (talk) 08:57, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
Conduit still exists as a corporate entity, which is why they have the website http://conduit.com/ and still have copyright notices and Privacy Policies on that site attributable to Conduit. I just worked with the company and User:Gpeja on Conduit (company) article at no time did the company say they had ceased to exist or even renamed themselves. I have done a thorough review of dozens of sources for that article and none indicate the company no longer exists. Como is their main brand. There's no need to mention Como in this entry. It's irrelevant. Not every corporate entity operates a brand under its legal corporate name. Is there any other issue with the article at present? I see User:Gpeja has added even more information to describe the CodeFuel product. Having read the sources, I'm not seeing any inaccuracies but if you see any, please point them out. Much of what the PR statement cites above is already covered in the article, albeit not in the exact wording they want. The blanket assertion that Conduit Connect, as a product, was instantly discontinued because it's no longer branded as toolbar by Perion, is in conflict with all the sources. I think User:Gpeja has been fair in describing how CodeFuel has evolved, but that doesn't mean the original platform, now branded a browser extension, has been discontinued. If there's a source to that effect, please cite it. This might be something Perion needs to generate press for if it's true - it would certainly be interesting if they have totally discontinued the product they gave away 80% of their company for, but there needs to be source for that.BC1278 (talk) 17:01, 24 October 2015 (UTC)BC1278
A suggestion. That you move the "Toolbar" subject from the Technology section to History section because it's not a part of the current technology of CodeFuel. It could be placed above the line - "This toolbar is a history behind a current suite of browsing and security applications."
Another addition to this section could be - "In August 2014, the company signed a three-year agreement with Bing, Microsoft’s web search engine, extending its existing partnership. The new agreement runs from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017. In July 2015 the name was changed from Perion Codefuel to Codefuel." References for this are "http://www.timesofisrael.com/perion-extends-microsoft-deal-ups-mobile-business/" and "http://mobilemarketingmagazine.com/perion-extends-app-partnership-with-bing/" Nmwalsh (talk) 14:08, 29 October 2015 (UTC)