Talk:Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia
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Is picture of Andrew Leonard appropriate
The top of this article contains a picture of Andrew Leonard. Neither the caption nor the article text explains how Leonard relates to conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia. Should that be spelled out in the caption and article, or should his picture be removed? Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 18:16, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
- That's a very good question. Mr. Leonard once wrote an article in Salon on the subject. But that's no reason he should be the poster boy for COI editing. Probably best to delete the picture. John Nagle (talk) 19:31, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
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Biggleswiki statement unclear
Quoth the article (Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia#Bell_Pottinger):
- One of the most noted accounts was registered under the name "Biggleswiki" (an internal Wikipedia investigation resulted in several such cases).
Wikiblame suggests the parenthetical statement was added in the same edit as its surrounding content almost four years ago. I was wondering if anyone could clear it up, since I don't think MediaWiki supports "several such cases" of accounts "registered under the name 'Biggleswiki'" or any other non-unique name for that matter. Mattman00000 (talk) 05:59, 29 June 2016 (UTC)