Talk:DeRoyal

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Image change, disclosure[edit]

I've changed the image on this page from one of a product DeRoyal no longer sells to a historical picture of the company's first product released under a Creative Commons license. In the interest of full disclosure, I am an employee of DeRoyal. This is my first edit to this page; I'm adding this as an improvement under WP:COI's exception for representative CC media, and I will not be making any other substantive edits to the page without going through Requested Edits. Feel free to contact me on my talk page or to reply here if you have any questions about this. Pinball22 (talk) 15:38, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

The image that you replaced is one that was contributed to Wikimedia by another user to illustrate the article about splints. I originally put it into this article because it contains DeRoyal's logo, and thus helps to visually identify the corporation. In the encyclopedia (as distinct from a PR brochure), a company's past is a relevant topic. If it's OK to show DeBusk's original boot in the article, it seems to me that it should be OK to show an old product that sports the company logo -- and there probably is room for two images here. Has DeRoyal stopped making splints, or has it just stopped making this particular splint? --Orlady (talk) 16:47, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
I definitely agree that the past is relevant and encyclopedic (and, obviously, that this is an encyclopedia). And yes, the company still makes splints, just not in that style any more. So no, the other pic isn't inappropriate, but a current one might be more representative. I'll try to get a pic of a current logo-bearing product that I can release as CC and add. Pinball22 (talk) 17:08, 17 February 2011 (UTC)