Talk:GiveDirectly

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Contested deletion[edit]

This article should not be speedily deleted for lack of asserted importance because GiveDirectly has received serious review coverage (from GiveWell), they are in partnership with Innovations for Poverty Action, and they have received mentions in blogs and media (National Public Radio, Time Magazine, Center for Global Development blog, etc.). — Vipul (talk) 16:56, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Needs cleanup/trimming[edit]

The situation is the same on all the articles for GiveWell's recommended charities. The editor Vipul (or some of the editors who he pays to edit articles) have cluttered these articles with infodumps directly from the GiveWell website, so that the vast majority of references are to this one site. The articles are now filled with unnecessary tables and numbers. Wikipedia is not supposed to be a GiveWell clone. I edited these articles so that they'd be succinct summaries - appropriate to the notability of small nonprofits. Then Davidcpearce undid all my revisions. I want to avoid an edit war here, but I think it's clear that these articles need cleanup. Full disclosure: Vipul, Dave, and I all have connections to the effective altruism movement (though Dave is the most blatant with his pro-EA agenda in editing). Lrieber (talk) 00:09, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

I agree, this article is not [from a WP:NPOV and is likely a copyright violation with the excessive detail from the website. Even if this organization does excellent work, there are WP policies about this. I've removed quite a bit from the page but likely more needs to be done to make it neutral and less reliant on primary sourcing. FuriouslySerene (talk) 18:37, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
I did a basic cleanup, with emphasis on removing the name of an evaluator added with COI; perhaps the introductory quotation should be summarized instead of quoted. DGG ( talk ) 09:03, 23 March 2017 (UTC)