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Proposed Edit[edit]

My proposal for an edit of this Wikipedia article in requirement of my Technical Communication course at NJIT

Topic:
Weight Watchers

APA Citation:
Weight Watchers. (2012, March 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:04, March 31, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Weight_Watchers&oldid=482672186

The Changes:
The following article I have chosen requires cleanup on the Wikipedia website. Weight Watchers. (2012, March 19). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:04, March 31, 2012. The Weight Watchers article discusses who the company is, its approach to weight loss, effectiveness, where they have gone globally and provides an in depth discussion of how the program is used. However, the article does not provide readers with the reason for the company's main business strategy- the importance of its group meetings.

Article Selection:
Citation: MOISIO R, BERUCHASHVILI M. Questing for Well-Being at Weight Watchers: The Role of the Spiritual-Therapeutic Model in a Support Group. Journal Of Consumer Research [serial online]. February 2010;36(5):857-875. Available from: Business Source Premier, Ipswich, MA. Accessed April 7, 2012. This article discusses the reason why group support is crucial in a weight loss program. Moreover, it examines how Weight Watchers helps its members manage their overweight conditions through the group talks. The support group acts as a venue for angst-alleviating therapeutic confession, promotes the support group as a benevolent system of therapeutic error, among many other things. This source is reliable and of good quality for the project. The University of Chicago Press is responsible for the contents of this page. For more information, they have written their address: Journals Division 1427 E. 60th Street, Chicago IL 60637, United States of America. It seems as though they are qualified to write the information, since it has been peer reviewed and this is an academic journal document on consumer behavior and theory. This source gives relevant information on how important and useful talk therapy sessions are. Weight Watchers differentiates itself from its competitors through the use of group meetings, in which members engage in therapy sessions and stories about their weight loss journey. The dates are of specific datasets as well as an evident written date. Also, the factual information and data are clearly listen in both sources and can be verified in other sources.


Sample Source:
MOISIO R, BERUCHASHVILI M. Questing for Well-Being at Weight Watchers: The Role of the Spiritual-Therapeutic Model in a Support Group. Journal Of Consumer Research [serial online]. February 2010;36(5):857-875.

Ir6-NJITWILL (talk)

Formulas[edit]

"Weight Watchers has not provided official confirmation of the Points or PointsPlus formulas and has aggressively sent cease and desist letters to websites and a number of third party tools that claimed to provide Points, or PointsPlus, calculations" Given that why are the formulas included in the article? Tomsv 98 (talk) 19:05, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. I think they should be deleted as well, especially since they are not reilably sourced and are not, in fact, accurate. I am a current Weight Watchers member and tested the calculations with my own daily PointsPlus target. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.166.255.112 (talk) 00:14, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

yes, you are correct, and i removed it all. none of the sources cited are reliable, most arent even accessible, and the question still remains whether such calculations, even if sourced, are even notable. they have a system, it exists. thats all we need to know. until the FDA publishes an analysis of their system, nothing else is relevant.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 00:53, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 05:32, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Oprah is not the "owner" or even the majority owner; she owns 10%; Invus owns 52%[edit]

I don't understand why she is shown as Owner. She is a shareholder as are thousands of others. She owns a total of 10% of the company. I deleted that once and somebody added it again. I will revise it to show the two major shareholders.

Oct 19, 2015 - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will buy a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers ... Winfrey was regarded as America's most influential celebrity for years thanks to her ... will become the second-largest shareholder in the company, after investment firm Invus Public Equities Advisors LLC, which which owned a 51.5 percent stake as of June 30, 2015. http://www.bnn.ca/News/2015/10/19/Oprah-Winfrey-to-buy-10-stake-in-Weight-Watchers-join-board.aspx Peter K Burian (talk) 19:45, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

OK, I have a problem. I tried to edit it to show major shareholders but that info is not showing up in the article.
Here's what I had added (after removing the Owner section); if someone can fix the formatting that would be useful. Peter K Burian (talk) 20:05, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

|major_shareholders = Invus Public Equities Advisors LLC and Oprah Winfrey Then I added the citation: Reuters (February 26, 2014). "Weight Watchers shares soar after Oprah investment". BNN. Business News Network, Bell Media. Retrieved January 24, 2016. she will become the second-largest shareholder, after investment firm Invus Public Equities Advisors LLC, which owned a 51.5 percent stake as of June 30.

No MEDRS?[edit]

Is it normal that for a diet claiming health effects, including weight loss, the medical information consists of... 1 sentence and 1 WP:MEDRS source? For starters, here are two others, comparing WW with other (free) diets, with no evidence of additional benefits: [1][2]. --Signimu (talk) 07:23, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

I WP:SPLIT the relevant info and added more WP:MEDRS infos into a dedicated entry: Weight Watchers (diet) --Signimu (talk) 20:53, 17 October 2019 (UTC)