Template:Request edit/Instructions

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For submitters[edit]

  1. To request an edit to an article where you have a conflict of interest, go to the talk page of that article, start a new section at the bottom of the page. Put {{request edit}} at the top of the new section, below the new heading.
  2. Below the {{request edit}} template add the particulars of your proposed edit.
  3. Reliable sourcing that verifies suggested content is the lifeblood of Wikipedia articles. Almost any edit you suggest should be accompanied by citation to a reliable source – and often by a secondary and independent source, rather than a primary source. For details of how to cite sources, please see Help:Referencing for beginners and Help:Introduction to referencing/1. For a more complex treatment, see Wikipedia:Citing sources.
  4. Describe the requested changes in detail. Include the sources (per above) that support the edits that you are suggesting; if you do not, your request will be denied. Be specific: "add X", "delete Y", "replace X with Y". If the rationale for a change is not obvious (particularly for proposed deletions), explain. Sign your post using four tildes (~~~~).
  5. Other than short quotes, clearly indicated to be copied material by the use of quote marks, followed immediately by an inline citation, all content must be written entirely in your own words, with the cited sources used to verify the information, but not the words and sentences used. Almost any content you find online or elsewhere is copyrighted (even if you find no associated copyright symbol), and its copying into Wikipedia is illegal copyright infringement and, separately, unethical plagiarism. Superficial modification by changing a word here and there from the original material is not sufficient to avoid copyright infringement. These principles are true even if you own the copyrighted material, because we cannot use that previously written material unless it is released under a suitably-free copyright license (or into the public domain).
  6. The proposed edit must comply with Neutral point of view, and in particular Due and undue weight, a section of our neutrality policy. The Wikipedia article must reflect, both in content and tone, the body of high-quality, independent literature that exists on the subject in question.
  7. It is better not to propose major rewrites of articles or sections of articles where you have a conflict of interest. See WP:COI. The article must include any negative material or controversies found in reliable sources. Good reviewers will look for such omissions. Do not ask that negative material be removed if it is well-sourced and accurate.

For reviewers[edit]

  1. Do not insert major re-writes or controversial requests without clear consensus. When these are requested, ask the submitter to discuss the edits instead with regular contributors on the article's talk page. You can use {{request edit|D|D}}.
  2. Please check the suggested content for copying from existing sources as an initial task – copyright infringement is a pervasive problem and it is not only important that we don't host such material, but it often leads to significant additional work when not caught early. One way to search for them is to copy and paste into a search engine such as Google (between quotation marks) a limited but unique portion of the suggested text, and try a few such snippets from each paragraph. See also this tool. Also check the sources provided for the accompanying citations for copying from them (if sources are not provided, that will often be a separate basis to deny the requested edit).

    If the submission contains material that has been copied from elsewhere and the source is not released under a suitable free license or into the public domain, immediately decline the request as a copyright violation. The talk page itself may need to be cleaned of the infringements from the requested edit, though this is not nearly as important as doing so in articles – and not becoming the tool of infringement by placing requested edits that are violations without checking. If you need to clean up an infringement, the copyvio section at the "quick fail" reviewing instructions at Articles for Creation may be useful by analogy (click "show" in the pink bar).

  3. Reviewers must make sure that the proposed edit does not violate NPOV, and in particular UNDUE. The Wikipedia article must reflect, both in content and tone, the body of high-quality, independent literature that exists on the subject in question, not only the sources the submitter has offered.
  4. Be on the look-out for cherry-picking, for the omission of material or sources, for the misrepresentation of a source's tone, and for the use of source material out of context. Be vigilant about omissions and tone when a paid editor proposes a major rewrite of a contentious article or section of an article.
  5. If the edit is reverted, it is by definition controversial, so do not revert back.
  6. Copyright attribution: Not only should you check for copyright problem with the suggested edit, per above, but if you implement a request you need to provide copyright attribution, since you are making an edit as a proxy for someone else. This is done by attributing the changes/additions to the editor who made the request, with their username hyperlinked. The best and easiest way to do this is in the edit summary accompanying your implementation. A suggested edit summary form to do so: Content changes/additions per edit request on [[Talk:Name of page|talk page]] by [[User:Name of user]].


"Template:Edit request" redirects here. For edits to a semi-protected page, see Template:Edit semi-protected. For edits to a template-protected page, see Template:Edit template-protected. For edits to a fully-protected page, see Template:Edit protected.
How to use
  1. Go to the article's Talk page and click the Edit tab
  2. Create a new section on this page by typing something like this ==Some proposed changes==
  3. Directly below this type {{request edit}}
  4. Underneath this, write out your request and provide links to any sources which support any claims made
  5. At the end, sign the post using four tildes: ~~~~
  6. Click on the Show preview button and have a look to make sure the request appears the way you want it to
  7. If you wish to make any corrections or additions, you may do so in the edit box below the preview (scroll down to see this box); preview your post as many times as you wish, and when you are satisfied, click on the Save page button
Request options
{{request edit}} = {{request edit/request}} for requested edits. Post on the article talk page, in a thread that describes the edit to be made. The template automatically adds the request to the list of edits requested and Category:Requested edits.
{{request edit|R}} = {{request edit/significant}} same function as {{request edit}} – use for more substantial changes.
Response options
{{request edit|A}} = {{request edit/answered}} for implemented edits; adds the request to Category:Implemented requested edits (the template also accepts |answered=yes or |ans=yes)
{{request edit|P|[explanation]}} = {{request edit/partial}} for partially completed requests (please provide an explanation of what was and was not done and why as the third parameter); adds the request to Category:Partially implemented requested edits
{{request edit|D|[see below]}} = {{request edit/declined}} for declined request; adds the request to Category:Declined requested edits
Declined parameters
{{request edit|D|ADV}} for declining promotional content
{{request edit|D|V}} for declining content not properly sourced
{{request edit|D|O}} for articles with obvious omissions that need balance
{{request edit|D|R}} when changes ask to remove sourced content
{{request edit|D|D}} to request the editor attempt to discuss with involved editors first
{{request edit|D|S}} for requests that are not specific enough
{{request edit|D|T}} for requests that aren't an improvement
{{request edit|D|C}} this issue has been discussed and no clear consensus was reached

Please see the list of requested edits at the instructions page and see how you can help!

Current requested edits[edit]

152 COI edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Jules Bailey (request) 2015-12-05 16:25 Not protected (log)
The Abraaj Group (request) 2015-12-28 08:22 Not protected (log)
Arif Naqvi (request) 2015-12-28 09:02 Not protected (log)
George Institute for Global Health (request) 2016-01-04 04:58 Not protected (log)
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (request) 2016-01-07 10:49 Not protected (log)
Dyn (company) (request) 2016-01-18 22:28 Not protected (log)
Serragia Airfield (request) 2016-01-22 17:34 Not protected (log)
Sodium oxybate (request) 2016-01-25 23:08 Not protected (log)
Etsy (request) 2016-02-12 17:58 Not protected (log)
Comparison of Scrum software (request) 2016-03-09 18:41 Not protected (log)
Comparison of continuous integration software (request) 2016-03-17 03:14 Not protected (log)
Comparison of Kanban software (request) 2016-03-21 12:37 Not protected (log)
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (request) 2016-03-24 19:30 Not protected (log)
Libertarianism in the United Kingdom (request) 2016-03-31 11:38 Not protected (log)
Olney Theatre Center (request) 2016-04-01 14:09 Not protected (log)
Albert Carnesale (request) 2016-04-01 18:52 Not protected (log)
Trinity Industries (request) 2016-04-01 18:53 Not protected (log)
Ted Strickland (request) 2016-04-03 04:24 Not protected (log) Modified by Bgwhite on 2015-07-22: "Persistent disruptive editing"
Yassin Kadi (request) 2016-04-04 21:03 Not protected (log)
IYogi (request) 2016-04-05 08:42 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Jimfbleak on 2011-12-08: ""
Richard Crasta (request) 2016-04-05 21:07 Not protected (log)
Tom Poland (request) 2016-04-05 23:04 Not protected (log)
ThoughtWorks (request) 2016-04-06 21:40 Not protected (log)
Smile Train (request) 2016-04-08 14:35 Not protected (log)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (request) 2016-04-12 14:43 Not protected (log)
Test management tools (request) 2016-04-15 21:09 Not protected (log)
Project management software (request) 2016-04-18 06:27 Not protected (log)
Rio Tinto Group (request) 2016-04-19 02:57 Not protected (log)
AXS (ticket merchant) (request) 2016-04-26 21:41 Not protected (log)
American Geosciences Institute (request) 2016-05-06 15:06 Not protected (log)
Daniel Hesse (request) 2016-05-08 02:50 Not protected (log)
University of Chicago (request) 2016-05-16 20:22 Not protected (log)
Targeted intra-operative radiotherapy (request) 2016-05-19 05:50 Not protected (log)
Louvre Abu Dhabi (request) 2016-05-20 00:15 Not protected (log)
Céline Cousteau (request) 2016-05-20 09:40 Not protected (log)
Herman Matthews (request) 2016-05-22 10:27 Not protected (log)
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings (request) 2016-05-23 13:22 Not protected (log)
The Hollywood Reporter (request) 2016-05-24 13:17 Not protected (log)
Vern Poythress (request) 2016-06-05 10:42 Not protected (log)
Debiopharm (request) 2016-06-06 10:26 Not protected (log)
Sarah Austin (Internet celebrity) (request) 2016-06-10 01:11 Not protected (log)
W. R. Grace and Company (request) 2016-06-15 18:13 Not protected (log)
Gate Gourmet (request) 2016-06-16 12:49 Not protected (log)
AN/TPQ-53 Quick Reaction Capability Radar (request) 2016-06-28 15:06 Not protected (log)
JMP (statistical software) (request) 2016-06-28 20:03 Not protected (log)
TSG Consumer Partners (request) 2016-06-29 00:44 Not protected (log)
National Guardian Life (request) 2016-06-30 14:45 Not protected (log)
Billy Horschel (request) 2016-07-08 17:37 Not protected (log)
John Travis (physician) (request) 2016-07-11 01:06 Not protected (log)
Eugene Kaspersky (request) 2016-07-13 22:52 Not protected (log) Protected by DMacks on 2012-09-15: "Edit warring / Content dispute"
Beepi (request) 2016-07-15 20:31 Not protected (log)
Laka Competition (request) 2016-07-17 16:37 Not protected (log)
Vitasoy (request) 2016-07-18 09:13 Not protected (log)
CANARIE (request) 2016-07-19 17:30 Not protected (log)
James T. Butts Jr. (request) 2016-07-20 18:25 Not protected (log)
Foresters Friendly Society (request) 2016-07-22 13:24 Not protected (log)
Bell Pottinger (request) 2016-07-25 13:09 Not protected (log)
Dino Time (request) 2016-07-25 20:48 Not protected (log)
MDC Partners (request) 2016-07-28 16:58 Not protected (log)
Pain management (request) 2016-08-01 16:40 Not protected (log)
CIBC Mellon (request) 2016-08-08 16:04 Not protected (log)
Ibotta (request) 2016-08-08 21:50 Not protected (log)
Alghanim Industries (request) 2016-08-09 11:13 Not protected (log)
Star Shipping (request) 2016-08-13 01:57 Not protected (log)
Centre Point (request) 2016-08-17 07:58 Not protected (log)
National Council of La Raza (request) 2016-08-18 17:47 Not protected (log) Protected by Georgewilliamherbert on 2009-05-28: "Excessive vandalism: IP vandal returns persistently - semiprotecting for 3 months this time"
Patoranking (request) 2016-08-21 19:00 Not protected (log)
Web of Science (request) 2016-08-22 19:47 Not protected (log)
Jack London (businessman) (request) 2016-08-22 22:11 Not protected (log)
AGCO (request) 2016-08-25 18:04 Not protected (log)
Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 26 (request) 2016-08-26 10:25 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Zzyzx11 on 2006-08-27: "off main page"
Paraconsistent logic (request) 2016-08-26 14:14 Not protected (log)
CoreSite (request) 2016-08-31 15:59 Not protected (log)
FundsIndia (request) 2016-09-01 07:57 Not protected (log)
Lisa Tenner (request) 2016-09-01 19:59 Not protected (log)
Clarius Entertainment (request) 2016-09-06 04:56 Not protected (log)
Society for Nautical Research (request) 2016-09-06 09:32 Not protected (log)
Michael Caseau (request) 2016-09-06 13:52 Not protected (log)
Quantum Corporation (request) 2016-09-07 18:40 Not protected (log)
Kodak (request) 2016-09-09 17:56 Not protected (log) Protected by KrakatoaKatie on 2016-10-13: "Persistent disruptive editing"
Brill tagger (request) 2016-09-10 19:40 Not protected (log)
Council of Magickal Arts (request) 2016-09-11 17:58 Not protected (log)
DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media (request) 2016-09-12 15:07 Not protected (log)
Ale Resnik (request) 2016-09-12 16:37 Not protected (log)
Pterygium (conjunctiva) (request) 2016-09-12 16:52 Not protected (log)
Angelo Antonio Toriello (request) 2016-09-13 12:26 Not protected (log)
ICAP at Columbia University (request) 2016-09-13 16:00 Not protected (log)
Aspen Dental (request) 2016-09-15 14:29 Not protected (log)
Chapel (programming language) (request) 2016-09-16 04:09 Not protected (log)
Paessler Router Traffic Grapher (request) 2016-09-19 09:46 Not protected (log)
IMDb (request) 2016-09-19 22:33 Not protected (log) Protected by Widr on 2016-03-30: "per request at RfPP"
Turkish military intervention in Syria (request) 2016-09-20 17:19 Semiprotected, expires 2017-01-26 at 15:56:28 UTC (log) Protected by EdJohnston on 2016-11-26: "Edit warring / content dispute: Covered by WP:GS/SCW. A dispute about this article was reported at WP:AN3"
C&K Markets (request) 2016-09-21 00:47 Not protected (log)
AlienVault (request) 2016-09-22 17:17 Not protected (log)
Vector Group (request) 2016-09-28 13:58 Not protected (log)
Riot (video game) (request) 2016-09-30 10:26 Not protected (log)
User:Krohde (request) 2016-10-02 23:26 Not protected (log)
Green School (Bali) (request) 2016-10-04 05:47 Not protected (log)
User:Wargaming Sydney (request) 2016-10-04 06:32 Not protected (log)
Mpv (media player) (request) 2016-10-04 12:59 Not protected (log)
Intraosseous infusion (request) 2016-10-05 18:54 Not protected (log)
Ifold (request) 2016-10-06 14:26 Not protected (log)
Wistia (request) 2016-10-06 15:41 Not protected (log)
Endurance International Group (request) 2016-10-07 16:30 Not protected (log) Protected by NeilN on 2015-06-19: "Persistent disruptive editing"
Intarcia Therapeutics (request) 2016-10-07 23:26 Not protected (log)
Blue Coat Systems (request) 2016-10-09 20:44 Not protected (log)
Todd Bernstein (request) 2016-10-10 17:35 Not protected (log)
Kentucky General Assembly (request) 2016-10-12 04:02 Not protected (log)
The Fairtrade Foundation (request) 2016-10-13 12:02 Not protected (log)
Cathy Engelbert (request) 2016-10-17 20:44 Not protected (log)
VistaJet (request) 2016-10-19 15:36 Not protected (log)
Virginia College (request) 2016-10-24 19:54 Not protected (log)
Brightwood College (request) 2016-10-24 19:59 Not protected (log)
New England College of Business and Finance (request) 2016-10-24 20:09 Not protected (log)
Greg Berlanti (request) 2016-10-24 20:47 Not protected (log)
User: (request) 2016-10-26 04:59 Not protected (log)
Leslie Bradshaw (request) 2016-10-27 21:44 Not protected (log)
Constellis (request) 2016-11-01 20:26 Not protected (log)
Zihlathi Ndwandwe/Mkhatjwa (request) 2016-11-06 19:53 Not protected (log)
International Alert (request) 2016-11-06 22:04 Not protected (log)
Bonfire Studios (request) 2016-11-07 03:05 Not protected (log)
Veronica Lake (request) 2016-11-07 21:47 Not protected (log)
Islamic Development Bank (request) 2016-11-08 14:35 Not protected (log) Protected by Lectonar on 2016-02-01: ""
Grab (application) (request) 2016-11-09 08:45 Not protected (log)
The Bank of New York Mellon (request) 2016-11-10 15:50 Not protected (log)
Philip Glassborow (request) 2016-11-10 15:58 Not protected (log)
Walgreens Boots Alliance (request) 2016-11-10 18:13 Not protected (log)
Downtown (company) (request) 2016-11-10 18:17 Not protected (log)
User:Kate.A.Sullivan (request) 2016-11-11 15:03 Not protected (log)
Hilton Worldwide (request) 2016-11-11 18:21 Not protected (log)
International Justice Mission (request) 2016-11-12 13:50 Not protected (log)
Mackenzie Institute (request) 2016-11-14 19:03 Not protected (log)
Budget Direct (request) 2016-11-15 01:24 Not protected (log)
Huawei Honor (request) 2016-11-16 16:26 Not protected (log)
Laura Albert (request) 2016-11-17 21:16 Not protected (log)
William Gardner Hewes (request) 2016-11-18 22:47 Not protected (log)
JT LeRoy (request) 2016-11-19 22:12 Not protected (log) Protected by EdJohnston on 2016-09-26: "Edit warring / content dispute: Complaint at WP:RFPP"
Fedora (operating system) (request) 2016-11-21 15:52 Not protected (log) Protected by Mkdw on 2015-07-10: "Persistent vandalism"
Joel Myers (request) 2016-11-21 15:59 Not protected (log)
Fedora Project (request) 2016-11-21 17:19 Not protected (log)
User:Circleman75 (request) 2016-11-22 10:13 Not protected (log)
MicroStation (request) 2016-11-22 18:39 Not protected (log)
Mark W. Fuller (request) 2016-11-22 21:09 Not protected (log)
Fedora Live USB creator (request) 2016-11-23 01:43 Not protected (log)
Criticism of Walmart (request) 2016-11-23 18:22 Not protected (log)
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (request) 2016-11-23 22:40 Not protected (log)
National University of Singapore (request) 2016-11-24 09:01 Not protected (log)
William Tunberg (artist) (request) 2016-11-25 16:05 Not protected (log)
India Summer (request) 2016-11-26 02:05 Not protected (log)
Angela Workman (request) 2016-11-26 20:05 Not protected (log)
Investigative Newsource (request) 2016-11-26 20:44 Not protected (log)
Ecosexuality (request) 2016-11-28 01:43 Not protected (log)
Updated as needed. Last updated: 01:44, 28 November 2016 (UTC)