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, and 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. Please note whether or not the sources you are referencing appear in the article already, and if so, format accordingly.
  4. Describe the requested changes in detail. This includes the exact proposed wording of the new material, the exact proposed location for it, and an explicit description of any wording to be removed, including removal for any substitution. 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. Ensure that your writing does not sound like an advertisement.
  7. Do not upload a photo with a logo added to it. See WP:WATERMARK policy.
  8. 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]].


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!

This template is used to make a request for an edit on the talk page of an article for which a user has an actual or apparent conflict of interest.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

Parameter Description Type Status
Response 1

A - for accepted.
P - for partially completed requests.
D - for declined request

Auto value
String suggested
Reason 2

Explanation of why it was rejected or only partially implemented

ADV - for advertisement. V for unverifiable. D - for requires discussion. C - for discussed with no consensus. More shortcuts in template documentation.
Auto value
Unknown suggested

Current requested edits[edit]

121 COI edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Association for Nutrition (request) 2017-07-03 13:38 Not protected (log)
Donald Truhlar (request) 2017-07-22 20:28 Not protected (log)
Liam Davis (footballer) (request) 2017-07-28 00:32 Not protected (log)
Walgreens Boots Alliance (request) 2017-07-28 11:07 Not protected (log)
Gigamon (request) 2017-07-31 16:21 Not protected (log)
Full Sail University (request) 2017-08-02 17:49 Not protected (log) Modified by SlimVirgin on 2015-04-20: "fixed error"
Joel Myers (request) 2017-08-04 02:22 Not protected (log)
Barry Lee Myers (request) 2017-08-04 02:23 Not protected (log)
LegalShield (request) 2017-08-04 18:58 Not protected (log)
Tanhuma (request) 2017-08-06 14:12 Not protected (log)
New England College of Business and Finance (request) 2017-08-07 14:55 Not protected (log)
Alice Walton (request) 2017-08-08 18:38 Not protected (log)
Institute of Cancer Research (request) 2017-08-09 08:28 Not protected (log)
West Ham United L.F.C. (request) 2017-08-14 11:36 Not protected (log)
Brilliant Earth (request) 2017-08-14 18:46 Not protected (log)
Nicholas Dirks (request) 2017-08-15 19:08 Not protected (log) Protected by BethNaught on 2016-12-02: "Violations of the biographies of living persons policy"
Livingbridge (request) 2017-08-16 17:00 Not protected (log)
Rebecca L. Binder (request) 2017-08-17 02:39 Not protected (log)
International Institute for Strategic Studies (request) 2017-08-17 15:49 Not protected (log)
Nick Woodman (request) 2017-08-17 17:30 Not protected (log) Protected by IronGargoyle on 2014-01-09: "Persistent vandalism"
Splunk (request) 2017-08-18 13:52 Not protected (log)
Miracle Piano Teaching System (request) 2017-08-20 00:20 Not protected (log)
CDM Smith (request) 2017-08-21 12:47 Not protected (log)
Lina Makhul (request) 2017-08-21 15:41 Not protected (log)
DHS Science and Technology Directorate (request) 2017-08-22 14:47 Not protected (log)
International Research & Exchanges Board (request) 2017-08-24 20:37 Not protected (log)
MathWorks (request) 2017-08-30 01:21 Not protected (log)
CMT Association (request) 2017-08-30 13:55 Not protected (log)
World News Media (request) 2017-09-04 10:43 Not protected (log)
World Vision International (request) 2017-09-06 17:48 Not protected (log) Protected by Steven Walling on 2013-02-03: "Persistent vandalism"
McCarthy Tétrault (request) 2017-09-06 22:05 Not protected (log)
Cougar Mountain Zoo (request) 2017-09-07 22:10 Not protected (log)
Collin College (request) 2017-09-08 16:04 Not protected (log)
David Merritt (request) 2017-09-08 23:07 Not protected (log)
Phil Griffin (request) 2017-09-11 19:19 Not protected (log) Protected by Tcncv on 2010-11-05: "Recent uptick in disruptive editing (vandalism and plagiarism)"
World Climate Research Programme (request) 2017-09-12 13:24 Not protected (log)
Amazon Web Services (request) 2017-09-12 17:03 Not protected (log)
Åke Blomström Award (request) 2017-09-12 18:42 Not protected (log)
Cxense (request) 2017-09-13 12:43 Not protected (log)
Onward Technologies (request) 2017-09-14 07:24 Not protected (log)
Ann Moore (inventor) (request) 2017-09-15 02:30 Not protected (log)
Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (request) 2017-09-15 22:38 Not protected (log)
PKWare (request) 2017-09-16 03:47 Not protected (log)
St. Louis Building Arts Foundation (request) 2017-09-16 20:17 Not protected (log)
Federico Díaz (request) 2017-09-17 01:07 Not protected (log)
Information technology (request) 2017-09-17 05:29 Not protected (log) Protected by Casliber on 2014-02-01: "Edit warring / content dispute: ok everyone - hold horses"
Michael Garrison (politician) (request) 2017-09-19 14:13 Not protected (log)
Canadian Race Relations Foundation (request) 2017-09-19 17:19 Not protected (log)
Move (company) (request) 2017-09-19 20:39 Not protected (log)
Designation of workers by collar color (request) 2017-09-20 15:00 Not protected (log)
Winton Group (request) 2017-09-20 19:42 Not protected (log)
Westat (request) 2017-09-21 18:44 Not protected (log)
Richard Aborn (request) 2017-09-21 18:57 Not protected (log)
British Figure Skating Championships (request) 2017-09-22 00:28 Not protected (log)
Gunnar Peterson (request) 2017-09-22 15:59 Not protected (log)
Greenberg Traurig (request) 2017-09-22 20:22 Not protected (log) Protected by Vanamonde93 on 2017-07-07: "Persistent disruptive editing"
Mu Sigma (request) 2017-09-24 20:49 Not protected (log)
Lynda Resnick (request) 2017-09-25 23:33 Not protected (log)
Idan Ofer (request) 2017-09-26 18:04 Not protected (log)
Raymond Buckland (request) 2017-09-28 13:20 Not protected (log)
Realtor.com (request) 2017-09-28 16:21 Not protected (log)
Toyota Music Factory (request) 2017-10-01 04:44 Not protected (log)
Mixbook (request) 2017-10-02 06:48 Not protected (log)
Liwonde National Park (request) 2017-10-02 17:46 Not protected (log)
Yiddish Book Center (request) 2017-10-04 15:57 Not protected (log)
Porter Novelli (request) 2017-10-04 17:40 Not protected (log)
Baring Asset Management (request) 2017-10-05 18:05 Not protected (log)
C3D Toolkit (request) 2017-10-06 11:26 Not protected (log)
RSV Nuyina (request) 2017-10-09 05:15 Not protected (log)
Hikvision (request) 2017-10-09 21:46 Not protected (log)
Freedom House (request) 2017-10-10 20:31 Not protected (log)
Cathy Engelbert (request) 2017-10-11 18:59 Not protected (log)
JT Group Limited (request) 2017-10-12 13:17 Not protected (log)
FOREO (request) 2017-10-13 12:03 Not protected (log)
Ranorex Studio (request) 2017-10-16 12:38 Not protected (log)
Huawei Honor 9 (request) 2017-10-17 17:28 Not protected (log)
Edwin Feulner (request) 2017-10-17 18:10 Not protected (log)
Bahrain Financial Harbour (request) 2017-10-18 11:26 Semiprotected, expires 2018-04-11 at 15:18:00 UTC (log) Protected by Jayron32 on 2017-10-11: "Persistent spamming"
Tigerspike (request) 2017-10-19 09:18 Not protected (log)
Francesco Clemente (request) 2017-10-19 12:25 Not protected (log) Protected by Caknuck on 2017-04-05: "Edit warring / content dispute"
Brian Mulroney (request) 2017-10-19 13:31 Semiprotected, expires 2018-05-14 at 02:11:25 UTC (log) Modified by EdJohnston on 2017-05-14: "Edit warring / content dispute: See protection log for the long history of problems"
Tipifarnib (request) 2017-10-19 18:57 Not protected (log)
University of Texas at San Antonio (request) 2017-10-19 19:08 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Can't sleep, clown will eat me on 2007-09-16: "removed protection"
James Thornton (environmentalist) (request) 2017-10-20 12:02 Not protected (log)
Sageworks (request) 2017-10-23 19:57 Not protected (log) Protected by EdJohnston on 2015-03-04: "Edit warring / content dispute: Per a complaint at WP:AN3"
Calvert Investments (request) 2017-10-24 18:34 Not protected (log)
DMARC (request) 2017-10-24 23:31 Not protected (log)
New York Life Insurance Company (request) 2017-10-26 03:16 Not protected (log)
SmartPLS (request) 2017-10-28 14:25 Not protected (log)
Parq Vancouver (request) 2017-10-29 05:18 Not protected (log)
Tiko Kerr (request) 2017-10-30 14:39 Not protected (log)
Asbury Automotive Group (request) 2017-10-30 19:59 Not protected (log)
EarlySense (request) 2017-10-31 14:45 Not protected (log)
Al Sutton (request) 2017-10-31 17:17 Not protected (log)
List of Lord Mayors of London (request) 2017-10-31 18:57 Not protected (log)
Neal D. Barnard (request) 2017-10-31 21:50 Not protected (log)
John Langeloth Loeb Jr. (request) 2017-11-01 00:21 Not protected (log)
National Association of State Treasurers (request) 2017-11-01 14:09 Not protected (log)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England (request) 2017-11-01 15:11 Not protected (log)
AccuWeather (request) 2017-11-03 17:18 Not protected (log)
Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas (request) 2017-11-06 22:10 Not protected (log)
Public Interest Research Group (request) 2017-11-07 02:22 Not protected (log)
Reverse osmosis (request) 2017-11-07 20:48 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Closedmouth on 2015-04-05: "no need for this anymore"
Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy (request) 2017-11-08 17:24 Not protected (log)
Maven (car sharing) (request) 2017-11-08 20:44 Not protected (log)
Metsimaholo Local Municipality (request) 2017-11-08 21:07 Not protected (log)
High Speed 2 (request) 2017-11-09 16:00 Not protected (log)
Hilton Worldwide (request) 2017-11-09 16:24 Not protected (log)
Locke Lord (request) 2017-11-09 18:41 Not protected (log)
User:Tracytbarrett (request) 2017-11-11 16:12 Not protected (log)
The Software Toolworks (request) 2017-11-11 23:25 Not protected (log)
User:David notMD/Archive 1 (request) 2017-11-12 19:24 Not protected (log)
International Justice Mission (request) 2017-11-13 21:51 Not protected (log)
Capital Group Companies (request) 2017-11-13 22:45 Not protected (log)
The Princeton Review (request) 2017-11-13 23:33 Not protected (log)
User:USFcougars (request) 2017-11-14 13:43 Not protected (log)
Comparison of deep learning software (request) 2017-11-14 19:26 Not protected (log)
Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania (request) 2017-11-15 18:06 Not protected (log)
IKEA (request) 2017-11-16 10:27 Not protected (log) Protected by Bearian on 2014-05-07: "Persistent vandalism: WP:RFPP"
AECOM (request) 2017-11-16 13:53 Not protected (log)
User:SonOfNuc (request) 2017-11-17 00:22 Not protected (log)
Updated as needed. Last updated: 00:27, 17 November 2017 (UTC)