Template:Request edit/Instructions

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For submitters

  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. Use {{request edit|N}} if you are unfamiliar with the COI guidelines and Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Use {{request edit|R}} for significant additions and re-writes.
  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. Explain what this article is about as not every editor will be familiar with the subject. Copying the first sentence from the article, for example "Meera Dewan is a social-issue documentary filmmaker based in New Delhi, India." is often enough.
  5. Indicate if information should be added to the article or subtracted from it.
  6. 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 (~~~~).
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. Do not upload a photo with a logo added to it. See WP:WATERMARK policy.
  10. 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

  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]]."


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163 requested edits

How to use

Go to the article's Talk page and click the New section tab. Add and fill in the following:

{{request edit}}
* Specific text to be added or removed: ADD TEXT HERE
* Reason for the change: ADD TEXT HERE
* References supporting change: ADD URL AT LEAST

In further detail

  1. Create a New section on the talk page, with a subject like Some proposed changes
  2. In the large empty text area, type {{request edit}}
  3. Underneath this, write out the specific changes you want made to the article. Volunteers are less likely to respond to unclear or open-ended requests.
  4. At the end, sign the post using four tildes: ~~~~
  5. Click on the Show preview button and have a look to make sure the request appears the way you want it to
  6. 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 Publish changes 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:Wikipedia requested edits.

{{request edit|R}} = {{request edit/significant}} same function as {{request edit}} – use for more substantial changes.

{{request edit|N}} = {{request edit/new}} for new editors.

Response options

{{request edit|A}} = {{request edit/accepted}} for accepted edits that have been implemented; adds the request to Category:Implemented requested edits (the template also accepts |answered=yes or |ans=yes)

{{request edit|G}} = {{request edit/proceed}} for allowing the COI editor to directly implement the requested edits to article themselves.

{{request edit|P|[see below]}} = {{request edit/partial}} for partially completed requests 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

(Partly) declined parameters

Note: These also work if "P" is used instead of "D"

{{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|A}} for allowing the COI editor to directly implement the requested edits to article themselves.

{{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

{{request edit|D|custom rationale}} you can add your own reason for declining

Please see the list of requested edits at the Template:Request edit/Instructions § Current requested edits page to see how you can help!

See also

Current requested edits

163 COI edit requests
Page Tagged since Protection level Last protection log entry
Annual Reviews (publisher) (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Moonbug Entertainment (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Muscular Dystrophy Association (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Noah Oppenheim (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
OLX (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
PERI (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Photometric stereo (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Robert Kraft (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log) Protected by Eagles247 on 2020-01-05: "Persistent vandalism"
St Monica's College (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
St Paul's School, Brazil (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Starsky Wilson (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
TomTom (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Verizon (mobile network) (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
Yoram Koren (request) 2021-05-29 11:55 Not protected (log)
American College of Education (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log) Protected by Aaron Schulz on 2006-06-24: "DP"
Lim Wee-Chai (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log)
Millennium Challenge Corporation (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log)
NetDynamics Application Server (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log)
Primary hyperoxaluria (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log)
Resuscitation Council (UK) (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log)
TeamLab (art collective) (request) 2021-05-29 12:07 Not protected (log)
Netmums (request) 2021-05-29 12:08 Not protected (log)
Private sector development (request) 2021-05-29 12:08 Not protected (log)
Sarah Ruden (request) 2021-06-05 20:22 Not protected (log)
Quad (company) (request) 2021-06-07 12:21 Not protected (log)
Iteris (request) 2021-06-08 23:27 Not protected (log)
FishingBooker (request) 2021-06-09 14:36 Not protected (log)
Robert Rubin (request) 2021-06-17 10:06 Not protected (log)
Derek Bryson Park (request) 2021-06-17 18:20 Not protected (log)
New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (request) 2021-06-17 18:44 Not protected (log)
Prioria Robotics Maveric (request) 2021-06-20 22:59 Not protected (log)
Changi Chapel and Museum (request) 2021-06-21 06:16 Not protected (log)
Scoular (request) 2021-06-21 14:27 Not protected (log)
Sullivan University (request) 2021-06-21 16:58 Not protected (log)
Len Blavatnik (request) 2021-06-21 20:03 Not protected (log)
Silhouette (eyewear) (request) 2021-06-22 09:21 Not protected (log)
Grinnell College (request) 2021-06-23 19:38 Not protected (log)
Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (request) 2021-06-24 00:58 Not protected (log)
Richard Plepler (request) 2021-06-24 16:45 Not protected (log)
DealStreetAsia (request) 2021-06-25 09:14 Not protected (log)
Parkdean Resorts (request) 2021-06-25 21:32 Not protected (log)
History of special relativity (request) 2021-06-26 22:37 Not protected (log)
Federal University of Minas Gerais (request) 2021-06-27 20:23 Not protected (log)
Christian Kälin (request) 2021-06-28 08:57 Not protected (log)
Marc J. Lane (request) 2021-06-29 16:47 Not protected (log)
Laureate Education (request) 2021-07-07 07:59 Not protected (log)
Marc Morial (request) 2021-07-07 16:47 Not protected (log)
Joseph Henderson (pilot) (request) 2021-07-07 21:07 Not protected (log)
Philippe Jabre (request) 2021-07-08 14:52 Not protected (log)
Purplebricks (request) 2021-07-12 14:36 Not protected (log)
Frontiers Media (request) 2021-07-13 08:24 Not protected (log) Protected by Randykitty on 2021-04-20: "Persistent vandalism"
Sixt (request) 2021-07-13 08:42 Not protected (log)
Bob McDonald (businessman) (request) 2021-07-13 14:43 Not protected (log)
Trusted execution environment (request) 2021-07-13 15:39 Not protected (log)
PGIM (request) 2021-07-13 15:44 Not protected (log)
Bernie Mireault (request) 2021-07-14 04:08 Not protected (log)
Eureka (organisation) (request) 2021-07-14 11:51 Not protected (log)
Glenn Dubin (request) 2021-07-14 13:59 Not protected (log)
Sandra Lee (chef) (request) 2021-07-15 03:42 Not protected (log)
Progressive Democrats of America (request) 2021-07-15 19:13 Not protected (log)
Thomas Modly (request) 2021-07-16 19:07 Not protected (log) Modified by MelanieN on 2020-04-08: "Removing PC protection; it overlaps with the semiprotection and seems to be malfunctioning"
David Copperfield (illusionist) (request) 2021-07-19 16:11 Not protected (log) Protected by Widr on 2016-06-27: "Persistent sock puppetry"
Pamela R. Jeffries (request) 2021-07-19 23:08 Not protected (log)
John Caudwell (request) 2021-07-20 16:35 Not protected (log)
Dennis Walcott (request) 2021-07-20 18:40 Not protected (log)
Encyclopedia Cthulhiana (request) 2021-07-21 08:33 Not protected (log)
Alexander D. Henderson Jr. (request) 2021-07-21 19:15 Not protected (log)
Microstamping (request) 2021-07-21 19:29 Not protected (log)
Invitation Homes (request) 2021-07-22 21:55 Not protected (log)
2022 United States Senate election in Ohio (request) 2021-07-23 14:37 Not protected (log)
Graig Markel (request) 2021-07-24 19:00 Not protected (log)
Cracker Barrel (request) 2021-07-26 16:23 Not protected (log) Protected by Kuru on 2019-01-16: "Persistent vandalism: stale meme; as before"
IHeartMedia (request) 2021-07-26 20:02 Not protected (log)
Intelcom Express (request) 2021-07-26 20:52 Not protected (log)
IWG plc (request) 2021-07-27 09:50 Not protected (log)
Beyond Meat (request) 2021-07-27 16:15 Semiprotected (log) Protected by El C on 2019-12-25: "Persistent sock puppetry"
Edmunds (request) 2021-07-27 22:28 Not protected (log)
1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. (request) 2021-07-28 16:14 Not protected (log)
Petco (request) 2021-07-29 00:54 Not protected (log) Protected by Ronhjones on 2017-08-08: "Persistent vandalism"
ShareRoot (request) 2021-07-29 05:59 Not protected (log)
Sapphire Ventures (request) 2021-07-30 00:30 Not protected (log)
Sherwin-Williams (request) 2021-07-30 19:22 Not protected (log)
Apartment List (request) 2021-07-30 20:00 Not protected (log)
UnCruise Adventures (request) 2021-07-31 23:18 Not protected (log)
Lewis Francis Byington (request) 2021-08-01 18:30 Not protected (log)
Edelson (request) 2021-08-02 14:51 Not protected (log) Protected by FreeRangeFrog on 2014-04-16: "Persistent disruptive editing"
Gabe Polsky (request) 2021-08-02 17:11 Not protected (log)
Thomas Fellows (author) (request) 2021-08-03 00:29 Not protected (log)
Far East Organization (request) 2021-08-04 01:07 Not protected (log)
Olaf Koch (request) 2021-08-04 14:05 Not protected (log)
John Stankey (request) 2021-08-04 16:32 Not protected (log)
Roma Downey (request) 2021-08-04 18:49 Not protected (log) Protected by Alexf on 2019-09-08: "Persistent vandalism"
Urban Redevelopment Authority (request) 2021-08-05 08:51 Not protected (log)
Trussardi (request) 2021-08-06 14:15 Not protected (log)
Baker Hughes (request) 2021-08-09 11:41 Not protected (log)
User:Le Phonographique (request) 2021-08-09 11:52 Not protected (log)
Northern Samar (request) 2021-08-09 16:02 Not protected (log) Protected by Moneytrees on 2021-07-24: "Persistent vandalism"
Philip Womack (request) 2021-08-10 12:17 Not protected (log)
Ellen Alemany (request) 2021-08-10 13:43 Not protected (log)
Ronald Kessler (request) 2021-08-10 15:05 Not protected (log)
Irell & Manella (request) 2021-08-10 16:32 Not protected (log)
Stephanie Cutter (request) 2021-08-10 20:29 Not protected (log) Protected by Courcelles on 2012-09-27: "Persistent vandalism"
The Vegan Society (request) 2021-08-10 21:19 Not protected (log)
Cashrewards (request) 2021-08-11 01:58 Not protected (log)
JLL (company) (request) 2021-08-11 20:44 Not protected (log)
Pat Lundvall (request) 2021-08-12 20:22 Not protected (log)
Mapleworth Murders (request) 2021-08-13 19:35 Not protected (log)
Everbridge (request) 2021-08-14 00:02 Not protected (log)
Dover Corporation (request) 2021-08-16 14:59 Not protected (log)
Cognita (request) 2021-08-19 16:19 Not protected (log)
Maximus Inc. (request) 2021-08-21 01:29 Semiprotected (log) Modified by Orangemike on 2011-10-17: "Persistent vandalism"
McAfee (request) 2021-08-21 09:55 Extended-confirmed protected, expires 2021-12-20 at 14:19:30 UTC (log) Modified by ToBeFree on 2020-12-20: "Persistent sock puppetry. Re-setting protection duration due to further block evasion that went even through this protection"
Jebsen Group (request) 2021-08-22 14:24 Not protected (log) Protected by Deepfriedokra on 2020-05-08: "Persistent vandalism"
Tree shaping (request) 2021-08-22 14:52 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Nyttend on 2016-12-17: "SilkTork and I agree that semiprotection probably isn't needed anymore"
Wise Music Group (request) 2021-08-22 17:26 Not protected (log)
Perion Network (request) 2021-08-23 15:03 Not protected (log)
Garena Free Fire (request) 2021-08-24 07:24 Semiprotected (log) Protected by Ferret on 2021-07-25: "Persistent vandalism"
Carol Sklenicka (request) 2021-08-24 17:17 Not protected (log)
Alliance for Securing Democracy (request) 2021-08-24 18:40 Not protected (log)
BBC Studios Natural History Unit (request) 2021-08-25 05:49 Not protected (log)
Jerry Yang (request) 2021-08-25 23:59 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Tiptoety on 2008-09-23: "Per the protection policy: Indef semi should never be used on the first protection"
MP Materials (request) 2021-08-26 20:46 Not protected (log)
Meyer Bergman (request) 2021-08-27 10:25 Not protected (log)
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum (request) 2021-08-27 11:46 Not protected (log)
R. Alexandra Keith (request) 2021-08-28 15:42 Not protected (log)
Chicago Board Options Exchange (request) 2021-08-30 18:10 Not protected (log)
America's Health Insurance Plans (request) 2021-08-31 12:53 Not protected (log)
Core Security Technologies (request) 2021-08-31 14:30 Not protected (log)
John A. Hartford Foundation (request) 2021-09-01 16:02 Not protected (log)
Red Bull (request) 2021-09-02 15:19 Not protected (log) Protected by MelanieN on 2019-08-31: "Persistent vandalism"
MasSpec Pen (request) 2021-09-02 16:36 Not protected (log)
Fortinet (request) 2021-09-02 19:57 Not protected (log)
Time's Up (organization) (request) 2021-09-02 19:57 Not protected (log)
David McCormick (request) 2021-09-02 21:07 Not protected (log)
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (request) 2021-09-03 05:57 Not protected (log)
Michael G. Rubin (request) 2021-09-03 17:40 Not protected (log)
Hande Erçel (request) 2021-09-04 15:24 Not protected (log) Protected by Ponyo on 2021-04-30: "Addition of unsourced or poorly sourced content"
Robert Shireman (request) 2021-09-04 23:39 Not protected (log)
Marrar, New South Wales (request) 2021-09-05 07:17 Not protected (log)
Viareggio train derailment (request) 2021-09-06 09:13 Not protected (log)
Deluxe Corporation (request) 2021-09-07 17:17 Not protected (log)
State Bar of Wisconsin (request) 2021-09-07 18:11 Not protected (log)
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (request) 2021-09-07 18:52 Not protected (log)
Ethan Brown (executive) (request) 2021-09-07 19:16 Not protected (log)
Stetson University College of Law (request) 2021-09-07 19:20 Not protected (log)
Jenny Durkan (request) 2021-09-08 21:23 Not protected (log)
Wyss Foundation (request) 2021-09-09 18:19 Not protected (log)
Sisense (request) 2021-09-09 18:46 Not protected (log)
Global Payments (request) 2021-09-09 21:10 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Primefac on 2018-01-14: "AFC draft"
Karoli Hindriks (request) 2021-09-13 10:43 Not protected (log)
WADL (TV) (request) 2021-09-14 12:26 Not protected (log) Unprotected by Phil Sandifer on 2007-09-10: "Everyone seems happy with current version as, at least, a starting point."
Byron Nuclear Generating Station (request) 2021-09-14 14:30 Not protected (log)
Sadia Sadia (request) 2021-09-15 09:20 Not protected (log)
Nesta (charity) (request) 2021-09-16 09:27 Not protected (log)
Sathya Sai Organization (request) 2021-09-17 06:56 Not protected (log)
Riak (request) 2021-09-17 09:21 Not protected (log)
Wikipedia:Neutral point of view (request) 2021-09-17 13:16 Semiprotected (log) Modified by Callanecc on 2015-11-12: "Restore indefinite semi protection which was lost in a full protect last year. Since then are has been a bunch of vandalism and disruptive edits"
Sathya Sai Baba (request) 2021-09-17 13:19 Not protected (log) Protected by Deepfriedokra on 2018-02-15: "Edit warring / content dispute"
St. James's Place plc (request) 2021-09-17 14:10 Not protected (log)
JASON Project (request) 2021-09-17 20:53 Not protected (log)
Ava Cadell (request) 2021-09-18 09:07 Not protected (log)
David Edwards (engineer) (request) 2021-09-18 16:52 Not protected (log)
Updated as needed. Last updated: 16:53, 18 September 2021 (UTC)