Paid editor recruitment
Hi, I read your note at WikiProject Integrity with interest. I'm a volunteer at the Conflict of Interest Noticeboard, and in that capacity am interested in knowing more about the way paid editors are recruited. Since you mentioned you had been contacted, I was wondering if you'd be willing to share some details, perhaps even the email sent to you? Brianhe (talk) 17:42, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
- I no longer have the emails, and they stopped once I made my email address private. The other avenue has been work in articles, but it would take a long time to find the ~solicitations. Looking around a bit reminds me quickly...
- Did you know text sometimes completely disappears from Wiki Talk?
- Software could easily find some of the paid editors. Find disconnect between fact and wiki content and who's responsible...and kick them out. There should be clear consequences to edits that produce propaganda or convey false information. There's always room for debate, but pattern recognition would easily find clearly harmful editors, and especially editor groups.
- In general, the editors are paid by enterprise. The only solution is an independent body of paid senior editors who step into and settle disputes, with the text then locked and needing a petition to update.32cllou (talk) 23:32, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
- Now, compare what you've learned to a now effectively ancient medical school approach found in Wiki's Depression or Major depressive disorder. Both articles are riddled with paid junk science, entrenched group-think, dated now-refuted information, and medical system profit motivated bias.32cllou (talk) 19:19, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
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