User talk:Wikidemon

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Hey Wikidemon. Sorry, I deleted the content on the other page again. It is extremely bias for Acme, clearly. I noticed that you were the one who did the page for Acme as well. Yaboi9181 (talk) 00:57, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion invitation[edit]

British Royalty Hi Wikidemon, I would like to invite you and anyone watching who shares an interest in moving forward constructively to a discussion about Biographies of Living People

New editors' lack of understanding of Wikipedia processes has resulted in thousands of BLPs being created over the last few years that do not meet BLP requirements. We are currently seeking constructive proposals on how to help newcomers better understand what is expected, and how to improve some 48,000 articles about living people as created by those 17,500 editors, through our proper cleanup, expansion, and sourcing.

These constructive proposals might then be considered by the community as a whole at Wikipedia talk:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people.

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Spam, harassment[edit]

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Your edits in Yelp, Inc. article[edit]

You keep adding back this statement: "The company uses a filter designed to isolate unhelpful, biased or fraudulent reviews." with the reference "CNN Money Sept 2013" there. This reference doesn't contain any of these terms: unhelpful, biased, fraudulent. In fact, this article doesn't mention the purpose of this filter, if you read carefully. So why do you keep adding this? In fact, these terms and filter description comes 100% from the company materials, and they keep the filter proprietary and secret. So we can't tell what and how does it do. No computer program exists in the world, that can detect "unhelpful", or "biased", or "fraudulent". Or do you believe there could be such program? And when I bring this section closer to common sense, you restore this marketing nonsense again. In fact, I was closely studying several cases when reviews were hidden by Yelp, and in most cases I couldn't determine that something was wrong with the hidden ones. So how come the program can determine this? Yurivict (talk) 11:47, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

We should discuss on the Yelp talk page. It's filter system and of course the purpose (not the "alleged" or "purported" aim — that's not encyclopedic) is to separate the valid reviews from the invalid ones. This is pretty obvious, as there's no other real purpose for a filter like that. I've added a couple more sources out of many. The sources are generally not too specific about which reviews the filter is trying to find, but calling them "fake" reviews seems to be the most common descriptor even if it's an informal term so I've replaced it with that. - Wikidemon (talk) 16:15, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Purpose isn't that obvious. This is a stated purpose. However, there are a lot of allegations that they use filter to manipulate reviews. If this is true, the purpose of the filter would also be for the company to manipulate reviews. There is the record of them offering review modification for money, and they were sued for this. After looking closely at many reviews, I can (subjectively) see that this is likely the case. Another issue: wikipedia can't say something that is against common sense. WP:COMMON In today's state of technology, no computer system can detect "fake" reviews written by humans. Any reasonable person familiar with computer science would agree with this. Wikipedia can't just cite something that contradicts common sense, unless magic can be accepted as a normal, daily life fenomenon. Yurivict (talk) 21:59, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Reputation and fraud detection are indeed a major application for computer software. Like other companies, Yelp uses a filtering system to detect fake entries. All of this is per sources. The theories and lawsuits alleging that Yelp is an extortion racket are well covered in a section of the article devoted to that. I don't really see too much point debating this here. - Wikidemon (talk) 23:03, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions 2013 review: Draft v3[edit]

Hi. You have commented on Draft v1 or v2 in the Arbitration Committee's 2013 review of the discretionary sanctions system. I thought you'd like to know Draft v3 has now been posted to the main review page. You are very welcome to comment on it on the review talk page. Regards, AGK [•] 00:16, 16 March 2014 (UTC)