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Mlpearc (powwow) 00:42, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

May 2013[edit]

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Hello, Zach xprize, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.

I noticed that one of the first articles you edited was X Prize Foundation‎, which appears to be dealing with a topic with which you may have a conflict of interest. In other words, you may find it difficult to write about that topic in a neutral and objective way, because you are, work for, or represent, the subject of that article. Your recent contributions may have already been undone for this very reason.

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Moved from User talk:Emir of Wikipedia#X Prize Foundation: Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 20:51, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi Emir,

I just received your message in regards to the X Prize Foundation article (

Yes, I do work for the Foundation. We had some requests to clarify some items on our article since they were not accurate. The main summary of changes were as follows:

- The Tricorder XPRIZE was awarded, so I moved that to past contests and added the end year. - We launched two new competitions last year, the Women's Safety and Water Abundance XPRIZEs. I added brief overviews for them. - Removed something listed as a Future XPRIZE that is no longer being pursued. - The Board of Trustees don't run the organization, the Board of Directors (a subset of the Trustees) do. The Trustees are still very active in what we do though, so I separated them out. This change to board structure happened ~2 years ago.

I hope I was able to update the page in an objective manner. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zach xprize (talkcontribs)

Are you paid for your work at X Prize or a you a volunteer/intern? Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 20:53, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi Emir, Yes, I am a FT employee at XPRIZE. Zach xprize (talk) 21:42, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

In that case Zach please add {{Connected contributor (paid)| checked = | User1 = Zach xprize | U1-employer = X Prize Foundation | U1-client = X Prize Foundation | U1-EH = yes | U1-otherlinks = }} to any page related to XPRIZE that you edit. You must also read Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure if you have not done so. If you have any more questions then feel free to ask me. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 21:53, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
That is correct. I added it to that page, but you should do it for any future pages please. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 22:56, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi Emir, Will do moving forward. It appears that has already been added to the main X Prize Foundation page? Is that correct? Zach xprize (talk) 21:59, 17 January 2018 (UTC)