Wikipedia talk:Conflict of interest

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Sources on conflict of interest[edit]


WP:UPE redirect[edit]

Due to how prevalently "UPE" is being using as the primary abbreviation for "undisclosed paid editing", I was surprised to find that WP:UPE still redirects to Wikipedia:Use plain English..... when looking at incoming links, all the 2017 most recent ones intend to link to the topic of undisclosed paid editing! IMO the best solution would be:

  1. Create a new shortcut WP:PLAINENGLISH, put it in the shortcut box at Wikipedia:Use plain English, and change the old links to WP:UPE to that new shortcut (about 70 or so)
  2. Retarget WP:UPE to reflect its current usage, either at the same location as WP:PAYDISCLOSE or WP:COIPAYDISCLOSE and add it to the relevant shortcut box.

Just my humble proposal to resolve the problem of people linking to a shortcut thinking it leads somewhere expected when in reality it leads somewhere else entirely (some recent examples: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Oliver Isaacs, [1], User talk:Serial Number 54129/Archive 11, User talk:KrakatoaKatie/Archive 52). Feel free to discuss other solutions! Ben · Salvidrim!  12:46, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Maybe RfD is a better venue to discuss this? Ben · Salvidrim!  12:14, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
    • Not sure about the venue, but retargeting WP:UPE sounds like a good idea to me. Rentier (talk) 18:04, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm not a fan of creating more and more shortcuts for the same destination. Because commenters often use the unadorned shortcut in prose instead of using readable link text, readers have to remember more and more synonyms for the same target. isaacl (talk) 18:18, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
  • undeclared paid editing is a problem that cannot be expressed otherwise. The need to use plain english can be said in many equivalent ways. I think it therefore best for UPE to redirect to the editing; if we need a redirect for the English style, there's PLAIN. DGG ( talk ) 03:53, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Redirect yep, agreed above; recently I used UPE in an AfD discussion and a reply thought I was talking about the fact that the article wasn't written in plain English (which of course it was, so they must have thought I was a bit odd). jcc (tea and biscuits) 11:19, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

RfC to raise NCORP standards[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(organizations_and_companies)#RfC:_Raising_NCORP_standards Jytdog (talk) 02:36, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

withdrew it - discussion is ongoing at Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(organizations_and_companies)#RfC_discussion. Jytdog (talk) 16:35, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Discussion at Template talk:Connected contributor[edit]

We need more input at the above talk page. Jytdog (talk) 21:40, 21 January 2018 (UTC)