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Clyde cancer cluster[edit]

Hello, people of WikiProject Companies. I've created this message to notify active members of the project, especially to those who know a lot about or are interested in the Whirlpool Corporation. If you are, I need help improving my article about the Clyde cancer cluster, an incident that Whirlpool was sued for; in other words, it was their fault (don't write those words on the article by the way, WP:NEUTRAL). It is definitely not a bad article. It just needs some small improvements. I'm not at all saying minor edits or improvements are bad, but I'm specifically looking for people who can help me long-term with a lot of co-research to improve the article to reach Good Article status. If you're interested in helping, the things needed to be improved are listed on Talk:Clyde cancer cluster#Improvements. In other words, more material needs to be added to improve the article, and I want more people to edit because I feel like I'm the sole editor. Regards, Philmonte101 (talk)

== Here is an article https://www.thenews-messenger.com/story/news/local/2015/02/18/cancer-cluster-lawsuit-dropped/23628511/ which names the owners of the Park who suspect the contamination in Green Springs. I don't know how to put this in without getting your numbered source links out of order. LadyImpactOhio (talk) 20:40, 29 April 2018 (UTC)LadyImpactOhio 4-29-18

Taylor (Firm)[edit]

Would someone from WP:WPCY mind taking a look at Taylor (Firm) and assessing it? It was just created and already has had most of its content WP:REVDELeted as a copyright violation. There might be some COI/Paid editing involved since the two accounts primarily editing it are also brand new WP:SPAs. Not sure if it meets WP:ORG since one of the sources seems to be some kind of Harvard Law School student project and the others might be problematic per WP:CORPDEPTH. -- Marchjuly (talk)

WikiProject Investment[edit]

Was hoping to collaborate with this project!

A1 Houston Office Oil Traders on Monday.jpg

I'd like to invite you to join the Investment WikiProject. There are a lot of Investment related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help get this project off the ground and a few Investment pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks!

link on hybris not working (wallet garden content)[edit]

http://www.eweek.com/it-management/sap-closes-deal-to-acquire-mdm-maker-hybris

doenst work

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts[edit]

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 22:08, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Discussion Invitation[edit]

A merge proposal was made to merge Keith Raniere with NXIVM in November 2017, I have revived the merge proposal. Please see discussion here. Your comments in the discussion would be appreciated since the page is within this WikiProject. -- Waddie96 (talk) 14:44, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Fix up of Weber Shandwick article[edit]

If anyone is interested in working on the article on Weber Shandwick I just added a {{multiple issues}} template for that. I checked page views for Weber Shandwick and it looks to be getting on average about 100 views per day with less over the weekends.

Jjjjjjjjjj (talk) 04:02, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Promedica Health System to buy HCR Manorcare[edit]

HCR Manorcare is already a topic, and it is stated it needs improvement because one of the writers appears to be someone close to the topic. I believe that person may be user Randall O. Which could be Randy Oostra, who is CEO of Promedica. I don't understand enough about companies buying and selling, but this buy would make Promedica the 15th largest health system in the country. Unfortunately I have reached my limit for the Toledo Blade which has been carrying the bulk of this news. Both companies have their HQ in Toledo so if someone with more adept expertise in business could update the article it would be much appreciated.

I'm not a fan of Promedica. They are heavy-handed, very powerful and they own their own health insurance company, Paramount, who insures me. So I would be having a conflict of interest as well if the updated the article.

Thanks.

LadyImpactOhio (talk) 19:57, 29 April 2018 (UTC)LadyImpactOhio 4-29-18

WikiProject Volkswagen Group[edit]

I discovered this thing, WP:WikiProject Volkswagen Group / {{User WikiProject Volkswagen Group}} / Category:WikiProject Volkswagen Group members -- it only has one member, no talk page, no project banner, no category, no activity since mid-2016 -- 70.51.203.56 (talk) 08:27, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Quick infobox request for H&R Block[edit]

Hello! Do any WikiProject Companies editors have time to review a few potential updates to the H&R Block infobox? You can find my proposed draft infobox at Talk:H&R Block, along with the markup, and references. I'm suggesting some simple fixes including adding wikilinks, updating financials, and updating employee count, while retaining other details in the current infobox.

Since I do have a financial conflict of interest (disclosed on the article Talk page), I won't edit the article myself and am looking for uninvolved editors to review and make changes as appropriate. Thanks in advance, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 16:47, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Requesting factual changes to PicMonkey page[edit]

Greetings,

In the talk page for PicMonkey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:PicMonkey), a Seattle-based business, I had requested some factual updates (all detailed in the talk page). As I have a conflict of interest in that I represent the company, I do not wish to make the edits myself. Rather, I'd like to ask for community input on the validity of the changes, as well as for a non-conflicted editor to make the edits. (Unless the community finds the changes benign enough for me to make).

Thanks for any input and direction. The company (and I, by extension) is new to Wikipedia editing.

CQSECU (talk) 16:13, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Company registers RfC[edit]

Talk:List of company registers

Help updating Gallup (company)[edit]

Resolved

Hello, Editors on this WikiProject might be interested in suggested updates to clean up Gallup, the management consulting business that also conducts public opinion polling. The infobox is missing key content, such as Gallup's former names, its industry, and where it was founded, and the Gallup Press section is currently supported only by primary sources. I've made some suggested changes to fix all these issues. As disclosed on the Gallup Talk page, I have a financial conflict of interest, as I'm offering these updates on behalf of the company as part of my work with Beutler Ink, so I'm looking for other editors to review. Thank you in advance, Danilo Two (talk) 17:36, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

This has been answered. Danilo Two (talk) 16:19, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

When a company which has few reliable sources about it takes over the operations of another company, what to do?[edit]

There is a company named All Smiles Dental Centers which became notorious in Dallas after accusations of Medicaid fraud. The company closed and its remaining locations were bought out by South Texas Dental, a company which has not attracted much attention in the press. South Texas Dental itself has few sources, but it took over the operations of a notable company. How should I handle this article? WhisperToMe (talk) 13:15, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

How to handle it, in what aspect? Are you thinking about whether the two articles should be merged together? I would say no. These two companies existed as separate topics for 11 years, and they don't retroactively become the same topic because one of them acquired the other. Or are you thinking that South Texas Dental is non-notable? If that's the case, then you can nominate it for deletion. The company doesn't inherit notability by acquiring a notable company. Toohool (talk) 17:27, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Assessment progression[edit]

I've created a transcluded and simplified progression template for showing how many articles in the project are assessed. Adding {{WikiProject assessment progression|project=company}} produces:

Articles assessed for quality: 90.6% complete

Hope it helps. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 23:19, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Paytm[edit]

Hi all, I'd appreciate if one or two of you could add Paytm to your watchlists, please. Article comes off as promotional/corporate brochure and there's an SPI who seems to be doing some maintenance on it. At one point there was a wall of awards--I deleted most of them because there was no clear indication that most of those awards were notable (i.e. no articles linked) but I always appreciate a second look. There's also been a bit of a back-and-forth[1][2][3] about a sting video made by an organisation called CobraPost. Anyway, corporate articles are not my specialty, so more experienced eyes would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:15, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Draft TravelCenters of America article for review[edit]

Resolved

Hello! On behalf of TravelCenters of America, I have drafted an expanded and updated Wikipedia article for community review, which I am submitting on behalf of the company. There are several issues with the existing article, which I've outlined in more detail on the article's talk page. For those who may not be familiar, TA is the largest operator of truck stops and travel centers in the United States. I'm curious, are any WikiProject Companies participants willing to come take a look at the expanded and updated "History" section I've proposed here? I've posted a similar note to WikiProject Trucks, but there are multiple sections needing review, so help from WikiProject Companies members would also be very helpful. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Inkian Jason (talk) 21:49, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 16:35, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The Personal Insurance Company[edit]

Notice

The article The Personal Insurance Company has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Company exists, but there's no sourcing provided to show that it is Wikipedia notable enough for a stand-alone article (even a stub) per WP:ORG. A quick search for sources only found the routine coverage mentioned in WP:CORPDEPTH, but not the kind of multiple independent independent sources providing the WP:SIGCOV needed to establish Wikipedia notability.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:46, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

Background[edit]

On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

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If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:29, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Stemcor[edit]

Suggested new content

Hello,

I have a conflict of interest so will not edit the page directly but wanted to point the editor of this page to some recent updates from the company in order to keep the page recent and correct.

Please see below a recent article from the FT covering the companies return to profit and turnaround since the restructuring:

https://www.ft.com/content/c9e18fe8-5c0e-11e8-ad91-e01af256df68

This is also reflected on the companies own website where they have published the results.

https://www.stemcor.com/news/

In addition, the company has also appointed a new chairman, while its CEO is Steve Graf and not Julian Verden as the page states:

https://www.metalbulletin.com/Article/3809334/PEOPLE-MOVES-Stemcor-appoints-Martyn-Konig-non-executive-chairman.html

Thanks!

Suggestion for List of pornography companies[edit]

Hi. Pornography companies can be either "solo" people working like Jill Kelly Productions or Jules Jordan Video or large conglomerates like Hokuto Corporation or MindGeek. What to include in List of pornography companies?Guilherme Burn (talk) 12:48, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

RfC at WikiProject Hospitals[edit]

A request for comments at WikiProject Hospitals might interest members of this WikiProject. I'm seeking comment to see if it is possible to make the rules clearer for how hospital reputation, rankings, ratings, and awards are handled on Wikipedia. What should the established standard be for how ratings and rankings are included on hospital Wikipedia articles? Read the ongoing discussion at WikiProject Hospitals. ClevelandClinicES (talk) 13:04, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Request to update Coty, Inc. article's infobox and introduction[edit]

Resolved

Hello! I've submitted a request here to update the Coty, Inc. article's infobox and introduction, on behalf of the company. As I don't edit the main space directly because of my conflict of interest, I am looking for a volunteer editor to review proposed changes and update the article appropriately. Is there a WikiProject Companies member willing to take a look? Thanks in advance. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:39, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:43, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Target Group Index[edit]

I really don't know why this was deleted under G11 when it had references, can the article be restored. I will gladly have a go at cleaning it up if needs be, they have a contract with Tottenham Hotspur F.C. [1, so they aren't a small company to get this deal. Govvy (talk) 17:00, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

This can be ignored above, I changed TGI to a redirect to Kantar Group, it's a surprisingly big company and the article needs a really good cleanup. Govvy (talk) 10:20, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Request at BNY Mellon[edit]

Hello, I'm looking for additional comment for a request at Talk:The Bank of New York Mellon. I'm asking for editors to consider removing the article's Historical data section. The section consists of three outdated charts of historical data from 2000 to 2008. These graphs are sourced to moneyeconomics.com (the link takes readers to a page saying the site is under maintenance). There is no context to this time period and no reason why this particular 8 year span is interesting or helpful to readers. Also, these graphs are noticeably absent from most other bank articles. (The only others I found containing similarly outdated graphs from Money Economics are State Street Bank and Trust Company and Wachovia.) Thanks for considering, Danilo Two (talk) 18:40, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BMRB Ltd[edit]

I put BMRB Ltd to AfD, which needs adding the the AfD list for this project. Govvy (talk) 15:12, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Legacy section in Nortel article[edit]

I have started a discussion on the "Legacy" section" in the Nortel article, regarding the appropriateness of referring to a specific company. Feedback is welcome. isaacl (talk) 18:21, 16 June 2018 (UTC)