Vocal opponents in some situations may be "interested parties", such as:
- engaged in legal proceedings with the subject of the article
- "professional" critics whose only notability (if any) is that they
are critics of the subject of the article
- people that run or manage a website or blog whose only purpose is
to oppose, detract, or criticize the subject of the article
Nevertheless, I would point out that "interested parties" are only
encouraged not to edit articles, not prohibited from doing so.
Providing that an editor abides by the content policies of Wikipedia
and he/she does that with civility, his/her edits should be welcome.
On May 1, 2006, at 9:58 AM, Steve Bennett wrote:
A vocal opponent is not an interested party. An
interested party is a
party with, well, an interest in the matter, like a shareholder,
employee etc. For Wikipedia purposes, you can pretty much consider
interested party to mean the party itself.