On 31/01/07, geni <geniice(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 1/31/07, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
> I got a call yesterday from a press officer for a
major UK bank. My
> number was one of the few contact numbers they could find.
> They spent lots of time yesterday morning adding stuff to the bank's
> article from their websites and having it reverted as a copyright
> violation. They couldn't work out what she was doing wrong, so they
> called me. They hadn't heard about the Microsoft mess at all. Oh dear.
Eh normally that kind of person doesn't have
permission to release the
companies property under the GFDL.
Yes, and I pointed that out too! That submitting it under GFDL means a
loss of control over the material. And to be really sure they wanted
to do that.
How pragmatic are you prepared to be? From a purely PR
doesn't matter so much if a minor company screws up.
Thus we are only interested in making sure major companies have some
way to make contact.
One approach would be to launch a new service for them to moan at us
and see if we can get mentioned in the various trade magazines (there
Financial Director magazine I assume there is a PR person magazine)
Try and directly mention it to as many of the fortune 500, FTSE 200,
whatever the equiv is for other countries companies as possible.
Probably going to have to throw in most media groups as well.
This should get the word out while keeping the whole thing as focused
on the group we are interested in as possible.
You can be sure word will get out and every malcontent on teh intarweb
will flood it with complaints about their Time Tetrahedron article.
As I said before your best bet for recruiting is to go
and ask newbie
admins directly on their talk pages and see if any sensible people
have failed RFA of late
Ah yes, sorry, I forgot *ahem*
(has the side benefit of annoying the RFA
> (I'm tempted to submit this to Ask Slashdot
for ideas ... any objections?)
You think you will be able to pick them out between
the the anti
Microsoft rants and the fights between the pro and anti wikipedians?
I would happily look through 500 comments of stupid if the right idea
is lurking in there. I don't expect anyone else to ...
Remember whatever we do we can't stop companies
Indeed. "Whoops, you hit the electric fence. Better not do that. Do