[Foundation-l] Paid editing, was Re: Ban and moderate

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 00:03:21 UTC 2010

No.   You underestimate their subtlety and professionalism..  See
Durova, at http://searchengineland.com/seo-tips-tactics-from-a-wikipedia-insider-11715
.  I am aware of editing by paid editing that is neither aggressive
nor inappropriate. Really good PR people can learn to be careful not
to express a POV when they know they are not supposed to.

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 6:20 PM, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
>> Obviously, the ones who do better at it are the ones we cannot detect.
> It is not so much that they cannot be detected, after all their editing
> has purpose and they are usually both aggressive and persistent. However,
> adequate demonstration of such patterns of activity to other
> administrators, or ultimately, to a committee is not trivial.
> The essential clue is that they have a strong point of view about
> something that no ordinary person would be exercised about, some company
> or product with public relations deficits.
> Ultimately, pursuit of any but the most clumsy is hard thankless work.
> Beating on the clumsy, is, of course, a necessary task if only to correct
> bad editing.
> Fred
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David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

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