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

SlimVirgin slimvirgin at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 08:01:47 UTC 2010

On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 19:43, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
>> --- On Sat, 23/10/10, SlimVirgin <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Someone working for the company that makes Lipitor would try to stop
>>> mainstream media sources being used in the article, because it's the
>>> media that has been pointing out problems with these drugs. And that's
>>> exactly what happens on these articles, but it's unfortunately
>>> Wikipedians who are doing it. Their motives are good -- to keep out
>>> nonsense -- but the effect is to turn those articles into something
>>> the manufacturers and their PR people would be very happy with.
>> To be sure, information on side effects can be found in the scholarly
>> literature. This is usually where the press gets it from.

>> WP:MEDRS specifically allows the use of media sources for such purposes.
>> If editors edit-war this information out, it needs to go to a
>> noticeboard, or to arbitration.
>> Andreas
> I added a section on memory loss to that article, and used the source you
> cited as well as a Wall Street Journal article. I don't much care for the
> Telegraph myself, and didn't use it. In fact it was an anecdotal account
> of a single person.
> Now, let's see if anyone shows up to remove this black mark... And
> observe how they go about it.

I tried to add the BBC report a few months ago to [[Statin]], along
with the study the report was based on, but it was removed several
times and I gave up in the end.

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