[WikiEN-l] Corporate vanity policy enforcement

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 14:12:50 UTC 2006

I'd be happy with one that explicitly allows deletion of obviously
promotional material written by the owner or an employee of the company. The
person who wrote it is often a good indication of the amount of vanity it

Anyway, if we can't get it through on CSD, we should indeed have some
company vanity patrol. We have the "Do not write articles about yourself,
your business, etc" message, so we shouldn't be afraid of biting newbies.
It's out in the open what they are and are not supposed to do. We can always
leave a message to the obviously well-intended newbies who tried to write
encyclopedically, but who's subject isn't suitable.


On 10/1/06, Phil Sandifer <Snowspinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 1, 2006, at 4:50 AM, Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
> > On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 12:53:02 -0400, Brad Patrick
> > <bpatrick at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> >> The volume of corporate vanity/vandalism which is showing up on
> >> Wikipedia is overwhelming.
> >
> > I hear you.  Perhaps that long discussed speedy criterion for
> > "advertisements masquerading as articles" should be introduced.
> Oh God, please no.
> You have no idea what that would become in the hands of some of our
> admins.
> -Phil
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