[Wikimedia-l] COI+ certification proposal

Yann Forget yannfo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 11:13:47 UTC 2012


Conflict of Interest (CoI) is a much bigger issue than paid editing.
I have seen several serious CoI within Wikipedia where the editors are
not strictly paid because they edit WP, nevertheless they do not
respect the basic NPOV rules: allowing other opinions to be heard,
balancing sources from various organisations (medias / professional /
non profit organisations, etc.).
I have suggested some basic rules about this on the French WP, but not
only they were blankly rejected, but I was barred from mentioning the
whole subject. The first step against CoI is making the editors
conscious that, because of their profession, background, culture,
etc., they may have a bias on a subject.


2012/7/28 Ocaasi Ocaasi <wikiocaasi at yahoo.com>:
> Hi, I would love feedback about a proposal to help improve the relationship between COI editors and Wikipedia.
> The idea is to guide paid/PR/Corporate participants--who follow a list of ethics and best practices--to success in their editing.  I've detailed the concept here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:COI_certification
> Looking forward to hearing your thoughts,
> Jake Orlowitz
> Wikipedia editor: Ocaasi
> http://enwp.org/User:Ocaasi
> wikiocaasi at yahoo.com
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-l mailing list
> Wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l

More information about the Wikimedia-l mailing list