[Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)

Liam Wyatt liamwyatt at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 02:47:12 UTC 2014

Thank you very much for raising this distinction MZ. It's a very important
one and, in the recriminations about this particular event, I would hate
for the 'baby to get thrown out with the bathwater' by losing this

-Liam / Wittylama

Peace, love & metadata

On 9 January 2014 13:22, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> Frank Schulenburg wrote:
> >[...] it is widely known that paid editing is frowned upon by many in the
> >editing community and by the Wikimedia Foundation.
> No.
> Paid editing is not the same as paid advocacy (editing). This is a very
> important point.
> Suggested reading:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dominic/FAQ
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/?p=25830
> N.B. an example of paid editing that few would likely have an issue with
> in the first link and Sue's careful and correct wording in the second link.
> If we're going to have such a fine distinction, we should probably better
> document it to avoid misunderstandings.
> MZMcBride
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