Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:29 am

I suspect this article is being polished by California state employees.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californi ... bilitation

Most obviously this IP address, belonging to the California Technology Agency
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... 48.247.250

Similar to the state of their union's article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californi ... ssociation

Major editor: someone I've suspected of doing paid edits before AND might be a state employee:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ombudsman

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:55 pm

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by badmachine » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:02 am

Maybe paid, but certainly COI: Andrewsmclain is probably writing for Eugene Jarecki who pays for a billboard in New York City that accuses the President of murder. :roll:
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:35 pm

Somebody's watching Martin Nesbitt. Recently an IP address tried to trash it, and another IP address reverted.

Bet you good money it will never mention this little item:

https://www.propublica.org/article/obam ... -loopholes

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:56 am

A Netflix series called Grand Army has been haunted by some ugly allegations.

https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/grand- ... legations/
https://filmdaily.co/news/new-netflix-s ... legations/


It turns out that Grand Army creator Katie Cappiello has herself a completely positive Wikipedia BLP. Which fails to mention this twitstorm. I am presuming that she is the "creator and showrunner" that the writers are complaining about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Cappiello

Her article was created in its entirety in 2018, in one edit. By an SPA that did only a few related edits. Place your bets on whether this is Cappiello herself, or a paid editing company (it looks too "professional" to be written by an assistant).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ns/Carnoux

The article about the original play was created in 2016 by "Neptune's Trident", a now-blocked account that has the fragrance of a paid editor. And was thence edited by another SPA, and thence by Carnoux.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... on=history
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Juliaraven

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:22 am

It appears that Larry Kudlow has just got himself a paid editor. Who only wants to make Larry look nice. Funny that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... 14.227.211

(Is that you, Greg?)

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:45 am

This is REALLY insulting. And she did it in 2009-2010. And no one said anything.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamilloyd

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /KamiLloyd

So where are the usual paid-edit-bad nerds and the sockpuppet killers.....did Sutter Health make a donation to the WMF in return for this?

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by wexter » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:54 pm

I tried to edit the biography of the CME's CEO on the basis that the article was a soapy sales pitch. I was immediatly attacked by a gaggle CME PR staffers and executives. I identified them by name in talk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Terrence_A._Duffy

I then tagged the article

This article contains content that is written like it IS Aggressively Being Managed by the CME's In House Public Relations Department as "paid advocacy".Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view.
(October 2020)

The scrum went in my direction with a tag pile on: oh the cme embarrassment

The irony being based on history that some poor sot actually and factually not wrote a good article about the fellow years ago, got tired of fighting pr and moved on.

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