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S&P 500 missing articleEdit

This is one of only 4 companies in the S&P 500 that does not have an article (and the *only* company not first added in 2017).

It is now one of only 2 companies without an article. There have been articles about Global Payments in the NYT, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, CNN, many other sources Mparrault (talk) 05:35, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

How to Review this ArticleEdit

I will admit that this article has a chequered past. Previous versions of this article have been deleted/CSDed, and in fact the name of the company has been blocked in the article namespace (see Global Payments). The current version of the article has had some copyright issues as well, although these have been cleared up.
Despite the history, IMO, this article should easily meet the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia. In terms of significance, Global Payments is the only company in the S&P 500 not to have its own article, which should qualify it for an article on its own (what sort of encyclopedia has an article about all 500 items in a category except one? It is like listing all countries except Seychelles). It has revenues in the billions, and around 10,000 employees. In terms of sources, as I said above, there have been articles about Global Payments in numerous national newspapers, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
I would ask the AfC reviewer to look at this article with an open mind, and ignore the history. - Mparrault (talk) 17:53, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Yeah I did take a look and did note that. Galobtter (pingó mió) 17:57, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

no need for duplications of both content and referencesEdit

(copied from from User Talk:Mparrault)

Please read the History of Edit Summaries at Global Payments and self-revert. Ping me at Talk:Global Payments if you want to discuss further. X1\ (talk) 19:40, 19 October 2018 (UTC) Got impatient. X1\ (talk) 21:29, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

(moved from User Talk:X1\) Hi X1, I have reverted your deletion of content for this article. I realize most of your changes were re-organizing the article, but some content got deleted. Please stop reverting me. -Mparrault (talk) 14:03, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
See Edit Summaries in View History. X1\ (talk) 19:41, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
(moved from User Talk:Mparrault) Please detail exactly what was deleted at Talk:Global Payments#no need for duplications of both content and references. X1\ (talk) 19:47, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
What was deleted was exactly the 1102 bytes which I restored in my original October 16th edit. X1, could you detail what was duplicated? -Mparrault (talk) 14:48, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
@Mparrault: As has been documented in my edit summaries, and can be seen in the edits, and as I have previously stated: nothing was deleted, only added. You have detailed exactly nothing. Your byte count does not explain the situation, only what amount you duplicated:
  • As of 2017, 40% of revenue was derived from vertical and omnichannel services.[1]
  • As of 2016, 75% of Global Payments revenue was from North America, 18% was from Europe, and 7% was from Asia-Pacific.[2]
  • Both Global Payments and its subsidiary Heartland Payment Systems were among the leading credit card processing companies in 2016, according to Business Insider.[3]
An RFC will be my next step, if you don't self-revert. X1\ (talk) 23:47, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, I've found where the material was duplicated, and I've deleted it. Sorry for the hassle. X1\, it would have been helpful if you had indicated earlier where the material was duplicated (which you never actually did), not just that it had been duplicated. -Mparrault (talk) 13:05, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
On the other hand, I really should have used auto-search for the content earlier (I only manually searched before now). -Mparrault (talk) 13:18, 25 October 2018 (UTC)
  1. ^ Cochrane, Matthew. "Global Payments' Successful Two-Pronged Strategy". Motley Fool. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Global Payments 2016 Annual Report". Global Payments. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ Meola, Andrew. "These are the leading credit card processing companies". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  4. Return to "Global Payments" page.