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Thanks for the response and there is no conflict of interest.



Mamamoo fans want the blackface incident section removed for certain reasons.

1. It is unfair they have the controversial incident when other kpop groups have done mistakes pertaining to blackface or racial slurs. Mamamoo is the only kpop group who has this sort of negativity on their page.

2. We want the same treatment

3. Justice

4. Peace

Also, why does the incident included on their page? the page is semi-protected. We mean no harm.

NPR Newsletter No.15 16 November 2018Edit


Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello KSFT,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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Conflict of InterestEdit


Thanks for your help and I will definitely follow the guidelines to first Disclose the required info and refrain from editing myself and request an edit instead.

I edited today the article to include Datamine Software, the company I actually work for, which is probably something I shouldn't have done. Probably the best would be "I work here, and it is not listed, should have been, please add to the list if you agree with me" and request the edit.

This said, it is a bit weird that there is a list of Software companies there, including competitors, and it really doesn't seem like it is that unbiased. Another thing is that several other companies have articles published and I find it unlikely that unbiased third party individuals are responsible for the articles. The company I work for is renowned for its geological modelling capabilities and it is a bit surprising that it would be left out on a list that also has its main competitors.

I was actually drafting something, definitely not for the purpose of advertisement, but for the purpose of providing information, trying to just relay information similarly to what we can find in some other pages. I think this industry is big enough to have people seeking info and they would like to find it in Wikipedia, but not big enough to have people writing articles on mining software companies.

If you check, for example:

and what I am doing here:

I am definitely avoiding the use of expressions like "sophisticated" or "simplifying and accelerating routine tasks" like the Maptek article and adding external references as much as I can, not only from the company website.

Anyway, my question is, will this article be refused right out of the bat because I work for the company or if the conflict of interest is stated but the article is found to be impartial and purely informative, it can still be published?

Because I am a big supporter of Wikipedia and I will not willingly do anything that goes against any of the guidelines.

Your assistance will be much appreciated.


Henrique.buchhorn (talk) 07:25, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

@Henrique.buchhorn: It looks like you've appropriately disclosed your conflict of interest on your userpage. Your draft shouldn't be declined only because of your conflict of interest, but it can be very difficult to write neutrally about your own company. Both of the articles you linked to look promotional, so you're right not to base yours on them. KSFT (t|c) 02:33, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018Edit

Hello KSFT,

Reviewer of the Year

This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

Thanks are also extended for their work to JTtheOG (15,059 reviews), Boleyn (12,760 reviews), Cwmhiraeth (9,001 reviews), Semmendinger (8,440 reviews), PRehse (8,092 reviews), Arthistorian1977 (5,306 reviews), Abishe (4,153 reviews), Barkeep49 (4,016 reviews), and Elmidae (3,615 reviews).
Cwmhiraeth, Semmendinger, Barkeep49, and Elmidae have been New Page Reviewers for less than a year — Barkeep49 for only seven months, while Boleyn, with an edit count of 250,000 since she joined Wikipedia in 2008, has been a bastion of New Page Patrol for many years.

See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

Less good news, and an appeal for some help

The backlog is now approaching 5,000, and still rising. There are around 640 holders of the NPR flag, most of whom appear to be inactive. The 10% of the reviewers who do 90% of the work could do with some support especially as some of them are now taking a well deserved break.

Really good news - NPR wins the Community Wishlist Survey 2019

At #1 position, the Community Wishlist poll closed on 3 December with a resounding success for NPP, reminding the WMF and the volunteer communities just how critical NPP is to maintaining a clean encyclopedia and the need for improved tools to do it. A big 'thank you' to everyone who supported the NPP proposals. See the results.

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