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This Conflict of interest/Noticeboard (COIN) page is for determining whether a specific editor has a conflict of interest (COI) for a specific article and whether an edit by a COIN-declared COI editor does not meet a requirement of the Conflict of Interest guideline. A conflict of interest may occur when an editor has a close personal or business connections with article topics. An edit by a COIN-declared COI editor may not meet a requirement of the COI guideline when the edit advances outside interests more than it advances the aims of Wikipedia. Post here if you are concerned that an editor has a COI, and is using Wikipedia to promote their own interests at the expense of neutrality. For content disputes, try proposing changes at the article talk page first and otherwise follow the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution procedural policy. Sections older than 14 days archived by Lowercase sigmabot III.
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  • This page should only be used when ordinary talk page discussion has been attempted and failed to resolve the issue, such as when an editor has repeatedly added problematic material over an extended period.
  • Be careful not to out other editors by posting personal information here. Wikipedia's policy against harassment takes precedence over the COI guideline. If private information is needed to resolve COI editing, and if the issue is serious enough to warrant it, editors can email paid-en-wp@wikipedia.org with the evidence, or email any functionary for advice. Functionaries and members of the Arbitration Committee will review private evidence and take any necessary action.
  • The COI guideline does not absolutely prohibit people with a connection to a subject from editing articles on that subject. Editors who have such a connection can still comply with the COI guideline by discussing proposed article changes first, or by making uncontroversial edits. COI allegations should not be used as a "trump card" in disputes over article content. However, paid editing without disclosure is prohibited. Consider using the template series {{Uw-paid1}} through {{Uw-paid4}}.
  • Your report or advice request regarding COI incidents should include diff links and focus on one or more items in the COI guideline. In response, COIN may determine whether a specific editor has a COI for a specific article. There are three possible outcomes to your COIN request:
1. COIN consensus determines that an editor has a COI for a specific article. In response, the relevant article talk pages may be tagged with {{Connected contributor}}, the article page may be tagged with {{COI}}, and/or the user may be warned via {{subst:uw-coi|Article}}.
2. COIN consensus determines that an editor does not have a COI for a specific article. In response, editors should refrain from further accusing that editor of having a conflict of interest. Feel free to repost at COIN if additional COI evidence comes to light that was not previously addressed.
3. There is no COIN consensus. Here, Lowercase sigmabot III will automatically archive the thread when it is older than 14 days.
  • Once COIN declares that an editor has a COI for a specific article, COIN (or a variety of other noticeboards) may be used to determine whether an edit by a COIN declared COI editor does not meet a requirement of the Wikipedia:Conflict of interest guideline.
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Category:Requested edits is where COI editors have placed the {{Request edit}} template:

Iridium CommunicationsEdit

Someone is apparently copypasting info from promotional material into the article.

Rossy Evelin LimaEdit

This article appears to have been created and constantly updated by the subject's spouse, Gerald A. Padilla.

Moriba JahEdit

The author of much of the article is clearly Moriba Jah. Twice under his username, and the bulk of the edits under two IP addresses associated with Austin, TX (where Jah resides), which have both only contributed to Jah's page (since 2009). The page itself has many unsourced anecdotes that are inconstant with a wikipedia biography.

Arrested Development (group)Edit

CoconutJob (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

This user made their COI evident here but continues to directly edit the article (badly). A previous message on their talk page with the standard boilerplate was ignored, and they apparently have no interest in even trying to use references properly, adding external links directly into article text instead, and even removing ref markup to do so. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:22, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

  • I am starting to think that the most useful thing editors at COIN can do is watch a page, as there is strength in numbers when it comes to reverting disruption and WP:OWNERSHIP. So, watched.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 23:36, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • The fact that Special:Diff/877718117 and Special:Diff/877723279 are some of the larger edits that the account has ever done and outright copies and pastes of other people's writing and promotional quotefarms indicates that we would not lose very much if this account's editing privileges were revoked. That is simply not writing.

    I enjoyed the fact that Special:Diff/913987396 spoke in the past tense of a date that was still in the future according to its timestamp. ☺

    Uncle G (talk) 00:26, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Kamaal101 (talk · contribs) was clearly editing about xyrself, incidentally. But it seems not worth fussing over, unless untrue (which I have not checked). Uncle G (talk) 00:44, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

It's concerning to me that they have made it a credible claim that they are working at the direct request of the group, are still actively editing content about the group, but refuse to engage with the community at all. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:47, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

I agree. As far as I can see, all of their improper edits have been reverted. They're clearly in conflict though, and I sometimes wonder why editors like that aren't blocked outright, as it takes the time of good faith editors to monitor them.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 00:57, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

I've given them another warning. Hopefully this time they heed our advice. TheAwesomeHwyh 03:40, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

They did not. They seem steadfastly determined to not talk to anyone and not even try to understand how all this works. If I wasn't editorially involved I'd block them melself at thsi point. 20:25, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Blocked for editing past COI warning and ignoring multiple previous warnings - David Gerard (talk) 08:16, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
@David Gerard: Thanks for that, but it looks like they are using an IP sock already. [1] I can't believe the members of the group would want someone acting like this ont heir behalf, they seem like a pretty down-to-earth bunch. Beeblebrox (talk) 22:29, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Logos University (International) - owner editing it after paid editing noticeEdit

GabrielUnilogos states that he owns the university. He was given a notice this morning by User:McMatter but continued to edit. I rarely visit this board or deal with COIN but it looks like the best place to take this. What's the best thing to do if he continues to ignore the notice? Hopefully he'll come here now as I just notified him of this discussion. Doug Weller talk 10:55, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Highly likely self promotionEdit

This user repeatedly created a page about a school, which he likely still "studies" in, based on his userpage.

His attempts at creating a page for his school was repeatedly(5+ times?) undone because of the promotional tone of the article,
But the most important clue that I found was he was putting in the name G50X(a DJ) in many of his edits , like putting his name as a notable alumni of his school,
Thus on basis of his old user name(ig"music"tek) and the striking similarity between the search results of G50X and the userpage , I can confidently say that this is self-promotion.
So what should be done about this? [User:Daiyusha|Daiyusha]] (talk) 16:35, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Yo, I'm sorry if I'm going against Wikipedia policies but I don't think that was self-promotion. I'm providing the right information only. I'm actually a close friend of G50X. I love to edit wiki too without providing fake info's. I've noticed that there has some several informations removed from the page I've written from school, it's dumb that it shouldn't be removed, I only provided correct infos. Who else cites on "Event" section??!! I've referenced lot of school page before writing and found out that most of them don't even have their event section cited. And yeah on the infobox, how am I able to cite there lol, I've never seen someone citing on infobox yet. So 2 boxes were removed bcoz of that -_- and I'm sorry if I'm violating the policies. I'll make sure I won't put his name again haha. — Preceding unsigned comment added by D3FAULTX8 (talkcontribs) 02:18, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @D3FAULTX8:, since you are a close friend of G50X, you should not be editing pages to insert his name. See WP:COI.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 01:10, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I'll make sure that it doesn't happen again, please dismiss this issue, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by D3FAULTX8 (talkcontribs) 17:51, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Martin Clement CreamerEdit

This draft is currently at MFD. The author's statements are not worthy of belief. They say that they were asked to create an article. Then they say that they were asked by a group of friends, because they are getting snared in being paid, when it would be less difficult just to declare that they are being paid. Author is a single-purpose account. The claim that they are working on this one person just to get Wikipedia editing experience, rather than shifting to some less hopeless task when at MFD, doesn't follow. (They aren't getting paid to get Wikipedia editing experience, but that is my opinion.) Robert McClenon (talk) 16:47, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Blackstone Brewing CompanyEdit

I've removed lists of individual products and a long list of awards as promotional/non-encyclopedic and they have all been put back. If anyone could take another look... MB 17:03, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

"local businessman and historian Scott R. Mertie (owner of the Nashville Brewing Company) wrote a book on Nashville's brewing history, titled Nashville Brewing (Arcadia Publishing, 2006)." So S Mertie is the owner and the author of the main source. duffbeerforme (talk) 12:18, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Charlie MidnightEdit

This is my first time filing this sort of report, so hopefully I am doing this properly. Some months ago, I noticed that someone had been removing biographical information from the Charlie Midnight article. I replaced the information, and added a citation. The same user then removed the information twice more over a period of time. After some research, I noted that the person's user name, "MPH Entertainment", was very similar to MPH Music Productions and MPH Media, both organizations previously or currently associated with Mr. Midnight. I also noted that the MPH Entertainment account seems to have only ever edited this article in its two years of existence. At that time (July 25), I posted on their user talk page, but have received no response to date. The same user again removed the biographical info in question earlier today, which led me to make this report. -Dewelar (talk) 00:49, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

That article's problems barely begin with the removal of the birth name. I've reverted back a ways to a less promotional version and put a paid editor warning template on User:MPH Entertainment's talk page. - MrOllie (talk) 02:11, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Nebraska Family AllianceEdit

A large edit of non-neutral-POV text appeared with anonymous edit. It is likely that a paid employee of this organization has inserted this new, contentious text.

The organization that is the subject of the article is in the news today, link below. It is likely they have edited their own article to shore up their public appearance.

https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/employee-fired-after-telling-conservative-woman-to-leave-lincoln-coffeeshop/article_3cd19c34-21f2-59f0-b49c-844438d786ed.html

Jno.skinner (talk) 02:34, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

  • the IP user's edit seems neutral and well sourced. It is mostly good editing, although I did restore a few less than flattering sentences that the IP had deleted. Personally I would not worry too much unless they start adding material that is outside of the editing standards for advocacy, sourcing, neutrality and puffery. Keep an eye on it feel free to revert their edits if you feel they are out of scope. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 04:04, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Also, I went through and checked a few of the references that the IP added. In doing so, I discovered that some of them are a bit thin, meaning the claims are only partially supported by the sources. Feel free to check those over.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 04:30, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • thank you for your work ThatMontrealIP! I think in a couple of cases I am able to find more descriptive sources for those thinly-sourced claims; thanks for looking into them. There remain a couple of phrases that seem non-neutral to me based upon the Manual of Style/Words to watch. Terms like "freedom fighter", according to the Manual, "may express contentious opinion and are best avoided unless widely used by reliable sources." I feel that the phrase "defending religious freedom" in the article is very near to "freedom fighter" and thus introduces bias. But, I'm having a hard time thinking of how to replace it in a neutral POV way. Would love to know if you happen to have any guidance. Jno.skinner (talk) 17:29, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Just go for it and change the word when you come up with a replacement! Don't be afraid to revert an edit if you feel strongly about it. The relevant policy is WP:BRD, meaning be bold, revert, discuss. If you see something you don't like, you should revert and place a discussion somewhere, as you have done here. I agree "freedom fighter" is perhaps not a neutral phrase.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 18:25, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Assuming it only appeared in the lead, I changed it from "defending" to "increasing". I think it is the same idea but has a more neutral tone (i.e. it doesn't make a value judgement about "religious freedom" and its change). The other alternative would be to quote the group on their policy goals (if they have every released a concise, straightforward list of same). I also changed "combating human trafficking" to "reducing human trafficking". Rockphed (talk) 19:58, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Rockphed! I wholly agree that "increase" is more neutral than "defend". I did replace your change, however, because I thought it appropriate to be more specific about what policy proposals constitute increasing religious freedom. I settled on "permitting displays of religious affiliation in public schools" and "permitting business to decline service to LGBT customers" because that's what was supported elsewhere in the article, under the "Religious freedom" heading. I did choose to not alter this heading, because there is more room there to expand upon the meaning of the phrase. Jno.skinner (talk) 18:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

FriendlyRoRoEdit

Misplaced on the wrong noticeboard. I have added diffs and articles to 89.240.130.121's original report, per the custom for this noticeboard. Uncle G (talk) 11:17, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

@FriendlyRoRo: has been dropping by since 2016. Always kinda promo-sounding articles on companies. Never once and edit to a talk page. Talkpage has a CoI notice and a spamming warning. Fails at all opportunities to WP:ENGAGE. All well and good but... what now? This is way beyond me. 89.240.130.121 (talk) 18:38, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

If I’m allowed to suggest an idea (I encountered this editor by adding tags to the Apex Airspace article), I would suggest a final warning, and a block if they continue. From reading the AfD, this report, they seem like a WP:PROMO account, or at least WP:NOTHERE. James-the-Charizard (talk) 16:38, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
  • IMO this is clear misuse of Wikipedia and leeching off the work of our volunteers. I've blocked indefinitely as an undisclosed paid editor. Bishonen | talk 07:29, 13 September 2019 (UTC).
  • Thank you. LadyWilco complained about something deleted by User:JamesBWatson. Is it a sock? There are some other promo-ish sock-ish accounts incl. Ebin Benny, what do others think? ☆ Bri (talk) 15:11, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Looking at the edit history at Rockfire Capital, that is what I suspect. Also the general tone of the contribs by FriendlyRoRo and Ebin Benny are very similar; mostly RE/RE capital fund promo. Throw in LouisLuscombe too, as a prior creator of Netwealth. ☆ Bri (talk) 17:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Bri I’m no checkuser (I’m only an editor with 1600 edits to his name) but looking at the fact that both Ebin and Louis created Netwealth, socking between the two definitely seems like a possibility, either that or the operators of the accounts could be related. James-the-Charizard (talk) 18:02, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Despite the similarity between the editing from FriendlyRoRo and Ebin Benny, I am confident that they are not the same person, for reasons which I prefer not to publicise here, especially as Bri and the IP editor have effectively alerted the editors in question to this discussion by linking to their user names. However, I would not by any means rule out the possibility that they are both undisclosed paid editors who have both worked for the same client. LouisLuscombe and LadyWilco have both done too little editing for any conclusion to be drawn, but in any case it's fairly irrelevant since LouisLuscombe's entire editing history took place in a period of less than 6 weeks in 2016, and LadyWilco's in a single day in 2017. JamesBWatson (talk) 21:10, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Any editor has to be alerted that they are being discussed on the noticeboard. ☆ Bri (talk) 21:13, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Was I supposed to tell the two of them...? (Oh boy I feel like a dummy...) James-the-Charizard (talk) 21:36, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@Bri: You are right, of course. Because the issue I was dealing with was suspicion of sockpuppetry, I was thinking in terms of sockpuppet investigations, where informing editors discussed is not required (and indeed there are often very good reasons for avoiding calling their attention to what the evidence is). With that in the forefront of my mind, I forgot that here it is different. Thanks for correcting me. JamesBWatson (talk) 20:40, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Tadeusz PatzekEdit

This article is an autobiography, confirmed by edit summary "added more detailed information about my life". The editor has removed COI & like-resume tags. These should only be removed by an independent editor with a NPOV. MB 18:52, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

I trimmed about 25% of the article content that was either puffery or irrelevant and unsourced. Seems to meet WP:NPROF as he has held named chairs. He has also participated in some high profile congressional consulting. I've templated the use for COI and added the article to my watchlist.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 00:16, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Seamus CoughlinEdit

I highly suspect that Seamus Coughlin was written by the subject or someone closely associated with him. The topic might also not be notable but I saw this right before I need to log off and do not currently have time to dig through the mountain of links at the bottom of the page, so I thought I'd bring it to attention here. — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 22:20, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Nominated for deletion. It looks like paid editing, as the page started out at 35KB, and the user's first step was to redirect FreedomToons to Seamus Coughlin. The new user is a pro. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 22:49, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
ThatMontrealIP, That was my thought as well. I also haven't been editing for a while and didn't want to dive straight back in with a paid editing case, so thanks for helping out with it. Cheers, — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here)(click me!) 00:14, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
No problem. The user has also posted to my talk page. Don't forget to leave users a COIN Notice as above, on their talk page. I have done it for you. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 00:23, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I am the person who wrote the article. As I have already said, I am in no way related to Seamus Coughlin. I am not him. I do not know him. He does not know there is an article about him. I am just a fan of his who noticed there wasn't an article about him and wanted to contribute. I worked really hard on this so please don't delete it. Cc330162 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for clarifying this. You did a very good job on the editing, but it is up for deletion because the sourcing does not seem to establish the notability. We get a lot of paid editors who are here promote a subject, which hurts Wikipedia. Thank you for clarifying that you are not one of them.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 00:51, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Well, if you looked at the sources you would know he's notable enough to appear on The Tom Woods Show twice and to have his work talked about by Ben Shapiro and Andrew Klavan, which is a pretty big deal if you ask me. I didn't mention this in the article because I didn't think it was relevant, but he also appeared on Blaze TV, which is also a pretty big deal. Coughlin has over 300 thousand subscribers, which is more than Alan Melikdjanian had when his article was created, so he's definitely notable in that regard. I believe for those reasons that Seamus Coughlin is notable enough to have an article written about him. Cc330162 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 01:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Cc330162 if you don't know him, how is this or his signature your own work? Praxidicae (talk) 17:10, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
That's a good question. The picture of Coughlin is a cropped screenshot of an interview from Blaze TV. In the FreedomToons intro, you can see his signature in the top right corner. I edited it in photoshop to make the background transparent and the writing black instead of blue. It was actually pretty hard to figure out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cc330162 (talkcontribs) 17:18, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Gamone PwintEdit

New user, named the same as the chairman of the subject company, has changed the (English-transliterated) spelling of his middle name "Lin" to "Lynn". It seems likely, from sources like LinkedIn, that this is how he prefers it, but I recognize the problems with impersonation, COI, etc. Would someone, familiar with all the right username and COI policies to cite, address this with him? Thanks. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 06:55, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

I would not worry about the edit. It's very minor. The user name also seems OK, as it refers to a single person within the company, if that is what GMP means. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 13:36, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Can you help with COI sockfarm investigation?Edit

articles (representative)

Evidence (diffs) has been requested at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/RadyoUkay819. Looks like a possible paid editing operation; I have seen article creations dealing with models/pageant contestants, and aspiring singers. Bri.public (talk) 15:38, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

I posted some information. Wearing my admin hat, there's enough behavioral evidence to sock-block, but there are possibly more I didn't yet uncover so I also requested CU there that may find more. This is not my topic area, so I can't comment on the COI aspect, just the SOCK aspect. DMacks (talk) 16:07, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks DMacks. There's a prior analysis at User:Bri.public/Beauty pageants which might be helpful here, I haven't really cross-checked yet so I don't know. When I put that together in 2015, I wrote "The pageant articles are so bad, it's hard to find a legitimate editor..."; unfortunately, this remains true. Bri.public (talk) 16:36, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
I've nuked about 50 articles under G5. MER-C 09:09, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I started looking at the remaining articles. Just noting for now that someone claiming to be a pageant contestant started editing "her" article 48 hours after it was created by the sockmaster. - Bri.public (talk) 17:46, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Giada Pezzaioli was deleted after my g5 nom, for the third time – previously deleted in 2015 and 2017. - Bri.public (talk) 19:50, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
There is some evidence of the use of open proxies, so I've asked for a check. - Bri.public (talk) 21:23, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Random thought (not a serious proposal): would general sanctions help for this topic? MER-C 09:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

The dreck continues. Anybody want to add Miss World Philippines 2019 and Michelle Dee to their watchlist?
I've said this before but I'll say it again. There is, in my opinion, a serious risk that nearly the entirety of Wikipedia dealing with attention-seeking subjects could go this way. Certain topics are currently protected by topic-specific, aggressive upholding of standards – such as MEDRS/WP:MED – and can maintain themselves. But will the rest become a moth-eaten COI-authored mess like the pageants and Indian film are today? The jury is still out on whether the sanctions around cryptocurrency are working; it might be the next lost cause. ☆ Bri (talk) 15:23, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
I applaud the hard work our editors do scrubbing promotional content out. Sadly, until the readers grow sour on the Wikipedia brand due to the corrosive nature of CoI editing, there won't be sufficient article protection and editing prevention to stem the tide. Chris Troutman (talk) 17:03, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Dildo, Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

(Redacted) has been editing the Dildo article and he is a member of the local service district.— Preceding unsigned comment added by NL19931993 (talkcontribs)

  • @NL19931993:, we have pretty strict rules on identifying people in real life. Does Adpretty say he's who you think he is somewhere? If not, everyone has a right to privacy on Wikipedia unless they disclose voluntarily. If he does, please accept my apologies! ThatMontrealIP (talk) 01:23, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment Adpretty does not appear to have ever made a talk page comment at user or article talk. As such the assumption that they are any given individual would fall under WP:OUTING. Simonm223 (talk) 15:04, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Express Yourself (MX Player)Edit

Promo only account and likely undisclosed paid editor. The user was asked to disclose paid editing twice, but there is no response and s/he continue promoting the subject and related topics. GSS (talk|c|em) 07:26, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Blocked. MER-C 09:50, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Putting topic ban on the userEdit

Here is the User:Ruth vanita who is continuously editing articles about Ruth Vanita, Saleem Kidwai and others even after issuing warnings to her about WP:COI. In this revision she tried to put details about her upcoming book and used Wiki as soapbox. Same she did here. Saleem Khidwai is the person with whom she co-authored a book and she added these details about him.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Harshil169 (talkcontribs)

  • Wikipedia should not be use as soapbox and many of her edits related to herself, her colleague and homosexuality are promotion of her work which is not acceptable. Hence, I think topic ban on LGBT writers in India should be imposed on her so that she can't further edit about pages related to herself, her colleague and her work. Or atleast topic ban on Ruth Vanita will be also enough. -- Harshil want to talk? 11:17, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Just a note that some background exists at the AFD for Ruth Vanita. Her additions yesterday were quickly reverted.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 16:58, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Just a note that this was originally opened at ANI, and this noticeboard (COIN) has become the central discussion. - Bri.public (talk) 17:34, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Bethany Hills CampEdit

This is my first time filing something like this out, so hopefully I'm doing it right. The user has admitted to working for the business he edited the page for, but his page does not disclose a possible CoI. The 5th Dimension of Hades (talk) 14:03, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Our disclosure requirements are met at: User:Samtbartholomew. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:01, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Tomevo1234Edit

Creating of an article about themself. Lupin VII (talk) 22:27, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Rodney_OrpheusEdit

WP:NPOV and WP:COI and WP:CONFLICT

Notability and commercial purpose is also possible, as the subject fails to meet notability test even in basic purpose of the article - the article was initially created as "Writer," and today the opening paragraph states the subject is known for being "a musician."

Review of materials published or produced impugn the legitimacy; the name of this person additionally does not appear to be a real name. This is therefore a fictional media character.

Request Editor examine claims and engage appropriate policies.

Canlawtictoc (talk) 11:49, 21 September 2019 (UTC) 11:46, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

More suspicious new articlesEdit

As a reminder, this is a list of articles created in the last two weeks that are disproportionally likely to be UPE, COI, or otherwise promotional or non-notable. Expect false positives.

Batch ending 23 SeptemberEdit

Page XWiki? Draft search Archive search Author
2019 General Motors Strike (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Abarry123 (talk · contribs)
AFIRE (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Sccros (talk · contribs)
Active shooter training (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Stayuptodate (talk · contribs)
Alexandra Mor (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Oleeyfilay (talk · contribs)
Allison Parrish (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Shadoof (talk · contribs)
Amanda Bucci (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Mashibaryo (talk · contribs)
Anatoly Belov (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Tempus (talk · contribs)
Annaka Harris (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Technutt (talk · contribs)
Aspen Film Society (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Swordswfriends (talk · contribs)
Bashir Badu (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Fayyaz Anwar (talk · contribs)
Bashshar Habibullah (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Rahul Kumar Si (talk · contribs)
Benny Prawira Siauw (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 1 Search Main · Draft Ksuc (talk · contribs)
Blood Worshiper (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) 0 Search Main · Draft Kikiramomobami (talk · contribs)
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Here we go again. MER-C 14:27, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

"disproportionally likely to be UPE, COI, or otherwise promotional or non-notable" Based on what criteria? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:30, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Also, at the top of this page is the notice: You must notify any editor who is the subject of a discussion. You may use {{subst:coin-notice}} ~~~~ to do so., yet you do not appear to have done so for many - perhaps all - of those you name. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:01, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  • At the top of this page: "This page should only be used when ordinary talk page discussion has been attempted and failed to resolve the issue, such as when an editor has repeatedly added problematic material over an extended period."ThatMontrealIP (talk) 11:38, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

@MER-C: Did you see this discussion? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:24, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

User:AMarkMcLean and Brasserie BrunehautEdit

I think that this user might be an undisclosed paid editor. New account, and their only edits are to this article. Their edits appear to be promotional; [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], etc, I could provide more diffs, but I think this is enough to show why I'm posting here. Clovermoss (talk) 20:42, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

@Clovermoss: At the top of this page is the notice: You must notify any editor who is the subject of a discussion. You may use {{subst:coin-notice}} ~~~~ to do so. However, you don't appear to have left any message on the user's talk page (which is still a red link). Perhaps you'd like to do so now? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:49, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Yes, I will. Clovermoss (talk) 21:04, 21 September 2019 (UTC) @Pigsonthewing: I have left a notice now. Thank you for mentioning my mistake so I could try to fix it. I don't have much experience with COIN and should have been more careful about making sure I did stuff like that. Clovermoss (talk) 21:10, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

I'm no longer concerned about this editor's intentions after seeing their reply on their talk page. AMarkMcLean is interested in improving the encloypedia and does not appear to have a conflict-of-interest, just an interest in improving the Wikipedia article. It looks like my report here has discouraged them from further editing... and I regret making this report for that reason. Clovermoss (talk) 23:48, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

SantanaMontanaofficialEdit

Creation of article about themself. Lupin VII (talk) 07:31, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Likely UPE and promotionEdit

The article is written with promotional intent, and the user has been warned before (final warning) for promotion. Other than that, searching for the user's name brings up fishy results, giving evidence for UPE . Daiyusha (talk) 20:05, 22 September 2019 (UTC)