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CarZing: Article ReviewEdit

Hello - I'm writing on behalf of my client, CarZing. CarZing’s mission is to make auto financing quick and easy while providing a modern, hassle free way of shopping for cars. The article (see draft here) was submitted back in December 2020, and is still waiting to be reviewed. Google Search is currently showing outdated company info until this article can help update SEO, which is causing some customers to get confused. My client and I would greatly appreciate if someone could assist in reviewing the article draft. Thank you so much for your help! - Chase

Amazon: Retail vs AWS RevenueEdit

In a number of articles in this project, Amazon is referred to as a retailer. 10% of Amazon's revenue, and the majority of its income (54% as of FY2020), actually does not come from retail anymore, it comes from AWS. Since the majority of Amazon's income is not tied to retail, it is arguable if it should even be included in the list of the world's largest retailers. If it is retained, I would strongly argue to only include revenue from it's retail operations in the listing.

Reviews for Insurance Provider sitesEdit

Hi!

I don't want to fall foul of any COI issues - however I and my team at Worry+Peace [deleted my in advertent link!!] are building a valuable source base for customer service reviews for 1,000+ insurance providers in the UK. Including the likes of Hiscox, who are included in your project.

I wanted to add a citation/ Since the pandemic, it's customer experience feedback has improved notably to their page, but AS I READ, believe it's a potential conflict.

Hiscox could, in practice, be our client, but the content we are sourcing/aggregrating and classifying is UGC... so I am unsure where this sits on the scale.

From our perspective we naturally want to be THE source for insurance feedback insight - and feel this is hyper relevant to wiki pages because of the anecdotal and verifiable impact that reviews have on Google rankings for providers in short and long tail insurance keyword searches. We do not sell insurance coverage and do not take a fiduciary commission when buyers use our own search. I would like to request clarification on how we can tread the right line of ethical on this. I see nothing wrong with presenting ourselves as a valuable source of citation, since we believe our work in this field is for the public good - to aid better relationships between them and insurance providers.

Help needed to split Citadel Securities from Citadel LLCEdit

Hi, a discussion has determined that Citadel Securities should be split from Citadel LLC. COI editor Amandaatcitadel has prepared a draft here: User:Amandaatcitadel/Citadel Securities. On first impression, the draft seems workable, but I won't have the time required to give it proper attention over in the near future. If anyone has the time to take a look, it would be appreciated. I'm also notifying Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Finance & Investment. JBchrch talk 22:34, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

Want feedback on Draft:Midnight SocietyEdit

Hello! I kindly ask if someone will give me feedback on the draft I'm giving time in. It's called "Midnight Society", and it was formed by streamer Dr Disrespect alongside Call of Duty and Halo veterans Robert Bowling, Quinn DelHoyo, and Sumit Gupta. The draft was declined multiple times due to lack of reliable sources (in which I improved in), and for notability. I've searched the California Secretary of State website for their name, but no luck. I think some studios don't file as an LLC when they're formed, in which I'm mentioning it as an independent development studio. MikeTimesONE (talk) 12:28, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:BATM Advanced Communications#Requested move 27 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:BATM Advanced Communications#Requested move 27 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 00:45, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations#Requested move 30 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations#Requested move 30 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 20:35, 6 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:RBK Group#Requested move 15 March 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:RBK Group#Requested move 15 March 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 07:06, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Streamline Yahoo History sectionEdit

Hello, editors! My name is Spencer and I work for Yahoo. I posted an edit request on the Yahoo Talk page to update the History section last week. This is a large edit request, should editors want to consider it in smaller sections, I can break the request up. Just let me know. Is anyone available to review it? Due to my COI, I am not able to update the article myself. Thanks! Spencer at Yahoo (talk) 19:06, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Innovation EndeavorsEdit

Hi project members, I would appreciate if someone with a good understanding of notability of companies and reliable sources for company notability would take a look at Draft:Innovation Endeavors, and leave comment on the article talk page regarding the notability of the company and the sources currently referenced. Please ping me from the article talk page. Regards, · · · Peter Southwood (talk): 06:28, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

As requested --CNMall41 (talk) 19:19, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

New WikiProjectEdit

Hey everyone at WP Companies, There is a new Wikiproject proposal for 20th Century Studios. (see Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/20th Century Studios) So if you are interested in joining please say so in the proposal, so we can see if there will be enough member to start a project. ― Kaleeb18TalkCaleb 20:18, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Requesting help on a rejected articleEdit

It looks like I may have over-written and over-sourced https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:PropertyGuru , so my reviewer thinks it sounds like advertising. This is my first-ever full article, and I think I might be in over my head. Requesting experienced editor(s) to help my chop out info that doesn't belong. Thanks! Pathologix (talk) 11:10, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

@Pathologix:, I took a quick look and would agree with the reviewer. It is written as if the company itself had a hand in it. Ask yourself this, do Wikipedia readers care (or does the company care) about "In 2012, the company raised S$55 million in funding?" These type of drafts also stink of conflict of interest editing. I will always assume good faith in this aspect but would request you review WP:COI and WP:PAID and make any disclosure if applicable. --CNMall41 (talk) 18:53, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to look at the draft and feedback, @CNMall41. Yes, I am well aware of COI and PAID. (Not sure if I should feel complimented that you think my draft is good enough for people to pay for, or insulted that you think I'm breaking rules...) I basically just copied the format of some other Company articles (mostly from the other famous Singaporean unicorn, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grab_(company) and summarized what I thought was encyclopedic info from trusted sources from extensive Google News searches. If you have more concrete suggestions for improving, I'd grateful. I'm pretty despondent about my experience on this, but might revisit in the future. Pathologix (talk) 06:39, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
@Pathologix That Grab article is pretty bad, and I wouldn't try to use it as a model. It's better to use good articles as models, for instance the articles listed at Wikipedia:Good articles/Social sciences and society § Businesses and organizations. Skimming through your article, I see a lot of "marketing talk" that doesn't really fit what is expected from an encyclopedia: "It was the biggest acquisition in PropertyGuru’s 14-year history", "was recognised as the leading property marketplace in the country", "was the market leader in four out of five of the largest economies in the region", "profitable and cash flow positive", "higher quality listings rank higher, regardless of whether or not agents advertise" etc. That's the real problem here. JBchrch talk 17:35, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Hey, @Pathologix:, thanks for the reply. So which is it ("Not sure if I should feel complimented that you think my draft is good enough for people to pay for, or insulted that you think I'm breaking rules...")? I also see the draft is still full of promo tone so not sure where you are in the overall process. --CNMall41 (talk) 23:44, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Daewoo Electronics#Requested move 20 April 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Daewoo Electronics#Requested move 20 April 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 16:46, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Diligent Corporation History and AcquisitionsEdit

Hi Wikipedia, I'm Julia from Diligent Corporation. I am requesting editor assistance to update Diligent's article. I have a few open edit requests which can be found here: concise history rewrite and new additions to expansion & acquisitions.

I have a COI so I will not edit the article myself. Thanks in advance. JHDiligent (talk) 19:28, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Category:Former Warner Bros. Discovery subsidiaries has been nominated for discussionEdit

 

Category:Former Warner Bros. Discovery subsidiaries has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to decide whether this proposal complies with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. ~~~~ Nate (chatter) 23:45, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

Evernote: Company section updatesEdit

Hey there! I'm Greg, an Evernote employee trying to get some help updating and improving the company's article. User:Kvng helpfully suggested I give this WikiProject a shot, so here I am. A colleague of mine, User:Evernotebrian, researched and wrote a new draft for the article's Company section. It features some details on recent developments that aren't covered in the current version of the Evernote article and adds improved sourcing to the existing content in that section. His draft is available for review at this link. Additionally, here's a link to the edit request on the Evernote Talk page, where you can see my COI disclosure and follow-up note right below Brian's post. We were also hoping to get the Company header changed to History, because we feel that's a more accurate description of what the section contains, but I know that's an extra consideration. If an interested editor from this WP could at least take a look at the new section draft, that would be terrific. Thanks for your time. Evernote Greg (talk) 15:24, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

Hadean SupercomputingEdit

Hi fellow Wikipedians. I have created a page for the British tech start-up,Draft:Hadean Supercomputing and I'm looking for a kind editor to take a look at the copy. With full respect towards COI guidelines, I have declared my association to the business and want to avoid editing further and have a WikiProject Companies member take over or suggest improvements instead. Thank you very much in advance. HadeanJohn (talk) 15:19, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Basecamp (company)#Requested move 4 May 2022Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Basecamp (company)#Requested move 4 May 2022 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ASUKITE 17:24, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

GAR for UBSEdit

UBS has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. (t · c) buidhe 03:55, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Dover Corporation primary-sourced subsection removal requestEdit

Hello editors! To disclose for transparency: I am an employee of Dover Corporation and am making requests for editors to review rather than making edits due to my COI. I have been making some requests on the Talk page to deal with issues on the page related to the warning flag that mentions advertising content and overreliance on sources related to Dover. My latest request relates to the subsections that discuss the company's different segments: each of these is sourced to references that are company websites. I'd like to suggest removing at least one, and have put forward a specific request for one of the subsections to source some content and remove the rest. One editor shared a few thoughts, but it looks like they are offline or busy currently and they haven't returned. Would any editors here be able to review and provide feedback? SVeatch (talk) 21:06, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

Puck, digital media companyEdit

I recently created a stub for Puck (media company), a newly founded digital media company. Any help would be appreciated. Thriley (talk) 02:56, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

New Chapter vitamin and supplements makerEdit

I recently created an article for New Chapter, a vitamin and supplements maker. Any help with the article would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 07:42, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Bank of America Merchant ServicesEdit

 – Z1720 (talk) 16:01, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

Generali Group or Generali Italia?Edit

Hi, I'm a newbie here. I created an article on an insurance company owned by Generali Italia and since I saw this I tried to replicate it for Generali (my draft).
I'm not sure if it's more appropriate having it devoted to Generali Italia (as I drafted) or if it's better to scale up at Generali Group level. Do you have any suggestion? Thanks, --McGrannit (talk) 08:09, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

Nationwide Mutual Insurance - Outdated Company InformationEdit

COI Disclosure - PR Representative for Nationwide - In a shift to a hybrid work model, Nationwide has closed many of its regional offices. Recommended revision to intro paragraph: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and affiliated companies is a group of large U.S. insurance and financial services companies based in Columbus, OH. The company also operates campus locations in Scottsdale, AZ; Des Moines, IA; and San Antonio, TX. Nationwide currently has approximately 25,000 employees, and is ranked #80 in the 2022 Fortune 500 list. Nationwide is currently ranked #21 in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For." In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nationwide announced its permanent hybrid work model in April of 2020 and is in the process of remodeling its buildings to adapt to employee needs for this new model.

https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/04/29/nationwide-closing-some-offices-in-permanent-shift.html https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/04/30/566954.htm https://news.yahoo.com/nationwide-posts-record-profit-2021-202847474.html https://www.businessinsider.com/why-nationwides-ceo-sees-digital-innovation-as-critical-post-pandemic-2020-4 https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2020/05/06/nationwide-plans-to-make-work-from-home-permanent-for-some-offices-414-177930/ https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/nationwide-insurance-renovates-downtown-columbus-franklin-county-ohio-workspaces-adapting-to-a-post-pandemic-world-covid-remote-work-3-16-2022 https://fortune.com/company/nationwide/best-companies/ https://fortune.com/company/nationwide/fortune500/

Recommend addition of new CEO: In October 2019, Kirt Walker was named CEO, replacing Steve Rasmussen, who had been in the position since 2009. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/10/meet-the-new-members-of-nationwides-leadership.html

Nationwide rebranded its logo in 2015. The new logo is displayed outside of the headquarters. The current image is outdated. https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/09/02/nationwide-s-eagle-logo-taking-flight-again-as.html https://www.dispatch.com/story/business/2022/03/07/nationwide-raise-minimum-wage-21-per-hour/9412163002/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:One_Nationwide_from_Rhodes_State.jpg

Nationwide has consolidated some of its companies. The list on this page is outdated. The current list is available on Nationwide's website. https://www.nationwide.com/personal/about-us/affiliated-companies/

KIGERM (talk) 13:57, 9 June 2022 (UTC)kigerm

Cerebral, mental health telemedicine companyEdit

I noticed there is a draft for Draft:Cerebral (company). The company has been in the news recently. Plenty of coverage to improve the article with. Thriley (talk) 23:04, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

Criteria for company articleEdit

What is the criteria for inclusion when it comes to creating articles about companies? Does it come down to how many locations of said company exists? Is a criteria agreed upon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability_(organizations_and_companies)

On the above link it states “Arbitrary standards should not be used to create a bias favoring larger organisations or their products, though articles about very small "garage" or local companies are typically unacceptable per WP:NOTADVERTISING.

Let’s use an example: A relatively new Hotel chain is surging in locations. Does the increase in real estate make said hotel notable? How significant should the new openings be? Should the hotel (or other type of company) be established enough to warrant a Wikipedia article?

Ethan Barrows (talk) 18:21, 23 June 2022 (UTC)