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Taylor (Firm)Edit

Would someone from WP:WPCY mind taking a look at Taylor (Firm) and assessing it? It was just created and already has had most of its content WP:REVDELeted as a copyright violation. There might be some COI/Paid editing involved since the two accounts primarily editing it are also brand new WP:SPAs. Not sure if it meets WP:ORG since one of the sources seems to be some kind of Harvard Law School student project and the others might be problematic per WP:CORPDEPTH. -- Marchjuly (talk)

WikiProject InvestmentEdit

Was hoping to collaborate with this project!

I'd like to invite you to join the Investment WikiProject. There are a lot of Investment related articles on Wikipedia that could use a little attention, and I hope this project can help organize an effort to improve them. So please, take a look and if you like what you see, help get this project off the ground and a few Investment pages into the front ranks of Wikipedia articles. Thanks!

link on hybris not working (wallet garden content)Edit

Help updating Gallup (company)Edit


Hello, Editors on this WikiProject might be interested in suggested updates to clean up Gallup, the management consulting business that also conducts public opinion polling. The infobox is missing key content, such as Gallup's former names, its industry, and where it was founded, and the Gallup Press section is currently supported only by primary sources. I've made some suggested changes to fix all these issues. As disclosed on the Gallup Talk page, I have a financial conflict of interest, as I'm offering these updates on behalf of the company as part of my work with Beutler Ink, so I'm looking for other editors to review. Thank you in advance, Danilo Two (talk) 17:36, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

This has been answered. Danilo Two (talk) 16:19, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

When a company which has few reliable sources about it takes over the operations of another company, what to do?Edit

There is a company named All Smiles Dental Centers which became notorious in Dallas after accusations of Medicaid fraud. The company closed and its remaining locations were bought out by South Texas Dental, a company which has not attracted much attention in the press. South Texas Dental itself has few sources, but it took over the operations of a notable company. How should I handle this article? WhisperToMe (talk) 13:15, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

How to handle it, in what aspect? Are you thinking about whether the two articles should be merged together? I would say no. These two companies existed as separate topics for 11 years, and they don't retroactively become the same topic because one of them acquired the other. Or are you thinking that South Texas Dental is non-notable? If that's the case, then you can nominate it for deletion. The company doesn't inherit notability by acquiring a notable company. Toohool (talk) 17:27, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Assessment progressionEdit

I've created a transcluded and simplified progression template for showing how many articles in the project are assessed. Adding {{WikiProject assessment progression|project=company}} produces:

Articles assessed for quality: 90.7% complete

Hope it helps. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 23:19, 23 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi all, I'd appreciate if one or two of you could add Paytm to your watchlists, please. Article comes off as promotional/corporate brochure and there's an SPI who seems to be doing some maintenance on it. At one point there was a wall of awards--I deleted most of them because there was no clear indication that most of those awards were notable (i.e. no articles linked) but I always appreciate a second look. There's also been a bit of a back-and-forth[1][2][3] about a sting video made by an organisation called CobraPost. Anyway, corporate articles are not my specialty, so more experienced eyes would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:15, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Draft TravelCenters of America article for reviewEdit


Hello! On behalf of TravelCenters of America, I have drafted an expanded and updated Wikipedia article for community review, which I am submitting on behalf of the company. There are several issues with the existing article, which I've outlined in more detail on the article's talk page. For those who may not be familiar, TA is the largest operator of truck stops and travel centers in the United States. I'm curious, are any WikiProject Companies participants willing to come take a look at the expanded and updated "History" section I've proposed here? I've posted a similar note to WikiProject Trucks, but there are multiple sections needing review, so help from WikiProject Companies members would also be very helpful. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Inkian Jason (talk) 21:49, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 16:35, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The Personal Insurance CompanyEdit


The article The Personal Insurance Company has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Company exists, but there's no sourcing provided to show that it is Wikipedia notable enough for a stand-alone article (even a stub) per WP:ORG. A quick search for sources only found the routine coverage mentioned in WP:CORPDEPTH, but not the kind of multiple independent independent sources providing the WP:SIGCOV needed to establish Wikipedia notability.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:46, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:29, 30 May 2018 (UTC)


Suggested new content


I have a conflict of interest so will not edit the page directly but wanted to point the editor of this page to some recent updates from the company in order to keep the page recent and correct.

Please see below a recent article from the FT covering the companies return to profit and turnaround since the restructuring:

This is also reflected on the companies own website where they have published the results.

In addition, the company has also appointed a new chairman, while its CEO is Steve Graf and not Julian Verden as the page states:


Suggestion for List of pornography companiesEdit

Hi. Pornography companies can be either "solo" people working like Jill Kelly Productions or Jules Jordan Video or large conglomerates like Hokuto Corporation or MindGeek. What to include in List of pornography companies?Guilherme Burn (talk) 12:48, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

RfC at WikiProject HospitalsEdit

A request for comments at WikiProject Hospitals might interest members of this WikiProject. I'm seeking comment to see if it is possible to make the rules clearer for how hospital reputation, rankings, ratings, and awards are handled on Wikipedia. What should the established standard be for how ratings and rankings are included on hospital Wikipedia articles? Read the ongoing discussion at WikiProject Hospitals. ClevelandClinicES (talk) 13:04, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Request to update Coty, Inc. article's infobox and introductionEdit


Hello! I've submitted a request here to update the Coty, Inc. article's infobox and introduction, on behalf of the company. As I don't edit the main space directly because of my conflict of interest, I am looking for a volunteer editor to review proposed changes and update the article appropriately. Is there a WikiProject Companies member willing to take a look? Thanks in advance. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:39, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:43, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Target Group IndexEdit

I really don't know why this was deleted under G11 when it had references, can the article be restored. I will gladly have a go at cleaning it up if needs be, they have a contract with Tottenham Hotspur F.C. [1, so they aren't a small company to get this deal. Govvy (talk) 17:00, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

This can be ignored above, I changed TGI to a redirect to Kantar Group, it's a surprisingly big company and the article needs a really good cleanup. Govvy (talk) 10:20, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Request at BNY MellonEdit

Hello, I'm looking for additional comment for a request at Talk:The Bank of New York Mellon. I'm asking for editors to consider removing the article's Historical data section. The section consists of three outdated charts of historical data from 2000 to 2008. These graphs are sourced to (the link takes readers to a page saying the site is under maintenance). There is no context to this time period and no reason why this particular 8 year span is interesting or helpful to readers. Also, these graphs are noticeably absent from most other bank articles. (The only others I found containing similarly outdated graphs from Money Economics are State Street Bank and Trust Company and Wachovia.) Thanks for considering, Danilo Two (talk) 18:40, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/BMRB LtdEdit

I put BMRB Ltd to AfD, which needs adding the the AfD list for this project. Govvy (talk) 15:12, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Legacy section in Nortel articleEdit

I have started a discussion on the "Legacy" section" in the Nortel article, regarding the appropriateness of referring to a specific company. Feedback is welcome. isaacl (talk) 18:21, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

RfC on the treatment of corporate colorsEdit

  FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Talk:Milwaukee Bucks#RfC for team colors

This is really beyond the Milwaukee Bucks or even sports in particular, and relevant to coverage of organizations and their house styles generally. This touches on all of: MOS:CAPS, MOS:TM, WP:NOR, WP:NPOV, and WP:NOT#INDISCRIMINATE, in various aspects (see the more detailed discussion below the !vote section).
 — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  19:20, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Edelweiss Broking LimitedEdit

Should "Limited" be used in the title of this article per WP:NCCORP? -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:07, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Draft article for AlerisEdit

Hello! On behalf of Aleris, I have drafted an expanded and improved Wikipedia article for community review. The existing article is outdated and has some problematic sourcing, so I've worked to provide a more complete and up to date overview of the company's products, history, and corporate affairs with appropriate sourcing. I do not edit articles directly because of my COI, and I'm seeking help from volunteers to review and implement the proposed draft. Interested WikiProject Companies members can learn more at Talk:Aleris and view my draft here. Thanks for any assistance. Inkian Jason (talk) 14:31, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

LifeWay Christian ResourcesEdit

LifeWay Christian Resources is in need of a complete rewrite, or a massive clean-up, if anyone is interested...Zigzig20s (talk) 21:54, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

BNY Mellon headquartersEdit


Hello, BNY Mellon recently moved its headquarters from 225 Liberty Street in New York to 240 Greenwich Street. User:Y2kcrazyjoker4 updated the infobox with the current headquarters earlier this month, but the article's Operations has not yet been updated. The issue is that the company's headquarters relocation has not been written about in third-party sources. I left a note at Talk:The Bank of New York Mellon and pinged Y2kcrazyjoker4 on their Talk page; they indicated that Operations could be updated since BNY Mellon's official website lists the new address as its headquarters but it looks like they're busy right now and haven't been able to make the edit. Could someone here assist?

Basically, I'm trying to replace the third sentence of Operations with something along the lines of: "BNY Mellon's American and global headquarters are located at 240 Greenwich Street, New York". Sourcing-wise, this Wall Street Journal article notes that BNY Mellon would move from Liberty Street to the new location (then addressed 101 Barclay St.) this summer. There is also this press release and the company's website, which both confirm the move took place and new address. Usually, press releases and company websites are not adequate sources, but I'm wondering if this might be an exception. What's the best way to move forward? I have a financial conflict of interest as I'm here on behalf of BNY Mellon as part of my work at Beutler Ink. I appreciate any advice. Danilo Two (talk) 20:00, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

This has been answered. Danilo Two (talk) 19:57, 30 July 2018 (UTC)


This is a newly created article, so I'm wondering if someone from WPCPY would mind assessing it. I'm also wondering about the all caps name and whether a move to "Hofele-Design" might be appropriate. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:08, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Looking at a handful of news items unrelated to the company, it appears the common form is "Hofele Design". --User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 01:49, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
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