Conflict of interest editing
This is an overview of community policies related to conflict of interest (COI) editing of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Paid editing is sometimes a type of conflict of interest editing.
- French (fr)
- User name policy :. Accounts name using names of famous people or trademarked brands are discouraged. However, a certain degree of tolerance is admitted (see for example
- A policy of COI exist. But declaration of COI (=I work for) is not required. Respect of policies is required
- Paid editing is ok as long as the usual policies are respected (npov, sources etc.)
- Italian (it)
- Extremely strict as regards usernames which contain or equal the names of entities or internet domains (blocked on sight); editing articles about yourself is strongly discouraged but not forbidden; COI is a tough matter and there are no clear rules.
- Interested users are mostly trying to get outsiders understand how Wikipedia works; a good example is the unofficial "marketing for dummies" guide (warning! it's very draco-style, and if you don't know what I mean be really careful).
- Best practice for Wikimedia partnerships: "Share Your Knowledge" which discourages partners from editing articles about themselves or adding links to their website by themselves. Only rare exceptions are suggested.
- Russian (ru)
- A policy on account names does not exist, there is a draft policy which is currently not under discussion. The common practice is to forcibly rename accounts which use trademarked brands.
- A COI policy does not exist, there is a draft policy which is currently not under discussion.
- Paid editing
- Conflict of interest guide for Wikimedia movement organizations (focusing on governance, not on content/editing)