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January 23, 2018. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:48, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Uncertain about whether a LinkedIn account qualifies.Edit

As a new editor here (although with more than a decade of nonfiction editing elsewhere), it's not entirely clear to me if I need to provide a link to my page on LinkedIn, in which I include Wikipedia Consulting (including editing or writing if needed) among my professions. I'd assume so, but the reference to freelancing sites made me wonder. And, if I put a link on my user page, wouldn't that be a form of self-advertising?

I have no objection to doing this, but it's a bit puzzling. I'd appreciate your advice. Thank you for your time. GGSloth (talk) 02:03, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Not a valid policyEdit

This wording was not approved and there was no cross-wiki consensus in the RfC for it. You might think you have consensus for it on the English Wikipedia and some English-language wikis but it's not going to be enforced as a global policy. Nemo 12:23, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Not quite; the RfC in question (Requests for comment/Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation) was closed with a consensus to adopt the measure. The RfC was in regards to changes to MetaWiki and the Wikimedia Foundation's terms of use; both types of changes are conducted through requests for comments per Terms of use, as was done. The MetaWiki (where the RfC-approved policy is now in effect as indicated by this article) is a global project, and the Wikimedia Foundation's terms of use (the ultimate authority in this case) will be changed to include the new policy when the TOU are next updated. SamHolt6 (talk) 04:59, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: Is there any community process for elevating anything to cross-wiki consensus? Do we have a category of proposals which have gone through such a process? Blue Rasberry (talk) 12:01, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
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