Tue 24 Dec 2019 8:13PM

How should we disclose the paid contributions to wikipedia?

JB Jonathan Bean Public Seen by 107

I have found a page that explains how to disclose your paid contributions to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Connected_contributor_(paid)


Leo Sammallahti Wed 25 Dec 2019 2:00AM

Thanks, I should've linked that in the Loomio description. Don't be shy to propose more stuff to be added to Wikipedia :).


Jonathan Bean Sat 23 May 2020 3:50PM

From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Paid-contribution_disclosure

How to disclose[edit source]

Further information: WP:Conflict of interest § Paid editors

Editors who are or expect to be compensated for their contributions must disclose their employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any paid contributions. They must do this on their main user page, or on the talk page accompanying any paid contributions, or in edit summaries.

Paid editors who cannot disclose their employer, client, and affiliations are prohibited from editing. Non-disclosure agreements do not invalidate this requirement. There is no confidentiality for the employer, client, or affiliations.

It makes no difference if the paid editor writes the content off-site or in userspace and then another editor moves the material into mainspace on their behalf. Both editors are required to make a disclosure.

The conflict of interest guideline further very strongly advises editors to both place the {{connected contributor (paid)}} template at the top of the talk page accompanying any paid contributions (and to fill in the parameters), and to supply a clearly visible list of their paid contributions on their main user page. The template {{paid}} can be used for this.

Paid editors must also provide links on their Wikipedia user page to all active accounts at websites where they advertise, solicit or obtain paid Wikipedia-editing services. If such an account is deleted or removed, any corresponding links on the Wikipedia user page must remain visible for at least one week.[3]

This transparency helps the Wikipedia community to understand and analyze the source and scope of paid editing, and to ensure that content originating from paid editors complies with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.


Jonathan Bean Sat 23 May 2020 3:51PM


Jonathan Bean Sat 23 May 2020 4:01PM

We can use this template to put onto the user page:

{{paid|employer=Wikipedia Coop Fund|userbox=yes|list=yes|articles=
* [[A]]
* [[B]]
* [[C]]
* [[D]]

Just copy this into your user page and be sure to include a link to this loomio group as the company page. Article name goes in place of [[A]]
@M Sena Luphdika


Jonathan Bean Sat 23 May 2020 4:23PM

I think if we follow all the requirements and suggestions we will be welcome in the Wikipedia community but if we don't we could be banned.


Jonathan Bean Sat 23 May 2020 4:31PM

This goes in the article talk page @M Sena Luphdika

{{Connected contributor (paid)
| checked = 31-12-2016 by {{u|Example}}
| User1  = x | U1-employer  = Wikipedia Coop Fund    | U1-client  = The Commons     | U1-EH  = yes | U1-banned  =     | U1-otherlinks  =https://www.loomio.org/g/hHle0JRw/wikipedia-coop-fund