Week 147: Let's Take Some Requests

If you see something you'd like to change about a Wikipedia entry, but it happens to be a topic you have some kind of financial interest in (like your boss, or client) the safest thing to do is point it out to another editor.

Here's the basic process: when you are logged into your user account, go to the discussion page for the topic, and leave a note. Explain what you see wrong, offer a citation to verify or a guideline to justify the change you suggest, and note your conflict of interest so nobody can later accuse you of hiding the fact.

This method is not the fastest, but it is the surest. To speed things up a little, add this bit of code right at the top of your message: {{request edit}}. This will put your suggestion into a queue where it will be easier to find.