[pp.int.general] Wikipedia pages

Gregory Engels Gregory.Engels at piratenpartei-hessen.de
Sat Mar 20 09:18:53 CET 2010

On 20.03.2010, at 08:34, Perline-Parti Pirate (fr) wrote:

> Le Samedi 20 Mars 2010 07:25:49 Glenn Kerbein <glenn.kerbein at pirate-party.us 
> >, dans un message intitulé "[pp.int.general] Wikipedia pages" nous  
> a informés :
>> Remember, though, that you can't edit your own page. That would
>> constitute a conflict of interest.
> If you put only facts with the references (outside yours) you can,  
> it is not a conflict of interest.
> And you CAN edit your own page.

While you should source anything with reliable sources, writing an  
article about yourself
is very well a conflict of interest, since you rarely would for  
example put criticism in it.
Referring to Wikipedia guidelines about writing about yourself:
it is

"Writing an autobiography on Wikipedia is strongly discouraged, unless  
your writing has been approved by other editors in the community.  
Editing a biography about yourself should only be done in clear-cut  

regards, Gregory
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