Wikipedia talk:Conflict of interest

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Sources on conflict of interest (chronological)[edit]

Hi, I need help[edit]

hello i want to write a biography article about my friend she is a blogger her name is Jayne Cobain please how can i post this through on Wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ilijmae (talkcontribs) 07:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Please the messages on your talk page at User talk:Ilijmae. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 08:06, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Please help[edit]

An admin remove coinmarketcap article and said i am banned becos I choose to write about crypto and blockchain my interest. I dont understand him. coinmarketcap is where everyone finds info on crypto. I add references too. please help and resolve this. thank you for your kind help. Animunie marie (talk) 04:28, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

"Opening a COIN"[edit]

I have concerns about this edit: [1], and specifically, about the phrase "Opening a COIN". I understand, of course, that this is referring to opening a discussion at WP:COIN. But the phrase, when worded that way, sounds like opening a coin. As such, it seems to me to be needlessly awkward and jargony. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:50, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

I made the original edit that changed the heading from the "Posting at WP:COIN" to "Posting at the conflict of interest noticeboard". I agree the current heading is unfriendly to newcomers as unnecessary jargon, and also due to its use of an abbreviation before its definition. Consider, in particular, someone looking through the table of contents: it would be easier for them to find a section on posting to the conflict of interest noticeboard with a more descriptive heading. isaacl (talk) 19:07, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
This is widely known as "opening a COIN", and that section isn't for newcomers. It's for more experienced editors wondering how to handle suspected COI. It also isn't about posting to COIN but opening one. SarahSV (talk) 19:11, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Isaac, it wasn't you who made the original change; it was Tryptofish. [2] SarahSV (talk) 19:16, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Everyone has to learn for the first time how to raise an issue at the conflict of interest noticeboard, or in fact that one exists, and it is best practice to define an abbreviation before using it. Since the purpose of posting at the conflict of interest noticeboard is to start a discussion about a given conflict of interest situation, "opening a COIN" is just a jargony way of saying "starting a discussion at the conflict-of-interest noticeboard", so how about using that as a heading? isaacl (talk) 19:22, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
It's unnecessary, but okay. It should be "opening a discussion" etc. SarahSV (talk) 19:40, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
I was waiting for Tryptofish and anyone else to weigh in before making any changes, but okay, we'll see what further comments arise. isaacl (talk) 22:25, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks both of you, and thanks SV for the change back, much appreciated. Honestly though, I have never heard editors use that phrase except for in these edits. Can anyone point me to where it has been used? --Tryptofish (talk) 18:22, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
And to make my question clearer, I'm not asking about "COIN" as a shortcut, but rather about "a COIN" as a thing that can be opened. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:47, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Tryptofish has a point, here. COIN is a location, not an object. So, it's sort of weird to describe it as an object. A thread would be the object and COIN would be the location.--v/r - TP 01:24, 10 June 2019 (UTC)