Wikipedia is spying on BHW! I received a legal notice!

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I received the following email from an official Wikimedia.org account, indicating that they are keeping an eye on here.

Be cautious when sharing your project details with anyone here, and only work with reputable members of the forum.

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Important: Advertising undisclosed paid editing services on Wikipedia - Reputn / DevMask

I'm a lawyer at the Wikimedia Foundation, home of Wikipedia. It has come to our attention that you may have been engaging in undisclosed paid editing services on Wikipedia. Compensation in exchange for editing is generally against the terms of use of Wikipedia. It also creates conflicts of interest that are not within the spirit of the projects. Finally, your paid editing creates additional work for volunteer editors who must then investigate and revert edits created based on your conflict of interests.

We'd kindly ask you to refrain from advertising or performing undisclosed paid editing services in a manner that violates community rules or the terms of use. We believe you have already breached the terms of service which could create legal action. That said, we are hoping that after this friendly and informal notice, you will voluntarily discontinue any practice that violates the terms or the spirit of those terms and let us know you have done so.

Regardless, please confirm within 3 days that you have received this and understand the importance of these rules which are here to protect the volunteer community as well as the integrity of the information on the projects.

all the best,
Shaun
 
Its just against their TOS, so They cant put You in jail right ?
How are they going to prove it, lol?

And I hereby confirm that I always disclose any paid editing that I do. :)

That means a Seller must have exposed your domain?

I am the seller. It seems they have spied on some of the Wikipedia requirements in the HAF section.
 
Long ears? Got a bouncy kind of walk?
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I received the following email from an official Wikimedia.org account, indicating that they are keeping an eye on here.

Be cautious when sharing your project details with anyone here, and only work with reputable members of the forum.

---

Important: Advertising undisclosed paid editing services on Wikipedia - Reputn / DevMask

I'm a lawyer at the Wikimedia Foundation, home of Wikipedia. It has come to our attention that you may have been engaging in undisclosed paid editing services on Wikipedia. Compensation in exchange for editing is generally against the terms of use of Wikipedia. It also creates conflicts of interest that are not within the spirit of the projects. Finally, your paid editing creates additional work for volunteer editors who must then investigate and revert edits created based on your conflict of interests.

We'd kindly ask you to refrain from advertising or performing undisclosed paid editing services in a manner that violates community rules or the terms of use. We believe you have already breached the terms of service which could create legal action. That said, we are hoping that after this friendly and informal notice, you will voluntarily discontinue any practice that violates the terms or the spirit of those terms and let us know you have done so.

Regardless, please confirm within 3 days that you have received this and understand the importance of these rules which are here to protect the volunteer community as well as the integrity of the information on the projects.

all the best,
Shaun
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I got it too! That's great news. :mad: What do you think our next steps should be?
 
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