Talk:Privacy policy/Archives/2007

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Ombudsman commission

It seems as if compaints about the privacy policy are intended to be handled by the m:Ombudsman commission (see w:Signpost, w:Wikipedia:Privacy policy). As far as I can tell, few people know about this. I think it might be helpful for the people who need it if the commission was mentioned on foundation:Privacy policy, similar to what is written, unoffically, at Wikipedia. Kenb215 03:07, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Right to privacy in article content

Hello, could someone direct me to some content regarding whether individuals have the right to request the removal of details such as full name, age, occupation, location etc from articles, or the correct procedure for doing so? 58.173.165.12 08:07, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Forging privacy?

  • Some editors have decided to adopt pseudonyms as a username, and due to privacy, there is no scrutiny available, and no accountability.
  • I believe in openness. My Wikipedia Username reflects by personal name,[1] and I have had a link on my Wiki User page,[2] to my personal home page.[3] (which is easily found on Google).
  • Since they are publicly available, some editors have subjected my personal details to a level of scrutiny that is not available to them, and I believe that some are taking advantage, to argue that my education, affiliations and interest demonstrate an "agenda", or even a conflict of interest in certain articles.
  • It seems unfair that an editor who is open about their identity, may be subject to a level of scrutiny that editors with pseudonyms are not.
  • Does publicizing one's identify, and linking to a personal home page, mean that an "open" editor forgoes the right to "privacy" that is enjoyed by an anonymous editor? --Iantresman 08:10, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

personal names, stage names and band articles

In a couple of weeks I will be performing with a notable band. If my name goes into their WP article, do I have the right to edit it so that my stage name only is in the article, as I'd prefer to keep my real name offline? Also: if I do get in the article, would I be still allowed to edit any of the article, even bits I'm not mentioned in (eg discography), because of COI rules? Totnesmartin 11:23, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

(tap tap) Hello? Fat lot of good this place is...