Wikipedia talk:Conflict of interest

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Sources on conflict of interest (chronological)
  • Michael Davis, "Conflict of Interest," Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 1(4), 1982, pp. 17–27 (influential)
  • Luebke, Neil R. "Conflict of Interest as a Moral Category," Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 6, 1987, pp. 66–81. JSTOR 27799930 (influential)
  • Michael Davis, "Conflict of Interest Revisited," Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 12(4), Winter 1993, pp. 21–41. JSTOR 27800924
  • Michael Davis, Andrew Stark (eds.). Conflict of Interest in the Professions, University of Oxford Press, 2001.
  • Andrew Stark, Conflict of Interest in American Public Life, Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Sheldon Krimsky, "The Ethical and Legal Foundations of Scientific 'Conflict of Interest'", in Trudo Lemmings and Duff R. Waring (eds.), Law and Ethics in Biomedical Research: Regulation, Conflict of Interest, and Liability, University of Toronto Press, 2006.
  • Bernard Lo and Marilyn J. Field (eds.), Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice, National Academies Press, 2009.
  • Wayne Norman, Chris McDonald, "Conflicts of Interest", in George G. Brenkert, Tom L. Beauchamp (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 441–470.

WP:UPE redirect

Due to how prevalently "UPE" is being using as the primary abbreviation for "undisclosed paid editing", I was surprised to find that WP:UPE still redirects to Wikipedia:Use plain English..... when looking at incoming links, all the 2017 most recent ones intend to link to the topic of undisclosed paid editing! IMO the best solution would be:

  1. Create a new shortcut WP:PLAINENGLISH, put it in the shortcut box at Wikipedia:Use plain English, and change the old links to WP:UPE to that new shortcut (about 70 or so)
  2. Retarget WP:UPE to reflect its current usage, either at the same location as WP:PAYDISCLOSE or WP:COIPAYDISCLOSE and add it to the relevant shortcut box.

Just my humble proposal to resolve the problem of people linking to a shortcut thinking it leads somewhere expected when in reality it leads somewhere else entirely (some recent examples: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Oliver Isaacs, [1], User talk:Serial Number 54129/Archive 11, User talk:KrakatoaKatie/Archive 52). Feel free to discuss other solutions! Ben · Salvidrim!  12:46, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Maybe RfD is a better venue to discuss this? Ben · Salvidrim!  12:14, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
    • Not sure about the venue, but retargeting WP:UPE sounds like a good idea to me. Rentier (talk) 18:04, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm not a fan of creating more and more shortcuts for the same destination. Because commenters often use the unadorned shortcut in prose instead of using readable link text, readers have to remember more and more synonyms for the same target. isaacl (talk) 18:18, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
  • undeclared paid editing is a problem that cannot be expressed otherwise. The need to use plain english can be said in many equivalent ways. I think it therefore best for UPE to redirect to the editing; if we need a redirect for the English style, there's PLAIN. DGG ( talk ) 03:53, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Redirect yep, agreed above; recently I used UPE in an AfD discussion and a reply thought I was talking about the fact that the article wasn't written in plain English (which of course it was, so they must have thought I was a bit odd). jcc (tea and biscuits) 11:19, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Redirect I kind-of dislike this yet another new acronym, but I was a bit confused when people started using it and since they are . . . there you go. -- Alanscottwalker (talk) 17:50, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Please remove this bump once WP:UPE has been transitioned. Bumping thread for 1000 days. Ben · Salvidrim!  17:43, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

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