Talk:News agencies suggest that campaign operative for Republican Party edited article on vice presidential nominee

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Refers to diffs and logs read on Wikipedia. Anonymous101talk 12:11, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

For the quotes in this article: you can't end them with just a quotation mark an space-ellipse-space is proper format for the beginning of such a end of such a quote. Otherwise a period works for the end of sentence as normal. I would change, but I don't have the revision diffs in front of me. —Calebrw (talk) 02:45, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

I am also trying to get info from involved users. Anonymous101talk 13:00, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

I've contacted the John McCain 2008 campaign team for a statement, but I doubt I'll get a reply. Anonymous101talk 13:50, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

I asked w:user:j who warned the user over conflict of interest for a quote, and he responded with his below message. Anonymous101talk 16:26, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hi Anonymous101. Feel free to paraphrase:

"It was clear to me that an editor very familiar with Wikipedia and the governor had made a w:single-purpose account that had made a significant number of edits that were universally favorable to the subject of the article. Given the fortuitous timing, it made sense to remind the editor of our conflict of interest guidelines."

It might also be worth mentioning (I can't remember if you did already) that Young Trigg later responded on his talk page that he or she was a volunteer for the McCain campaign and that he or she believed there was not a conflict of interest. Great reporting. Take care!   user:j    (aka justen)   16:02, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

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This is not clear:

the user also anonymously contributed to Wikipedia to say that Palin was the VP nominee before the official announcement the following message:

"Where did you hear Palin was the VP nominee? I can't find anything online."

It's not grammatical for a start, and I'm not clear what it's trying to say. It suggests the user said that Palin was the VP nominee, then that they questioned this claim.

anonymously - implies not logged in, and identified by Checkuser?

--Chriswaterguy (not logged in) 20:06, 2 September 2008 (UTC)