I am professionally related to a topic which is described in an article on Wikipedia. Months ago I respectfully added some content to this article, including a quotation and an link to my website. I tried to care about manners and impartiality.

Last week other professional edited this article, deleted my quotation and a piece of text with my point of view, and added quotations and links to his website with labels and adjectives that I don't consider impartial in any way.

I think that this edit is so clearly illicit that any editor would realize and revert or edit it if she/he red it. How can I request that this be done without getting involved? I would not like to see my user name related to such an article discussion. And of course avoiding sockpuppeting and that kind of tactics.

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    Wikipedia has a very active editor community. You should bring this up there. I'm sure you're not the first person to be caught in this circumstance.
    – ale
    Commented Dec 5, 2016 at 23:38

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According to Wikipedia:Sock puppetry, creating a separate account for this purpose might be okay:

Alternative accounts have legitimate uses. For example, long-term contributors using their real names may wish to use a pseudonymous account for contributions with which they do not want their real name to be associated […] If you use an alternative account, it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not violate this policy. Valid reasons include:


  • Privacy: A person editing an article which is highly controversial within his/her family, social or professional circle, and whose Wikipedia identity is known within that circle, or traceable to their real-world identity, may wish to use an alternative account to avoid real-world consequences from their editing or other Wikipedia actions in that area.
  • Nice! I didn't notice that. I would like, however, that any eventual reversion be made by a non novice user. Is that what you say, @pnuts ? I'm not sure that I understand your comment.
    – Rober
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 18:32
  • @Rober That would go against the whole “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” thing.
    – svick
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 18:35

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