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Wikipedia community discussion about paid editing

The Wikipedia community is having a fairly intense conversation about how to deal with the problem of paid editing. This comes on the heels of the contentious departure of Sara Stierch, a notable community organizer, who stands accused of paid editing. You can see some of the conflict on her talk page, though much has been removed, as it was trollish.

The legal department has proposed an amendment here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use/Paid_contributions_amendment. The conversation is happening on the that page’s talk page. The discussion has been going for less than 48 hours, and there are 150 separate discussion threads.