Proposal:Prepare to deal with paid "editors"

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    Summary

    At some point, paid "editors" will attempt to use Wikipedia as an advertizing medium. We need to be prepared.

    Proposal

    At some point, Senator Doe or Megacorp is going to realize that they can get a lot of publicity by hiring a few hundred people to promote Senator Doe or Magacorp on Wikipedia. This has already happened on a small scale, but we should plan ahead for large scale attacks.

    Motivation

    To keep Wikipedia commercial free.

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