Talk:Reputation management

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Beg my pardon dear citizens, as I am still relatively new here, but while this article makes some good points, I fail to see how it relates to the mission at hand. Robot Opera Singer Who Fights Crime (talk) 07:11, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

I have to agree. I see nothing in this article about anything relevant to RW's mission. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 07:29, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
I agree. If there isn't an on-mission angle that can be added to this article, we should toss it. Ochotonaprincepsnot a pokémon 08:25, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
A lot of what happens here isn't "on mission". That idea is basically a buzzword at this point.--Token Conservative (talk) 16:21, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
RationalWiki is not a crappy Wikipedia, however hard the occasional editor tries to make it one. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:34, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
What about online reputation management as an article, though? SophieWilder 18:38, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Is it a stupid idea, or is there a boatload of propaganda about it? If not, then it's just us saying "hey there's this thing and it exists." Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:41, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Footnote 1[edit]

"Nonviolent boring old ORM is probably as good example as any of the forms which real private defense agencies might take -- in contrast to the paramilitary fantasies envisioned by some violence fetishists and alleged anarcho-capitalists." What? SophieWilder 18:38, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm guessing that it means trying to use false DMCA takedowns on people you don't like for saying things you don't like, as opposed to going for steel-pipe-to-the-ribs diplomacy. In other words, what Launchbooty would not consider, since he's got his generator. Ochotona princepsnot a pokémon 02:31, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

I think it's safe to say[edit]

Since 2013, it's become clear ORM companies are pretty much pure whitewashers and don't do anything to help people with legitimate defamation. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 17:34, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

That and "reputation management" firms that use sockpuppets and astroturfing to improve the reputation of their clients. --Pyro (talk) 22:45, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Managing your online reputation[edit]

  1. Have one username for 'business and other formal business, and another (or several) for use on RW and for 'being colourful.'
  2. Know when to curate your online presence and which things you are prepared to say 'So what?' to.
  3. Assume that if you say or do something 'daft' it will come back to bite you (eg the printing company which started its entry page 'We are well established pinters...' - nobody will bother pointing it out).

Any more? Anna Livia (talk) 16:50, 23 July 2019 (UTC)