QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Mon 1st December 2008, 3:34pm)
QUOTE(Robert Roberts @ Mon 1st December 2008, 9:12am)
I can understand that for individuals but role accounts for companies seems perfectly acceptable to me - it's a point of contact to the company as an entity not the individuals who make use the company. That's the entity responsible for the edits.
Wikipedia's governing philosophy is aggressively anti-corporatist, mainly because many members of its original core community were communists and attempted to coopt Wikipedia to forward their personal philosophy, so it should come as little surprise that its policies are unfriendly to corporate entities and to businesses generally.
Interesting, I never knew that.
I think the other problem is that many of the editors and administrators who form policy have never worked
or been employed in any role higher than bartender/paperboy - mainly because of their age, so the lens they use to form a view on companies is that of TV and corporations are invariably evil
in mainstream dramas/popular culture.