Talk:Business/Companies

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What direction will this company list be taking? What determines whether a company is listed or not? What is the educational purpose and value behind this list? How do we maintain the free and open learning aspect of Wikiversity if a for-profit company wishes to advertise itself on this list? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 23:44, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi David, as a business consultant I want to learn about the things that happen in companies. I'm interested in for instance the business models, market trends, use of IT, etc. I don't know the answer to your question about whether a company is listed. At first I thought only to add the bigger companies, but als small companies can have interesting stories. In my opion the wikiversity is not for advertising, so content should not contain advertorial content. Does this answer your questions? Timboliu (discusscontribs) 21:26, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the only other thing we need to do then is move these under an associated learning project. Because what you want to note about Microsoft or Google may be completely different than what another learning project might note. You may also find that you want your learning project organized by business model, market trends, or use of IT, and then add the companies below the associated part of your project.
What we want to avoid is creating 125 new root pages, unless it is your intent to write an entire course about each company. So, what learning project would you say these company pages will be best associated with?
Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 21:58, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

What learning project should these company pages be associated with? Leaving them as their own main page is going to attract inappropriate interest in the pages. If you're still unsure, we can move them under this page. The question then becomes what learning project is the Companies page associated with? -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:13, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

What I'd see is this: a top-level resource on Business (there may already be one). Then this page is underneath that. Given that there are millions of companies, I'd make the top-level page have a transcluded list of subpages; at the top would be an invitation to create a page on a company if one is interested (or assigned it as a task). The company pages, then, would not be strewn about mainspace, they would all be organized and linked here. If there is no objection, I'll set it up this way.
Yes, there could be issues with page neutrality. But those can be handled. It will help if there is someone maintaining the overall Companies project. --Abd (discusscontribs) 18:58, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I think this is an excellent approach. It's either Business, Management, or Business Management. I set up a quick placeholder at Business, assuming there would be many subpages to move and easier by custodian. There aren't. The organization efforts will be either manual or by bot. Go ahead and make the moves if you're willing. Otherwise, let me know and I'll put the MaintenanceBot to work. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 21:48, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I did move the pages, except for the Microsoft and Google pages, which were not about the company but about the product or products. Those I have left for now. The list was converted to a list of subpage links in collapse, for convenience. --Abd (discusscontribs) 02:05, 4 August 2014 (UTC)