Fortunately, it notes the need for "common sense" and an "occasional exception". And most important, that "consensus", not experts or "facts", determine the "guideline". That's why it's important not to read the rule and just see how it is applied:
- Wiki's VECO page
- Wiki's Ted Stevens page
- Wiki's Halliburton page
- Wiki's Dick Cheney page
- Wiki's Exxon fuel brand page
- Wiki's Exxon page
See how the important information, like the corporate brands, logos, and profits, are featured and highlighted in a special box on the top of the page. It's like a company catalog or a resume for individuals. Ergo, Wikipedia's interests line up perfectly with oil interests, not with conflicts.
- In the days after Dr. Colbert helped the wikinazis understand conflicts of interest better, there were at least 6 edits in 2 days compared to 6 edits in the previous 9 days and 12 edits in the previous month.