This task was proposed in the Community Wishlist Survey 2016. This proposal received 47 support votes and was ranked #24 out of 265 proposals. View full proposal with discussion and votes here.
Who would benefit
During the process of registering a new account, a single new question would be added to the registration process: "Do you expect to edit Wikipedia for business or promotional purposes?" (The name of the applicable project would be substituted for "Wikipedia".) There would be a "yes"/"no" radio button to answer. An answer of "no" would have no effect. An answer of "yes" would result in the automatic placement of an informational message on the new user talk page, with information about and links to the applicable policies. At the English Wikipedia, this talk page message would be en:Template:Register-COI. The new user could read the message and follow its advice.
This idea grew out of the discussion at en:Wikipedia talk:Harassment/Archive 10#A process at account registration, where there was strong support in the English Wikipedia community.
Time, expertise and skills required
- e.g. Hackathon, GSOC, Outreachy, etc.