Yet another reason for having Instrumentals indicated as such within the lyrics tags is so that it will be entered such in digital music players, so that one can distinguish between songs that have no lyrics entered yet, vs. Instrumental songs.18:56, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks. Something I wasn't aware of. I've added this now to FAQ Echo. ♫♫Яєdxx ♪♫♪♫♪ Actions Words 18:18, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Chances of song getting pulled?Edit
Is this site legal? ...Even if a publisher has not responded to our attempts to contact, they can at any time stake claims to their artists and we will remove their work.
Please mention how often removal has occurred and how likely it is to occur.
E.g., I hear Prince and AC/DC, or the companies behind them, are quite fussy. Shall I make hyperlinks to their lyrics here, or should I not bother, as they might be gone tomorrow? Jidanni 03:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
- I think maybe four times in the past 3 years? The most recent removal was a band member who created pages for his band's songs, and then when the band broke up he wanted the pages removed. Obviously, the guy knew that we didn't have any legal reason to do so (by putting the lyrics up himself, he gave us permission to have them), but we did anyhow. Another time we were made aware of the fact that a particular band didn't like having lyrics of their songs anywhere, so we honored that request and removed their lyric pages. A few translations of songs were removed as well, when the translator came a knockin'. As far as I know, no publisher has ever requested lyrics to be removed, however. Out of the hundreds of thousands of pages, probably fewer than 40 have been removed due to a requested removal, so fear not.
- Honestly, I don't think the companies mind. They know that no site is making big bucks. We certainly don't, anyway. If any site did make big bucks, they'd go through legal channels to have their lyrics removed from the hundreds (thousands?) of lyric sites and put up their own site and make the big bucks themselves. We link to iTunes & Amazon on every page, giving their Artist's essentially free advertising for those who wish to purchase the song or album. 03:38, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
API not promotedEdit
It seems you have a great API. However it seems you must be purposely not promoting it (free lunch? No!) or else there would be more mention of it on your site. Jidanni 03:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC) OK, here's the secret link: LyricWiki:SOAP. Jidanni 03:13, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Where's the financial disclosure and accounting page?Edit
We ... contacting publishers and running a system to compensate them for the songs...
I just gotta see how many $mil you've given away. Project:General disclaimer seems to give .ORG feel, so why not provide a full financial disclosure and accounting page here on LyricWiki, there shouldn't be any .COM like secrets necessary. Jidanni 03:38, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Can I just copy lyrics into LyricWiki from other sites?Edit
I note LyricWiki lacks my favorite song's lyrics, but other-SITENAME has it. Can I just like copy it on over to LyricWiki, or is that against the rules of the USA or wherever LyricWiki is located? Isn't that how LyricWiki was born in the first place? Jidanni 03:38, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
And where's the copyright notices? Wikipedia has tons, but one sees not one here on LyricWiki. Do slap a GFDL on the bottom, in case your ringleader runs off with the files one day :-) Jidanni 04:23, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Just how big is LyricWiki compared to the "competition"?Edit
Is LyricWiki the
- largest lyrics site in the world?
- The largest lyrics wiki in the world, and by how much?
- largest "free" lyrics server? (or aren't all of them "free")?
Where's the photos of the crew?Edit
Add photos and bios of the LyricWiki team. Jidanni 04:23, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Are we allowed to write swearing words in the lyrics? Edit
- Lyrics should not be censored. A lot of the lyrics have *s because we have gathered the lyrics from other sites that have likely censored them. We try to replicate the feeling behind the Wikipedia policy. --WillMak050389 05:52, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
- Some songs, however, have had an official "cleaned-up" version for radio that have the possibly-offending words removed/"scratched"-over/censored, etc., where the recorder has used asterisks or ellipses (...) in place of the removed word. The latest hit Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas is an example where the "clean" version both replaces words with cleaner choices and removes words entirely, but still keeping the same rhythm. (I'd show you the page for this, but I don't believe we have one yet.) Personally, I prefer ellipses when necessary, as it tends to imply that something is skipped over. 11:25, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
about wrong redirects Edit
The answer to this question in the FAQ, "I entered [Correct Pagename], but was redirected to [Incorrect Pagename]. What now?", doesn't seem right. There's a page on Wikipedia as to how they deal with it, and it seems proper that this wiki should follow that as well: Wikipedia:How to rename a page#Moving over a redirect
This is preferred so as to keep the edit history intact and not fragmented between its old page and new page. --Geopgeop 23:45, November 16, 2009 (UTC)
- Before moving to Wikia, moving a page over a redirect on LyricWiki required the deletion of the redirect. Since only an admin could delete pages - even redirects - the method shown was the required method. Now as a member of the Wikia family, this restriction has been dropped. (Although I had to do some testing to be sure. As an admin, it's easy to take for granted the extra abilities that have been given.) Perhaps some reworking would be good. Care to give it a shot? Just be as brief as possible. :-] 03:29, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
- Unfortunately, they do. Sorry. 04:42, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
What is the point in disabling right-click?... Edit
Forgive me for being naive, but what is the point in disabling right-click in your lyrics if you can just click edit along the top and copy and paste from there instead?
It doesn't really seem to work to prevent sites from pulling the lyrics either as the text renders and is happily selectable and right-clickable *before* the script loads. Ronius 23:13, March 3, 2010 (UTC)
- I agree, this is the lamest "copy protection" ever. It would make more sense to not even have it, another example of rights holders "not getting it." riffic 11:57, April 9, 2010 (UTC)
- Everyone who thinks this is stupid, contact Gracenote and tell them that they're idiots Bitplane 16:16, October 7, 2010 (UTC)
It also disables the Rikaichan plugin on pages with Japanese text, which is rather annoying if your knowledge of kanji is limited. 220.127.116.11 20:57, February 19, 2011 (UTC)