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  • Tandysd

    Linux, alternate browser

    August 12, 2017 by Tandysd

    Hello Wiki! Hello Blog! Hello community!

    I just started out here. I will add some missing lyrics and help to correct others that I have access to.

    But I also want to contribute my initial impression when trying to register and trying to add lyrics to this wiki. I use Linux, my desktop is KDE (or, more accurately, Plasma Desktop). KDE provides a nice browser called Konqueror. With Google adding more and more CAPTCHA stuff in the "I am not a robot" kind of protection – from spam or automated edits? – I hit a wall. Konqueror is not a supported browser by Google CAPTCHA. Not giving up so easily I had to use Firefox, which worked. I don't know about this protection stuff, but isn't it possible to make the CAPTCHA compatible with Konqueror? After …

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  • Kopf101

    Eurovision Project

    August 11, 2017 by Kopf101

    Due to recent events I'm not able to finish the Eurovision Project.

    So far, I've added/checked the ESC template to/on 1304 out of 1479 song pages, attributed the songs to albums where possible, added alternate language versions if available and added the wikipedia links and youtube videos.

    There is still a lot of work to be done (double checking all ESC pages, reworking the main Eurovision Song Contest page etc.), so I hope that someone is going to finish what has been started.

    I've spent a lot of time around here during last couple of months (I had to stay home a lot due to an injury and lw helped me pass the time...) but I kinda miss the spirit that usually makes a wiki great.

    In the words of Eurovision: Adieu, Voorgoed voorbij, Time to Say …

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  • Kopf101

    Instrumentals

    August 11, 2017 by Kopf101

    Obviously there has been a change of policy and the Instrumental template is no longer to be used.

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  • DesPhagues

    Currently live versions of songs should be directed to the original version of the song unless there is a substantial difference in the lyrics (See Help:Contents/Editing/Formatting/Songs#Live_Versions). As per 6_times_9 (See comments on blog User_blog:Thineshire/"Remixed"_Template?) we should read this rule to also include remixes.

    This means "If, and only if, the lyrics are sufficiently different (more than just a few single words changed and/or lines repeated or omitted), they should get a separate song page".

    I would like to get your input on this policy by asking for you to vote in the poll below. Comments are also welcome.

    When you vote, please consider the following: Synchronized lyrics; Clean vs. Explicit lyrics; Certifying a remix song whe…

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  • Jasonmartin327

    I'm currently working on completing the Magic Dance discography, and I've hit a bit of a bump, as there are hardly any lyrics anywhere else that I can use, so I have to simply try writing them by ear. Of course, what I've done so far isn't perfect, as my ears aren't perfect. I'm looking for one or more people with very good ears to help me out here. Any and all help, even including editing my own contributions is greatly appreciated.

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  • Thineshire

    Hopefully this is the right way to ask this...

    Is there any particular reason we do not have a template for tracks that have been remixed? We have cover/covered, sample/sampled, and parody/parodied, but only the remixes get a template rather than the original as well. Even aside from complementary reasons, I think it'd be a nice way for fans of a certain song to potentially discover new artists by getting their feet wet with a reimagining of something they already like.

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  • StarSword

    Should we have a template similar to Template:Cv for reprise versions of songs, e.g. the new version of Sabaton's "7734" on Heroes? --StarSword (talk) 18:34, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

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  • Rhonda D'Vine

    Hey. I finally finished my work on Sookee:Mortem & Makeup (2017) to get it to gold status. I'll go through the song pages again to update the outstanding information in the Song Info header on the discussion page with the entries that got filled in by bots (thanks! :))

    And this brings me to a specific part of the Song Info template: Does anyone remember/know what the "Audio status" is all about? I have looked through the help pages but found nothing there, which is kinda confusing ...

    Anyway, a response to my own last blog entry: I had a discussion with User:Senvaikis about it, and there were some points raised which I can live with. I still consider it a bit too quickly for it to get deleted, and the response from the person who deleted…

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  • Choocolatiah

    Because I don't know if the pagename should be Michelle Obama:This Is For My Girls (as what most lyrics site did) or Various Artists:This Is For My Girls (which might not be allowed, because rules -_-), so posting it here instead.

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  • DesPhagues

    Enhancements²

    April 15, 2017 by DesPhagues

    Please read and post your comments/thoughts on the points in the post.

    Whilst I signed up to this wiki almost a year ago, I have only in the past couple of weeks become a regular contributor. In general the site is great, and there are a few possible enhancements that I feel would make things just a little easier for me. I thought I would share these here and perhaps get your perspective on them.

    • Replacing special characters
    There is an excellent bot that will replace grammatically correct letters with more easily searchable ones in order to comply with site guidelines. (Think grammatically correct quote “ to " or ‘ to ' or an ellipses … to three dots … etc.) Help:Contents/Editing/Formatting/Songs#Lyrics
    It would be fantastic if this bot …
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