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Capitalisation of words preceded by abbreviated letter in French Edit

Regardless of the current debate about capitalization, I would like to know what is LyricWikia's policy on capitalisation of words following an abbreviated article, especially in French. I also invite the admins to complete the "Page Names" documentation accordingly. Some examples are:

Joseph d'Anvers or Joseph D'Anvers ? (d' stands for de, meaning "of" or "from")

Le Temps De l'Amour or Le Temps De L'Amour ? (l' stands for le, meaning "the")

Tx. Jmmelko (talk) 14:48, January 5, 2015 (UTC)

A contraction is considered a word, so it should be "D'Anvers" and "L'Amour". — 6×9 (Talk) 08:23, January 6, 2015 (UTC)

Repitition Edit

From this page [] it says "The lyrics should always be transcribed as sung and reflect what is sung on the recording -- including repeating any even if these differ from the "official" lyrics published in the liner notes or elsewhere ... Repeated lines, stanzas, refrains, etc. should be included in full, rather than using notations such as "repeat", "4x", or "chorus". It is also not necessary to add notations such as "instrumental break."

- Can someone please explain to me why this is a rule?

- What's the purpose of having repeating lines?

- Listeners are intelligent enough to know what someone is singing if the line is written down once. We don't need explicit explanation for repeating lines we've already heard and understood. It's clunky, makes the transcribing process longer and annoying, and is not necessary for understanding. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cblupo (talkcontribs), 20:07, January 17, 2015 (UTC).

Short & sweet answer: We have lyrics in over a hundred languages, do you know what chorus, refrain, bridge, hook, coda etc, is in every language? Didn't think so  ;)
The simplest possible instruction is to transcribe as sung, everybody knows cut & paste. --ES (talk) 06:48, January 18, 2015 (UTC) I paid for a full song, I want the full lyrics!

Letter "i" changed in Capital letter "l" when Bold?Edit

It's something I noticed the first time yesterday, while I created the page AZEB Guys. When the write is Bold, the letter "i" is shown as "l". The "Belgium" is spelled "BelgIum", "Pieter" is spelled "PIeter", "Neirynck" is spelled "NeIrynck", "Vandepapeliere" is spelled "VandepapelIere" etc ... but "India" is spelled correctly ...

Checked in three browsers, with both monobook and wikia skins, and "i" appeared as "i", bold or not. Might be your browser, font, or resolution… Does the effect disappear when you zoom in? — 6×9 (Talk) 13:48, January 25, 2015 (UTC)
You're right, it's the zoom ... but I go the issue only in the words I listed but not with the words "India Dichtbij"--TormyVanCool (talk) 14:33, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Nonsense Lyrics Edit

Is there a language tag for nonsense lyrics, or how should I handle it? The song in question is Mili:Sacramentum:Unaccompanied Hymn For Torino EDIT: I found it, it's "Nonsense words" --Snowflakepixie (talk) 22:17, April 3, 2015 (UTC)

Song link bug? Edit

I added the lyrics to a Judy Collins song called Tim Evans on her Maid of Sorrows album. I hadn't registered as a user of the site when doing this. The link to the song title remains red (page unavailable). However, when I click on the red song link it states the page with this title is already created. How can the link from the album page be corrected? --Rupples (talk) 03:33, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

OK - after a long struggle I've fathomed it out by deleting the existing link and then re-entering it! --Rupples (talk) 04:02, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

That was likely a cached version of the page. After a little while, it would've turned blue. You can also open the page for editing and then save it (no need to make any changes) to make it reload, as you found out! - OneTwoThreeFall (talk) 06:45, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

Inexplicable Irreconcilable Edit ConflictEdit

The page David Crowder Band:Make A Joyful Noise / I Will Not Be Silent previously had two different versions of this song on it. I tried to create a new page David Crowder Band:Make A Joyful Noise / I Will Not Be Silent (The Lime CD) to put the second version of these lyrics on it. (I've wiped them form the other article and saved them on my computer). But whenever I try to post the new page, I'm told that I have an edit conflict and the white page comes up. I can't then do anything with the white page; it just keeps looping back. What's going? Have i accidentally broken some rule? --RWDCollinson (talk) 20:19, November 10, 2015 (UTC)

We've noticed this bug just recently. Apparently it's an old problem that's resurfaced (something to do with the brackets in the title being the only difference in page name). As a workaround, create your second page at a bogus but slightly related title (without brackets), and then move it, it should work then. - Patzilla777 (talk - contributions) 20:25, November 10, 2015 (UTC)
Created page David Crowder Band:Make A Joyful Noise / I Will Not Be Silent - The Lime CD, though not sure if diff is significant enough for a whole new page.  · Lichtweber talk service  20:36, November 10, 2015 (UTC)
Blast. I did as Patzilla777 suggested before I read this. Which version should stand? And how different does something need to be before there's a new page? If the policy is lyrics-as-sung I would've thought that any substantive difference would justify a new page, otherwise every page will end up with a long list of minor variations. --RWDCollinson (talk) 20:41, November 10, 2015 (UTC)
I redirected my page to proper page now. As for significance of differences - disputable. But this should be ok, I guess. Btw.: minor diffs should be noted in {{CreditBox}}, not on new page. hth,  · Lichtweber talk service  20:46, November 10, 2015 (UTC)

Lyrics are not shown Edit

Hi there, I found that the lyrics for'm_Bleeding are not displayed in my Firefox nor in my Chrome (I'm on Linux). Other songs work well. I took a look at the lyrics in edit mode and they seem okay to me.

Toaster666 (talk) 07:31, November 26, 2015 (UTC)

Hi. This seems to be a bug that strikes at random, may happen on any page. The only solution I have found is to touch the page (open for edit, then click publish without any editing). I use Safari/Chrome on OSX, thus not equipment related. This bug only appeared in the past few months. The solution is most likely to be found by .wikia admins. hth --ES (talk) 10:44, November 26, 2015 (UTC)

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