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Hightlighting lyrics text

I've noticed that you can no longer highlight the text of the lyrics of songs anymore. If this was an intentional change it should be undone asap.--Anthonzi 04:50, January 1, 2010 (UTC)

Please see the "More on right click disable script" section just above. LYRIC-Humbug wordsdeeds 12:44, January 1, 2010 (UTC)
well ok I'll be looking elsewhere for lyrics then. Or just hitting the edit button lmao.--Anthonzi 03:37, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
Or you read this. - Chris 18:38, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, thanks. I figured someone would make one of those. But this issue still doesn't jive well with Wiki philosophy.--Anthonzi 01:33, January 21, 2010 (UTC)

Format of pictures

Hello,

I usually use Wikify to insert album data and it generates images links in the form "Artist - Album.jpg". If I make click on the generated link to upload the image its name would be in the form "Artist_-_Album.jpg".

What is the correct format to name the images when uploading them?

Regards, Puck2099 23:06, January 3, 2010 (UTC)

The underscores will be inserted automatically, I believe, as can be seen in the list of uploaded files. For additional information please see here.  Ñôīέ2çяȳTalk 00:52, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
It doesn't really matter, since underscores and spaces are equivalent in wikilinks. (Main_Page and Main Page both work the same.) — 6×9 (Talk) 05:49, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

Artist:Album:Song for album specific lyrics?

Most song pages are named using the Artist:Song pattern - the assumption being, I suppose, that the lyrics do not change if/when the song appears on multiple albums by the same artist. But what can one do when this assumption can not be made? Is there a convention for handling this situation? For example, does one name the page Artist:Album:Song? -- Rossetyler 01:09, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

I came across a similar problem with Drapht:Intro - a song (well, track) with the same name appears on multiple albums by the same artist. There are many assumptions made about the format of page names in many pieces of code around this site (such a templates on the song page getting the song name, the API and many bots that work on pages). Because of this I think Artist:Album:Song is a good idea in theory, but a bad idea for LW. I'd suggest following the disambiguation technique used for Drapht:Intro. (Alternatively, does it make sense to mark just one of the recordings with "(live)" or "(extended)" while leaving the most common recording named "Artist:Song"?) LYRIC-Humbug wordsdeeds 02:58, January 14, 2010 (UTC) I like to see questions like this asked before action is taken :P
The standard method for distinguishing between different songs by the same artist (or major variations of a song) is to use a parenthetical add-on. Often this is either the year of release, or some form of the album title. The original version (or earliest released version of a song title, such as "Intro") should not have such an add-on. EXAMPLE: Drapht:Intro (Grimm)    Kiefer    talk    contribs    admin   03:45, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
I rip my music from CDs using Linux Sound Juicer which automatically tags the songs using MusicBrainz so that I can keep tags up to date using Picard. I use these tags, in turn, and some scripting to keep local lyric files up to date with LW. MusicBrainz is pretty strict: the name of the song is what it is (no parenthetical add-on unless it was published as such). I was thinking that my scripting could prefer Artist:Album:Song over Artist:Song but, from what I have seen (and what you say), this flaunts convention. Instead, I think I will add a custom tag (perhaps LYRICTITLE) whose value is the TITLE value plus the parenthetical add-on. Or, perhaps better yet, add a tag whose value is just the parenthetical add-on - that will be concatenated to TITLE before lookup on LW. Does anyone have any experience with this? Suggestions? Rossetyler 05:47, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting me Kiefer. Just one thing, isn't putting a year in brackets bad because that makes it look exactly like an album page? LYRIC-Humbug wordsdeeds 08:48, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Affecting Gracenote links on song pages

I have noticed that if there exists a like-named Gracenote page for a named song page that links between the pages will automatically be added. But what if the pages are not like-named? For example, consider the following three pairs of pages:

The first pair work together nicely as they are both linked to each other.
The second pair do not work as the Gracenote page links to a non-existant page and the LW page does not link to anything.
The third pair works from Gracenote to LW but not the other direction as the LW page is not a song page.

Is there anyway to improve the second and third cases?

I'm actually surprised a GN page links to a non-existing song page – I thought GracenoteBot was supposed to create the song page in such a case…? Here the best solution seemed to be a redirect.
For the other direction, I just added the links manually. — 6×9 (Talk) 08:22, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
I guess I was thinking of some clever little template instantiation or something. Brute force works too. Thanks! Rossetyler 08:29, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
Adding a parameter to the Song template for this purpose is possible, but I'd rather avoid adding code to such a widely-used template that would only be needed in a few dozen cases. — 6×9 (Talk) 08:44, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
That's good enough for me. Thanks again for your help. Rossetyler 15:12, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
How about a template "GNPage"? - Chris 22:33, January 15, 2010 (UTC)

Album by various artists?

I just tried to create a page for The Crucified's self-titled album. Everything seems fine, except the page says "Album by various artists" instead of "Album by Crucified." Now I just finished creating The Crucified album "Pillars of Humanity," and that page displays "Album by Crucified." The weird thing is I in order to create the self-titled album's page, I just copied the Pillars of Humanity code and changed the necessary parts.

Can someone help me please?

The two pages are:

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.48.53.247 (talkcontribs), 03:53, January 29, 2010 (UTC).

Hi, the reason is the pagename. The artist is automatically retrieved from the pagename, which has to follow a certain scheme: <<<Artist Name>>>:<<<Album Name>>> (<<<Year Of Release>>>). The following things are important:
  1. Every word after a blank has to start uppercase.
  2. The separation between Artist and Album Name is a colon (:), no blanks ( ) or hyphens (-).
  3. The year of release has to be full year and is appended in parentheses after a hyphen ( (YYYY)).
  4. Additional information like "Single" or "LP" mustn't be appended, unless it's absolutely necessary to distinguish between two albums. If unavoidable, this information has to be included in parentheses, before the year.
That is, all in all your pagename has to be The Crucified:The Crucified (1989), and the other "working" one has to be The Crucified:The Pillars Of Humanity (1991).
Paradoxically your contributions say that you created both pages with these correct names... And both look absolutely fine. - Chris 10:46, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

I failed to put the artist name (and colon) before the album name. When I attempt to edit the page, I don't seem to have the option of editing the pagename. How do I go back and fix this? The article I'm attempting to fix is Tim Fite:Change Of Heart (2009) -- The Dharmatist 21:22, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

You can only influence the pagename by moving the page. Therefore, use the move tab/button/link/however you call it in the bar at the top of each page. Depending on how long you are registered, it might take a few days until it's available (= visible) for you. So long, you may do it by simply copying the contents to a new page with the correct name, and then redirect the wrongly named page. Code for redirects is #REDIRECT [[Artist:Song Title]] or whatever you link to.
As user you are allowed to move 2 pages per minutes (that's to hinder users who want to vandalize by moving the pages to some strange names). In your specific case, Afrodite already moved the page to the correct name. Please note that according to LyricWiki:Page Names the "of" has to be changed to "Of". - Chris 22:37, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Translations & Romanizations

I just stumbled across this site a few days ago, and find it really remarkable, but I have a few questions about translations and romanizations that I'm still unsure about.

  1. The help section on translations says that they should get separate sub-pages. Is this also true for romanizations? It seems to be this way, but I wanted to confirm just in case.
  2. What about already-created pages with translations or romanizations? Should all of these pages be converted to have these sub-pages, or should this only be done in certain cases?
  3. If I go to the artist page of a group that performs non-English songs and I can't translate those songs myself, is it rude/spammy to request translations on every single song? Is there a better alternative?
  4. I see there's a "request kana/kanji" template for Japanese songs - is there something similar for Chinese/Korean/Arabic/etc. songs?
  5. Lastly, about the "Code Purple" template: should this be used even when there is already a "translation request" template on the article page? And can it be used in situations where translation isn't the problem (e.g. the lyrics are difficult to decipher and there is no official source for them)? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Skald (talkcontribs), 21:14, February 7, 2010.
Hello Skald, I gave your questions numbers so it's easier to refer to them:
  1. Yes, the romanization should be on a subpage with "/roman" appended, and that's how the parameter for the {{TranslatedSong}} template should be as well.
  2. The fact that there are pages with translations/romanizations side be side or below is the result from a time when there wasn't a strict rule how to submit romanizations. Basically LyricWiki was glad to provide these at all, so there wasn't a scheme. Now there is, so all the old pages have to be transformed to the new scheme. I used to do it, but I came to find out that often the lines don't sync up, and as I don't understand anything, I cannot compare which line goes with which one. So I left them.
  3. It's not rude to request every single song, because it's the only way. Furthermore, no one is really responsible for translations. So it's not like you load tons of work on one single back. (To tell you the truth, I'm afraid there's no active user translating Kanji ATM; teknomunk used to AFAIK, but I haven't heard of him for ages now).
  4. You may always use {{RequestTranslation}}, for example {{RequestTranslation|Chinese}}. It'll put the pages here: Requests For Translation.
  5. I think the code purple template doesn't do anything else than {{RequestTranslation}} would.
I hope all your questions were answered clearly enough, if not, feel free to ask again. And a little reminder: sign your posts with ~~~~ ;)
- Chris 21:55, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply! It's a relief to have that cleared up - I'm working on translating a couple of songs by a group that sings in both Japanese and Korean, and I was a little worried if it'd be kosher to put {{RequestTranslation}} on every Korean page, especially since there doesn't seem to be a huge demand for Korean translations here. My question on requesting kanji/kana was about {{RequestKanaKanji}}, when there's only a romanized version of the lyrics and not the original script, but looking into it more it seems like I can get the same effect by using something like
{{Code Purple|Writing|Korean}} - that way the songs would be gathered in one place without there being a banner on the lyrics page that'd probably never be removed. I didn't see it used much, though, except for two cases in Chinese - would it work?
Sorry about not signing my comment earlier - I've been trying to be careful about that, but I still haven't gotten used to it. ー Skald 23:11, February 7, 2010 (UTC)
Not a problem at all with signature, tends to happen the bestest^^. {{Code Purple|Writing|Korean}} is a good idea, but well, as said, I'm afraid this will last there several years until someone interested comes along and knows how to get them. Yet that's better than no template at all. I think Asian lyrics, that's an area of LyricWiki where much work is to be done... - Chris 12:13, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

API returns incomplete lyrics

api.php only returns the first few characters of the lyrics. Can I somehow fix that? --Xjs 22:43, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

No, sorry, you can't, because it's not your fault neither ours... It's an requirement of our licensing agreements... You may want to read this or the original announcement - Chris 07:27, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

About the 'this song has been featured on the TV series' template

There's an episode of Supernatural named after the Rolling Stones song "Time Is On My Side". Another named for the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil". Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying" and "When the Levee Breaks" and "Houses of the Holy". Et cetera. These particular songs are not actually in any episodes of the show. Should I still tag them with the TV series template, or is that only for the songs that are actually in the show? —MercuryBlue 06:04, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

I say it should only be if the songs are actually heard on a TV show -- I don't think merely having the song's title used as an episode title counts as the song being "featured on" that TV series.
Incidentally, "Supernatural" isn't the first show with Led Zeppelin-themed episode titles. I give you the second half of Season 2 of "NewsRadio". Trainman 06:27, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Traditional and simplified Chinese

周杰倫 (Jay Chou) is a mess that's going to take a long time to clean up. I've gotten to the point where I need to move some simplified Chinese lyrics out of the way to make way for the canonical traditional Chinese lyrics. The current state of affairs is mostly just using the canonical artist name 周杰倫 (Jay Chou) with the track name appended, e.g. 周杰倫 (Jay Chou):可愛女人 vs. 周杰倫 (Jay Chou):可愛女人/zh-hans. This works where the title is different in simplified and tradtional, but wherever it is the same the problem is unsolved and there are lots of merge templates, e.g. as in 周杰倫 (Jay Chou):七里香 vs. 周杰倫 (Jay Chou):七里香.

It could be argued that the simplified Chinese version should always be in /zh-hans just like translations, but I haven't seen this done anywhere. Or append /zh-hans only when there is a conflict? Or append e.g. "(Simplified Chinese)" to the title, ugly as it may be. It seems that very few have even bothered to try editing this kind of thing before... Please advise.

Foolip 20:19, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

I have provisionally come to the conclusion that the best way forward is to use the script of the original release (usually traditional Chinese for the kinds of artist that are actually in the wiki) and then use /roman, /zh-hans (for simplified, /zh-hant for traditional), /en and tie everything together with the TranslatedSong template. This requires lots of work to clean up, but I think it's the cleanest in the long run. Still, please do advise though. Foolip 18:54, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

Different bands, same name

What to do when there are multiple, unrelated artists or groups with the same name? For example, I know there are at least two bands called "Stratus".[1] -- 187.79.102.174 08:34, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

If there's a page already named like the band which clearly belongs to one of the artists, the other artist gets a page called "Stratus" plus a blank and then the country-code in big letters in paranthesis. So if Stratus was the Serbian band now, the English band's page would be "Stratus (UK)". However, this " (UK)" addition is just for the artist page and maybe for songs which are named identically, but not for the rest!
So the English band's songs are still linked like # '''[[Stratus:Songtitle|Songtitle]]''' and not like # '''[[Stratus (UK):Songtitle|Songtitle]]''' if possible. In this specific case, the English band seems to be better known and moving the current one-song-page is not a problem, so we might consider rather moving the current Stratus-page to Stratus (RS) (Republic of Serbia) and creating the English band's page at Stratus. So which specific artist are you talking about? It would be helpful because it often is a decision that's case-specific - Chris 14:47, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
Right now, the Stratus page only has one song, "Vamos Fazer Um Acústico?!", supposedly from the game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The lyrics are in Portuguese. I found no reference to that title other than Brazilian lyrics sites. I looked into that game's soundtrack, and found it has a song by Stratus, but it is titled "You Must Follow (Evol Intent VIP)", and it's an instrumental techno/D&B -- that sounds nothing like the other bands. So we have now three or four groups that go by the name Stratus.
Me, I wanted to add the lyrics for the "UK Stratus". -- LYRIC-Stormwatch 13:20, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
I identified the third Stratus band now; it's a British alt-rock/electronica duo, active from '00 to '05. [2][3] -- LYRIC-Stormwatch 22:30, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
I would like to add a page for Angel (Imperia's singer band), but there is already an existing one... Should I create an "Angel (NO)" page? Puck2099 14:16, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Stormwatch: so they'd both be UK. I'd suggest to create your UK band's page at Stratus, and leave the one song which is on the page now in the Other Songs section, maybe with a note appended behind the link, that this song is performed by an equally named band from UK.
Puck: Do you mean Angel (Maria) Faith? - Chris 17:33, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

File:Agonoize.jpg

Please change the licence of File:Agonoize.jpg to "copyrighted, but use is allowed by artist". This file is from a gallery of promotional pictures. -- Kosmofilo 05:13, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

The {{ArtistPhoto}} template can't display another text as the "fair use" text, but you can provide a short explaining sentence via parameter |info = like I did for File:Binärpilot.jpg. - Chris 14:58, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

Correct Lyric Formatting

I looked through the FAQ and didn't find any standards of formatting lyrics. Is the lyrics found in the albums booklet preferred? Are there standards for punctuation and line formatting? I ask this because I was reading the lyrics for As I Lay Dying's new album, The Powerless Rise, and the lyrics are formatted "poorly" compared to what I have in the booklet that came with the CD. Should I correct the lyrics? —Styfle

Hello Styfle,
there is no hard rule for lyric-text formatting, so you may find everything from best to worst possible formatting.
This is how I do it, and I consider it as widely accepted standard (maybe we should create a formatting-policy):
Keep in mind that possible exceptions are voluntary
Unwanted
  • Censorship ("f***ing") - LyricWiki is against censorship!
  • Stylizing ("2 live 4 u" instead of "to live for you")
  • Structuring of lyricparts with captions ("Chorus", "Bridge", "Verse 1/2/3", ...)
    • Exception: might be used to refer to certain parts for repetitions if otherwise the text grew into huge dimensions
  • Repetition-shortcuts ("x2"/"2x", ...)
  • Annotations in the <lyrics>-tags, esp. credits (create a "Credits" section below the lyrics) or featuring artists (use {{Song}} template's fa-parameter)
  • Text-like lyrics (lyrics with few or no linebreaks in spite of an audible structure)
Linebreaks
  • There are two widely used schemes of how to insert the bulk of linebreaks into lyrics:
    1. The last syllables/words of the lines rhyme with each other (= notation usually used for rhyming poems, f. e. Supertramp:No Inbetween)
    2. Each line contains both parts of the rhyme
    Structuring
  • Multiple empty lines are to be avoided as they only cost space
Capitalisation/Punctuation
  • Follow the rules of the language
  • You may want to uppercase the first letter of each line for aesthetical reasons
    • Exception: the line is a continued sentence
  • Do not capitalise the song title in order to only emphasize/highlight it in the lyrics
  • Do not uppercase a whole song
  • Try to avoid "exclamation mark at each line's end"
  • Try to avoid multiple exclamation/quesion marks
  • Try to use " and ' as quotations marks and apostrophes as these usually make less trouble than smart-quotes f. e.
  • In many cases there's no official punctuation of lyrics, but use it when sensible (f. e. question marks)
  • Commas, if correctly inserted, ease reading and understanding - even in lyrics
Bold/Italic/Parentheses
  • Use bold/italic sparingly, esp. bold text in the middle of lines
  • Do not try to imitate accentuation in speech with bold or italic font
    • Exception: the accentuation gives the text a different meaning
  • You may use them to make clear who says what in lyrics representing a dialogue f. e. (though I'd not recommend that method)
  • Use them to mark text as caption/annotation (use sparingly, see above)
  • Only add filling words (oh, ah, yeah, ...) as parentheses if it doesn't confuse too much, else you may f. e. add it after a comma or leave them out
And finally: always try to make the lyrics look good and comfortable to read.
Chris 16:14, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Username mergers

Hello! I just realized I have accidentally made two accounts here. Both have been used for a while before I noticed this; they have watchlists and the like. Is there any way the administrators can merge the two? (Please answer on my user talk page; thanks!) Bogdanb 20:23, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

Adding to a locked song

I just tried to add Graveworm as a cover artist to The Police:Message In A Bottle. The song is locked for editing, even though it's only ranked silver. I'm a bit puzzled as to why it's locked and it's frustrating to not be able to add accurate information. Any ideas to help fix this? Eeepy 09:15, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

The key is in the line at the bottom of the truncated lyrics section: "Unfortunately, we are not licensed to display the full lyrics for this song at the moment." Welcome to the wonderful world of Gracenote licensing. On the one hand, this site won't get into legal trouble with music publishers (again). On the other hand, that means that if Gracenote couldn't get the rights for use of the lyrics, they can only appear in truncated form (only the first few lines of the song), and the pages have to be locked for editing (so people won't try to go in and add the lyrics). This was first discussed over on the Community Portal earlier this year when the "Gracenote takedown process" began.
Thus, on pages that have been locked, all the metadata is "stuck" at whatever point it was when the page was locked. I brought up the "locking the page means you can't edit the metadata" issue somewhere in that Community Portal discussion, and Sean said he'd look into it, but nothing yet.
As far as I know, the only way to really fix this would be to get The Police's music publisher to come to an agreement with Gracenote to allow display of their lyrics. You wouldn't happen to be friends with Sting, would you? Trainman 17:50, June 14, 2010 (UTC)
Only thing I could offer is to set up a common "marketplace"-page where you can easily add all your requests (maybe not only for locked pages) and I'll do them every other day (since I'm admin, I may edit the page to enhance meta-data). The page could be linked to by {{gracenote_takedown}} and work just like SOTD nominations. That'd be a bit of the principle like the bot-portal, only, that there'll be predefined tasks to submit to via template. Tell me what you think about it, I'd love to do the edits for you, because f. e. for inserting the albums onto pages I'm way faster thanks to my scripts, or Batchmove and stuff.
It'd be - so to say - some kind of "interface" between users and admins for tasks that need admin-userrights (and maybe some others).
AS said, this is my offer (nothing official!). It's just my spontanous idea for enhancing the companionship of users and admins and allay the situation of GN-locking. - Chris 21:20, June 14, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like a good way to make the best out of a bad situation. I don't know if you admins already have a policy about editing the locked pages -- if not, I might suggest talking with Sean first to make sure there's not going to be some kind of legal trouble if the locked pages are edited. Trainman 23:58, June 14, 2010 (UTC)
A "marketplace" page would be great. The other thing is, with "Message In A Bottle"...since Graveworm have recorded and released it on an album, they must have been given rights to the song in the first place, so giving credit in the original song's lyrics seems fair enough. And funnily enough, I'm not friends with Sting. I know, I know - you're shocked that I'm not. Eeepy 01:31, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
Trainman: there's no policy. Yet there won't be legal trouble I'm sure, because: always keep in mind it's not Gracenote that's forbidding us to display the lyrics, it's the music industry claiming their rights on the lyrics. No, contrary, Gracenote licenses all the other songs. But the additional information we provide, f. e. in the templates, is information that's none of the music industries' business. It's knowledge without copyright. Then, the page isn't locked by GN but by us to prevent user to restore the lyrics, not to prevent them from editing the page itself. Unfortunately prohibiting the restoring also blocks them from editing the information because until now the pages are locked in total and not partially. Adding the link to the takedown template won't be a problem too I guess, because all it does is informing the users. I don't think its content is predefined by someone.
Yet I'll of course ask Sean for permission to create the marketplace. - Chris 15:36, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Cool idea for a solution! ^^ ...I think the optimal way to fix this would be to have an extension that could make it so that blocked pages could not have any edits made inside of the <lyrics> tags (and not allow new lyrics tags), then we could just open up editing on those pages again. This would be much more "wiki-like" and would save Chris some time and would probably lead to more edits too (since casual visitors to the site will likely not know of our "marketplace" (that name is weird btw, because it sounds like Chris is selling something xD).
But yes, since we don't have an extension to make this editing possible right now, this marketplace sounds like a great idea!
Thanks,
-Sean Colombo 20:49, June 29, 2010 (UTC)

Trying really hard, but not there yet, need another push...

Couple of things, 1st, in Safari, there is no + above to post a question (unless I'm blind, which wouldn't be the 1st time). Instead, there is a talk bubble with "Leave Message" that shows "Start A New Section [+]" when hovering over it. You may want to add that in your directions at top. Took me awhile, searching for a "+", to figure it out.

Secondly, the artist Peter Godwin's song, "The Art Of Love" (http://lyrics.wikia.com/Peter_Godwin:The_Art_Of_Love), is floating without any links to the main Peter Godwin artist page. Also, on that page of lyrics, Peter Godwin's name directly above the lyrics is red instead of purple, & clicking the link takes you to an edit page instead of his discography/song list/artist page. Can someone that knows how fix this? I am lost. I got the lyrics from Peter & tried to submit them before, but screwed up. They appeared on his artist page, instead of creating a whole new page, & someone was kind enough to fix it this far. Help me finish it?

I swear I'm reading up on how to do this properly in the future! Thank you! -- BeatriceBlue 19:19, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

Red link = the linked page doesn't exist. Whenever you click on a redlink, it'll open the page in editmode, ready for creation. That is, there was no linking to a ready artist-page, because it was not created so far. Usually, User:LYRIC-Janitor creates these pages sooner or later. But as he was off for some months now, that might've taken a certain time until he'd come to Peter Godwin. I used my incredible superpowers ;) to create the page for you. - Chris 21:44, June 14, 2010 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! You're my hero! LOL - BeatriceBlue 17:58, June 15, 2010 (UTC)
Chris, Peter has asked me to fix minor errors in the 1st album's songs' titles, but every time I try to, I get a Spam Protection Filter error. AARGH!! How do I make it stop?
The 1st album's edits should be: 1. Turn "Song" to "Songs" in tracks three & six. 2. Track four should be simply titled "French Emotions".
Ah! You guys took my advice & changed the + in the directions above! Cool, that makes me feel useful, & impressed at how quickly & thoroughly you guys respond! Thank you, really! - BeatriceBlue 07:00, June 16, 2010 (UTC)
The spam filter thing was a bug that happened a few hours ago - it should be fixed now. Discussion happened on Sean Colombo's talk page. Eeepy 11:12, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

I can't create a new account

I don't want to create lyrics for an unlisted band without creating an account first. I've tried several times and keep getting the message "status <comboajaxlogin-post-not-understood>". Any ideas? -- el_gallo_azul (the username I want to use)

I recently had problems with registering another account, too. Keep trying. Don't forget to fill in all necessary fields, e-mail, birthday, password, captcha... Please report your result. - Chris 14:50, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
By the way, I'm not sure if underscores _ are allowed as username field-input, as they are later translated into blanks. Maybe you should try it with minus or a blank instead, or just use ElGalloAzul or something. - Chris 14:52, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

Song search

I'm having a bit of trouble locating a bunch of incorrectly credited songs. I found the real artist (Ross Golan & Molehead) and have so far redirected the entire album of the same 13 songs on that page from Amon Amarth, Bloodbath, Arcade Fire, Shadows Fall and I Killed The Prom Queen.

How can I find any other artists with those songs? Search isn't turning up anything. Eeepy 03:37, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

If you're looking for songs by title, the Song fLetter categories are your friend, as they sort songs by their title first. So if you want to find all songs titled, or starting with, "Song From Another Artist" you'd go to Category:Songs S, select the "So" from those navigation links near the top, and (if you don't want to hit "next 200" multiple times) amend the "&from=So" in your browser's address bar to "&from=Songs+from+another+artist" (because we made sorting case-insensitive by lowercasing all but the first letter). — 6×9 (Talk) 04:14, June 28, 2010 (UTC)
Excellent, I knew there had to be something like that - it's really obvious but it never occurred to me :) Thank you! Eeepy 05:14, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

YouTube links

When editing a song, the YouTube link is fairly self-explanatory. Except, what happens if the only YouTube version of a song is a live version and the song on LyricWiki is a studio version? Should the live version be used for the YouTube link, or should it be "not applicable"? Eeepy 01:27, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

That might be a topic for the community portal… The main reason to have a YT link is so people can listen to the song and (maybe) check the lyrics; if a live version has different lyrics from the studio version a link to it might therefore not be the best idea. Hope that sentence makes sense; it's so hot that if I think too much my brain might boil…6×9 (Talk) 20:14, July 11, 2010 (UTC)
It made perfect sense and that was exactly my logic in asking the question.
By the way Da best thanks for jumping in on merging NKOTB yesterday - I was getting really tired of reading lyrics about Christmas and other stuff that I can't even remember now :P Eeepy 07:38, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Complete Album removed

I spent ages adding The Oak Ridge Boys - Front Row Seats album, released in 2006, and then added all the lyrics. When I checked after i had finished it all showed correctly. I have just checked again, 12 hours later, and it has all been removed. Why? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.30.90.153 (talk), 18:52, 11 July 2010.

The album listing and all the songs are there, and the page hasn't been edited by anyone else but you. Maybe your browser showed you an older version of the page? Try hitting CTRL+F5 to bypass the cache. — 6×9 (Talk) 20:07, July 11, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, the album is completely existing for me, too, and in your contributions it says that the pages you created are all the latest versions of the pages, and there are no deleted contributions for you. Looks good to me... - Chris 23:26, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

Lyrics

I would like to request assistance in deciphering the lyrics of Urban Delights:00 Gringo (Calling London), a song regularly featured on the Philip DeFranco Show. Here is a link to the official video for anyone interested. MaTrIx 02:25, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

Linking edits with user name

I have recently made 29 edits - before I actually created an account for myself. Is it possible to link those edits to my account now? Thankyou.

Oaksfan

Song Info Confusion

For the language I put English and then saved the change and it added "English.png" So, for the song info, should I be putting something else? I put the asin and it added the asin.png. What's the deal? I couldn't find any information in the help pages or faqs. Brentlydunivant 20:24, August 11, 2010 (UTC)

First: Which page are you talking about?
Second: It sounds like you'd be using the literal {{Song Info}} ranking template which is for Talk pages, where you fill in what is already done, not applicable or unknown (see this Talk page as example).
Third: To fill in the ASIN itself (meaning the code looking like B0033BPDS2), use the {{SongFooter}} on the content page.
Fourth: the template page itself usually displays a documentation on the template (you can click on the links above to see them). - Chris 22:23, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

Rock And Roll Circus: Stones album or compilation?

I added the page to The Rolling Stones:The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (1996), but now I'm not really certain that it should count as a various artists compilation (meaning it gets its own page), or a Rolling Stones album with guest artists (meaning it goes in the Stones' page). Any opinions on that? -- LYRIC-Stormwatch 21:03, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

I've got the same question about The Concert for Bangla Desh (1971), which is categorized the opposite way around, as a George Harrison album. I'm wondering if it should be considered a various artists compilation. It's misleading in searches to see songs by other artists on the album being attributed to George Harrison. I lean towards treating both albums should as various artist compilations.--Jomidi 22:31, December 1, 2010 (UTC)
For The Concert for Bangla Desh (1971), I would personally keep the album placed as is, as it is primarily a George Harrison project. The recent reissues even use "George Harrison and friends" when referring to the artist of the album. The tracks, however, shouldn't all be listed as George Harrison songs. Each should be moved/redirected to the correct artist for each track and a note added to the album page.
As for The Rolling Stones:The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (1996), that one I'm a little less clear on, as I'm unfamiliar with the album. It appears to be a similar situation to the Bangla Desh album, though, with the primary artist being the Stones (although all bunched up at the end of the album). So, I'd vote for inclusion into the Rolling Stone discography.    Kiefer    talk    contribs    admin   03:55, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

IP address @song edit history

[4] I posted lyrics for Ambassa's Valtakausi 2005 -song, is there any chance you could edit my ip address out of the history and perhaps replace it with this username?

If this request is about "hiding your IP address":
  • If you'd not said it was yours, nobody would've figured out Wink.
  • There's a big warning about editing as IP, that it'll become visible in the history...
  • We can't assign IP edits to a username afterwards.
Only thing I can do is delete the versions to hide your IP.
If this request is about assigning your edit for your edit-count's sake:
  • There's no possibility we can help you, I'm afraid.
Chris 00:33, September 19, 2010 (UTC)

lyric is not updated in listDJ using spotify

Hi, I am new with lyrics.wikia.com. Can someone please help me?

I have created this page: Elissa:Tesadda Be Meen. The first time i have created the page, i was able to see the lyric on the listDJ. After that, I have decided to improve the lyric of this song to make it better. After editing the lyricwiki page, I am not able to see the new lyric in listDJ. I still see the old lyric.

What should i do to be able to see the new updated lyric in listdj? ALL the information of the song of spotify can be found in this url [5] — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Simo211 (talkcontribs), 01:04, 21 September 2010.

Sounds like Spotify or the plugin shows you the old version of the page from its cache. You might try searching the settings for an option to purge the cache. — 6×9 (Talk) 04:40, September 21, 2010 (UTC)
There is no option in spotify to select if you do not want to use the cache. I removed all the cache in spotify manually. I also reinstalled the the spotify application. nothing worked. I think that listDJ has the cache, but listDJ is an executable file with no folders. do you know how to clear the cache in listDJ.

image format

here Vanessa Paradis:Divinidylle Tour (2008) and here Vanessa Paradis#Divinidylle Tour (2008) the cover comes as a square but its format is 500x363 and i do not know how to change it -- thanks in advance -- Krn02 06:55, September 21, 2010 (UTC)

It might be a caching thing – a different image with 450×448 res has been uploaded in the meantime, but the thumbnail shows the old image "squeezed" into the new proportions. I'd wait a day or two, and if it isn't fixed by then, either revert to the old image (which should restore the proportions) or re-upload the new one. — 6×9 (Talk) 07:18, September 21, 2010 (UTC)
thanks for your help -- i made a mess over here "File:Vanessa Paradis - Divinidylle Tour.jpg" because "what you put is not what you see" (at least at the beginning): now i think the file is the correct one even if it does not appear so, huh! -- Krn02 08:19, September 21, 2010 (UTC)

Album Lists Categorization

Lately, I have been adding some Album List pages for artists and attaching them to their albums with the Album Lists template. For example, see Chris Spedding/Albums and Pigbag/Albums. These pages have explicitly been put in the Album Lists category but somehow the albums with the Album Lists template have also been so categorized. See Category:Album Lists. What am I doing wrong? -- Rossetyler 05:06, October 2, 2010 (UTC)

Wrapping the category link in <noinclude> tags will prevent it from being transcluded on the album pages. For new album lists you can also put {{subst:Album List/blank}} on the page and save it; this will create a few placeholder links along with the category. — 6×9 (Talk) 05:59, October 2, 2010 (UTC)
I figured it was a simple fix, I just go tired of banging my head on it. Now that I think about how the the template is instantiated, this makes sense. Thanks! And thank you for all your edits - it was an edit of yours to one of the pages I watch that educated me about this subject. I just forgot about the noinclude wrapper part. -- Rossetyler 06:33, October 2, 2010 (UTC)

Musical recordings/soundtracks

Heyo, can someone clear this up for me? From looking at the Help page, I suppose I understood that Movie/Musical/Disney albums should be formatted as <<Album>> (<<Year>>), as most of them are technically albums/soundtracks by various (singing) artists: Moulin Rouge! (2001), Elton John And Tim Rice's Aida (1999), Anastasia (1997) Or should the name of the musical be included in all recordings, a la Hairspray (2007) & Avenue Q: The Musical (2003)? Or the writer's name: Wicked (2003), The Phantom Of The Opera (1986) & Elton John:The Road To El Dorado (2000) (though the last is not actually by only one artist)?

Finally, who should the song page link to? Most songs from Disney movies seem to link there: (Elton John:I Just Can't Wait To Be King). But for other musicals, some link to the composer (Idina Menzel:The Wizard And I), some to the musical (John Tartaglia:Purpose), and some to the performer (Stephen Flaherty:Journey To The Past). The musical makes the most sense to me when I first think about it, but then dealing with multiple recordings of the same musical gets hairy (same with using the writer). Gaaah, musicalsss. - Sssh 15:49, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Vera Lynn:I'll Never Smile Again

I just added the lyrics to Vera Lynn's I'll Never Smile Again, but I noticed that there was also a non-editable "official" version.

When there's an official version, does that imply that I shouldn't add a "unofficial" version? Does anyone get mad or send "strongly-worded" take-down letters? -- Lee-Anne

By all means DO add a non-official version. Those official versions are often inaccurate. --186.213.49.93 20:31, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Go* redirection

Why does any URL that begins with http://lyrics.wikia.com/Go get redirected to http://lyrics.wikia.com/Special:LandingPage -- Rossetyler 08:04, October 9, 2010 (UTC)

Where is the Move tab?

Hi,

I have corrected a song's title (correction made in the songfooter) so that it matches the song title listed on the artist page I've created but as indicated in the FAQ, I need to move the page using the Move tab. I searched for a while but I can't find it.

Thanks for the answer. --Mister.bizuth 19:13, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Hello Mister.bizuht and welcome on LyricWiki. The system indicates you are a new member. For reasons of vandalism-protection new members cannot move pages in their first days. There are some things required until they are allowed. Unfortunately I am not too sure about what these requirements are, but IIRC it was 20 edits and 5 days membership or so? I don't know, but as soon as your account fulfils these requirements, you will be able to move pages. The option will appear in the "edit dropdown" (the FAQ is old, "tab" was true for Monobook, in Monaco it was a button and in Oasis it currently is an entry). So long you can put your move requests here or in our Job Exchange (link is also in the navigation under "Advanced"). - Chris 21:40, October 20, 2010 (UTC)
Hi Chris. Thanks for the clarification. I registered yesterday indeed so I'll just wait a few days to move the page then. - (Mister.bizuth 22:56, October 20, 2010 (UTC))
You're welcome. I added the question to our FAQ now, because it really is a FAQ. I wonder why it wasn't in there. - Chris 00:06, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

About extended versions of songs

When an Artist has made two versions of the same song with essentially the same lyrics (see Axxis:Kingdom Of The Night (1989) for an example), the iTunes, goear and asin links (and maybe other data) should be different for each version, but not the lyrics. What should be done? Two different pages to display those information accurately or a single page since the lyrics are the same? Kleyguerth 21:16, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, that's tricky. I'll ask Sean to make an administrative decision. In my opinion, the page (via SongFooter) should provide the links to the "normal" version as often as possible. If there's one link just for the extended version, that should be put there. So it's like "fill in what you got, but normal overrides special". I don't think we need links for extended versions, too, because usually the extended versions are linked to anyway, and since this is LyricWiki and not LinkWiki and the links are just a service and not the point of the site, there is no need to add every possible link to any song. That's what search engines are for. However this is my opinion. Wink - Chris 18:23, October 26, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I agree with you, but guess we've gotta wait for the administrative decision. I'll leave a single page for both with links for the normal version only for now. Kleyguerth 19:30, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

Deletion of Images

I recently uploaded an album image and discovered after I uploaded it, it points to an invalid link. How do I delete the image and re-upload the image and links correctly? -- Read'em&weep 02:55, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

If it's just the {{albumcover}} template pointing to the wrong page, you can easily fix that by hitting the "edit" button on the file page. If you want to change the filename, I can move it for you – just give me a link to the file. — 6×9 (Talk) 11:45, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

Song ranking questions

I've been trying to use some random pages from the gold songs category as reference for ranking gold or silver, but I got confused when I saw some gold songs without the credits, and on the talk page it's "unknown". Do song pages need the credits for achieving the gold rank? Also, what about the parameters not included on the talk page (allmusic, musicbrainz)? The Help:Page ranking/Songs tells everything is needed, but not the {{Song Rank}} template.
Second question, what ranking can lyrics with the {{Partial}} template achieve? Does it fall into the "special needs" of the violet rank? Can it rank bronze, silver or should it be left as green until the lyrics are resolved? The {{Song Rank}} template tells that to achieve bronze "the lyrics show no obvious problems", does having partial lyrics count as an "obvious problem"? -- Kleyguerth 20:14, October 31, 2010 (UTC)

I want to know this as well. I want to Gold some of Ulver's songs, but can't because it requires a lrcdb link, and lrcdb is down :( --Lhademmor (/M.P./) 15:04, November 4, 2010 (UTC)
Hi, sorry, I read the posts, but somehow forgot to answer. Okay, let's see...
Do song pages need the credits for achieving the gold rank?
Usually they do, yes. Only exception I could think of is when composer and lyricist is the same as the artist. What is weird though is that the talkpage says "unknown". If you ever run across any example, feel free to contact me or any admin, or the watcher of the site and ask him. Sometimes they forgot to change it, you could do that too, of course.
what about the parameters not included on the talk page?
allmusic recently changed their URL system, it's the same like akuma now (both sites are fed by AMG). For the ranking, they are not included into the talkpage, but it's desirable to fil them in. But it's not required (maybe it will be at sometime).
what ranking can partial lyrics achieve?
Usually, they are either violet or green, depending on how much is missing. If it's a whole verse (e.g. a part in a language the creator couldn't transscribe), it's preferably violet, I'd say. If it's just single words, I'd rank it green. Maybe, if it's just one or two words, you can rank it bronze. Yet, I guess it's best to leave the partial template on. Maybe, the Partial template will become language-sensitive as {{Accent}}, too (it's sensible as editors find the songs in their language then)
does having partial lyrics count as an "obvious problem"?
May be, as said. Depends on how much is missing.
Gold requires lrcdb link, and lrcdb is down
True, true. It was taken down because the site's owner wanted to set up a new page which required a new version of PHP. Then he had no time to create the new site, and the old page isn't compatible anymore. Simply skip/ignore lrcdb for ranking.
Alright, I hope I could answer all your questions to your utter satisfaction. Smile - Chris 19:56, November 4, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Chris everything is clear now. - Kleyguerth 16:59, November 6, 2010 (UTC)
Regarding lrcdb: Does anyone know if it's down for good? If so, you should probably consider rewriting the page ranking advice to avoid anyone else being as confused about it as me Smile
EDIT: Oh, actually, I have one more question: What is goear.com and why should we use it? Should it only link to "official" postings of songs (do those even exist?) or are fan-submissions allright? The same goes for YouTube videos: Should we only link to music videos from "official bands channels" or is it allright to link to music videos uploaded by other users? --Lhademmor (/M.P./) 12:59, November 7, 2010 (UTC)
It is not planned to be down for good, but I'm afraid it will be down for at least some years. I know about trying to update a project, but today's life has so many tasks awaiting, that you can't keep up with it. To be honest, I've got let's say 20 projects "running", but I'm not able to work on any of them because of school, unfortunately. Editing in LW is the only thing I've got time for in my free time.
goear.com is a free music server in Spain. You can listen to the music for free on the website. - Chris 20:39, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

SongFooter questions

Hi, I'm just wondering: Is there any real point to having |song= |album= and |artist= in the {{SongFooter}}? I mean, as far as I can see they're all defined in the {{Song}} as well. Why two separate places? I've tried looking at the source but it's gibberish to me. --Lhademmor (/M.P./) 13:36, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

I think your answer can be found in Help:Contents. -- Kleyguerth 21:26, November 7, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, they are used to specify the correct displayname opposed to the parameter in {{Song}} or the pagename. artist is redundant, {{Song}} contains alias. Maybe we'll use my new template {{SongHeader}} in future, which moves the possibility to change the album's displaytext, too Wink.
N.B.: To name a template, use the template {{tl}}: {{tl|Song}} produces {{Song}}. - Chris 22:32, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

Not lyrics, but "song descriptions"

Hey, I was looking over the Burzum lyrics and discovered that we have pages for the albums Burzum:Dauði Baldrs (1997) and Burzum:Hliðskjálf (1999). Both albums are all-instrumental, but the liner notes contain "descriptions" of what is happening in the songs. Those descriptions have been copied here, and currently appear as if they were lyrics.

I would mark them all as instrumentals, but I'm a little confused about how to handle these "song descriptions"? --Lhademmor (M.P.) 16:44, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

You're right, descriptions do not belong bewteen the <lyrics> tags. Move them to a section ==Description== below the tags, and insert {{Instrumental}} between the tags. - Chris 22:36, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

Songs not listed in albums

I'm maintaining Os Seminovos and they release songs one by one on their official website before releasing an album, so they've got a bunch of songs which aren't included in any album. Is there a way to list those songs other than using the "Other songs" section? I don't wanna use the "Other songs" section because it looks like it's unknown which album those songs belong to, and in this case it is known that those songs don't belong to any album. -- Kleyguerth 21:45, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

How about a section "Songs without album"? - Chris 22:37, November 7, 2010 (UTC)
I thought about that, but I didn't know if there was a standard policy for that, guess there isn't. Thanks. -- Kleyguerth 00:02, November 8, 2010 (UTC)

Source of quotes within lyrics

In some tracks in The Monitor by Titus Andronicus, e.g. here there are quotes from people like Abraham Lincoln. Right now there are lines within the lyrics that identify Lincoln or Douglas as the origin of the quote. This is of substantial interest to anyone reading the lyrics, I think, but it is not actually heard in the song. Should they remain there anyway?

Solved it the LyricWikian way, I think this is better than hundred explanations Wink - Chris 12:33, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Chris. I'll go do the others the same way.

Dgndenver 16:39, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

LW / firefox hang

Has anyone else suffered from trying to use firefox to edit LW pages? Browsing seems to work find but editing just hangs - consistently. This is a problem for me on Linux and Windows based firefox installations. For me, the problem started yesterday. I am holding my nose and trying to use IE but I don't think I'll be able to stomach it for much longer. Help?! -- Rossetyler 18:11, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

As I'm currently editing in Firefox and so did today, I can't say I'm experiencing any problems with LW + Firefox. What does happen when it hang? Does the browser just load a minute until the connection to the server times out, or does it really crash the browser so it has to be restarted? - Chris 20:17, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
When I click edit, the page blanks and the "working" animation on the tab spins. It never comes back. Browsing on other tabs works fine. I can back out of the tab to the previous page fine.
I have 4 OS / Firefox combinations in my home:
  • Fedora 12 Linux / Firefox 3.5.15
  • Windows Vista / Firefox 3.6
  • Windows Vista / Firefox 3.6.3
  • Windows Vista / Firefox 3.0.4
Of these, only the last works. The others all exhibit the behavior described. I am entering this on by Vista / IE. Entry on my Android phone through my WiFi router works fine as well.
-- Rossetyler 22:26, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
What does the status bar say? There should be a message like "Connecting to ..." or "Waiting for ..." at the bottom left. — 6×9 (Talk) 22:29, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
Read lyrics.wikia.com -- Rossetyler 22:32, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
Also does not work with
  • Windows XP (VM'ed under Fedora 12) / Firefox 3.6.12 (latest)
Under Linux, Firefox status is different that reported above (which was for Vista / 3.6.3). Instead, it says Transferring data from lyrics.wikia.com
-- Rossetyler 23:01, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
Well, nothing has changed on my end but the problem seems to have gone away. Thanks to any that might have helped behind the curtain. -- Rossetyler 08:51, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

Images not showing

Alela Diane images not showing up, help?--Dejavula 19:11, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

The links pointed to different filenames than the ones you uploaded the images at. I've moved the files and fixed the links. Please try to stick to the file naming convention "File:Artist Name - Album Title.jpg" for album art. — 6×9 (Talk) 19:51, November 14, 2010 (UTC)
Ok.--Dejavula 02:14, November 15, 2010 (UTC)

Song ranking Gold

Hi all,

is it ok to rank a song gold, if only the album-, language- und credits status can be set to "done" and everything else in the Star Box template is "not applicable" (video, audio, asin, iTunes, wikipedia) and if the credits can't be separated into composer and lyricist? For example Badlands:Devil's Stomp. Thanks in advance. Darknite47 13:36, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

If the information is as complete as possible then the page (usually) can be ranked Gold. That looks to be the case with the Badlands song page. There was actually "too much", or rather redundant, information: artist and album parameter in {{SongFooter}} are only necessary if they are different from the values in {{Song}}, and "type=album" doesn't change anything either, since "album" is the default anyway. — 6×9 (Talk) 18:08, December 2, 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for the response. I will keep that in mind. Darknite47 19:37, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

Youtube videos

And one more question. Can I link to any youtube video or does it have to be an offical video-clip?. For example if there isn't a goear-link available, can I link instead to a you tube video which only contains an audio file and a pic of the albumart or the artist? This way one can listen to a song without a goear link. Thanks again. Darknite47 13:44, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

The main purpose for the yt link is so that people can listen to the song, so even a clip using a video of drying paint would be OK. -ish. :-) — 6×9 (Talk) 18:13, December 2, 2010 (UTC)
Hehe :-) Thanks again. Darknite47 19:41, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

Link featured artists to Wikipedia

Hi again,

is there any way to link the featured artist to Wikipedia within the {{Song}} template? f.e. Infectious Grooves:Going, Going, Gone. Darknite47 (talkcontribs) 20:39, December 5, 2010 (UTC)

Spoken tracks

I have read about that somewhere but I just can't find it anymore, so sorry if that is a stupid question...

Is there a template for spoken tracks, just like the "instrumental" one? I need it for a live album where one track is just the introduction of the band by the lead singer. --Kopf101 22:25, December 13, 2010 (UTC)

On a similar vein, how does one create a page for a sketch? I would like to use a page similar to Instrumental, but in reverse - no music, only words. D f cornish 00:38, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

Where is the Dump of this Wikia?

Hi, I'm lookin' for this wikia's dump, like any other wikia I went to "Statistics" page, and the Dump file (Which were in the bottom of the page in other Wikias) was not there!! Why there is not any dumps? Isn't it free in all Wiki projects? --MehranVB 13:23, December 19, 2010 (UTC)

How does one move files?

This file is incorrectly named (it does not have a space before the hyphen separating the artist and the title). How does one move the file? I ask because there does not appear to be a move button on the file page.--ScarTissue 06:28, December 26, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe the option to move files is only available to admins? I've moved it (and a few other files for the same artist). — 6×9 (Talk) 08:29, December 26, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the thorough and prompt reply!--ScarTissue 00:55, December 27, 2010 (UTC)