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Raiden
Down Under Staff

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Age: 26
From: Australia

  08.12.2006 at 01:23
It's becoming more and more common at the moment for users to submit edits of featured bands without including a source for where they got their information from. Adding a source (for example a link to somewhere in the band's official website) to your edits is very important. It makes our job easier, we can get through the edits quicker, everything speeds up.

From now on, we've decided that we will mostly reject any edit that doesn't have a source included. So don't forget your sources!
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BreadGod
Captain Virgin

Posts: 4101

Age: 24
From: USA

  08.12.2006 at 01:44
Written by Raiden on 08.12.2006 at 01:23

It's becoming more and more common at the moment for users to submit edits of featured bands without including a source for where they got their information from. Adding a source (for example a link to somewhere in the band's official website) to your edits is very important. It makes our job easier, we can get through the edits quicker, everything speeds up.

From now on, we've decided that we will mostly reject any edit that doesn't have a source included. So don't forget your sources!

Does this also include images to albums and stuff?
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Raiden
Down Under Staff

Posts: 8292

Age: 26
From: Australia

  08.12.2006 at 02:39
Written by BreadGod on 08.12.2006 at 01:44

Written by Raiden on 08.12.2006 at 01:23

It's becoming more and more common at the moment for users to submit edits of featured bands without including a source for where they got their information from. Adding a source (for example a link to somewhere in the band's official website) to your edits is very important. It makes our job easier, we can get through the edits quicker, everything speeds up.

From now on, we've decided that we will mostly reject any edit that doesn't have a source included. So don't forget your sources!

Does this also include images to albums and stuff?

Yes, it would be helpful We have to check the band's website, or wherever to make sure they're the right covers, etc.
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"Scream for me Melbourne!!!!"
- Bruce Dickinson

"I don't see any god up here"
- Yuri Gagarin (while in orbit, 1961)
BreadGod
Captain Virgin

Posts: 4101

Age: 24
From: USA

  08.12.2006 at 03:06
Written by Raiden on 08.12.2006 at 02:39

Written by BreadGod on 08.12.2006 at 01:44

Written by Raiden on 08.12.2006 at 01:23

It's becoming more and more common at the moment for users to submit edits of featured bands without including a source for where they got their information from. Adding a source (for example a link to somewhere in the band's official website) to your edits is very important. It makes our job easier, we can get through the edits quicker, everything speeds up.

From now on, we've decided that we will mostly reject any edit that doesn't have a source included. So don't forget your sources!

Does this also include images to albums and stuff?

Yes, it would be helpful We have to check the band's website, or wherever to make sure they're the right covers, etc.

But could I just say that I got it off the band's website? I ask this because this new policy cannot have any loopholes, as with any other new policy implemented.
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Death Metal Bread
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Clearly your a virgin, go join captain virgin and the virginteers , the power is your lol
Raiden
Down Under Staff

Posts: 8292

Age: 26
From: Australia

  08.12.2006 at 03:24
Written by BreadGod on 08.12.2006 at 03:06

Written by Raiden on 08.12.2006 at 02:39

Written by BreadGod on 08.12.2006 at 01:44

Written by Raiden on 08.12.2006 at 01:23

It's becoming more and more common at the moment for users to submit edits of featured bands without including a source for where they got their information from. Adding a source (for example a link to somewhere in the band's official website) to your edits is very important. It makes our job easier, we can get through the edits quicker, everything speeds up.

From now on, we've decided that we will mostly reject any edit that doesn't have a source included. So don't forget your sources!

Does this also include images to albums and stuff?

Yes, it would be helpful We have to check the band's website, or wherever to make sure they're the right covers, etc.

But could I just say that I got it off the band's website? I ask this because this new policy cannot have any loopholes, as with any other new policy implemented.

Well if you've gotten the cover from a cover website or something, because maybe it's better quality, or the cover shown at the band's official website is only 90x90 pixels, etc, then just add that you are submitting the correct cover and provide a link to where it shows this.
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"Scream for me Melbourne!!!!"
- Bruce Dickinson

"I don't see any god up here"
- Yuri Gagarin (while in orbit, 1961)
Thryce
Retired Staff

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Age: 28
From: Belgium

  08.12.2006 at 11:14
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But could I just say that I got it off the band's website?

Seems like providing a source to me. And that's what we ask you to do.

@ All editors: Just say for every single edit you make, where exactly you got the info from. Just put (preferably) an internet link to the source in the "Comments on changes"-box.

Also to all people editing album tracklistings, please carefully study the "Tracklist code and instructions"!!

Again, be aware that new edits without sources will likely get rejected.

Thanks

EDIT: And please, make sure that, in tracklistings, every word starts with a Capital Letter !!
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Jeff
Freaky Admin

Posts: 7078

Age: 34
From: France

  08.12.2006 at 14:47
Also, if you add an album, pelase add everything!!! Not only the tracklist or the cover...

Of course, if it's an upcoming album and if the cover is not released yet, that's ok...

But that's not really helpful to add a new album in a disco if we have to look for something that is missing (tracklist, cover etc) to complete it.

To sum up, if you add something... do it at 100%
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Raiden
Down Under Staff

Posts: 8292

Age: 26
From: Australia

  22.12.2006 at 17:35
Now that we have logos for bands, I just thought I'd note that giving a source for logos isn't extremely important. We can often just check our own discography pages. It wouldn't hurt of course, but adding a source for logos isn't as important as adding a source for everything else. Adding a source for everything but logos IS important!
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"Scream for me Melbourne!!!!"
- Bruce Dickinson

"I don't see any god up here"
- Yuri Gagarin (while in orbit, 1961)
spirit_inblack
harshhead

Posts: 705

Age: 23
From: Canada

  13.01.2007 at 05:56
Is wikipedia a reliable source? In school they won't let us use it very often, because some of the information could be false, because of the system as to how they obtain their info. Will you allow us to use it as a source?
Raiden
Down Under Staff

Posts: 8292

Age: 26
From: Australia

  14.01.2007 at 07:57
Written by spirit_inblack on 13.01.2007 at 05:56

Is wikipedia a reliable source? In school they won't let us use it very often, because some of the information could be false, because of the system as to how they obtain their info. Will you allow us to use it as a source?

Well for trivia, Wikipedia is the preferred source. For everything else...well a band's official website is always the #1 source you should use, but stuff from Wikipedia is usually accurate.
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"Scream for me Melbourne!!!!"
- Bruce Dickinson

"I don't see any god up here"
- Yuri Gagarin (while in orbit, 1961)
Ernis
狼獾

Posts: 6730

Age: 26
From: Estonia

  27.12.2008 at 20:11
I also would wish to point out the importance of respecting the band members at least that much by writing the text about them without slap-in-the-face disturbing spelling and grammar mistakes such as this pearl I found t'day...

"Terji was born in Tórshavn on the Faroe Islands. His brother started to teach him, how to play, when he was therteen. A few years later in 2001 Skibenæs joined to Flux, his first band, witch played the same type of music, as Tyr. He wasn't play there a lot of time, becouse the same year he moved to Heri Joensen's band, where he has played until today."

Even if text such as "He wasn't play" and "therteen" occur in a source (unlikely) one should pay attention to verify the text one has copied and pasted....
Hope that particular text shall be corrected....
One can afford mistakes in one's own posts but, dear my, keep these away from more official places....
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