"Notability " in Wikipedia tems

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I can't help but think musicians could be notable for reasons other than these.

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Wikipedia deleted the Celph Titled entry a few weeks for not being "notable" enough, so fuck 'em.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:29 (sixteen years ago) link

crap! I guess you have to manually type in (music) at the end of the url to reach the page

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah - I mean its wikipedia, its not the freakin hall of fame of music or something. I mean , you can write articles about any pointless small patch of land anywhere. I guess the message to people wanting to write about a band is "make shit up about them" so they are notable

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:31 (sixteen years ago) link

They deleted John McLaughlin's entry for being non-notable?

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:34 (sixteen years ago) link

NO - that was in my clip board before I copied the correct url. Sorry.

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:43 (sixteen years ago) link

numerous ilxors have slightly absurd wikis.

Bashment Jakes (Enrique), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:45 (sixteen years ago) link

DOes ilxor status grant notability? It should!

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:52 (sixteen years ago) link

well apparently it does!

Bashment Jakes (Enrique), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I have an urge to write an entry for myself, but a combination of awareness of my own narcissistic tendencies and a lack of heart for self-promotion have stopped me. You're not "supposed" to write about yourself anyways on wikipedia. I guess I'll just have to have a number one hit then instead.

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 11:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Pappawheelie's own entry is amusing, especially the rumor of him being the original lead vocalist for Limp Bizkit.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Friday, 4 August 2006 15:07 (sixteen years ago) link

how do you know he wrote his own entry?

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Friday, 4 August 2006 15:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Wikipedia deleted the Dom Passantino entry a few weeks for not being "notable" enough, so fuck 'em.

Corrected for truth.

Domenico Buttez (ESTEBAN BUTTEZ~!!!), Saturday, 5 August 2006 00:30 (sixteen years ago) link

I wrote an article about my hometown and some creep demolished it and made it "official" 0 some people think wikipedia is so serious. You can't have any fun with it - self-important dicks

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Saturday, 5 August 2006 12:04 (sixteen years ago) link

No Sufjan, No Cred

Tape Store (Tape Store), Saturday, 5 August 2006 14:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I dont understand why they care - its not like if you are in wikipedia you are on the front page of the website or somethin g- you are burried away in the mountains of data - the only way someone would find you is if they already had heard of you and were trying to get more information on you - so what is the problem!

Mr Jones (Mr Jones), Saturday, 5 August 2006 20:55 (sixteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

lol wtf is this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambient_pop

Ambient pop employs the lock-groove melodies of Krautrock as an influence


brimstead, Sunday, 28 July 2019 05:48 (three years ago) link

i sometimes want to cry about the quality of music articles on wikipedia

dyl, Sunday, 28 July 2019 05:50 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

I'm mad about this today, thinking about why almost none of the musicians who are 'big' in my world have wiki pages, and after a friend's band (who regularly tours internationally, have had music in tv shows like Fargo, and have been around for 25 years) got their wiki taken down for not having enough or appropriate notability citations.


Given the state of arts coverage these days, it's increasingly hard to come by reviews (especially concert reviews) that aren't related to promo somehow. Especially for independent artists not on "one of the more important indie labels". And a lot of legit coverage is behind paywalls nowadays.

Given the amount of minutiae on wikipedia, their criteria for music seems weirdly stringent. It could be this great resource for cataloging independent music, better than Discogs or social media, but instead it's a giant gap for the most part. Also seems lame in comparison to every single tv show, movie, and actor automatically being notable by comparison.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 15 April 2021 16:18 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

this topic is of great interest to me



| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

Lol. I know I posted about this just upthread, but it's still annoying -- "going on a real tour" and "making money" are becoming less and less common. And apparently being on big-ish indie labels and getting actual reviews isn't necessarily enough to warrant a wiki page (thinking about say producers that have put records out on Hyperdub and get reviewed in Resident Advisor, or whatever).

In a time when album credits aren't available many places it would be nice if wikipedia was more accessible for music.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 22:39 (two weeks ago) link

Wikipedia notability vs. Twitter Verified notability - FITE!

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

Wikipedia bullies! Poor street musician "no one cares about"
- people who hear him care!

I was pleased to learn of https://deletionpedia.org/en/Main_Page

Who decides what culture is important! Who!? SHow me the credentials that govern this! Show me the shining badges of these culture cops!

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

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