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Captcha in Cyrillic?

If I understand this correctly (or, rather, if Google translates it correctly) this guy is having trouble registering, possibly because of the captcha… Anyone here speaking Russian who can help him out? — 6×9 (Talk) 21:31, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Green check (Senv assisted this user 6).  Яєdxx Actions Words 12:12, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Spotify links?

Can Spotify links be added to the SongFooter Template please? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 90.201.101.125 (talkcontribs).

According to their FAQ their service is currently only available in about half a dozen European countries. That's only a relatively small minority of our users. I'm for a wait-and-see approach… — 6×9 (Talk) 20:28, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Napster anyone?

Does anyone have a Napster account? I'm trying to get the cover and album length for Feeder:Napster Sessions (2008) which is a Napster exclusive. - ezekiel000 14:56, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Artist Info Box draft

Thanks to 6 times 9, here is the first draft of a possible ArtistInfoBox: Example Night Owl 06:04, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Two-column table with genres & labels on separate rows may look silly for single artists with rich sets of g/l. Wouldn't it be better to make this table 3-columned, with g&l columns spanning all rows?--Senvaikis (talk) 10:13, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
But 3 cols would look a bit silly for those with many RA, members & collabs but only few G & L :-) I could add an optional 3rd col, so users could choose whichever looks better.
But the first question should be: do we actually want a box like this? I've listed the reasons why I think it would be useful somewhere above, in the TOC discussion… Thoughts? — 6×9 (Talk) 20:40, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I would show the Related Releases on top of the box, since it makes sense for RR to follow after the albums. This is a big step forward from the current approved method, it makes better use of the screen real estate. There will always be cases when one set of info is much longer than another, which may make this example look awkward. 209.242.225.19 17:46, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
I view a Related Artists heading as more important than Genres or Labels or pets ;), it is relevant for 'artists who can't decide what to call themselves' in addition to making it easy to find other bands a particular artist has been a member of. Therefore I'd still prefer a separate entry in TOC. However, an "Artist Info" box would look neat - so long as Related Artists was at the top, as suggested above, and there was a TOC entry. Ñôīέ2çяȳTalk 01:10, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
@notime: There is a TOC entry for this, it's entry #3 "Additional Information".
@6: Since you have already said that things will need to be templated at some future stage, the question of whether we want the box seems immaterial. It seems more a question of agreeing it's design. Personally I would prefer not to have this box, sorry 6 but it looks very cluttered and cumbersome to me (It also upsets my karma ;)). However I do appreciate the need for templatising. Personally I would prefer it to look less like a box and more like what we have at present, i.e. no columns or fancy coloured headings. I also think that Related Releases should not be part of this box at all. This is unconnected to the information contained within the box and seems very out of place.  Яєdxx Actions Words 02:00, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Could you upload a screenshot? Because it doesn't look cluttered at all on my screen. Of course, knowing your taste… I mean, with a userpage like yours… a certain saying about glasshouses springs to mind ;-) — 6×9 (Talk) 20:33, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Just my personal opinion. Anyway here you go: File:Artist Info Box..Firefox (Screenshot1).jpg & File:Artist Info Box..Firefox (Screenshot2).jpg (Sorry..it wouldn't fit in one screenshot). I realise most artists wouldn't have so much info and may even look too uncluttered...  Яєdxx Actions Words 00:59, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
That's what I see as well. So it's just your bad taste :-) Owl's example is really a worst case scenario. On most pages it will look more like the first example on my sandbox page. — 6×9 (Talk) 01:33, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
In your example, will 'some band which doesn't have a LW page 'cause they never recorded anyhting' be able to link to Wikipedia or will it be showing in red until the artist records something?  Ñôīέ2çяȳTalk 08:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
The parameters do nothing except provide the headers; everything else is passed on as-is. LW links, WP links, no links at all, bulleted lists, numbered lists, plain text, images, you name it. This allows the most leeway while keeping the template and its usage fairly simple. — 6×9 (Talk) 11:24, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I prefer the two column version (the first one on page) as opposed to the three column version. Anyway don't mind me, I don't see how it can really be done any differently. I'm sure I'll get used to it :-)  Яєdxx Actions Words 03:22, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Language Category isn't working

I just found that this song La Luna Oc Nithar:Skeggiold is in the Language Category German-Old Icelandic, but when you click on the category link it says, there is no page in that category. Did I something wrong there? --MetalSnake 17:13, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

That's a problem that came up with the last edit to SongFooter. Most song pages simply vanished from the language categories. Fortunately, they come back as soon as someone edits them. I just did a "null edit" (edit & save without changing anything, that way it doesn't show up in page history) to the page above and now it shows up in the category. — 6×9 (Talk) 17:58, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Estampie lyrics

Hi people, I've been trying to track _any_ lyrics of this band for a long time, with no success. The band isn't even that obscure on the medieval scene here in Germany, but for some reason no lyrics except those of 'Palestinalied' can be found on the web :(

Would any fine member of the community care to step in and lend a helping hand? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chymæra (talkcontribs), 17:01, June 25, 2009.

I've looked but no luck I'm afraid :(  Яєdxx Actions Words 09:28, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
That might be because their lyrics are from old songs or poems. For example this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0deLlbNezQ it has the lyrics in the uploader's comment, language is some sort of old french. Shouldn't be that big of a problem to find the lyrics, then hear the song and find out if they deleted some parts or repeat some stuff etc. That's what I'm doing on Qntal and Helium Vola, so much luck! (I can't help much further as I have only 3 songs from different compilations) --MetalSnake 20:22, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for info MetalSnake :-)  Яєdxx Actions Words 02:23, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Main page

I have translated the main page in greek. The spam filter doesn't let me write in Sean's talk page. So here are the links:
User:Afroditi/Sandbox/Description/el
User:Afroditi/Sandbox/Menu/el
User:Afroditi/Sandbox/Sign-Up/el
User:Afroditi/Sandbox/Header/el
User:Afroditi/Sandbox/Editor's Corner/el
Titaki 13:33, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

I updated the main page. Thanks! The only problem is that "Ανά Δισκογραφική Εταιρεία" is too long… see screenshot. — 6×9 (Talk) 22:52, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Um... you can use instead "Ανά Δισκ. Εταιρεία" or "Ανά Δισκογραφική" but the second doesn't really sound right. And please add at the bottom of editor's corner:
<includeonly>
<small>Αν έχετε μια είδηση που νομίζετε ότι πρέπει να είναι εδώ, παρακαλώ [[LyricWiki:Administrators|επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας]].</small>
<div style="float:right;"><small>({{lw|Community Portal/Editor's Corner/en|Παλιά Νέα}})</small></div>
</includeonly>

I forgot about that! Titaki 23:04, 26 June 2009 (UTC)


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