Welcome to lyrics.wikia.com, Boxarocks!
(Thanks to Sean)
LyricWiki is a free, editable lyrics database that has over 2,054,106 pages of lyrics, albums and artists. Included in that database can be songs from any genre, country, or language imaginable. Whatever you are into musically, there is likely something here for you.
A good place to start is by checking out our FAQ and Help pages. The Formatting Artists, Formatting Albums and Formatting Songs are particularly useful sections. Another way to familiarise yourself with the way we do things here at LyricWiki is to look at some of the Artist, Album and Song pages with a Gold star in the top right corner.
If you need further assistance, you can post a message on my talk page, or you can leave a note on the LyricWiki Help Desk. The Help Desk is on the watchlists of the site administrators, so you are likely to get an answer fairly quickly. LyricWiki also has its own chat room, so you might also be able to obtain answers to some of your questions by asking the helpful LyricWikians that frequent there.
If you wish to make comments or suggestions about the site, or if you have any site-related questions, the best place to post these is at the Community Portal. The Community Portal is where most of the discussions about the site and planning goes on.
Important: LyricWiki breaks some of the usual capitalization rules for artists, albums, and song titles. Since this applies to all languages using the Latin alphabet, please be sure to familiarise yourself with our policy by reading LyricWiki:Page Names.
thanks for the clarification!
teknomunk-thanks for the info. I've almost got all my original additions cleaned up. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Boxarocks (talk).
Is it possible to add the word "The" to an artist name? For example, I created an album page for The Plimsouls, but I can't figure out where/how to edit the artist name from "The Plimsouls" to "The Plimsouls". Thanks for the help. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Boxarocks (talk).
- The only way to change the name of a page is to move that page. This should be a tab at the top of the page that does this.
- As a side note, please sign all posts to talk pages with ~~~~
- - teknomunk (talk,E) 01:01, 4 May 2007 (EDT)
teknomunk-thanks again for the info. Your help is greatly appreciated. boxarocks 01:22, 4 May 2007 (EDT)
I noticed that you have been placing the album release date in the SongFooter templates. This is unnecessary and actually causes the searches to not function. A case of too much information! (Strange, eh?) I've changed a couple back, but haven't gone through all of your contributions. ----Kiefer 07:19, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
Kiefer, thanks for the heads up--I'll try to clean up more of my entries.
Question-if the album title is the same as an included song title, then the album SHOULD have the release year as part of its title, correct? Please let me know. Thanks! boxarocks 14:49, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
- Whenever you are linking to the album inside LyricWiki, then the release date is required, for the reason that you mention (same title for album & song). Outside links, however, the date messes up the search. (Amazon searches with the year, for example, bring up a menu-type page.) ----Kiefer 22:49, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
live song format question
Is there a preferred format for listing the performance date of live songs? Before I get too far along, I wanted to verify that this format works for the wiki. Here's the format I've been using: songname (live 8MAY2007) Please let me know if this is acceptable, or if the preference is no dates at all. Thanks.boxarocks 16:06, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
- There really isn't a preferred format for notating when a song was recorded live, as far as I know. May 8, 2007 or 8 May 2007 or 5/8/07 or whatever would be fine. (Naming the month would probably be preferrable, however, as different countries prefer different numerical formats.) I hope, however, that you aren't including the date in with the link, as it seems to appear above. The performance date (unless, of course there are multiple live variants that are substantially different lyrically than the original song) should be an after-link notation, such as:
- Wild Night (Live, recorded October 6, 2004)
- I imagine some bands (such as the Grateful Dead, if one were to somehow attempt to list all of their bootleg live performances - whoa, what a job!) would require the date to be included (EX: (Live - 8/07/83)), but usually it shouldn't be included. It's best to keep the pagename as close to the original title as possible, with minimal add-ons,as per LyricWiki:Page Names. I haven't noticed any songs added with such a notation, however, so I'm probably yapping needlessly. Apologies, if so. Just being cautious!
- ----Kiefer 22:49, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
live song dates
Kiefer, Thanks for the info. I haven't done much work on any live song pages, but I will keep the dates as comments. So far, I've added the dates to songs listed on a bunch of artist and album pages (Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd). I'll go back and take the dates out of the songs on the album and artist pages.boxarocks 00:30, 9 May 2007 (EDT)
Blocked Album Title
I put a note on Sean's page, as he's the only one who will be able to unblock that. Unfortunately, we recently went through a horrendously strong spam attack recently, and had to get truly hardcore with the spam blocking. Thanks for your patience and understanding, ----Kiefer 00:01, 10 May 2007 (EDT)
Sorry if I screwed you up in the middle of that. What do you think that 'World Class Fad' should look like with all those versions, artworks, and pages? (I didn't even know of all those versions before I stepped in! :-( ) --Åqúàŧĩkī - É - Ŧ 21:27, 6 March 2008 (EST)
viking lullabys lyrics
hey pal, how about trying to fix the lyrics for the Viking Lullabys BF album, huh? It would be DAMN nice. Please, do it!