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Old 30-09-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Who writes the Wikipedia pages on musicians?

Im curious as to who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians, is it the musicians themselves? I noticed some have almost no info ie: so and so is an electronic musician from france. While some have a bunch including extravagant discriptions like : artists x has become known for their use of flowing sample manipulation that can be likened to the warm flow of a springtime breeze... well almost like that. It would be funny to think that the artists themselves would be doing this.

One page for an artists new album had their entire current tour posted....! So who does this?

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Old 30-09-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

I imagine some are done by artists or by their managers/promoters/PR person or whatever(provided they have on)

the majority though, probably by fans or whatever.

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Old 30-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

its open for anyone to edit or submit info once they sign up. In some cases i'd imagine its the artists that do their pages

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Old 30-09-2012, 12:27 AM   #4
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

I did it. Did I misspell something? Was it on the Paul McCartney page?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

I used to routinely edit film plot descriptions, quotes, etc. because I am kind of into that sort of trivia. In fact, you can create an entire entry if you feel like it.

So if you read something about a musician and you have something to add/change, go right ahead and do it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

I've had stuff I've written about myself or bands I'm in/have benn in rejected in the past because they cannot verify the info or who I am.
Lol.

edit: wait...thinking about it, that may have been discogs actually.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #9
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

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Wikipedia gets a ton of shit because, 'Haw haw, anyone can edit it" but everything I've ever seen besides blatant slander could be verified elsewhere (even when they don't cite their sources appropriately). As for odd descriptions, it's just bound to happen. It's for the greater good!
I can't remember where, but I can recall reading a study that proved that wikipedia is more accurate than things like Encyclopedia Britannica by a pretty incredible margin. I always hated when they would pull that "you can't cite wikipedia" shit in school.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #10
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I've had stuff I've written about myself or bands I'm in/have benn in rejected in the past because they cannot verify the info or who I am.
Lol.
Did you reply, "U don't no me!!!11111"?

Well, if you create a profile instead of editing anonymously I think they give that more credence. Wiki has been steadily losing its core editors over the years as the novelty of working for free has worn off.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

the infinite monkeys writes all the wikipedia pages! :banalama:
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #12
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I've had stuff I've written about myself or bands I'm in/have benn in rejected in the past because they cannot verify the info or who I am.
Lol.

edit: wait...thinking about it, that may have been discogs actually.
No this actually sounds like Wikipedia. You're not allowed to write stuff about yourself on wikipedia at all because you're fucking biased and wikipedia isn't. (yeah, right)

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:40 AM   #14
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Old 19-06-2014, 04:43 PM   #15
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I did it. Did I misspell something? Was it on the Paul McCartney page?
ya.... you mispelled "this" you spelled it Tiss" - fix that and i think it's all up to date. but the puppy meme page could use some dusting and spring cleaning- it's kind of stagnant..... ps- where's my wiki page?

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Old 19-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #16
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Re: who writes the wikipedia pages on musicians?

I agree with Ghyt. Probably most of it is started by fans and finished up by promoters and label employed people. A lot of the info for certain genres gets flooded with specific band names and tends to be highly biased and nonsensical. But that's what happens on wikipedia.

I find that wikipedia has gone downhill ever since they started requiring citations. Just because something was in print doesn't mean it's accurate, but the current standard is biased in favor of propaganda in print as opposed to enlightened individuals with experience sharing rare knowledge with the masses. Also, now it's mostly just copy and paste entries from other sources instead of serious discussion/editing/refinement/annealing.

Fuck wikipedia.

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Old 19-06-2014, 07:59 PM   #17
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their mothers write it, this is clearly the obvious conclusion

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I've had stuff I've written about myself or bands I'm in/have benn in rejected in the past because they cannot verify the info or who I am.
Lol.

edit: wait...thinking about it, that may have been discogs actually.

Lol.
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Old 20-06-2014, 05:12 PM   #19
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I find that wikipedia has gone downhill ever since they started requiring citations. Just because something was in print doesn't mean it's accurate, but the current standard is biased in favor of propaganda in print as opposed to enlightened individuals with experience sharing rare knowledge with the masses. Also, now it's mostly just copy and paste entries from other sources instead of serious discussion/editing/refinement/annealing.

Fuck wikipedia.
But, think about what could happen if they didn't require them. Wikipedia would be filled to the toilet seat with original research and hearsay. Wikipedia wasn't made to be an open forum or a place to put opinions, so I think it's doing its' job pretty OK.
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But, think about what could happen if they didn't require them. Wikipedia would be filled to the toilet seat with original research and hearsay. Wikipedia wasn't made to be an open forum or a place to put opinions, so I think it's doing its' job pretty OK.
But do you realise it started out as a forum to put educated guesses and some expert opinions, some of which are expert facts?

It started out that way and it excelled. That's why it's still around several years later. They only implemented the citation thing recently. And I've seen the quality go down since then. Socially corroborated original research is what made it great, and then they rejected it and now it sucks.

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