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Allan Schwartzberg[edit]

Hi, could someone help with the page Allan Schwartzberg. Many thanks Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 11:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Joe Vitale 5, Mr. Vitale, how can we help? What are the priority issues from your viewpoint? If you have a photo of Allan Schwartzberg in action, we may be able to help by loading it (depending on licensing of the image, of course), as an example. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 18:54, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

A photo of "Allan Schwartzberg" would be great!, But for now it just needs a section about his career. Many thanks Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 12:31, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

That section needs sources, I've been doing some work on Brent Fitz recently, and found that material on drummers is notoriously hard to find. I guess they are shunned by most interviewers. If you can find reputable references then it can expanded.Karst (talk) 09:05, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

The article Brent Fitz, is a good example of how I want the Allan Schwartzberg to be like. All the best wishes and kind regards Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 10:23, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

I agree that Brent Fitz is a good example. I'm not sure, at this stage, that we will get that far. However, I intend to continue with the discography, and then work on reliable sources & "Career" together. Certainly, Wikipedia should provide suitable coverage of drummers, even though it is not easy. Could I make a suggestion, please? Perhaps Joe Vitale 5 could try to contact Allan Schwartzberg on social media to see if he seems willing to provide a photo for the article. If you are successful, you can pass on the details to me, or continue yourself, kind regards CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 20:38, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Nik Kershaw[edit]

Also the article Nik Kershaw, needs a lot more information, it's almost empty as it misses key infomation. Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 08:35, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

The best course of action would be to make a to-do list, and post it on the talk page of the artist. Karst (talk) 09:03, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Revisit merge for Wednesday (band)[edit]

Please see Talk:Wednesday_13#Why_only_one_article.3F. — Cirt (talk) 17:51, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Grammatical pedant![edit]

We appear to have an IP editor who is a grammatical pedant. In this case, he/she has made an edit of the type: "'Band X' are an English rock band" to "'Band X' is an English rock band". Is there a standard WP policy on this? Is there a difference between British English, and American English regarding common usage? CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 18:28, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I can't face wading through WP:MOS right now, but my understanding is that British English uses "are", while US English uses "is". WP:LAME#Wording gives quite a good explanation. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:14, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
WP:ENGVAR rules all here. Without going through the minutiae of the issue here, The Most Important Rule is "where there are competing and equally valid styles, don't arbitrarily switch between the two styles." The Second Most Important Rule is "just because it's a rule in you're particular dialect, don't assume it's a rule in all dialects". In other words, "different from me" is not the same as "wrong", and we shouldn't be changing between styles arbitrarily because of our own preferences and/or ignorances. --Jayron32 20:25, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, people. I think that gives me everything I need on that one. I assume that for an English band you would normally use the British version. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 20:51, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
IPs occasionally pop along to The Beatles, The Who or U2 and swap "are" for "is", but it doesn't last long. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 20:54, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Bolded Former Members[edit]

I have noticed that within the past year, some users have vandalized popular '80s band templates by bolding a selection of former members of the band. Some examples of this are the Journey template, the Foreigner template, and the Boston template (which may warrant an exception IMO). But I'm kind of baffled as to why no one has taken care of this yet... I mean, if we're going to bold former members who have long been associated with the band, why not bold Dennis DeYoung on the Styx template, Steve Gaines and Ronnie Van Zant on the Lynyrd Skynyrd template, or Bon Scott, Malcolm Young and even Simon Wright on the AC/DC template? This practice of bolding former members based on their level of involvement seems highly subjective to me. Molandfreak (talk) 05:45, 20 October 2014 (UTC)