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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)

I would not say that is vandalising, but maybe a point of discussion? If you disagree maybe start a discussion on the talk page? It would help if the actual templates were linked in your post. Karst (talk) 08:41, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Joe Walsh[edit]

Hi, could anyone please help me make the article Joe Walsh, a good one, it has been a good article nominee many times but failed every time. Is there anybody out there willing to help? - I'm willing to give out barnstars for helpful edits. Joe Vitale 5 (talk) 21:19, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Sputnikmusic?[edit]

Is Sputnikmusic considered a Reliable Source? Would a user review like this be an acceptable to cite? Curly Turkey âšžÂ¡gobble!⚟ 07:22, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

As ever, my stock response to "Is 'x' considered a Reliable Source" is (and should always be) "depends on what fact is being cited". The site does news aggregation which does pass our definition of "reliable" as it only prints certain news items that it considers will have a wide audience, but there's nothing you can't get elsewhere. For reviews, probably not. If the review is used to cite facts, there is pretty much almost always a more authoritative source closer to the band to confirm it. I think I left in this one for Made in Japan on the grounds that the reviewer used a real name and it was only being used as a review, nothing else, but to be honest said review does have the whiff of WP:FANPOV around it. A reliable review will use a real name of somebody who's ideally had experience in the field (such as a journalist or author), and will mention good and bad things. In the case of Love it to Death, would you consider the view of somebody saying "Music is shite, let's go shag some ho's" to be reliable? I wouldn't! Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:39, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm ... I should probably have answered myself: "If you have to ask, the answer's probably 'no'." I was a bit thrown by the article on sputnikmusic that sez: "the site has come to be established as a credible source, earning mentions in mainstream print,[1] becoming a featured reviewer on Metacritic,[2] and being used as a news source by other websites." I guess I was stretching a bit out of frustration, because I felt like I was making a lot of progress with Love It to Death and then just kinda hit a wall on RSes for certain aspects. Whatever, I'll go edit something else. Curly Turkey âšžÂ¡gobble!⚟ 11:02, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes you get something like Piero Scaruffi which polarizes opinion on whether his reviews can be considered "reliable" or not. Oh, and the "earning mentions in mainstream print" citing to this Guardian article which mentions Sputnik music as a stereotypical trivial passing mention is stretching things a bit. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:12, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Jesus Christ! I've obliterated that horseshit. Curly Turkey âšžÂ¡gobble!⚟ 12:15, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Details on equipment used on Master of Puppets?[edit]

Does anyone have access to, say, old guitar magazines that might give of details on the equipment used on Metallica's Master of Puppets? Curly Turkey Â¡gobble! 00:03, 14 November 2014 (UTC)