Candidate for Deletion/Current

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This page lists current candidates for deletion.

Lazy User

Whatlinkshere/Lazy_User

Lazy User was marked for deletion in MoinMoin and has nothing interesting. Nikki 16:27, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 LukasLalinsky 18:42, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Some weird tongue-in-cheek we-are-a-wiki-and-funny humor... pronik 21:30, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Ukrainian Artists

Whatlinkshere/Ukrainian Artists

These lists of artists would be much better as folksonomy tags. I've already tagged all these artists with 'ukrainian' and I don't think there's any other information on there that we might want to keep. Nikki 11:50, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 12:52, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Remove TRM ID

Whatlinkshere/Remove TRM ID

This page only exists to redirect to a nonexistent page. navap 23:34, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 Totally pointless. Nikki 09:29, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Link That Never Ends

Whatlinkshere/Link That Never Ends

This page was about an old MoinMoin bug. Not really relevant at all now. Nikki 09:22, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 12:52, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

TRM Collision

Whatlinkshere/TRM Collision

This page is woefully out of date. We don't have TRMs anymore, never mind TRM collisions. Nikki 09:28, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 12:52, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

WinAmp

Whatlinkshere/WinAmp

This page is only linked to a couple of times and Wikipedia has far more detailed information. I think it'd be better to just point people towards Wikipedia than try to document music players unrelated to us ourselves. Nikki 09:33, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 12:52, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Moderator Language Template

Whatlinkshere/Moderator_Language_Template

This page doesn't serve much use anymore as we are now using categories. navap 14:06, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Nikki 00:03, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Arbitrary_URL_Feature

Whatlinkshere/Arbitrary_URL_Feature

This page has relatively useless planning notes for creation of Advanced_Relationships. RobertKaye 19:34, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 03:44, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Nikki 00:03, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Mailing List Template

Whatlinkshere/Mailing List Template

We already have pages for all the mailing lists (which are mostly just duplicates of the data on Mailing List) and I don't think we'll be adding more mailing lists any time soon. Nikki 08:33, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 No other pages link here. navap 03:44, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Templates

Special:Whatlinkshere/Wiki_Templates

Special:Allpages can do the same as this page (select the Template namespace). Nikki 08:39, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 03:44, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 07:04, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

PostgreSQL

Special:Whatlinkshere/PostgreSQL

No real content, linking to Wikipedia would suffice. Nikki 00:01, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • +1 Murdos 17:53, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Artist ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Artist ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 Permanent ids are an important aspect of MB, thus I do think it's important to have it explicitly referenced/documented for each MB entity. Anyway not a big priority, there are a lot more junk to clean up before these ones, we can discuss that one we've a clear path for the documentation part of the wiki. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
How about using sections on MusicBrainz Identifier so they can be referred to with anchors (i.e. MusicBrainz Identifier#Artist ID) then? I really don't see the point in having 5 pages to explain what MusicBrainz IDs are when the content of each page is pretty much identical. The pages themselves aren't even very long, one paragraph (which copy/pasted between each page, with Artist changed to Release or whatever), one example and then loads of included template stuff. Nikki 08:26, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 For the same reason as above. Good or not, the current system for these pages is well linked by navigation cards, categories and a number of direct links to them. Changing all that for the sole benefit of aesthetic considerations is plain useless work IMHO. dmppanda
I think in general the wiki needs a lot of condensing, we seem to have a sort of one-page-for-every-thought kind of approach; not only is this aesthetically displeasing, but it is confusing and makes it hard to find all the relevant information on a topic one would want to look up. It is my opinion that we don't need to have an entire page dedicated to explaining what a Failed Dependency or Split Release is; I'm not suggesting that all the pages on Category:Terminology be merged, but I think a lot of the smaller ones (eg. CAE, IPI, ISMN, ISWC) can be safely condensed into one terminology/glossary type of page.
Following that train of thought, I think the same applies to "more important"/official WikiDocs pages; for example, it is my opinion that all the ARs in the Discography Relationship Class should be displayed in full on that page itself, instead of having small separate pages that become hard to interlink. In fact that same thing should be done for quite a few of the pages in Category:Relationship Class, Category:Edit Types, and wait for it, Category:Identifier. Putting the various external links, cards, and categories aside for a moment, I don't think there is any reason for Track ID to exist on it's own when virtually all the same information already exists on MusicBrainz Identifier. Additionally, the four examples I gave from the terminology category are also in the identifier category, but if you look at their "backlinks" page it's evident that they just link to each other and the two categories which means they are very well hidden.
I believe instead of throwing each little page into a category (and spreading all the information out over multiple pages) we should instead either flesh the page out or incorporate it as a section into a bigger or "parent" page, thus improving wiki navigation. I apologize if this sounded like a rant, but when I first joined mb I had a terrible time navigating the wiki and finding relevant information about ARs and style guidelines, so this is something I've felt for quite a while and felt it was an important topic to discuss. navap 01:55, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Release ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Release ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 See Artist ID. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 dmppanda

Track ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Track ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 See Artist ID. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 dmppanda

Label ID

Special:Whatlinkshere/Label ID

The information on here is covered by MusicBrainz Identifier. Nikki 03:43, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 19:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 See Artist ID. Murdos 22:40, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  • -1 dmppanda

Wiki

Special:Whatlinkshere/Wiki

Everyone knows what is a wiki. Or we can link to the definition on Wikipedia if needed. Murdos 22:34, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

  • +1 navap 18:54, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Edit All

Useless page. --navap 18:52, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Needs Intertwingling

Old cruft pronik 19:45, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

The page itself might be useless, but the "backlinks" might come in handy. navap 00:30, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Racing The Tide

Move to annotations or whatever ... --pronik 19:51, 6 April 2009 (UTC)