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Discussion[edit]

It's not an invalid character, it's an actual question mark; that's how he writes it. He prounces it "Questlove," however.

Assuming the ? in this page title is an invalid character, what should the real title of this page be? Or is it just ?uestlove? Fantom 21:12, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

This page is titled correctly. --FuriousFreddy 00:35, 27 September 2005 (UTC)

Major Update[edit]

I just did a significant update to this posting. I forgot to log in when I did it though.

Then you subsequently forgot to sign this posting as well.JohnC1987 23:05, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Chappelle's Show[edit]

?uestlove was also the Musical Director for Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central, but i'm not sure that was his actual title. and now i'm having trouble finding a source for that. i know i read it somewhwere, though...69.181.121.40 03:28, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Naming[edit]

Couldn't we just call him by his real name? Passages like "By the age of seven, ?uestlove began drumming" look just silly. Mütze 18:57, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

i disagree, maybe it looks strange, but theres precedent elsewhere. Check out the mark twain article "Mark Twain was born in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835." or the Jay-Z article "Jay-Z attended George Westinghouse High School in Downtown Brooklyn." That said i've seen him referred to as "?uestlove Thompson" in magazines etc, so maybe referring to him as Thompson every once in a while would be acceptable. --Cptbuck 22:07, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Category Sorting[edit]

If the article is named correctly, as "?uestlove", why is it sorted as "Questlove"? I thought the above discussions concluded that the guy's name should always start with a question mark. Hoof Hearted 22:21, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Category sorting isn't always about correct spelling. It is much more about where in an alphabetical list a name should appear. The question mark does not appear in the alphabet, and so cannot be sorted. Since the name is clearly supposed to be a representation of Questlove (and is pronounced as such, for instance), it makes sense to sort it as if it were "Questlove", while accepting that it should be written "?uestlove". The text after "{{DEFAULTSORT:" is never seen by a reader. --Stemonitis 22:51, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
A question mark doesn't appear in the alphabet, but numbers and punctuation marks do appear in ASCII ranking and are sorted within Wikipedia's categories (before letters). Specifically, I've been working on Category:People known by pseudonyms and I felt the question mark was an interesting aspect of his pseudonym. If someone had the pseudonym "Mr. ?" I feel that ?uestlove should be grouped with it. Should the band 311 be sorted as "Three Eleven"? Some other examples are !Bang!, !Kung people, and @stake, which I feel are properly sorted on their first character. Hoof Hearted 15:45, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
That may be your opinion, but I doubt that that is the consensus view (it's not mine at least). Numbers sort OK, as you point out, but other characters are unpredictable. The guideline at WP:CAT states that one should convert "non-standard letters to the nearest standard letters" for the purposes of category sorting, and, although none of the examples is exactly analogous with this situation, I think it would be interpreted as meaning that. The exclamation mark in "!Kung" is pronounced, rather than being mere punctuation, but is still omitted for sorting purposes in Category:Khoisan languages (as is also the case for the marvellously-named ǂKxʼauǁʼein languages). I can't see any compelling to treat the pretentious (in my opinion) question mark in "?uestlove" as anything other than the "Q" it is clearly trying to imitate. I'm not saying we should ever spell it with a Q, but it should clearly sort as one. --Stemonitis 18:48, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
OK. I didn't realize there was a guideline (I had been looking for one to cite as well). I agree with your interpretation that ? is analogous as the guideline is written, and will go with the flow. And it makes sense for a vast majority of the cases. However, if there really was a "Mr. ?" or the like, I would push for an ammendment to the guideline to include certain exceptions. How else could we handle a (silly) category like "Names with punctuation marks in them"? Hoof Hearted 19:55, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

PS - Categories on the !Kung people page (specifically) are being sorted by !Kung. You are right that some of the related !Kung articles are sorted under K.

Fixed! I take your point about a possible "Mr. ?", but I think we can wait until the problem arises before worrying about how to deal with it. Incidentally, there are hundreds of articles with punctuation marks in the title: see all the Irish people and their descendants with surnames like O'Brian and O'Reilly. (I have recently changed all of these (or all I could find) to keep the punctuation out of the sort keys.) --Stemonitis 20:20, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

This article has been renamed from ?uestlove to Questlove as the result of a move request.

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was - unopposed move to bring in line with WP:MOSTRADE. Keith D (talk) 23:26, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

?uestloveQuestlove — This person's name is not prounced as "Question mark estlove", it's prounced as "Questlove". The current name violates WP:MOS, which says not to do odd spellings just because that is what the subject prefers (henc why we have Pink (singer)), not "P!nk", or Korn instead of "KoЯn". "Questlove" is both how his stagename is pronounced anyways and complies with our naming policies. —TJ Spyke 06:01, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Support as nominator. TJ Spyke 06:02, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support per nom; the precise reference is WP:MOSTRADE. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 06:06, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, as per nom. – Axman () 13:37, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Unqualified Support Callmederek (talk) 22:37, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong support - current name fails WP:MOS miserably. EJF (talk) 20:05, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

FELA![edit]

I added a category on Fela! This play has garnered a lot of attention, and I think any additional info on his invlovement would be great. Would love feedback.

CP30777 (talk)CP30777 —Preceding undated comment added 05:58, 6 May 2010 (UTC).

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Fela![edit]

Not sure why someone deleted this from here. Sources are valid, and he openly talks about the show. If someone has objections, please share them before removing. CP30777 (talk)CP30777 20:36, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

lol im very curious who edits my page. do i get a say on the actual facts of the page? or do i just let the person doing the page use his or her best judgement? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.164.27.31 (talk) 19:38, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

ID needed in a photo[edit]

Questlove 01.jpg

If anyone can identify the person with Questlove in this photo, it would be greatly appreciated. - Jmabel | Talk 03:37, 28 March 2012 (UTC)