Wikipedia:WikiProject Country Music

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Welcome to WikiProject Country Music. Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Country music and the organization of information and articles on this topic.

Scope[edit]

This project encompasses all Wikipedia articles, templates, categories, and related talk pages concerning country-music topics, including but not limited to artists, albums, songs, record labels, and organizations in the country-music industry.

Goals[edit]

Our goals and duties:

  1. Discussions and debates relating to Country music, including merges, citations, other references, image issues, splits, cleanup, formatting, and expansion.
  2. Reduce trivial information, speculation, point of view, and anything else that violates Wikipedia's core article policies.
  3. Monitoring all articles for violations of anything listed in the above two parts.
  4. Bring numerous articles to Good Article, Featured Article, and/or Featured List status.

Participants[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

Main articles[edit]

Assessment[edit]

Country Music assessment statistics

Index · Statistics · Log

Categories[edit]


Templates[edit]

What to type Code result What it's for
{{WikiProject Country Music}}
WikiProject Country Music  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Country Music, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of articles related to country music on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
To be placed at the top of article talk pages for all topics related to country music. Do not substitute it.
{{Portal|Country music}} To be placed at the bottom of related articles in the "See also" or appropriate section.
{{User WikiProject Country Music}}
Steel guitar-KayEss.1.jpeg This user is a member of WikiProject Country Music.
Feel free to place it in your user page if you're a member of the project.
{{User:Scepia/country music}}
Steel guitar-KayEss.1.jpeg This user enjoys country music.
Feel free to place it on your user page if you're a fan of country music.
{{Singer-songwriter-stub}} Place it at the bottom of stubs about singer-songwriters.
{{US-country-band-stub}} Place it at the bottom of stubs about American country bands and musical groups.
{{Canada-country-band-stub}} Place it at the bottom of stubs about Canadian country bands and musical groups.
{{country-album-stub}} Place it at the bottom of stubs about country albums.
{{country-song-stub}} Place it at the bottom of stubs about country songs.

Tips[edit]

? Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. "We want to learn editors to write proper" There are helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images

Parentage[edit]

Since Country music covers multiple branches of topics, the WikiProject is therefore a sub-project of numerous collaborations:

Sister projects[edit]

There are also a number of similar genre-oriented projects which we consider our "sister" projects:

Resources[edit]

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

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