Welcome to the main page of the Emo WikiProject. The project launched on September 10, 2006. Currently, we have 13 active members. Please see the discussion page for information on various project-related collaborations.
WikiProject Emo was formed to foster the creation and encyclopedic improvement of emo-related articles, and to establish guidelines for those articles. Its members endeavor to produce a succinct, comprehensive, general, and authoritative reference on emo-related topics. The ultimate goal of the project is to have every article within its scope be at featured status. To participate, simply add your name to the participants section.
Recent changes in emo-related articles
Since emo covers multiple branches of topics, the WikiProject is therefore a sub-project of numerous collaborations:
There are also a number of similar genre-oriented projects which we consider our "sister" projects:
These are task forces dedicated to specific aspects of emo such as individual artists, subgenres, etc. If you would like to propose a new task force or work group, make your suggestion on the project talk page to see if other editors are interested.
If interested, please sign our participants section.
|Announcements and news for WikiProject Emo
Other news: Keep an eye on the project talk page for an upcoming roll call of active members.
Updates: The project has recently undergone a major update & redesign. Please visit the main project page to see the new layout & look for many of the new features & tools. Some key additions include an assessment department and the collaboration of the month. See the things to do section for tasks that need attention. Your help is appreciated!.
Scope and goals
The goal of the Emo Wikiproject is to organize, clean, and improve emo-related information within a format that fits Wikipedia's policies and guidelines to, ultimately, the level of quality stressed in the Featured Article and Featured List guidelines.
Currently, this WikiProject covers the following items:
- Anyone and anything affiliated with the genre of emo, including musicians, albums, songs, artists, record labels, subgenres, etc.
- Anything featured on the Emo portal.
- Anything located within an emo or emo-affiliated category, sub-category, list, article, stub, or template.
Goals and duties
Our goals and duties are as follows:
- Discussions and debates relating to the above items, including merges, citations, other references, image issues, splits, cleanup, formatting, and expansion.
- Reduce trivial information, speculation, point of view, and anything else that violates Wikipedia's core article policies.
- Monitoring all articles for violations of anything listed in the above two parts.
- Work toward making all emo-related articles and lists clean, organized, well-written, and accessible.
- Bring numerous articles to Good Article, Featured Article, and/or Featured List status.
We need the participation of Wikipedians and emo fans alike. Here are some general guidelines to follow.
How to help
- Please sign your name below and introduce yourself in the periodic roll call section of the talk page.
- Take a look at recent discussions and the things to do page to see if your ideas have already been or need to be addressed.
- Get to know other users so that you can get a sense of the Project's attitude and each member's opinions on what should be merged, expanded, and so on. This will allow you to work better with the team, especially on major projects.
- Make sure you cite your sources, follow the project's guidelines in addition to style guidelines, and follow the discussions and agreements for the project.
- Look for text that seems biased (see WP:NPOV) and fix it.
- Be bold, but don't be reckless. See the above items and the section below for further information on what to do and what not to do.
How not to help
- Insert un-cited and trivial information (see: WP:V and WP:TRIV).
- Revert war (adherence to the One Revert Rule is encouraged)
- Add original research, unsourced claims, speculation, point of view, excessive external links, vandalism, and patent nonsense.
- Argue endlessly over whether a particular artist is emo or not. If at least a few reliable sources say they are, that's enough for Wikipedia.
Things to remember
- This is a general interest encyclopedia. Articles should be understandable and appeal to both casual readers and dedicated emo fans alike.
- Not every person, band, album, record label, etc. in existence deserves their/its own article. Article topics must demonstrate independent notability using citations to reliable third-party sources. Primary sources are important too, but they are not enough to support an encyclopedia article on their own.
- See: What Wikipedia is Not.
- Again, we stress: this project is mainly for cleanup, organization, enhancement, factual fixes, and so on. Trivial information is frowned upon.
If some of these items seem redundant, it only underscores what we all believe in as a group.
The following is a chart of our largest tasks. For a complete list, please see the things to do subpage, in addition to our talk page. See the opentask template at the top of the page for the priority tasks. Project members, this chart should feature "priority one" tasks!
Make sure to visit the Emo Portal. Also you can vote for the selected article of the week at Portal:Emo/Vote.
Collaboration of the month
The Emo Collaboration of the month is a group effort to improve a specific Emo article on Wikipedia every month. To help out or vote for next week's candidate please see the Emo Collaboration of the month page.
- See the Wikipedia:WikiProject Emo/index for a list of Emo-related articles that do not require significant attention. Chances are, if an item doesn't belong on that list or isn't on there, it needs to be fixed (make a note on the things to do page and/or the discussion page).
- Also remember that there is an Emo barnstar that you can give out to deserving editors (and a userbox for those who are awarded the barnstar).