Wikipedia:WikiProject Emo

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About us[edit]

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:

Sister projects[edit]

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

Task forces[edit]

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

March 2009:
User accomplishments:
Recently featured:
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[edit]

Mission statement[edit]

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:

  1. Anyone and anything affiliated with the genre of emo, including musicians, albums, songs, artists, record labels, subgenres, etc.
  2. Anything featured on the Emo portal.
  3. Anything located within an emo or emo-affiliated category, sub-category, list, article, stub, or template.

Goals and duties[edit]

Our goals and duties are as follows:

  1. Discussions and debates relating to the above items, 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. Work toward making all emo-related articles and lists clean, organized, well-written, and accessible.
  5. Bring numerous articles to Good Article, Featured Article, and/or Featured List status.

Your role[edit]

We need the participation of Wikipedians and emo fans alike. Here are some general guidelines to follow.

How to help[edit]

  1. Please sign your name below and introduce yourself in the periodic roll call section of the talk page.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Look for text that seems biased (see WP:NPOV) and fix it.
  6. 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[edit]

Do not:

  1. Insert un-cited and trivial information (see: WP:V and WP:TRIV).
  2. Revert war (adherence to the One Revert Rule is encouraged)
  3. Add original research, unsourced claims, speculation, point of view, excessive external links, vandalism, and patent nonsense.
  4. 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[edit]

  1. This is a general interest encyclopedia. Articles should be understandable and appeal to both casual readers and dedicated emo fans alike.
  2. 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.
  3. See: What Wikipedia is Not.
  4. 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.

Open/major tasks[edit]

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!

Emo Portal[edit]

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[edit]

The current Emo Collaboration of the month is
The next winner will be selected on May 1, 2009.
Last month's article was '''''

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).
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WikiProject Emo

This WikiProject is about Emo and related topics.

Project standards
Portal: Portal:Emo Emo
Shortcuts: WP:EMO
Project template: {{Wikiproject Emo}}
Member userbox: {{User WikiProject Emo}}
Discussion Pages

Emo Collaboration of the month
Peer Review
Selected Article voting
Help Requests

Tasks that need attention

Article Worklist
Things to do (Most active page)
Requested Articles
Requested Pictures


Article assessment
Categorizing emo articles
External Links
Index of the best emo articles
Manual of style

Our sister projects
Commons:Category:Molecular and Cellular Biology Images and media from Commons
Wiktionary-logo-en.svg Dictionary definitions from Wiktionary
Wikibooks-logo.svg Textbooks from Wikibooks
Wikiquote-logo.svg Quotations from Wikiquote
Wikisource-logo.svg Source texts from Wikisource
Wikinews-logo.png News stories from Wikinews
Wikiversity-logo-en.svg Learning resources from Wikiversity
Emo trophy case
Featured Articles:
LinkFA-star.png Pinkerton
Good Articles
Symbol support vote.svg The Black Parade
Symbol support vote.svg Brand New
Symbol support vote.svg Fall Out Boy
Symbol support vote.svg The Get Up Kids
Symbol support vote.svg Thrice
Emo Wikipedia articles
See the Assessment department for details
Emo article alerts
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WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Emo, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Emo 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.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
The notice or template marking the article as part of the project. Placed on talk pages of fleshed out articles with no original research, copyvios, or speculation. It has optional paramaters to denote a selected article, list, or picture.
{{User WikiProject Emo}}
Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World This user is a member of WikiProject Emo.
Userbox for project members.

Thank you for contributions. I have realized that you have edited an emo-related article. If you wish there is an Emo WikiProject which you can join and help us edit Wikipedia's emo articles. Wikipedia also has an Emo Collaboration of the month and Emo Portal. If you have any questions just ask at the Emo WikiProject. Also here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Also remember to use the edit summary when you contribute.

Again, thank you for your help!

Template to greet new users and invite them to the Emo WikiProject.

Thank you for contributions. I have realized that you have edited an emo-related article. If you wish there is an Emo WikiProject which you can join and help us edit Wikipedia’s emo articles. Wikipedia also has the following punk rock-related projects:

If you have any questions just ask at the Emo WikiProject.

Again, Thank you for your help!

Template to invite experienced users to the Emo WikiProject.
The current Emo Collaboration of the month is
The next winner will be selected on May 1, 2009.
Last month's article was '''''
Template that shows the current and previous Punk music Collaboration of the month.
This is the current Emo Collaboration of the month!
Please help to improve it to match the quality of an ideal Wikipedia emo article.
Template to put on the front page of each month's collaboration.
Template that informs supporters of an article that it is the current Emo Collaboration of the month.
Template to put on the front page of a candidate for the Collaboration of the month.
{{subst:User EmoCOTM}}
Userbox for contributors to the Emo Collaboration of the Month.
The stub template for articles about American rock bands.
The stub template for articles about British rock bands.
The stub template for articles about rock bands.
The stub template for articles about individual musicians.
The stub template for articles about record producers.
The stub template for articles about rock albums.
The stub template for articles about rock songs.
The stub template for other music-related articles.
{{Infobox Musical artist}}
See the template page for example and syntax. The infobox for articles about musical artists and groups/bands.
{{Infobox Album}}
See the template page for example and syntax. The infobox for articles about albums.
{{Infobox Single}}
See the template page for example and syntax. The infobox for articles about singles.
Place this navigation box at the bottom of all emo-related articles.
{{WikiProject Emo/Award userbox}}
The Emo Barnstar
This user has been awarded an emo Barnstar.
The userbox for editors who have been awarded the Emo barnstar.


Here is a list of Emo Wikiproject members, together with some of their interests. To join the group simply add yourself to the list of participants, being sure to maintain alphabetical order.

  Name  Talk page   Special interests
1sneakers6 Talk
Albert Mond Talk
Awesomebriks Talk I have been educated about emo on musicbanter, and would like to clear some things up.
Cryptonel talk
EchetusXe Talk
Emoshan Talk
Dragongirl917 Talk I enjoy emo music and i am emo, also i like editing wikipedia. That is why im helping out here....
Glambert4688 Talk I love emo music. I will be a Fall Out Boy fan till the day I die.
IllaZilla Talk I'm currently working on an overhaul of this Wikiproject to give it a number of useful tools such as assessments & collaboration of the month. Eventually when I have more time I plan to use some source books I have on hand to improve the emo and Rites of Spring articles.
LizParker Talk I'm going to try to remain active in this, but if there is anything at all you would like me to do for this project, please notify me on my talk page.
Lover of the sand Talk
Maxwells.plum Talk Power violence, emo violence, screamo, Ampere, Funeral Diner, that sort of thing. But really all waves/subgenres/related genres, etc. I love all emo. Tell you what, I'll try and stay active in this.
Natt the Hatt Talk I'm mostly interested in 1st & 2nd wave emo (The Get Up Kids, Braid, ect.) and will probably be around there. Mostly I do small edits, but every now and then I'll try taking on a bigger project.
Pwnage8 Talk I took the liberty of reviving this project a few months ago. I'm glad IllaZilla went the extra mile and did a complete overhaul, and I'd like to thank him for it. I'm interested in third-wave emo bands like The Used, and learning more about the genre. Eventually, I hope to improve all articles in the project.
SanePsychotic Talk I will be covering older more "historic" emo bands and 90s - early 2000s emo bands as well as any social implications of the emo subculture.
SobaNoodleForYou Talk I will probably be mostly editing Paramore-related articles, along with articles about 21st century emo bands.
teamsleep Talk old school/first wave screamo, emo, and post-hardcore. rites of spring, etc.
Tea with toast Talk I want to make sure that emo-related articles conform to Wikipedia policies, especially in regard to verifiability and sources. I also do a lot of copy editing and wikification.
Terminus777 Talk I will edit a lot of different, mostly current, emo bands
tetraedycal Talk I do only listen to real (old school) emo, and I feel like I have to engage myself here to see less scene rock bands labeled as emo by wikipedians.
Thepalumbo1 Talk Jimmy Eat World, new and old
Xtcy3 Talk I like the current, popular bands so I'll try and pick around in those.
Xxxloosingsympathyxxx Talk I will try to help... i dont know with what though. I'll probably only fix errors and typos.

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