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Help needed[edit]

On Bosulachi. I don't speak korean, but the article isn't really written in English either - could someone who can read Korean for sources please take a look and try to clean it up? Alternately, we could just delete the article.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 16:26, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Me either else I would of helped already. Hopefully, somebody sees it before it is time to delete it. Jaewon [Talk] 02:50, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, someone helped it already, however I am doubtful if the article has notability. Revicomplaint? 10:36, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
I took a look at the article. It was neither true or notable I think. I even never heard about the word actually. Is there anyone who knows this word? Db9023 (talk) 08:10, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Korean music vs K-pop[edit]

K-pop is a music genre like Pop music is to other countries:

In the template, K-pop, I found these included:

Correct me if I'm wrong, hip hop and rock are separate genres. If that was the case, is Tiger JK a pop star? I understand trot came from Korean pop music so it would be a sub-genre, right?

So what I am proposing is creating a template based on Music of Korea as a whole like Music of Japan's template. The reason for this is to enlighten readers about other genres in Korea.

Good idea or not? Jaewon [Talk] 15:59, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Seems like a good idea. I asked one of my students to comment on this, I think he has some first-hand experience with K-pop topics. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:51, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
@Piotrus: Cool. I already made it so he comment in Template talk:Music of Korea and we can see what needs to be added. Jaewon [Talk] 15:24, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
Tiger JK is a hiphop singer and also a pop star. The categories you have mentioned are not in total different boundaries, they sometimes go with each other or not. And Trot can be described as a 'traditional pop music' of Korea. To say it more clearly, trot is categorized as 'adult-contemporary' -in a proper term. --User:OnestarLim| reply here — Preceding undated comment added 17:04, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
@OnestarLim: True, sometimes they are related and sometimes they are not. Jaewon [Talk] 18:29, 11 May 2014 (UTC)


Did anyone notice that this wikiproject was rerated as "semiactive" in March 2014? This wikiproject is much more active that most wikiprojects that are considered "active", so I find this a weird assessment. -- (talk) 12:26, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

A lot of contributors aren't communicating on here and are doing their own thing. When I see more activity on the WP, that is when I would call this active but for now...we're Jeju island with no landline to the mainland. Jaewon [Talk] 14:16, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
I think this project is active enough. Semi-active would "nobody bothers to answer this for a week or two", and a similar occurrence of new topics here. Since there are at least several new topics started here every week, and several people respond to them (in total), I think this passes. Barely, but then our criteria are low... most WikiProjects are run on a virtual shoestring. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:46, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
I think this project is active enough, so I removed the semi-active tag here. Revicomplaint? 08:08, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/DreamTea Entertainment[edit]

The creator hasn't touched it since March 28 (Date of Creation) and the last person to touch it is User:RafaelPPascual on April 5. Needs attention of anybody familiar with the company (Girl's Day). The company, Wellmade STARM, that acquired it doesn't have a article either. Jaewon [Talk] 21:24, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

@Jay2kx: As written, it doesn't pass Wikipedia:Notability (companies). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:17, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
@Piotrus: Whenever somebody creates "Wellmade STARM" then it can be a part of that article since they bought the company. Jaewon [Talk] 02:22, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

List of South Korean musicians needs your attention[edit]

Feedback is needed regarding the condition of the list. Jaewon [Talk] 22:34, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Clean up completed. Jaewon [Talk] 03:52, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Help with Providence[edit]

It's a controversial religious movement. I try to help out on the page as much as I can, but many of the sources are in Korean or other languages and I can't really make heads or tails out of these disputes. I can't read the sources, I don't know if they're reliable sources or anything about them, etc.

I would request at the very least for as many people from this project, and especially native Korean speakers to add this page to their watchlist.

--Harizotoh9 (talk) 01:18, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

"Number of page watchers: Fewer than 30 watchers"

This is what I suspected. Please add the page to your watchlist. --Harizotoh9 (talk) 10:07, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

2014 Exploitation of workers in the South Korean island[edit]

I am on the verge of AfD-ing this as WP:NOTNEWS, unless someone can explain why this is a notable incident. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:09, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

I haven't heard about it and if it is big news in South Korea, CNN and others might report it. Jaewon [Talk] 14:26, 2 May 2014 (UTC)


I need feedback for the wp navigation design. The changes that will be noticeable is the lighter color, WP info and collapsible headers. Thanks. Jaewon [Talk] 19:08, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Parents' Day[edit]

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this is a holiday in South Korea as well. If anybody could add at least a short section, we could try to globalize this a bit from the now "US only" theme. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 02:16, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

@Piotrus: Yep, there is a parent's day in Korea, but it's on May 8th. Should there be a stand-lone article, or should it just be incorporated into the current article? KJ «Click Here» 03:07, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
@Kkj11210: It should be in current article. Jaewon [Talk] 03:11, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
Alrighty. I'll try working on the article, preferably before the 8th. KJ «Click Here» 03:14, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
The common practice is to discuss similar holidays in one article, unless one is covered sufficiently well to warrant a split to a dedicated stand-alone article. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:15, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

I've added some information to the article, as well as a picture. KJ «Click Here» 15:11, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Book sources[edit]

I've fixed the link when using ISBN to search books. The link wasn't changed when the National Library of Korea switched it. Jaewon [Talk] 15:35, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

article assistance needed[edit]

Hi, Korean language-speakers needed to verify and find sourcing for Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Ttongsul. If this is a real thing, there should be documentation about it in Korean-language sources.--Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 18:57, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Did Gija Joseon ever exist?[edit]

There is an on-going controversy in pages such as Gojoseon and Timeline_of_Korean_history and Template:History_of_Korea on whether Gija Joseon can be considered a part of Korean history. Please contribute to settle this rather incessant edit warring. Cydevil38 (talk) 02:20, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Participate in a User Study - Final Reminder[edit]

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Deletion of Sixth Republic of South Korea[edit]

I just nominated the Sixth Republic of South Korea for deletion, as I believe it is unnecessary to have. Deletion discussion can be found by following the link at the top of the article. BucaFan3 (talk) 01:18, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Symbols of Korea[edit]

FYI, Symbols of Korea (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:39, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

By me. Ideally, it would redirect to National symbols of Korea, a key article missing from the Outline of Korea. Perhaps somebody will be motivated to start it? See symbols of Poland for a good template. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:22, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
My own opinion is that someone should write an article on the topic. Though if no one writes an article, the redirect isn't very useful. -- (talk) 05:25, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Future vandalism[edit]

Just to give everybody a heads-up, music articles might get some vandalized during this week and next because of Exo's scandal. Starship Entertainment has already had vandalism today. Jaewon [Talk] 03:13, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Can anyone expand Korea Queer Culture Festival with Korean sources?[edit]

I have stubbed Korea Queer Culture Festival. I'd like to DYK this, but I run out of reliable English sources. I expect there's much more in Korea sources. If anybody would like to help expand this to DYK, please go ahead! I'll try to nominate the article in few days (also, if anyone can get some pictures, it would be nice; I may try to do so this Saturday myself). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:14, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

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I just moved this to Jang Gil-ja as I believe that's the usual transcription? Are there any public domain images that could be uploaded? In ictu oculi (talk) 02:16, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Korea At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Discussion at Talk:Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea#Clarification needed[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea#Clarification needed. Thanks. Sam Sailor Sing 09:33, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

4,500+ photos from available[edit]

Hi all, after my contact has kindly relicenced their Flickr stream for me, and there are now over 4,500 photos from South Korea available for usage in content. The photos are available at C:Category:Files from Flickr stream. There are already a lot in use in content across numerous languages, so do make use of them in content here too. (talk) 05:21, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Starl1ght Express hoax?[edit]

Need someone with more knowledge of pop music than me to check out an article: Starl1ght Express. The single source isn't about them, Googling the group name combined with names of alleged members in either English or Korean produces nothing relevant, and the creator tried blanking the page a year ago but got reverted. Any idea? Thanks, quant18 (talk) 00:33, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Seems like a hoax. Jaewon [Talk] 02:29, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Notability of Humanitas College, Kyung Hee University[edit]

Can anyone comment on this sub-stub notability in light of Wikipedia:College_and_university_article_guidelines#Notability? If you think it is not notable, please prod it. PS. Colleges (departments) within universities are very rarely notable... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 20:29, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Prodded a few articles[edit]

I assume all active members have watchlisted Wikipedia:WikiProject Korea/Article alerts so you'd see it anyway, but just in case - watchlist it, and feel free to challenge my recent prods (I've decided to tackle few old entries at --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 20:45, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

YooHoo & Friends[edit]

Well YooHoo & Friends needs to be assessed somehow since I noticed people are just wanting to add info the bad Americanized version. Please if someone, do a thorough edit on the page.--BlackGaia02 (talkpage if you dare) (talk) 08:31, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Metropolitan/special city -- same thing?[edit]

Can anyone confirm whether (metropolitan city of South Korea) and (special city of South Korea) are the same thing? I'm working off of Incheon, which we have listed as a special city of South Korea. The Korean Wikipedia (ko:인천광역시) has it as a 광역시, which links to that other Wikidata page and calls it a metropolitan city of South Korea. Am I right in thinking these are dupe listings on Wikidata? Don't wanna have them merged when I'm not 100% sure as I don't speak Korean. Any help would be most welcome. :) Buttons to Push Buttons (talk | contribs) 08:14, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Special City (Only Seoul) > Metropolitan City (Incheon, Gwangju, Daegu, Daejeon, Busan, Ulsan) > (blah blah). I'll check WD soon. Revicomplaint? 08:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Regarding WikiData, I see no error. Special City - d:Q7574799 is a administational group that includes Metropolitan city, so it's group of Special City, Metropolitan City, Jeju and Sejong. And Metropolitan City itself is about six cities. Revicomplaint? 08:39, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Portal:South Korea[edit]

Portal:South Korea (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:29, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Korean speakers needed[edit]

Some Korean speakers would be needed to find sources for Seoul Metropolitan Subway rolling stock. In English sources are scarce, unfortunately. Thank you!! Teemeah 편지 (letter) 12:46, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 14:22, 29 July 2014 (UTC)