Talk:Britney Spears

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octaves[edit]

hello

according to the figure in this link britny spears has 3 octaves(C#3- C#6) [[1]]

Record Sales.[edit]

Britney Spears has sold over 200 million records worldwide.

Lead image[edit]

There's been a soft edit-war occurring on what the lead image in this article should be. I believe this image: [2] should be the lead image as it is the most current image (July 2016) of Britney available for use on Wikipedia, aside from other photos taken on the same night. It has been continually reverted to other images, notably the article's most recent lead image: [3], however this image is over three years old and is highly outdated when there are clearly other, more recent images available. Traveltoromantis (talk) 23:03, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

I see no problem with using an image that is three years old. It's a very good head and shoulders portrait of her, much better than the new picture which is partially obscured by the microphone and its shadow. And, per MOS:LEADIMAGE, we're probably better off not using a lead image that appears to show a hint of a nipple slip. Meters (talk) 23:39, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
I think the current picture is fine, but the apparent nip slip on the proposed picture looks like it's actually the shadow of part of her costume. It's too bad there aren't any recent photos on Flickr or Commons that aren't of her performing. Pictures in the midst of a heavily choreographed stage performance are rarely flattering. clpo13(talk) 23:46, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
It could be a shadow. I'm just guessing that that is what the last editor who removed the new image was hinting at. I just think the older image is a far superior picture of Spears for the lead. Meters (talk) 23:56, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
For an adult, quality of the photo is far more important that 2 or 3 years difference in age. The current image is good quality and is more encyclopedic. Sundayclose (talk) 01:53, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
The one advantage of the older pic is that there's no hands-free mic in front of her face. Tabercil (talk) 14:51, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough; I do happen to think the current image is superior in quality, but I thought it was important to have a more current image of her. Hopefully we get a nice, current red-carpet picture like this one soon! Traveltoromantis (talk) 00:21, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 31 August 2016[edit]


Hi! I wanted to suggest using a more recent picture. The picture currently used does not adequately represent what she looks like today. That picture is old. I suggest a performance picture such as: http://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/E_fTsJZLITZIipUHBpWgScclEAE/fit-in/1024x1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2016/05/22/087/n/1922398/c4331ebe_edit_img_cover_file_41408306_1463963398_GettyImages-533595488/i/Britney-Spears-Billboard-Awards-Performance-Pictures-2016.jpg

or

http://img.wennermedia.com/620-width/britney-pole-zoom-07da0ae6-ba05-4e93-a8f6-1c18efc2d0f9.jpg

or if not a performance picture perhaps another red carpet picture that is more recent than 3 years ago:

http://photos.laineygossip.com/articles/britney-spears-vmas-28aug16-23.jpg

or

http://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/Dn17Mp4A2e3eIuiGKDljmMiCv2A/fit-in/1024x1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2016/05/22/102/n/1922398/3e3cb635e26ec325_GettyImages-533596298/i/Britney-Spears-Billboard-Music-Awards-2016.jpg

I think these are all better choices than what is currently up now thanks...

96.238.11.143 (talk) 23:15, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Wikipedia can't use copyrighted images in the bio of a living person without permission of the copyright holder. See WP:COPYOTHERS. And frankly, the current image is more encyclopedic than the ones you link. Posed, upper body shots, without other distractions (such as a microphone) are preferred. Sundayclose (talk) 23:59, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

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