Talk:Jang Wooyoung

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Orphaned references in Jang Wooyoung[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Jang Wooyoung's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "jype":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 09:52, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

a Question[edit]


could you please help me? I'm a little confused here. Was Jang Wooyoung (2pm) born in 1990 or 1989? give me the right answer please.

thanks... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

For anyone who's reading this and is curious, Wooyoung is the only one born in 1989. The others are 1988 or 90. He's the middle child! CaseyPenk (talk) 07:40, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was No move. This is covered by the single name section of Wikipedia:Naming conventions (people).Cúchullain t/c 14:18, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

(See a parallel discussion at Talk:Nichkhun Horvejkul#Requested move)

Jang WooyoungWooyoung – Wooyoung is referred to almost exclusively by his given name in common practice. His fans and media organizations alike refer to him by his given name or a related nickname (e.g. Wooyoungie is a common nickname; I've never heard Jangie). A quick Google search yields 0.5 million for "Jang Wooyoung", 1.4 million hits for Jang Wooyoung, and 4.7 million hits for Wooyoung. It seems clear to me that Wooyoung is the simplest, most ubiquitous name to refer to this person. Our own Wikipedia page on 2PM uses his full name just once (for the purposes of formality), and the Korean wiki uses his given name for its page title. Per WP:STAGENAME, we generally prefer stage names when those stage names are widely used in the media. Per that policy: "The name used most often to refer to a person in reliable sources is generally the one that should be used as the article title, even if it is not their "real" name [...]" I would note that all the members of Big Bang have their stage names as their page titles -- G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri. See also TVXQ members Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu with single-name article titles. Similarly, 2PM members Taecyeon and Chansung use their common names as their titles. I'm interested in bringing consistency to our naming practices for 2PM members, and it makes sense to condense where possible. Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 05:51, 20 June 2012 (UTC) CaseyPenk (talk) 05:24, 13 June 2012 (UTC)



STAGENAME is about which name to the use, but this proposal is about whether to use a long or short version of the name. The vast majority of bios are not at the most common form of the name, otherwise Barack Obama would be at Obama. The relevant guideline is WP:NCP: "Don't use a first name (even if unambiguous) for an article title if the last name is known and fairly often used." According to Insights, "Wooyoung" is searched for 12 times as often as "Jang Wooyoung". Compare this to 5-1 for Obama, or 37-0 for Madonna. Kauffner (talk) 07:18, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, I would argue that Wooyoung is his stage name, because he's a performer and performers generally have such things. Obama doesn't qualify because he's a public official and it would be absurd for a president to go by a single name alone (e.g. we didn't call FDR "Frank"). Also, Wooyoung's official stage name on the 2PM web site is simply Wooyoung.[3] CaseyPenk (talk) 14:26, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Look at the list of examples at WP:STAGENAME. Most of the stage names listed have no obvious relationship to the real name. None of them are analogous to this situation. Anybody who is at all well known will have a short form name that is more common than their long form name. WP:NCP is the guideline that most directly addresses this situation. This guideline mentions Oprah Winfrey, so, yes, it applies to performers. See also Talk:Beyoncé_Knowles/Archive_8#Requested_move. Most members of 2PM are currently at full name titles, and we certainly want consistency among the band members. The subject appeared in the movie Dream High credited as simply "Wooyoung", according to HanCinema. Allmusic doesn't give him any music credits; Everything is credited to 2PM collectively. Kauffner (talk) 16:14, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
If full names were essential even when the mononymous name is much more common, we would have to nominate Chansung (2PM), Taecyeon (2PM), Daesung, Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu, and Madonna (entertainer) for renaming. I think it's clear that those articles use the common title for a reason.
And I think the Dream High credits indicate why we should use his given name (although I think they use his full name during the actual credit reel). He's known by it in almost every situation. Oprah has "The Oprah Winfrey Show." I doubt Wooyoung would have "The Jang Wooyoung Show." because he's commonly referred to just as Wooyoung. I should also add, Nichkhun was recently moved to that mononymous title. What are your thoughts? CaseyPenk (talk) 07:38, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per single name guidelines at WP:NCP. I notice that the two 2PM members proffered as cases most lately have since been moved to full names, Hwang Chansung and Ok Taecyeon. Note that a number of articles on other persons named Woo-Young also exist (All pages with a title containing Woo-Young), necessitating disambiguation if an article were located at the inaudibly distinguished, foreign to English, yet common elsewhere name. ENeville (talk) 18:36, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
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Please restructure this article so it is the same accordance as the rest of the 2PM articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikepellerin (talkcontribs) 05:26, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

a question[edit]

Hi!!!does Wooyoung have any siblings?!? woud U mind giving me a right answer? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slainsung (talkcontribs) 12:11, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Removed some awards[edit]

Per prior consensus, I removed fan-run and non-notable awards. Shinyang-i (talk) 02:10, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 19 January 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus, by by default the page is not moved. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 14:28, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Jang WooyoungJang Woo-young – to comply with guidelines on Korean names (talk) 16:45, 19 January 2017 (UTC) --Relisting. BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:03, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). EdJohnston (talk) 17:22, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment: The submitter of the technical request did not provide a link to any guideline. All the English sources currently in the article spell his name as 'Wooyoung'. EdJohnston (talk) 17:22, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Support: Here is the Korean naming convention guideline. So it's either Jang Woo-young or Wooyoung; the latter is his singing stage name. According to WP:NCP, "don't use a first name (even if unambiguous) for an article title if the last name is known and fairly often used." So although it is certainly a common practice to drop the family name of a celeb in informal usage (especially for a Kpop girl/boy group member), but Wooyoung is also an actor and this is an encyclopedia, so we should have them at their formal names. Thanks.--TerryAlex (talk) 22:24, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Please show the proof that their formal names are not Hong Gildong but Hong Gil-dong. Everybody knows that this is an encyclopedia. Isn't the name Koo Jeong A encyclopedic? Sawol (talk) 04:33, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
I mean to say their formal full name, and I didn't invent the Korean naming convention but according to that, this is how their names should be spelled. Wooyoung, as often credited in the media, is his singing stage name. Technically though, there should be 3 separate Korean characters in most Korean names, but the last two characters are always considered as their first name while the first one is their last name, so wouldn't it make sense to have a hyphen to separate the characters between the first name? I do think the naming convention makes sense.--TerryAlex (talk) 04:45, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
I hope that if you're Korean-literate you will read s:ko:국어의 로마자 표기법 (Revised Romanization of Korean) published by National Institute of Korean Language under Government of South Korea. By Article 4 of Chapter 3, their formal names are Hong Gildong. Sawol (talk) 04:56, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
It might be easy to recognize the names from a Korean's point of view. But for English readability purposes, it makes sense for the two characters of the first name to be separated with a hyphen; I now realize the naming convention make sense.--TerryAlex (talk) 05:16, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Korean Name Structure: Korean names converted to English are traditionally written with a - between the Hangul characters of the forename, for example, 박지민, which translates directly to Park Jimin, would be written as Park Ji-min, or in this case, 장우영 = Jang Woo-young. It is only right that Woo-young's article maintains the same guidelines. I hope this helps. Abdotorg (talk) 17:57, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose Wooyoung is popularly used. Sawol (talk) 02:38, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Additional Comment: It seems I failed to note that Wooyoung is his stage name, while Jang Woo-young is his birth name. The page should adhere to one of the above. Abdotorg (talk) 13:02, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Please explain the reason for your argument that his birth name is not Jang Wooyoung but Jang Woo-young. Article 4 of Chapter 3 of Revised Romanization of Korean (s:ko:국어의 로마자 표기법) says that in principle the hyphen (-) isn't used in a person's name. e.g. Min Yongha, Song Nari, Han Boknam, Hong Bitna Sawol (talk) 13:31, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Explanation: I am not entirely sure which part of the article you are referring to, but in the "features" section of said article it states, "it is permitted to hyphenate syllables in the given name, following common practice.". Of course this is just a recommendation, but it is used very widely and for most Korean names in order to differentiate pronunciation and disambiguate syllables. This is also emphasised by the use of the phrase common practice. Abdotorg (talk) 13:42, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: As Abdotorg said, its a common practice that hyphen is used for Korean names on Wikipedia; one fine example is Im Yoon-ah and not Im Yoona, even though she is addressed as "Yoona" most of the time in English-based media, same with this article. Snowflake91 (talk) 19:15, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Jang Wooyoung is the established English spelling: You say that there is no proof that his birth name is Jang Woo-young. You emphasize just the common practice in most Korean names. I know a common practice that hyphen is used. Naming conventions WP:NC-KO says "If there is no personal preference, and no established English spelling, hyphenate the syllables". It is true that Wooyoung is the established English spelling. We should follow naming conventions WP:NC-KO. If Yoona is the established English spelling, consider moving it to Im Yoona. Sawol (talk) 02:34, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose As per Sawol above.Mikepellerintalk 15:37, 1 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: There's no difference in his name in Korean and no evidence of personal preference when translated into English. However his company prefers to stylized the name, I think Jang Woo-young is consistent with WP:NC-KO and other sources. Evaders99 (talk) 05:15, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

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