Talk:Nits (band)

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Request for move[edit]

  • This article should really be moved, from "The Nits" to "Nits". The name of the band is Nits since around 1990 (and most other language Wikipedias list it as such, see for instance But I can't do that, because "Nits" is a redirect page already (redirecting to the Nit disambiguation page). So we need an administrator to do the move. Who can do this? Mark in wiki (talk) 19:28, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
I have now submitted a request for this move at this page. Mark in wiki (talk) 19:37, 31 August 2011 (UTC)


The NitsNits

  • Although initially the band's name was "The Nits", the band is called "Nits" now for about twenty years; besides most foreign language Wikipedias agree on the name being Nits and not The Nits, for instance Thanks. Mark in wiki (talk) 19:36, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Or to Nits (band)? To most people "nits" is plural of "nit" and means "louse eggs" (an important public health matter), and not a routine pop music group. (Note: Page Nit is a disambig page and includes a pointer to The Nits.) Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:38, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - This band can't possibly be the primary topic for 'nits'. If the band is incorrectly named, then it ought to be renamed 'Nits (band)' as suggested above.--Ykraps (talk) 06:49, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Yes, I see you are right. Not being a native speaker of English myself, I hadn't really thought about that yet. I agree 'Nits (band)' should be the page for this band. Mark in wiki (talk) 07:06, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  • You will need to submit another request.--Ykraps (talk) 08:06, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Move completed. Thanks to all involved! Mark in wiki (talk) 11:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

re-working page[edit]

I've been thinking about how to expand/re-work this page. I've made a few incremental changes in the last couple of months (when I fist looked at the page, there were zero citations--now there are a few). The page seems to have been added to incrementally, as the band's career continued, more albums released, etc. However, it seems that an unnecessary number of sections have been created in the process--many/most of which seem fairly arbitrary. I'm thinking of reducing/restructuring these. Also planning to add content about the various albums/phases of their career--drawn mostly from the few English language interviews/articles there are to be had (although they write/perform almost exclusively in English, their primary fan base is in continental Europe, so almost all reviews, interviews, etc. are in Dutch, French, or German). I may also break up the discography into a few sections (along the lines of the German-language Wikipedia page for the band). Lastly, I may do away with the timeline. I'm not sure how much it adds--and it's not comprehensive (and the release dates to make it comprehensive are not readily available; nor are the release date's already represented in the timeline cited. Since I'll be re-working most of the body text, I may work on it all offline, and make a rather substantial edit, at some point. It won't happen overnight. Let me know what you think. Ottosuggestion (talk) 01:34, 18 November 2017 (UTC)