Talk:Test Dept

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The article is largely a cut and paste job from the TD website. Unfortunately I don't know enough about the band to replace it with something more factual. --Richardrj 13:12, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Undeleted and fixed. Always remember to check the article's history for non-copyvio content. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 05:01, 5 June 2006 (UTC)


I've reverted back to the previous version - your text, taken from the TD website, isn't appropriate for Wikipedia. The article needs to be purely neutral and factual, and to avoid any subjective impressions. Not to say that some of your material shouldn't go there, but a wholesale copy and paste job is not appropriate. --Richardrj 09:15, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I've reverted again. Not only is your text too subjective, it's also lifted from the TD website, which is copyright and therefore can't be used on Wikipedia. Even if you wrote the text on the website, you can't upload it to Wikipedia unless you make a declaration that you release the text under the GNU Free Documentation Licence. You can do that either by emailing someone at Wikipedia, using a domain that can be traced to the site, or by posting a note to that effect on the TD site. --Richardrj 08:19, 9 June 2006 (UTC)


Currently, we have "The band split up in 1997, but its former members have continued to work in the fields of art and culture. For example, Angus Farquhar re-established the ancient Celtic Beltane Fire Festival..." Is it just me, or does this mislead on dates? The article for the festival makes it clear that it was started in the eighties. The way this article is written makes it sound as though he established it after 1997. So I don't know. Is this trying to say that he had worked in "art and culture" before, with this as an example, and continued after 1997? Or is it saying that the festival waned in the mid-nineties (I know it was thriving in the early nineties: I remember going!) and he subsequently revived it again? Telsa (talk) 08:12, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


Is it just me, or does the crossed hammers in the Test Dept logo look a lot like the ones in Pink Floyd The Wall. [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 1 September 2007 (UTC)


It´s not very clear what are their political ideas. Radical right? Racial left?

"The band's political stance was energised by the passing of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994." Why it was energised? -- 04:11, 2 September 2007 (UTC)


I was just wondering if anyone had any idea of who Test Dept might have cited as their influences - I just heard Caledonia by Cromagnon, and was struck by how similar it was to some Test Dept work such as Siege (of Quebec). (talk) 15:37, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Additional citations[edit]

Why and where does this article need additional citations for verification? What references does it need and how should they be added? Hyacinth (talk) 08:07, 3 July 2012 (UTC)