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Good articleYeah 3x has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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August 6, 2011Peer reviewReviewed
August 8, 2011Good article nomineeListed
Current status: Good article


Isn't this song called "Yeah 3×"? Yves (talk) 00:35, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Yves, I agree. I suggest "Yeah 3x" be moved to "Yeah 3×" and be move-protected. Naming wars happen on such articles. Hillcrest98 (talk) 21:37, 18 December 2011 (UTC)Hillcrest98

same FIask (talk) 21:26, 5 November 2017 (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.

No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 23:28, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah 3XYeah 3× — I moved this article to "Yeah 3×" awhile ago, and it was moved back to "Yeah 3X" by User:Candyo32: "Title of the song per single cover." X and × are going to look nearly identical when printed in most fonts... the title is read as "Yeah 3 Times", not "Yeah 3 X" (as made clear from the "yeah yeah yeah" hook in the song), which is why the title I moved it to is more appropriate. –Chase (talk / contribs) 03:12, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Strongly support: raised the same question above earlier. Correct name of the song; it's not "yeah three ex". Yves (talk) 03:17, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • The cover is clearly an X, not a times symbol. Do you have a reliable source on the pronunciation? Powers T 03:24, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "clearly": in most fonts, including the one used on the cover, x and a times symbol are nearly, if not completely, identical. Can't find any reliable sources showing that the song is pronounced "Yeah 3 Times", but likewise, can't find any that show it's pronounced "Yeah 3 X". "Yeah 3 X" makes no sense, especially when the hook is the word "yeah" being said 3 times. WP:COMMONSENSE applies. –Chase (talk / contribs) 04:03, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Graphic designers often lack typographical accuracy: people may not know there is a different unicode for the multiplication symbol, and if they do, it takes effort to find what it is. On album covers and articles, Beyoncé's name is spelled many times without the acute accent as is Céline Dion's, even in French ([1], [2], [3]), where it is present on the keyboard . Yves (talk) 04:30, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • The times symbol always uses right angles. If they aren't right angles, it's an X. Powers T 12:36, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • So when you go to the hardware store you're buying "2 ex 4"s? Because that's how it's always written on sales tags. Yves (talk) 20:04, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
    • Hardware stores are not known for their typographical accuracy. People involved with creating a single covers generally are. Besides which, we shouldn't be involved in divining intent; it's clearly an X, not a times symbol, and we need strong evidence from reliable sources to justify deciding that the cover designer made a mistake. Powers T 14:08, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • The X should be lowercase, as it is in the official YouTube video. By the way, the pronunciation can be heard (from Chris) here at the 55 second mark.SpeterMan3 (talk) 21:03, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I raised a similar question at the FLC of CB's discography. It is clear from the reviews of the song, that its "yeah, yeah, yeah" and hence "Yeah 3×" is the actual title. "Yeah 3X" actually makes no sense and neither should we be naming articles based on the font in single covers. For eg, Kesha's one song has the name on the cover as "TiK ToK", but we rationalise it as per WP:CAPS, and its now "Tik Tok". — Legolas (talk2me) 04:25, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose it should be "Yeah Three Times" (or something similar) "×" is a decorative symbol, and as LOL :-) or Hermann ♥'s Pauline must be avoided. Tbh®tchTalk © Happy Holidays 04:43, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • It's not decorative. The "×" symbol, with or without the context of this song title, is generally meant to be read out loud as "times"... it's not like ":-)" and "♥", which don't have a pronunciation, substituting for "Smiley Face" and "Heart". –Chase (talk / contribs) 16:27, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
is 'generally meant to be read out loud as "times". Actually "♥" has a pronunciation "heart". If we cannot type "×", why we'll call the article Yeah 3×? Just because Yeah 3x redirect there, does not means that is correct. Moreover the cover shows it as 3X (even if the cover probably was meant to shown ×). Tbh®tchTalk © Happy Holidays 21:06, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
"♥" can also be pronounced "love" or "loves". Yves (talk) 02:18, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • "Yeah 3x" would redirect here... regardless, it's not a matter of your ability to correctly type it, it's a matter of titling the article properly. –Chase (talk / contribs) 16:27, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
  • So would you be saying Billboard, other magazines, newspapers, and official chart companies spelling it "Jason Derulo" instead of "Jason Derülo" make that correct? Or single covers that incorrectly spell "Beyoncé"? Yves (talk) 02:27, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Apple uses Jason Derülo and Beyoncé. I haven't checked other sources but it wouldn't surprise me if some of them used proper typography, too. Adabow (talk · contribs) 02:44, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Strongly Oppose - Per single cover. If they wanted it "Yeah 3×" surely they would have listed as such. Candyo32 02:17, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Typographical accuracy is not something a lot of people excel at. Not many people know the fraction one-half is incorrectly written "1 / 2"; it should be "1 ⁄ 2" or "¹⁄₂" with a solidus and not a slash. Yves (talk) 02:23, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • You have a point, except surely a lower case 'x' is closer to a '×', and the cover artists would have used "Yeah 3x" that if the title were "Yeah 3×". Under that circumstance I would concede. But it is a capital 'X' being used, which is different. Do you see what I mean? Adabow (talk · contribs) 02:32, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • You are correct, but a lowercase "x" is not vertically centred, but rests on the baseline. Looking at the slot the character encompasses, an uppercase "X" is vertically and horizontally centred and symmetrical. Yves (talk) 02:35, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
In looking at the single cover, it definitely seems "Yeah 3X" As for examples on the singles covers for the named examples, their names are correctly with the accents. Candyo32 02:53, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
I meant to say for the Derulo and Beyonce examples, their names are corrected with the accents on the single covers. Candyo32 03:02, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
But not the aforementioned Céline ones. Yves (talk) 03:07, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
That may be a different case as even her page isn't accented (Celine Dion) as is Beyoncé Knowles and Jason Derülo. Candyo32 03:11, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
But it is in French, where é is present on keyboards. Those covers are all of French-language albums. Yves (talk) 03:16, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • X and × are going to look nearly identical in the font used on the single cover. How do you know it's not a ×? It's clear which is meant. "Yeah 3x" makes no sense. "Yeah 3×" does, and WP:COMMONSENSE would tell you that that is clearly the intention behind the title. –Chase (talk / contribs) 03:00, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Saying that the X is a × is like saying "How do you know the X is not a X." Candyo32 03:03, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Because WP:COMMONSENSE would tell you that in a song where the hook is "yeah, yeah, yeah", it's a times symbol, not an X. –Chase (talk / contribs) 03:48, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose We cannot apply Wiki-MoS rules to other world things. If the cover is hat way we must show it that way, not because in Wiki we substitute x's for ×--CallMeNathanTalk2Me 05:16, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Please explain to me how it's clear that the single cover is an x and not a times symbol. –Chase (talk / contribs) 05:18, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Then you're saying "From the Bottom of My Broken Heart" should be "From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart" (ugh)? Yves (talk) 05:20, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose on manual of style grounds. "Non-language characters such as "♥", as sometimes found in advertisements or logos, should never be used in titles." Even if we were to accept that the character is intended by the song's producers to be ×, that is a "non-language character" (see I Heart Huckabees). As a separate concern, I see no evidence allowing us to state that the character involved is necessarily ×. Ideals of typographical accuracy notwithstanding, both the capital and lowercase letter X are frequently used to represent "times". While the intention behind the symbol is clear, determining the symbol involved based solely on that intention constitutes novel synthesis. Sources have been identified which do not use ×; especially with that in mind, the default title should be the one following the MOS recommendations. I do not object to a redirect from the ×-based title, however. Serpent's Choice (talk) 06:22, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Yeah 3x/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Rp0211 (talk2me) 06:26, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria



  1. Is it well written?
    A. The prose is clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct:
    B. It complies with the manual of style guidelines for lead sections, layout, words to watch, fiction, and list incorporation:
  2. Is it verifiable with no original research?
    A. It contains a list of all references (sources of information), presented in accordance with the layout style guideline:
    B. All in-line citations are from reliable sources, including those for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons—science-based articles should follow the scientific citation guidelines:
    C. It contains no original research:
    D. It contains no copyright violations nor plagiarism: [[File:|16px|alt=|link=]]
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. It addresses the main aspects of the topic:
    B. It stays focused on the topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style):
  4. Is it neutral?
    It represents viewpoints fairly and without editorial bias, giving due weight to each:
  5. Is it stable?
    It does not change significantly from day to day because of an ongoing edit war or content dispute:
  6. Is it illustrated, if possible, by images?
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  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:

  • No issues
  • An accompanying music video was directed by Colin Tilley and filmed at the Universal Studios. – Remove "the"
  • a neighborhood of old-timey storefronts... – Use a different phrase beside "old timey"
    •  Done Oz talk 22:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Background and recording
  • No issues
  • According to the sheet music published at by Universal Music Publishing Group... – Publisher is actually Sony/ATV Music Publishing
    •  Done Oz talk 22:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Critical reception
  • Megan Vick from Billboard Magazine added... – "Magazine" does not need to be capitalized
    •  Done Oz talk 22:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Chart performance
  • No issues
Music video
  • The music video for "Yeah 3x" was directed by Colin Tilley and filmed at the Universal Studios. – Remove "the" before "music video"
    •  Done Oz talk 22:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Live performances
  • No issues
Track listing
  • No issues
Credits and personnel
  • Instead of using the small dash (-) between the personnel, use the bigger dash (–)
    •  Done Oz talk 22:50, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
Charts and certifications
  • No issues
Radio and release history
  • No issues
See also
  • No issues
  • Use {{reflist|4}} to organize section better
  • References 3, 6, 45, 50, 54 – Rap-Up does not need to be wiki-linked because it is already wiki-linked in Reference 2
  • References 8, 9, 47 – "MTV News" and "MTV Network" should not be wiki-linked because they are already done so earlier
  • Reference 11 – "" should not be italicized because it is not a print source
  • References 18, 28 – "Yahoo! Music" should not be italicized because it is not a print source
  • References 22, 25, 26, 49 – "Billboard" and "Prometheus Global Media" should not be wiki-linked per above
  • Reference 28 – Should not be wiki-linked because it is already used in references section
  • Reference 48 – Idolator does not need to be wiki-linked per above
    •  Done

Overall review[edit]

After thoroughly reviewing this article, I have decided to put the article on hold. It is a very nice article and is close to reaching good article status. However, there are mistakes above affecting the prose quality of the article as well as the "References" section, which needs some work. I will give you the general seven days to fix these mistakes and/or discuss the items you believe do not affect good article status until a consensus is reached. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Rp0211 (talk2me) 16:17, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Since all of the issues have been addressed, I feel confident passing this article. Congratulations and keep up the good work! Rp0211 (talk2me) 01:57, 8 August 2011 (UTC)


Move the article and retitle it "Yeah 3×" and move-protect that new article. There are way too many naming wars. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hillcrest98 (talkcontribs) 21:41, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

If you look above to the Requested move section, the naming decision has already been made. Oz talk 22:19, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Doesn't mean you cannot talk about it anymore. Really, this doesn't make sense. Hillcrest98 (talk) 03:39, 20 December 2011 (UTC)Hillcrest98

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