Template talk:P-Funk

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Creating a template about a "mob" that's been around, in one form or another, for more than 50 years meant making some tough choices. Here are a few notes to explain my decisions:

  • Members — There's no way to include every member of P-Funk, so I drew the line the same way George Clinton did: I listed the sixteen band members who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Everybody else is in List of P-Funk members or Category:P-Funk members.
  • Discography — I tried to make the discography complete, which is why there are so many red links.
    • The discography is chronological, with the bands listed according to the release date of their first album. I didn't research it month-by-month, so I may have made some mistakes (if A Blow for Me, A Toot for You was released earlier in 1977 than Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs, for example).
    • I grouped together albums by George Clinton, the P-Funk All-Stars, and Parliament-Funkadelic because many of the post-1980 releases have used those names indiscriminately. For example, Dope Dogs has been released in at least two configurations, one under "George Clinton and da P-Funk All-Stars" and one under "Parliament, Funkadelic, and the P-Funk All-Stars". Mothership Connection Newberg Session was released under "George Clinton presents Parliament-Funkadelic", T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. is credited to "George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars", and How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? is credited to "George Clinton presents the P-Funk All-Stars".
    • Bernie and Bootsy are the only people for whom I included post-P albums. It was a judgment call.
  • Related bands — I limited this section to bands that could reasonably be considered "P-Funk projects". That means that I didn't include Praxis, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, or other post-P projects.
  • Related articles — I limited this section to articles about people or things that directly affected P-Funk or were directly affected by them. Obviously articles about P-Funk people are there (Pedro Bell, Overton Loyd). James Brown and Sly Stone were also no-brainers. Bill Laswell has worked with Bernie, Bootsy, Eddie Hazel, and Billy Bass, so I included him, but I didn't include any of the other people who have worked with band members after they left P-Funk (Buckethead, for example).

I'm the first to admit that most of these were judgment calls, they were arbitrary, and they reflect my personal preferences. I welcome comments and improvements from other editors. — Malik Shabazz (Talk | contribs) 06:39, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Funkadelic template[edit]

There's now a redundant and incomplete Funkadelic template as well[1]. Shouldn't it be redirected here? FunkMonk (talk) 22:39, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

No redirect. The two templates appear together on many pages, so a redirect would result in duplicating this template on those pages.
I'll notify User:Jax 0677, the editor who created {{Funkadelic}}, about this discussion. There may be a reason why she/he created the template. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 05:07, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Comment - No more redundancy. The singles section and a link to "DeWayne McKnight" have been added (which already had the potential to be added along with the artists themselves).--Jax 0677 (talk) 07:23, 23 October 2012 (UTC)