Template talk:UK underground

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How was it decided what links to include in this template? Is there any reason to it? Flowerparty 01:21, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes. The general rule was to include individuals and organisations mentioned in the article UK underground as relevant participants, or where such involvement is indicated in the subject's article. Is there something which you think should or shouldn't be in the template? Ty 02:35, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
I just don't see why we need a navbox for this. It's not like these people and groups actually signed up to be part of the UK underground, right? They're just kind of lumped together. The box does does provide an admirable summary of the topic, I'll grant, but surely that's what the article's supposed to do. Flowerparty 03:21, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

The article is meant to provide a comprehensive examination of the subject. A navbox then enables readers to easily access different aspects of this to read about them in more depth than the article can provide. Anyone wanting to do this will find the navbox extremely helpful. The article defines certain bands, publications and individuals as part of the UK underground, as they were recognised as taking a part in it. The navbox reflects this. If you find it problematic, then this should be addressed in the article content. Ty 12:38, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

I've nominated this at tfd to get a wider discussion. Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2008 November 2#Template:UK underground Flowerparty 23:16, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Some references[edit]

Ty 06:43, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the people and bands mentioned in the template were part of the UK underground scene, but this only doesn't make a template valid. This is the equivalent to making a template called "Hollywood Scene" and including Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Aniston. A list like this can never be absolute and conclusive. Your sources are subjective, opinions from people in newspapers, etc. The word "underground" itself is up to interpretation and it's used regularly not always meaning the same thing, even in the quotes you just included. Way too vague for Wikipedia I think! --Agusk7 (talk) 20:11, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
It doesn't have to be absolute and conclusive, only helpful for those wishing to access relevant articles, namely ones where, as you say, "the people and bands mentioned in the template were part of the UK underground scene". It's not up to us to second-guess sources, just to use them, as stated in WP:NPOV. Ty 20:24, 14 March 2010 (UTC)