User talk:Life of Tau

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"One Dance", "Heatstroke" and "Slide"[edit]

Hi Life of Tau, I want to fix the genres on "One Dance", the infobox had dancehall and Afrobeat as genres (with refs, but I can't access the NY Times one for Afrobeat, and I'm not sure the two for dancehall are being explicit). Whereas, the "Composition and recording" section calls it "a R&B song heavily infused with Nigerian afrobeat and Jamaican dancehall". I recently added a ref to the infobox ([1]) I thought was calling the song UK funky, I've since wondered if that was explicit, then an IP editor changed it to R&B. What would you say should be kept and removed please?

Also: When news.com.au says "Like Frank Ocean’s Slide, the grower of the year, Heatstroke – with Pharrell, Young Thug and Ariana Grande – should have been the song of the summer, a sun-kissed disco funk delight", it doesn't hyphenate disco and funk and misses an "and" in-between them, how should the genres be styled in the infobox, and is it also calling "Slide" disco funk? Thanks. --Theo Mandela (talk) 16:55, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

@Theo Mandela: Hello and apologies for the belatedness of this reply; this has been quite a busy summer for me. Looking through the sources, I find no issue in the way that "One Dance" is described as a dancehall song. However, the New York Times page, which I was able to find a working URL for, states merely that the song "incorporates contemporary Afrobeat", which is insufficient. In the main body, the R&B statement appears to be completely unsourced. Regarding the Guardian article, the way "One Dance" is described as UK funky is indeed explicit. Looking at the page history, what occurred with your genre addition appears to be the result of an unfortunate understanding, as one IP editor changed the genre to contemporary R&B (presumably based on either their personal opinion or a desire for the genre list to match what is stated in the composition section), and another IP editor removed it because it is not supported by the source (which is in fact true, though ignorant of your original intent). You have every right to restore UK funky if you wish.
As for your news.com.au article, the description "disco funk", although not strictly a hyphenated genre, it shares many of their traits and is nevertheless uncomfortably vague. While it is entirely possible that the author is intending to state that "Heatstroke" is both a disco and funk song, it is also possible that the author means it to indicate that they have recognized characteristics of both genres in the recording. The description is ultimately too ambiguous to reliably ascertain the author's intended meaning, and an edit that does so may constitute original research (I further elaborate on this in a recent comment regarding a similar instance). However, what would be acceptable is adding a sentence such as News.com.au described the song as a "sun-kissed disco funk delight." to the composition section, as this presents the author's words as-is, without any interpretation on the part of the user.
Hope this helps. LifeofTau 06:43, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
No worries, I've added UK funky, as well as pop from another source, to "One Dance" and the sentence to "Heatstroke".
On a separate note, I was wondering about captioned images for the XXXTentacion article, since it's now quite large, I think this would help readers navigate the article easier. Most sections of the article are big enough to include side images, but I'm not sure which images to add or how to phrase the captions. I thought of Kurt Cobain for the "Musical style" section (whose article is a good example of well-placed captions), as he "attributed him as his biggest influence." and one of the memorial images perhaps for the "Legacy" section. What are your thoughts on the idea? Since you've edited a number of hip hop-related articles, The National article might also be useful for the SoundCloud rap page, mostly where it says "Where grunge was a reaction to the slickly produced spandex rock of the 1980s, SoundCloud Rap is the response to the bombastic and hyper-celebratory sounds of modern hip-hop extolled by the likes of Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. Where they celebrated partying, XXXTentacion discussed the flip side such as the timely topic depression, which was rarely heard in hip-hop at the time."
Thanks again. Theo Mandela (talk) 11:54, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Despacito is now a Good Article[edit]

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Hi! The Despacito article passed a GA review and I wanted to thank you for your text-related contributions (rewording, restructuring sentences). Your edits have really improved the article. Brankestein (talk) 00:13, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
@Brankestein: Thank you very much. It is appreciated. LifeofTau 06:43, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

List of most-subscribed YouTube channels[edit]

I saw the recent change regarding the network section of the list. While I'm all for it, there are some things that need to be improved on:

1. The sources are outdated.

2. The channel-network association are outdated as well

Tying these two together, just because SocialBlade once had the network name on every YouTube account page, doesn't mean that the page referenced is up to date. (Examples: Marshmello switched from Monstercat to Spinnin' Records, Maker Studios has since rebranded as Disney Digital Network, etc.) Not only are the sources outdated, it makes the whole list outdated as well.

3. Unnecessary footnotes

This is just a personal nitpick, but I don't think a footnote is needed for every non-network channel just to tell people when they no longer where affiliated by network. Also, the sources on the network sections could be better suited positioned next to the channel name. This could be aesthetically pleasing to the viewer while also provide a better editing experience for you, me, and all the other editors who edit this list.

Other than that, the change is fine. I hope you take my points into consideration. I would do most of this myself, but I'm heading back to school soon, so I won't be editing as at all. Plus, I wanted to talk to you about it anyways because you are much more experienced than me and you were the one who made the change anyways. Thank you for understanding. Have a great day. Dannyyankee12let's talk 04:34, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

I have responded to this comment on the relevant article talk page. LifeofTau 07:44, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Ways to improve Luccas Neto[edit]

Hi, I'm Usernamekiran. Life of Tau, thanks for creating Luccas Neto!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Kindly add relevant wikiproject banners to the talkpage of article. It is suggested to take a look at similar article.

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.

usernamekiran(talk) 20:16, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

@Usernamekiran: There seems to have been a misunderstanding—I did create the page as a redirect last month, but it is an unregistered user (14.177.218.218) who has been attempting to make it an article. I have had no involvement with the page since creating it. I recommend that you leave your message on the other user's talk page instead. Thank you. LifeofTau 05:20, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Thunderclouds (song), Audio (song), Genius (LSD song)[edit]

Can you keep an eye for three pages? Make sure whoever adding genres are based on sources that explicitly says what genre it is. Soft pop (talk) 08:26, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

@Soft pop: Will do, thanks. LifeofTau 07:32, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Excuse me!?[edit]

What I have added was NOT original sources, if you wanted proof, ya could have just looked them up yourself! I feel like these reverts were wrong and I have video citation links to provide even further proof — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justdancingsam (talkcontribs) 19:07, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

@Justdancingsam: If you have reliable sources supporting your additions, then add references citing them, simple as that. Otherwise, your edits will continue to be reverted. LifeofTau 19:17, 26 September 2018 (UTC)