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Welcome![edit]

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Album Art[edit]

Hi XyphynX9,

Welcome to the teahouse! I saw your comment about needing help with adding album art "without it getting deleted". Personally, I would recommend using the Non-free use rationale album cover template. Here is how:

1) Upload the file at Special:upload. Under licensing, select the "album or single cover" option.

2) Click "upload file".

3) After that, you will be brought to the file description page. Click edit, and under the "Licensing" section, add the following information:

==Summary== {{Non-free use rationale album cover}} (copy the entire template from Template:Non-free use rationale album cover) and fill in the relevant information after the "=" sign.

4) add your image to the article's infobox (the template at the start of the article) by pasting its name after "cover =" line in the article's infobox.

Note: You have to complete steps 3 and 4 asap, as after 3 days the file might be deleted.

Here is an example of what I have edited: article and file page. Hope this helps! If you have any further question, please contact me on my talk page. Again, welcome to Wikipedia and happy editing!--Lionratz (talk) 03:24, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi again, your file upload looks fine! After taking a look at your article and the file page, I would have the following suggestions:
  1. You might want to shrink the size of the file to the minimum. The physical size of the cover is too large, and an admin might place a notice to ask you to shrink your file. The easiest (and most foolproof) way is to save the image from your article (should be around 220px or something) and re-upload the file under "upload a new version of this file" on your file page. After that, add {{Non-free reduced|~~~~~}} on the file page.
  2. You might want to add where you got the image (ie: which website) and add it to the "website=" field. Some admins will tag a file for deletion if they do not see a source. My advice would be to add a link to the album info on the artist official website of distributor's website.
  3. For the article itself, you might want to find some more sources. (like notable music websites, newspaper reviews or something like that) Other editors would not be able to challenge your information then.

Overall, a job well done for a new article! Your next task would be to improve the article through the many quality grades. I cannot be more specific as I am not really into heavy metal. Perhaps you could join Wikiprojects like Wikiproject Music, where other editors with a similar interest in music will be able to help you. Also, there are some resources and advice that you can use when you are improving the article.

Thanks for your enthusiasm in wanting to improve Wikipedia. Don't consider yourself to be noob; all editors were newbies once, even myself. I would be lying if I told you that editing Wikipedia is smooth-sailing; indeed, there are many nasty people out there who take pride in harping on others' mistakes or do worse things. My advice to you would be just be bold (yes, there is such a guideline) and have confidence in your own editing. If you need any help or advice, I am always available at my talk page, so feel free to leave me a message anytime. I wish you much success in your editing and in your personal life as well! Cheers!--Lionratz (talk) 03:01, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for not replying sooner, I was busy with my exams... Anyways, I see that some of your articles and images are tagged for deletion since I was last here. Firstly, I urge you not to be disheartened by these actions, although I know how discouraging they might be (I personally experienced them before). Secondly, I strongly advice you to have a look at Wikipedia:Notability (music) for an idea of what music-related content is allowed on Wikipedia. Note that Wikipedia should not be a place to promote your own or your friends' album/biography/tours etc. Perhaps you might have friends that are famous musicians; however, there may be a conflict of interest, and you will definitely face many problems if you continue creating or editing these articles. Why go though the misery and trouble in the first place? If your friend is truly famous, I am sure others will create articles for them. Instead, I suggest editing other articles that you do not have a personal stake in. Perhaps you might want to think about these questions- What band/musician made you so interested in hard rock in the first place? Which successful musician/singer do you aspire towards? Which famous bands originated from your local state/country? I am confident that you will be able to find an article that is sorely in need of improvement. Your help is definitely appreciated there. If you still need suggestions on which articles to edit, I would recommend Wikiproject music, a group dedicated to improving articles regarding music.
Before creating articles, I would suggest that you find some reliable sources first (at least 2) so that nobody can dispute the article's reliability or notability. In fact, you can actually make edits to the articles in your own sandbox (other editors will most likely not interfere there) and submit it to Wikipedia:Articles for creation for someone to review it. I know that all these seems very bureaucratic, but I am sure that after a while you will get used to the Wikipedia culture and find that these rules are actually not restrictive at all. Wikipedia needs your help. Persevere on and you will find that editing Wikipedia is very rewarding! Meanwhile, if you need any help or just a listening ear, I am always available. I am sure the helpful folks back at the Teahouse would be willing to help you as well. Happy editing! On a side note, this essay is extremely interesting. Have you considered editing articles regarding your hometown?--Lionratz (talk) 13:56, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:PragueMisconceptionsArt.jpg)[edit]

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Wikipedia:Non-free content policy and guideline[edit]

Please do not place or replace any non-free images to any pages except for actual articles, as you did at User:XyphynX9/Misconceptions (Prague album). Such use is a clear violation of point number 9 of our policy concerning the use of non-free images. Continuing to do so can be viewed as disruptive behaviour and you may be blocked from editing. VernoWhitney (talk) 20:36, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

It is my buddy's band. Why can't I add it? I seriously don't get the point and you're starting to get on my nerves. Explain better. Like explain in full detail what the problem is. XyphynX9 (talk) 21:03, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

The problem is that it is a non-free image. If it were released under a free license by the copyright holder following the procedure at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials then it could be restored and there would be no issue with it. If the copyright holder is unable or unwilling to release the image under a free license then it must be treated as a non-free image (which is what the file is currently tagged as).
Non-free images on Wikipedia are subject to serious restrictions as to where and how they can be used. This is in keeping with the Wikimedia Foundation's mission to "empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free content license". The full guidelines regarding their use on the English Wikipedia can be viewed at WP:NFC, and part of that (which I've linked to in my edit summaries and above) includes "Non-free content is allowed only in articles ... and only in article namespace". If and when your userspace draft becomes an actual article, then the image can be replaced. VernoWhitney (talk) 21:12, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

It won't become an article though. It is a local band. And it is on my own user page. I understand there are guidelines. I just don't know. I'll figure out something. Thanks.
XyphynX9 (talk) 21:19, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:XyphynX9/Misconceptions (Prague album)[edit]

User:XyphynX9/Misconceptions (Prague album), a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:XyphynX9/Misconceptions (Prague album) and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:XyphynX9/Misconceptions (Prague album) during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Jac16888 Talk 21:28, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Delete it. I really don't care.
XyphynX9 (talk) 21:33, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Shapeshifter (EP)[edit]

Hello, XyphynX9,

I wanted to let you know that there's a discussion about whether Shapeshifter (EP) should be deleted. Your comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shapeshifter (EP) .

If you're new to the process, articles for deletion is a group discussion (not a vote!) that usually lasts seven days. If you need it, there is a guide on how to contribute. Last but not least, you are highly encouraged to continue improving the article; just be sure not to remove the tag about the deletion nomination from the top.

Thanks, — 05:28, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit concerning "ISSUES" band edit[edit]

Hey dude, I responded to your feedback concerning the genre of Issues 173.66.226.50 (talk) 20:30, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

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RfA[edit]

A word to the wise - withdraw your adminship request. You have only somewhere around 200 edits - people are objecting to a candidate with 6,000. Also, you've only been here for a few months month and say that you are at school. Too soon + young = no go. You have not the chance of survival of a free popsicle in a junior school. Get at least 5000 edits in a wide range of Wikipedia departments, get rollbacker rights, and be seen to be useful and sensible. At the moment, it's a WP:SNOW case - especially as you haven't transcluded your request properly. (That's one of the tests... I had trouble with it, but got it just in time and promptly forgot how to do it.) Good luck for the future, but the time is not yet. Peridon (talk) 16:31, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Incidentally, all deletions can be challenged. Often the multiple references are a collection of YouTube, Facebook, reverbnation and the band's own site ('under construction'). I will delete articles about non-notable metal bands as readily as I delete rappers. If you do feel that something shouldn't have been deleted, ask the admin why they did the deed. Most of us are willing to help newcomers understand the policies (if only because a bit of education now saves a lot of mopping up over a long time...). Not many admins show bias. If they do, they soon get pulled up over it. We don't assess on the basis of taste in music, or religion. I got accused by one self-published author of deleting her article because I considered her a rival. I pointed out in reply that I didn't consider any self-published author as a rival (partly because they rarely sold books that way), and that I often gave advise and encouragement after deleting a no-hoper of an article. That's me. Others do the same. Peridon (talk) 16:43, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi XyphynX9: I'm not going to say withdraw, but Peridon is right to point you toward deletion review; begin by talking to the admin who deleted the article. However, like the person who just added a question at your RfA, I'm wondering whether you have a longer history than is apparent under this name. You talk about having been in so many conflicts here that you can't remember them all! If you earlier edited as an IP or under a different name, I would suggest you respond with that information, because if you actually do have a long editing history, that might place your candidacy in a better light. Otherwise, please don't assume all admins are abusive; there are many of us who are willing to undelete articles, although if it involves reversing an AfD decision, there has to be solid evidence of notability. (Unsolicited advice, I know; take it as well intentioned.) Yngvadottir (talk) 16:56, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Hello XyphynX9, I have closed your RfA as unsuccessful per WP:SNOW and WP:NOTNOW. Please do not be discouraged by this. Perhaps after you have accumulated a significant amount of experience in various areas of the project, you can try running again. v/r AutomaticStrikeout 17:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free media (File:The-Crimson-Armada-Conviction.jpg)[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Walter Görlitz (talk) 21:27, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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File:Whitechapel-TheSomaticDefilementreissue.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:TheFloodReIssue.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:WifeBeaterEP.jpg)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Rings of Saturn (band)[edit]

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