Wikipedia:WikiProject Frank Zappa

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WikiProject Frank Zappa

WikiProject Frank Zappa is a project, created on 9 December, 2012 that helps to assemble editors interested in the life and work of musicisan Frank Zappa. The aim of this project is to improve articles related to Zappa, his body of work and his overall legacy, as well as to create missing articles.

If you feel that you can make a contribution to the project, become a member by joining the list of members. If you don't know what to write or where to begin, or if you have doubts or ideas on how to improve an article, please address the project's talk page.

The goals of this WikiProject are:
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Frank Zappa-related material, by improving articles related to the subject.
  • To create related articles when necessary
  • Maintain and improve the Frank Zappa portal
If you are wondering where to start, take a look at these tasks:
  • Help find references for articles that have none.
  • Help bring an article up to good article standards.
  • Assess articles for quality.
  • Review articles currently nominated for deletion. .
The various parents, brothers, sisters and cousins, great uncles, etc. of this WikiProject include Wikipedia:WikiProject Culture, Wikipedia:WikiProject Arts, Wikipedia:WikiProject music, along with Wikipedia:WikiProject Progressive Rock, Wikipedia:WikiProject Jazz, Wikipedia:WikiProject Rock music, Wikipedia:WikiProject Musicians, Wikipedia:WikiProject Composers, WikiProject Computer music, WikiProject Classical music, WikiProject Electronic music, WikiProject Alternative music.

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Frank Zappa
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Frank Zappa, 1977
Quick links
Portal Frank Zappa portal
Shortcuts WP:ZAPPA (main page)
Project Templates → Talk page project tag userbox
Discussion pages
General discussion
This is a list of Wikipedians who are committed to this WikiProject. If you're interested in helping, feel free to join by editing the table below and placing your username at the end of the list using the {{user}} template (e.g. {{user|USERNAME}}). If you wish, leave a comment about your special interests, or a Zappa-related quote of your choosing.
User Comments
  1. Mrmoustache14 (talk) "Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?" Also I'd like to rate Zappa articles on their importance scale to the project.
  2. Friginator (talk) "Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best."
  3. Doc2234 (talk) ditto on the above!!
  4. vinciryan (talk) "Rock music was never written for or performed for conservative tastes."
  5. Belchfire-TALK "Do ya think I could interest you in a pair of zircon-encrusted tweezers?"
  6.   little green rosetta(talk)
    central scrutinizer
    "Don't get no jism up on that sofa, sofa"
  7. DVdm (talk) "Oh no, I don't believe it."
  8. a13ean (talk · contribs) "The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe."
  9. BenStein69 (talk) "If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library."
  10. kingflurkel (talk) " ' "
  11. The Gnome (talk) 21:10, 5 December 2013 (UTC) "That's right, you heard right! The secret word for tonight is 'Mud Shark'! And, of course, with the Mud Shark secret word is the Mud Shark arpeggio; a lovely little arpeggio!"


? Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. There is helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images