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WikiProject Crowded House    (Inactive)
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I have created some redirects to the Crowded House article. Now you can key in "Crowdies" or "The Crowdies" and it will take you to the article.--Mutley 09:24, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Let's get back on board[edit]

I've been lazy/on holidays in the last few weeks, but I'm getting back into getting this WikiProject going. I really want us to get the Crowded House and Split Enz pages both up to FA status. As a start, here's my suggested timeline and action plan:

  1. Develop Crowded House to WP:GA
  2. Develop Split Enz to GA
  3. Peer review Crowded House
  4. Develop Crowded House to WP:FA
  5. Peer review Split Enz
  6. Develop Split Enz to FA

Then we'll work out a new timeline to do the same with Finn Brothers and the brothers' respective pages also.

Action plan
  • Wikify all pages (prose, tags, reduce HTML etc).
  • Reference all facts stated in articles (using a standard reference style).
  • Organise into standard layout (artist pages should be 1. Lead; 2. History; 3. Style; 4. Personnel; 5. Discography; 6. Miscellanea (Awards, controversies, social impact etc); 7. See also; 8. External links and navigational templates).
  • Improve quantity and quality of images (and source free or fairer use images than those presently being used).
  • General fact check. Ensure no issues with point of view and bias.
and most importantly...
  • Anything else you can think of that would generally improve the article.

As I said before, I'd like us to start this on the Crowded House article and then nominate it for GA, keeping our fingers crossed hoping it gets the greenlight. Then move onto Split Enz and do the same, then go through Peer review for each and look to promote to FA also.

How does that sound everyone? --lincalinca 09:53, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Sounds good but where can we find more images?--Mutley 12:58, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
[1] is a good start for images. Plan sounds good; as someone who's a bit too young for Crowded House, I don't really know much in terms of content, but I'll be happy to copyedit/cite/other MoS stuff. Giggy Talk | Review 21:56, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good, will start looking at the articles and seeing how I can contribute --Mikecraig 22:01, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. I'll see what I can do. [magpieshooter] TC 05:53, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
sounds great, will do what i can Blacksmith2 talkEditor Review 07:28, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Nice to know everybody's on board with the task at hand. Now, though Giggy's said he wants to focus on fixing up copyediting, prose, citations and MoS issues, I think this is definitely the first area of importance for us all to focus on (especially citation, and I can't stress that enough). Lately, I've created the "style" section pretty much from scratch (I pretty much had to rewrite what was there to begin with) but as I'm lazy, I didn't really copyedit or stop myself from making errors, but it's a platform to begin with and we can improve the whole page with everybody shrewdly going over as much as we can all together).
Let me know if you guys want to be assigned any specific areas of need. There's need a-plenty in the page, so I'm happy to do that. Otherwise, whatever you feel you can improve in whatever way is appreciated.
As per what what Giggy said, google's a great place for images. Another is Flickr (since google barely gets anything from Flickr, I'm assuming since they're mortal enemies). A third option is screenshooting from the videos. Fortunately, I have every conceivable item of audio recorded material released by Crowded House as well as every DVD (including Neil Finn's solo stuff) so I have quite a large amount of info to source if we need it, but the preference would be to use free use or fair use images (fairer use than presskit images) if we can get decent ones. Personally, I'm going to go through the article. BTW: A common citation will be from the book "something so strong", which to refer to, use <ref name=sss /> and it'll directly refer to it. --lincalinca 09:15, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Hey guys! Just thought I'd let you all know, I've created a page for Crowded House awards. I can only seem to find the Aussie ones (and ONE NZ one) but if you guys know any others they've won, feel free to add them, even if you don't have a source. I'll find the source (but if you have a source, it'd make my job easier). --lincalinca 14:57, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
The seemed to do quite well at the MTV awards in 1987 have a look here I will add these to the page--Mutley 10:38, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Nice work. I'll put them into a table like the rest. Funny, they won one, nommed for 2 that year, but otherwise never touched MTV again. Strange. --lincalinca 11:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Redirection question - if you key in Recurring dream it redirects you to the Dream page however if you key in Recurring Dream with a capital D it takes you to the Crowded House album. Now I want to put a link to the album article in one of these pages but it maybe innappropriate to add it to dream does anyone have any suggestions?--Mutley 13:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

It looks like someone has fixed this--Mutley 11:40, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Crowded House - GA! but FA...?[edit]

We have our first WP:GA everybody! Check it out: Crowded House. Thanks to everybody who participated, but we need double the effort with getting it up to FA, but that can wait till after we've done Split Enz to GA. --lincalinca 13:48, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

After the reviewer's response to the candidacy for Crowded House to become GA, there seemed a lot of support to push the article further. Because of this, I've done some more thorough copyediting, more referencing and some graphical doo-dads, so I've listed it as a featured article candidate. Anyhing you guys can do to improve the article to get us there will be great, as I don't anticipate getting there by myself. I know this goes against getting Split Enz to GA first, but I figured I had enough momentum that it was worth continuing, but we'll definitely work on the Enz and then, I think Neil Finn would be the best to work on to follow that. lincalinca 04:00, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Just a word to let you guys know, I've put Crowded House up for Peer review. I know it might be a little early, but we've got the content. Other than referencing the article, I can't think of anything that really needs to be done to the article (I might need some help with getting the references on the article done, though. It's a bit under-reffed at the moment). --lincalinca 11:24, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Italian Plastic[edit]

I checked, and there is no article on Italian Plastic (the song written by Paul Hester). Maybe that can be one of our priorities. --Alien joe (talk) 00:32, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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Folks, I've fixed the template to show C-Class in the correct category but there is a featured list article (Talk:List of Crowded House awards) - which is still in Category:Unassessed Crowded House articles. I don't think you would want it there but there is no Featured List category so I've left the template alone - Peripitus (Talk) 03:56, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

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Request for comment on Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

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WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015[edit]

Our first Australian conference for Wikipedians/Wikimedians will be held 3-5 October 2015. Organised by Wikimedia Australia, there will be a 2-day conference (Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October) with an optional 3rd day (Monday 5 October) for specialist topics (unconference discussions, training sessions, etc). The venue is the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. So put those dates in your diary! Note: Monday is a public holiday is some states but not others. Read about it here: WikiConference Australia 2015

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Folks, just letting you know we will not be proceeding with Wikiconference Australia 2015 originally proposed for 3-5 October 2015. Thanks to those of you who expressed your support. You are free to watch the football finals instead :-) Kerry (talk) 08:21, 3 July 2015 (UTC)