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Looking for some editors to weigh in at Talk:Neo-psychedelia#Protected edit request--Ilovetopaint (talk) 22:07, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Redirects from parenthetically disambiguated titles
I keep on making the same point about these in AfD discussions but people don't seem to get it, so I'm raising it here to get other views. Assuming topics don't justify standalone articles, my view is that album titles are generally appropriate redirects to the artists concerned, single title are generally appropriate redirects to the artist or album they were taken from. Unfortunately we get a lot of articles created when they really shouldn't be about non-notable singles or album tracks. First of all, if an album track isn't significant enough to warrant a redirect in the first place, I don't believe we should keep a redirect as an AfD outcome just because some fan created an article on it. Even worse is when people create an article of the form Song title (Artist song) or Album title (Band name album), disambiguated because there are other topics with the same title as the song. When we decide at AfD that these articles should not be kept, is it really useful to redirect these titles to the album or artist concerned? Surely anyone searching for these songs would type in the song title, taking them to a disambiguation page with a link to the artist/album. We essentially end up routinely keeping redirects with unlikely and convoluted titles simply because someone created an ill-advised article with those titles. Would it not be better to delete these articles and use the disambiguation pages to pick up any searches? I know redirects are cheap, but ordinarily we wouldn't create these redirects, so why turn rejected articles into redirects with these titles? It would be useful to get consensus on this so that we don't keep getting lots of useless redirects as AfD outcomes. --Michig (talk) 09:00, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
A couple of recent examples: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/What If (Simple Plan song), Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Faithless (Black Veil Brides song). --Michig (talk) 09:40, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Adding "other_names" parameter to music genre infoboxes
Please offer comments at Template talk:Infobox music genre.--Ilovetopaint (talk) 22:20, 18 October 2016 (UTC)