Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums

WikiProject Albums
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WikiProject Albums is an organization of Wikipedians dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of all kinds of audio recording albums. We seek ways of simplifying album pages so users can get the basic information fast, creating high-quality new pages, ensuring a standardized format and making articles as informative as possible.

Feel free to ask questions on the talk page. Below is a basic guide to writing an article on a specific album; this is only a guide and you should feel free to personalize an article as you see fit, though others may change it to fit our standards.

Departments edit

Album article style advice edit

All editors are encouraged to consult the style guide, which has many guidelines, suggestions, and tips for creating and improving album articles.

Project templates edit

Participate edit

Everyone is welcome to join the project and contribute. Lists of members can be found in Category:WikiProject Albums participants and this list.

To join the project, please add: {{User WikiProject Albums}} to your user page. After you save (publish) that userbox to your user page, you will automatically be added to the members category.

Welcome new member edit

If you'd like to welcome new users with a message that is tailored to the project, please use the code {{subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums/Welcome}} which will leave this message on their talk page.

Album articles edit

When you create or find a new album article, please use the {{WikiProject Albums}} template to include the article in the scope of this project by adding at the top of the talk page:

{{WikiProject Albums
| class = 
| attention = 
| needs-infobox = 
{{WikiProject Albums |class= |attention= |needs-infobox= }}

Either form is acceptable.

The parameters are used as follows:

  • The parameter class adds the article to categories based on its quality assessment. Use ratings stub, start, C, B, GA or FA according to the quality scale. If you are unsure about which rating applies, please leave the parameter without a value.
  • If the page does not have an infobox, set needs-infobox to yes. Otherwise remove this parameter.
  • If the page needs immediate attention, set it to yes. Otherwise remove this parameter.

Note that for several years, there was an importance parameter, but this was removed per consensus in 2023.

Barnstar edit

To recognize a fellow editor for their work on album articles, feel free to use the Project's barnstar. Add the following code to their talk page. Type your own personal message in place of "message".

{{subst:WikiProject Albums Barnstar|message ~~~~}}

  The WikiProject Albums Barnstar

Notability edit

While members of this project like to see new articles about albums, not all albums should have articles at Wikipedia. Many consider any original studio album by a notable artist to be important enough to deserve an article; other editors follow stricter guidelines. See the following policies and policy proposals:

Discography edit

There are no explicit guidelines on how to incorporate an album article in a discography. Of course, there are several ways it can be done. In all cases, please keep the following hints in mind:

  • sort the albums, e.g. ascending by date (since a discography is in some sense a chronology),
  • if you use tables, use wikicode, to make the list easier to maintain.

A simple way to list albums could be:

  • first album (year of release)
  • second album (year of release)

Note that album titles should be in italics and only albums, not release years, should be linked.

A different way using a table could be:

Albums by artist
Title Release date Notes Label
Firstname 1999-01-01 first studio album Label name
Secondname 2000-01-01 another note Label name

Most album covers are non-free images, and are not permitted in discographies (or any other gallery or list). See Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria #8 and Wikipedia:Non-free content#Acceptable_images for clarification of this policy.

500 greatest albums edit

One of our project goals is to bring as many albums as possible that are listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time to at least GA (Good Article) status.

Numbers of articles that reached at least GA-status:

The full list is located here.

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Are you looking for Project-related work to do? Here is a list of work that may need to be done:

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