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(The rule for whether or not to include individual links on either STSA page, as I see it, is related to obscurity. "More trusted user" smacks of "I am more equal than you".)
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**If no Wikipedia link is possible for the title, artist, or containing work, then the format <code>''Artist'' - ''Title'' (''Year'') (from ''Name of album/other work'')</code> may be used. In this case, it is acceptable to link to the official website of the containing work.
 
**If no Wikipedia link is possible for the title, artist, or containing work, then the format <code>''Artist'' - ''Title'' (''Year'') (from ''Name of album/other work'')</code> may be used. In this case, it is acceptable to link to the official website of the containing work.
 
*If an artist or song is mentioned more than once within the page, [[wikipedia:WP:REPEATLINK|only the first occurrence]] should generally be given a Wikipedia link.
 
*If an artist or song is mentioned more than once within the page, [[wikipedia:WP:REPEATLINK|only the first occurrence]] should generally be given a Wikipedia link.
*On [[Songs that sound alike (video games)]], attempt to provide video links for the individual songs if and only if no demo of the similarity is available. Do not link to individual songs on [[Songs that sound alike]] (TODO: explain why), though you should not usually remove such links if they have already been placed by a more trusted user.
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*For comparisons involving more obscure music, try to provide audio or video links for the individual songs if and only if no demo of the similarity is available. On [[Songs that sound alike (video games)]], video game music is usually obscure enough for individual links, but in general, fewer such links are needed on [[Songs that sound alike]].
 
*Months should be listed in release dates if and only if the songs in the relevant comparison were released within a year of each other.
 
*Months should be listed in release dates if and only if the songs in the relevant comparison were released within a year of each other.
*If an individual person (not a band with multiple members) preferentially releases songs under a pseudonym, but his/her real name is widely known, use the format <code>''Real name'' (as ''Pseudonym'')</code> when referring to that person. ("Widely known" applies if the real name is [[wikipedia:WP:V|verifiably]] associated with the pseudonym and the person has not expressed objections to having his/her real name disclosed.)
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*If an individual person (not a band with multiple members) preferentially releases songs under a pseudonym, but his/her real name is [[wikipedia:WP:V|verifiable to reliable sources]] and the person has not expressed [[trope:DoNotCallMePaul|objections to use of the real name]], use the format <code>''Real name'' (as ''Pseudonym'')</code> when referring to that person.
 
TODO: Sorting
 
TODO: Sorting

Revision as of 20:35, 6 March 2011

The Songs that sound alike pages are for documenting similarities among well-known songs.

Where

Songs that sound alike
This article is for examples where both are from standalone music or film soundtracks.
Songs that sound alike (video games)
This article is for examples where at least one song is from a video game. As of 2011, video games and their music are not as well known as mainstream music.
Public-domain music in video games
This article is for examples of video games using music whose copyright had expired. Many of these will be standard snippets.

Sandboxes

User:Eighty5cacao/Songs that sound alike (video games)/sandbox
This page was used to develop content for Songs that sound alike (video games) prior to the adoption of a table-based layout like that of Songs that sound alike. It is no longer being maintained. It exists primarily for attribution reasons and should no longer be used for scratch work; see the next item instead.
User:Eighty5cacao/misc/Songs that sound alike (investigation needed)
This page is used (regardless of whether video games are involved) to make notes of similarities that are of dubious merit, that need a more thorough explanation, or that have serious sourcing issues. This includes cases where artist names and/or release dates can't be determined accurately.

How

  • Provide a link to the English Wikipedia for the song title, using mark-up such as [[wikipedia:La Bamba (song)|La Bamba]]. If the song is not independently notable by Wikipedia's standards, the link should be a piped link pointing to the album or other notable work in which the song appears. If neither the song nor the album is sufficiently notable, but the artist is, then provide a link for the artist's name.
    • Wikipedia articles that are tagged with the {{notability}} template and/or actively involved in a deletion process such as Articles for deletion should not generally be linked.
    • If no Wikipedia link is possible for the title, artist, or containing work, then the format Artist - Title (Year) (from Name of album/other work) may be used. In this case, it is acceptable to link to the official website of the containing work.
  • If an artist or song is mentioned more than once within the page, only the first occurrence should generally be given a Wikipedia link.
  • For comparisons involving more obscure music, try to provide audio or video links for the individual songs if and only if no demo of the similarity is available. On Songs that sound alike (video games), video game music is usually obscure enough for individual links, but in general, fewer such links are needed on Songs that sound alike.
  • Months should be listed in release dates if and only if the songs in the relevant comparison were released within a year of each other.
  • If an individual person (not a band with multiple members) preferentially releases songs under a pseudonym, but his/her real name is verifiable to reliable sources and the person has not expressed objections to use of the real name, use the format Real name (as Pseudonym) when referring to that person.

TODO: Sorting