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Much of what I do here is minor edits to music-related articles and fetching reliable sources, generally from commercially-published print resources, as a majority of online sources currently being used for these articles do not live up to Wikipedia reliability and verifiability standards. Things in particular that wind me up include endless genre disputes that degenerate into posturing. If you don't have a source to hand to justify your position, don't type anything until you do.
Another thing I do a lot of is add 'citation needed' tags to things. Particular targets for tagging include statements that include the phrases 'are considered' or 'is widely held to be' without a reference. Original research on genre pages is also a common target; this generally involves people explaining what a genre sounds like, often with reference to what it is not, without a third party source to back it up.
Finally on genre, I feel that Wikipedia has a tendency to support over-genrification. Someone on one of the talk pages I read recently commented along the lines of, "The music press is generally pretty inclusive, whilst Wikipedia editors are generally exclusive." I would agree with this and hopefully buck this trend.
I'd encourage everyone involved in editing music articles to read WP:GENRE WARRIOR.
Articles I've created
- Bestial Mockery
- Diaboli (re-written from scratch)
- Order from Chaos
I also essentially re-wrote from scratch:
I pretty much single-handedly sourced most of the extreme metal list articles.
|The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar|
|Awarded to BMB for his voluntarily given assistance and guidance. Drmies (talk) 17:25, 31 December 2008 (UTC)|
|- |style="vertical-align: middle; border-top: 1px solid gray;" | Awarded to Blackmetalbaz for his outstanding contributions to keeping rock 'n' roll dirty and Wikipedia clean. Drmies (talk) 03:14, 13 March 2009 (UTC) |}
|The Music Barnstar|
|Thanks for helping to improve Wikipedia's coverage of music-related topics and notable bands when you created the new Dedringer article. Your efforts to improve the encyclopedia are appreciated. Northamerica1000(talk) 13:19, 13 February 2012 (UTC)|