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Improving BG's wiki?

#1 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 25 Apr 2011 09:57

I was lookingt at Bg's wiki-sites and I found that the pages about their albums are kinda... short.

For example iftos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginatio ... Other_Side

Now compare this to Lady Gaga's the Fame Monster:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fame_Monster

There's a huge difference. So who's up for joining forces and improving them with more information from interviews, the vaults of this site and whatsnot? If we could get a small group of ppl together we could start focussing on one album at a time, gather significant interviews, and work through the discography from there.

Using Gaga's example each album could include a table like:
* 1 Background and development
* 2 Composition
* 3 Release and artwork
* 4 Critical reception
* 5 Chart performance
* 6 Singles
* 7 Promotion
* 8 Track listing
* 9 Personnel
* 10 Charts, certifications, and succession
o 10.1 Charts
o 10.2 Certifications
o 10.3 Year-end charts
o 10.4 Chart precession and succession
* 11 Release history
* 12 References
* 13 External links
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#2 Post by Steffi » 25 Apr 2011 11:27

Great idea!

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#3 Post by T3hOverlord » 25 Apr 2011 20:12

I tihnk the albums are too old by now for us to be able to grab that much information, though that could definately be done with AtEoT. Actually, if we all looked at a bunch of BG interviews from earlier years, we could probably do every album's page at least half as big as the dude Lady Gaga's.

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#4 Post by Phantom Lord » 26 Apr 2011 01:47

Sure I'm willing to help! You're right - BG needs some more wiki respect :)

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#5 Post by bestpike » 26 Apr 2011 10:13

Actually the translated diaries contain a bunch of info. But who will transfer them to wikipedia :D.
Now I'm riding through the air
Going to where no one dares
On the way I cross the line forevermore.
For once in life, I do not care
Nothing matters, now I dare
On the ride I'll cross the line
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#6 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 26 Apr 2011 19:33

T3hOverlord wrote:I tihnk the albums are too old by now for us to be able to grab that much information, though that could definately be done with AtEoT. Actually, if we all looked at a bunch of BG interviews from earlier years, we could probably do every album's page at least half as big as the dude Lady Gaga's.
Well, true. ANATO, ATITM and ATEOT (as well as Live + ITTLG) are quite well documented on the interwebs. NIME shouldn't be very hard as there are a lot of interviews conducted in the ANATO-era which covered the subject, but the older albums could proove a challenge.

Perhaps the best strategy is to dump as many interviews as possible in this topic and work back in time from the most recent album to BoF. Some more recent interviews could reveal information about the older albums.
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#7 Post by Nahar » 28 Apr 2011 00:05

Here's a 1998 interview:
http://blindguardian.fisek.com.tr/interviews/iv7.html

(thought of using it for a lecture about NIME)
"As darkness came it brought along silence.
Yet silence also bears madness.
Silence surrounds me - a deathly silence"...

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#8 Post by Ligandil » 28 Apr 2011 01:48

wow what a great interview! I always wanted to know Hansi´s ideas toward Master Tolkien, very interesting in indeed...

i'm waiting for the Akallabêth album! :D

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#9 Post by Nahar » 02 May 2011 12:07

Ligandil wrote:wow what a great interview! I always wanted to know Hansi´s ideas toward Master Tolkien, very interesting in indeed...

i'm waiting for the Akallabêth album! :D

Just finished reading the Akallabêth again.
I doubt there's enough there for a whole (BG) album.
It just deals mainly with Men's fear of death (you can find other stuff of course, but it mainly comes down to this).
The Quenta Silmarillion dealt with a lot more.
But it can be a great epic song anyway :)
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#10 Post by Andreas » 02 May 2011 13:32

If that's the interview I think it is, Hansi himself says it will be an EP, not an album.

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#11 Post by T3hOverlord » 03 May 2011 03:00

A fun fact is, I hear that that turned out to be the And Then There Was Silence single. I heard that And Then There Was Silence was originally gonna be about Middle-Earth.

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#12 Post by Islandstone » 10 May 2011 02:24

I'll be happy to help :)

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