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Lordi's Wikipedia page needs sorting out

Postby S92 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:55 pm

Lordi's Wikipedia page has been fine for the last few years. There was the odd mistake and a few anti-Lordi comments, but nothing that couldn't be fixed.

Now, however, someone has taken the time to write what, in their first language, would probably be an extremely good summary of the band, broken down into the separate eras. However, the English used on the Wiki page is absolutely terrible!! I think what someone has done is taken the Finnish Lordi Wiki and put it into an online translator and then pasted it onto the English Wiki. It really hurts me to read it!

So, I was wondering if any of you kind Monstermaniacs fancied helping clean it up. I have had a go at doing the 'Formation' part, but I could only work with what was already there and it doesn't look fantastic. The point of Wikipedia is so that people can improve information that is already there, so if we all work together I'm sure we can write a great Wikipedia page for Lordi. There must be some budding authors on this forum, here's your chance to prove yourselves!

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Postby Lozzy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:07 pm

Good luck with that Rob.
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Postby Isa » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:30 pm

Idea is good, only problem is that it's take the risk that everything get modified wrong again after.

Then if someone is motivated enough, when page is again correct. Better copy the text for if necessary can copy back again later
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Postby Police Line Do Not Cross » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:48 pm

Good luck, 'cause you gonna need it
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Postby Doomality » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:21 am

I could help. Just tell me which parts you want me to rewrite and I'll have it done by this weekend. :)
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Postby Nightmare Wings Hell » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:50 pm

There are some really great "facts" included now, but there are some problems. First of, can we prove any of the actual information? Their great additions, I agree, but we need links to interviews, articles, to make it a fact. Second, the grammar issue, and I'd recommend splitting up some of the news a bit.

I could format some parts as well.
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Postby Erina » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:53 pm

Finnish is my native language, so if you need any translating from Lordi's Finnish wiki-site, use me. I could also do something, let's see what I can do.
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Postby judge death » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:34 pm

Dunno what i could help with yet.. but just give me something and I do my best. :) Could help you out when I get home on Saturday. :)
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Postby S92 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:06 pm

Thanks for the help guys!

-Miss Killjoy-, I know it may be a lot of work, but could you start to go over some of the facts in the History part (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lordi#History - from Formation through to Deadache)? Basically if you could check the facts on the English version against the facts on the Finnish version then that would be a great help!! You could probably ask some other Finns if they could help you, as I know it's a lot of work.

Once all the facts are checked, and if we can get a reference for them (link them to reliable sources) then us English speaking folk can get on and start tidying up the grammar.

Once again, thanks for the positive response!!

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Postby Erina » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:12 am

I just checked it all out, and I think the site will be now okay. I'll write some things over again when school's over for today.
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Postby PEML94 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:28 pm

Hello. I know it was a while sice this thread was written, but there is one thing that keeps bothers me, I dont like that wikipedia have old pictures. I dont know how you can change the pictures or anything, but would really appreciate if somebody updated them a little. =)
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Postby TheBear » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:53 pm

Yes it would be nice.
I think you need an account on wikipedia to do so.
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Postby PEML94 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:03 am

I've just read through the english Lordi page on wikipedia, it really sucks! :evil:
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Postby Sooophie » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:07 am

Yeah, you're right.
In fact, I tried to edit it many times but it doesnt change anything!!!
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Postby Dr.SinJoy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:42 pm

Sorry this is a bit late but someone is posting on Lordi Wikia some things.
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