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Guess Case

I love musicbrainz "Guess Case" button, most of the time before I listen to music on my computer I have it tagged and renamed from musicbrainz, but there's times when I don't (like when I just wanna look up and fill in lyrics quick from the radio). Would it be possible to get a guess case button on the site somewhere? hehe. Or...I guess if someone could make a javascript bookmarklet do-hickey, that would work too hehe. Just to make things a little easier when creating and editting pages. --ahoier 11:03, 15 April 2007 (PDT)

To add, I believe the "code" for the guess case buttons buttons/fields is contained in editsuite.js at musicbrainz; if that helps any...hehe. --ahoier 21:04, 18 April 2007 (PDT)


It's pretty evident by now that fighting spam by blocking IPs isn't helping at all, since spammers seems to be able to change IPs as they please. The folks at the KDE techbase site have a very nice anti-spam measure: when an unregistered user adds a new URL link to a page, an additional step requires him/her to enter the result of a sum before saving the page. This effectively prevents automated spamming since that additional step can't be computed by a program. Is there any chance we could implement something like that? --Attendant 02:27, 16 April 2007 (PDT)

Sounds like a good idea to me, if at all possible :) And well, if it only affects un-registered users, it shouldn't be that big of a burden. --ahoier 21:23, 16 April 2007 (PDT)
It only affects unregistered users when they add new URL links (which rarely happens in this site). BTW, it is clearly possible in the general sense (I've already pointed to one site doing it, which uses the same Wikimedia software as we do). What I would like to know is if any of the server administrators wants to implement something like this (if so, I could just ask the KDE guys how they've done it). --Attendant 01:37, 17 April 2007 (PDT)

I must say I expected a bit more interest on this issue... how about you guys quit sitting in your arses and at least pretend to care? I, for one, won't keep wasting my time chasing spambots for much long (they obviously have the advantage). At the current rate, it wont be long before this site becomes a SpamWiki, which also happens to host some lyrics... --Attendant 12:16, 28 April 2007 (PDT)

You probably have a higher chance of getting something to happen if you pop onto the irc channel. If you don't, I'll poke Evelyn about it for you. --MindlessXD 21:24, 28 April 2007 (PDT)
Then, please, do it. I don't use irc. --Attendant 10:44, 29 April 2007 (PDT)


I am new at Lyriki, and is Lyriki affiliated with Wikipedia or Vikipeid???????????? 21:26, 4 June 2007 (PDT)

No, it's not. --MindlessXD 17:39, 5 June 2007 (PDT)

Thank you. I was just wondering because it looks similar. -SIXTYeight>@@$>@#(>!$%

The similarity is because both Lyriki and Wikipedia (as well as many other sites) run on MediaWiki -- free, open-source wiki software. --MindlessXD 20:26, 7 June 2007 (PDT)


I am new to Lyriki as well and got a question: I'm wondering how lyriki differs from or vice versa. Is it reasonable to have two similar projects running, is there a cooperation planned?

for the most part, we are both seperate sites. I dont think there is really any "cooperation" going on. Other than Lyriki has no outside advertising and only relies on donations. --ahoier 11:52, 25 July 2007 (PDT)
No donations either, actually. It just all comes out of my pocket. But yes, we intend never to have advertisements. --Evelyn 09:49, 1 August 2007 (PDT)
Lyriki -does- accept donations, but, there has to date not been any. The donations aren't even in fact -for- Lyriki, but, as a nicety to an admin that's in financial trouble. As Evelyn stated, all the money for Lyriki is straight out of her pocket. Part of Lyriki's legality lies in the fact that no money is changing hands for the service. There is no sponsoring, no advertising, no selling of the service Lyriki provides whatsoever.


Is this site for English language only or language with Latin alphabets are also welcomed? Bennylin 01:16, 28 September 2007 (PDT)

If you're referring to the lyrics, any language is welcomed (Latin alphabet based or not) as long as it's the original lyrics language (translations are also welcomed, but secondary). Other things should probably be in English. --Attendant 11:04, 28 September 2007 (PDT)

category revamp?

I'd like to propose redirecting the letter categories (ex Category:Songs:A, etc) to a more Wikipedia-ish Category:Songs beginning with A, etc. I think it'd look more uniform for if/when we add categories such as Category:Songs by Metallica. Thoughts, suggestions, criticisms? --MindlessXD 16:18, 20 November 2007 (PST)

I like this idea very much, as one could find very soon and easy all songs of an artist in the lyriki. Especially those wich are'nt correctly associated with an album. It would therefor render a search for the artist unnecessary. In other words it would give us a more comfortable overview as the search results.
But isn't this the same idea as it was talked about Lyriki:Community_Portal#Categories --Knufaz 15:18, 20 December 2007 (PST)
More or less... and nobody has objected so far... --MindlessXD 15:20, 22 December 2007 (PST)

Database dumps

I'm refering to this: Are you able to add database dumps to be downloaded?

--RvX 19 February 2008

Looks like they aren't done each month. The newest one is from 2008! Something like a cronjob would be better. Git may also be a nice alternative, if you like very secure backups. --Athaba 14:00, 14 November 2010 (PST)

Picture Upload Fails


when i'm trying to upload album front covers i'll get an internal server failure. Is anybody else experiencing the same thing?

Regards --Knufaz 23:25, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Same issue here Raoul 17:21, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

FNG questions

  • If the lyrics as actually used on the song are different from what are printed on the lyric sheet (an example being Dire Straits:Sultans Of Swing, where the lyric sheet goes "Too much competition, too many other places" but the song goes "Competition, other places", which takes precedent? The other classic is Pink Floyd:Breathe where "don't sit down it's time to start another one" became "dig another one" on the actual record. Presumably the song itself takes precedent.
  • Which cover to use for the pic? Example: Pink Floyd:Relics (1971) where the original cover was completely black-and white, an indian-ink drawing of what was later replaced with the cover as currently exists.
  • If different versions of the song have different lyrics (examples being where live performers get the words wrong, or add interpolations (for example Deep Purple:Child In Time, where the live version has the ad-lib "You're only about four foot six, don't worry about it ..."), presumably the original release takes precedence, and the live version would be entered as a separate entry? --Prime.mover 16:02, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
I would go with lyrics as performed on the album. As for covers, the original cover is probably preferable but either is acceptable. --MindlessXD 20:08, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Slow or wot

It's really really slow for editing at the moment. Wazzup? --Prime.mover 19:13, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

It's really, really, suckily slow to edit again tonight. A real pisser in fact. --Prime.mover 19:13, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Rubbish software

So why does this page: Zappa/Mothers:Roxy & Elsewhere (1974)‎ consistently return a "No data received" message? I even tried renaming it as Zappa / Mothers:Roxy & Elsewhere (1974)‎ but same story. I've tried setting up a page Zappa for this one to be a subpage of, in case it's getting confused by the slash.

What I did in the end was start a new page Zappa/Mothers:Roxy and Elsewhere (1974)‎ and it let me do that. Since when does having an & in a page title cause it to fail? --Prime.mover 12:34, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

spam again

Can we do something about the spam filter? It's getting ridiculous again. --Prime.mover 21:50, 28 February 2013 (UTC)


Not only is it very slow to edit at the moment, there's also a problem with images:

Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination

when loading up an album page. Suggest the new installation needs some tweaking. --Prime.mover (talk) 06:11, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Update: it does not happen for all albums - the particular one in question here is The Mission:Masque (1992). --Prime.mover (talk) 06:41, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
... and it completely fails when loading up a new file:
Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/9/9c".
Could not open lock file for "mwstore://local-backend/local-public/9/9c/AlbumArt-Marillion-Fugazi_(1984).jpg".