Lyriki talk:Policy

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spamming

what is the definition of 'spamming' in regards to the world of wiki? such as linking to a personal website from a artist page? Or, more like 'vandalizing' pages (whether it be artist, song, or album). --ahoier 13:43, 28 May 2006 (PDT)

Spamming is the addition of irrelevant information to any page. In it's broadest definition. It does mostly refer to vandalizing pages, but, it would also apply to linking to unrelated personal pages on numerous artist or album pages and the such. --Nanenj 16:40, 28 May 2006 (PDT)
By spam I was mostly refering to adding links to irrelevant commercial sites... irrelevant personal links or information might be considered spam also. --MindlessXD 18:31, 28 May 2006 (PDT)
ahh okay, that makes sense. by commercial sites, does that mean we should stay away from posting allmusic links on artist/discography pages too? I mean, afterall, there are many other alternatives for that sort of information, I'm a fan of musicbrainz personally :) --ahoier 05:11, 29 May 2006 (PDT)

sanctions

Why are the banning periods so short? Penalizing someone who is consciously spamming or vandalizing the site only with a 24hs ban seems really light-handed to me. Or are we suppossed to think that these people will turn their minds and start contributing positively to the site after that?
In any case, we should focus on not penalizing "someone" 1 who doesn't deserve it, not on placing meaningless sanctions to compensate for our possible faults at doing that. --Attendant 22:04, 21 June 2006 (PDT)
1Though I know we can't really identify responsables since IPs, and even user ids to some extent, are not really absolute ids (which is part of the problem).

I've kicked it up to a month, since that's what everyone else seems to be doing anyway. --MindlessXD 05:50, 24 June 2006 (PDT)

GFDL

Why isn't Lyriki content licenced as GFDL as is the Wikipedia? I for one will not contribute to a non-open Wiki, the world doesn't need yet another closed source song lyrics site. --lukem

A link to what your talking about would help, otherwise, can't help explain that. The wiki is open, by it's very nature.
After reading this post, and the GFDL, I've decided your request is little more then pure nonsense. Trolling at it's weakest I suppose. The wiki is quite open, there are no closed-off sections. All user submitted content that is not covered under another license is considered to be licensed under the creative commons license I believe. Of course Lyriki can't license lyrics as GFDL, most of them are licensed under another license which Lyriki is only able to use because it's a public, non-profit, archive. If you have constructive comments to leave, please do. If you don't want to contribute here, then don't. There are many more people who do. I don't think you could even explain what a 'closed-source' song lyrics site is. Mediawiki, the source-code used to operate the site, is quite open-source, thank you very much.