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== Welcome to the tentatively named Lyriki site. ==
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Lyriki is a media-wiki based site for the sharing and searching of song lyrics.  It's meant to be used for both commercial songs and perhaps songs you've written yourself.  For commercial songs, you need to be sure that you've transcribed the lyrics yourself, and not simply copied them word for word out of the little booklet.
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<div style="font-size:162%; border:none; margin:0; padding:0.1em;">Welcome to [[Project:About|Lyriki]],</div>
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<div style="top:0.2em; font-size:95%;">the Lyrics Wiki that anyone&nbsp;can&nbsp;edit.</div>
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<div id="articlecount" style="width:100%; text-align:center; font-size:85%;">more than [[:Category:Songs|38,000 song pages]] in Lyriki
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<br>'''Lyriki does not promote music piracy, whatsoever.'''</div>
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Due to the wonderful nature of the things that are 'wiki'.  Lyriki is what it's users make of it for the most partThe intent is stated above, but, the wiki based system allows for lots of creativity and a style of working colloboratively on web projects that isn't very common.
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<h2 style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; padding:0.2em 0.4em; spacing:0.0em 0.0em; background-color:#cedff2; border:1px solid #a3b0bf;">Recent News</h2>
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* <small>(19 Sep 2009)</small>  Lyriki has not only been updated to the latest version of MediaWiki (1.15.1), but also to a new server!  It's still running off of the old one until DNS has updated, but once that happens the site should be much faster.  Until then, http://test.lyriki.com should be the faster version, all content the same.
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* <small>(18 Jun 2008)</small>  Wiki-Lyrics script [[Help:Wiki-Lyrics Script#Submitting Policy|submitting policy]] has been updated. Everyone using the script to submit content to the site should read it.
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* <small>(30 Apr 2008)</small>  Database dumps in xml format have been put up, for those who wish to mirror or keep backups of lyriki.  The newest file is always available at http://lyriki.com/dbdumps/dump-newest.bz2 (warning, ~20 mb)
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* <small>(25 Dec 2007)</small>  Many templates are receiving major, much-needed revisions... please excuse the broken pages.
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* <small>(30 Oct 2007) </small>  Due to the constant anonymous vandalism, '''anonymous editing has been disabled indefinitely'''.
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* Not new, but, definitely in need of exposure[irc://irc.freenode.net/lyriki #Lyriki] on irc.freenode.net could definitely use some more company.
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<h2 style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; padding:0.2em 0.4em; background-color:#ddcef2; border:1px solid #afa3bf;">Lyriki Plug-ins</h2>
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* [http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=lyriki&submitform=Search Firefox search plug-in]
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* [[Help:Wiki-Lyrics Script|Amarok lyrics script]]
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* [[Project:Software/Mpd-lyriki|MPD-Lyriki]]
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<h2 style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; padding:0.2em 0.4em; background-color:#cedff2; border:1px solid #a3b0bf;">More Lyriki</h2>
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* [http://www.last.fm/group/Lyriki Lyriki last.fm Group]
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* [irc://irc.freenode.net/lyriki #Lyriki] on irc.freenode.net
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<h2 style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; padding:0.2em 0.4em; background-color:#cedff2; border:1px solid #a3b0bf;">What can I do at Lyriki?</h2>
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<font style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold;">New here?</font>
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* [[Help:Quickstart|Add]] your favorite song's lyrics.
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* [[Help:Search|Search]] for lyrics in our database.
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* [[Help:Request|Request]] a song to be added.
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* [[Special:Userlogin|Create an account]] and join our community.
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<font style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold;">Feel like helping out?</font>
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* Check for any [[:Category:Lyriki:Incomplete|incomplete pages]] that you could complete.
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* Check for any [[:Category:Lyriki:Accuracy|inaccurate pages]] that you could fix.
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* Check for any [[:Category:Lyriki:AutoGenerated|bot generated pages]] that you can verify.
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* Check for any [[:Category:Lyriki:Cleanup|pages that require clean up]] that you could fix.
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<h2 style="font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; padding:0.2em 0.4em; background-color:#cedff2; border:1px solid #a3b0bf;">How should I do those things?</h2>
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Before contributing, you must [[Special:Userlogin|create an account]]Next, please look at the [[Help:Contents|help section]], specifically the pages on adding new [[Help:Adding New Songs|songs]], [[Help:Adding New Albums|albums]] and [[Help:Adding New Artists|artists]].  These pages contain templates that should be used when entering lyrics or other information.  This gives pages a consistant look and feel, and ensures that all the information shows up properly in the indexes.
  
Lyriki is not a p2p site or a site focused on downloading songs. You will find no [[copyright]] infected media here.
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Contributing lyrics should be done by listening to the song and transcribing the words as best you can. Don't worry about making mistakes; someone else will offer corrections, and eventually the community should be able to come to a consensus as to what the proper lyrics are.
  
== What can I do at Lyriki? ==
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To contribute artist or album information, you should either transcribe the information from your own CDs or gather the information from various websites, such as [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], [http://www.allmusic.com All Music Guide], [http://musicbrainz.org/ MusicBrainz] or even [http://www.amazon.com Amazon.com].
You may [[contribute]] by adding the lyrics to your favorite songs, this is best done by listening to the song repeatedly and transcribing the words as best you can.  Don't worry if you make mistakes, someone else that likes the song will come along and probably offer a correction or two, and eventually the community should be able to come to a consensus as to what the proper lyric is. Before contributing, you may wish to take a look at [[Formatting Song Lyrics|how to format song lyrics]]
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You may [[search]] the existing database of songs using the search box on the left in order to find the lyrics to songs you like but just can't seem to remember every line of.
 
 
 
== Recent Submissions ==
 
 
 
* [[Queen - Bicycle Race]]
 
* [[Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Origin of Love]]
 
* [[Evangelion - Komm Susser Tod]]
 
* [[From Autumn to Ashes - Autumn's Monologue]]
 
 
 
== Temporary Media Test ==
 
[[Media:Queen - Jazz - 04 - Bicycle Race.mp3]]
 

Latest revision as of 15:52, 10 April 2012

Welcome to Lyriki,
the Lyrics Wiki that anyone can edit.
more than 38,000 song pages in Lyriki
Lyriki does not promote music piracy, whatsoever.
Artists0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Albums0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Songs0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Recent News

  • (19 Sep 2009) Lyriki has not only been updated to the latest version of MediaWiki (1.15.1), but also to a new server! It's still running off of the old one until DNS has updated, but once that happens the site should be much faster. Until then, http://test.lyriki.com should be the faster version, all content the same.
  • (18 Jun 2008) Wiki-Lyrics script submitting policy has been updated. Everyone using the script to submit content to the site should read it.
  • (30 Apr 2008) Database dumps in xml format have been put up, for those who wish to mirror or keep backups of lyriki. The newest file is always available at http://lyriki.com/dbdumps/dump-newest.bz2 (warning, ~20 mb)
  • (25 Dec 2007) Many templates are receiving major, much-needed revisions... please excuse the broken pages.
  • (30 Oct 2007) Due to the constant anonymous vandalism, anonymous editing has been disabled indefinitely.
  • Not new, but, definitely in need of exposure. #Lyriki on irc.freenode.net could definitely use some more company.

Lyriki Plug-ins

More Lyriki

What can I do at Lyriki?

New here?

Feel like helping out?

How should I do those things?

Before contributing, you must create an account. Next, please look at the help section, specifically the pages on adding new songs, albums and artists. These pages contain templates that should be used when entering lyrics or other information. This gives pages a consistant look and feel, and ensures that all the information shows up properly in the indexes.

Contributing lyrics should be done by listening to the song and transcribing the words as best you can. Don't worry about making mistakes; someone else will offer corrections, and eventually the community should be able to come to a consensus as to what the proper lyrics are.

To contribute artist or album information, you should either transcribe the information from your own CDs or gather the information from various websites, such as Wikipedia, All Music Guide, MusicBrainz or even Amazon.com.