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Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009, 12:14 pm
58468_0: For now

Hi guys. For the past month or so I've been in talks with jpopstop about a new wiki. He messaged me about his own replacement wiki at Jpop Stop, and has so far put in about 1500 old articles that he was able to get via caches from the old wiki at ThePPN. I was waiting for approval from Womby before making this post, but at this point I have not heard anything from him and feel we can't go on without a wiki any longer. This new wiki is extremely similar to the old one aside from the sidebar logo, but what we are missing is contributors. We can't import the entire wiki from before with just a few people, but if anybody reading this would be able to help I think we can start moving on and rebuilding the wiki. I know starting anew is frustrating when we had so much information at the old place, but for now, we can deal with it until we get legitimate backups (a process more complex than simply pushing a button and saying "GIVE ME BACKUPS ROARRR").

For now everyone, let's all help out at Jpop Stop!

EDIT: I need to clarify a few things.

- Jpop Stop is meant as the current replacement for The Asian Wiki. Its title has nothing to do with the content inside and all of the content that was allowed at the old wiki is allowed at this one.

- Yes, we will be using the previous TAW styles at this wiki. This includes the main templates for the artist pages, the page titles being proper for release names (Page Title instead of page title) and selective for artists (YUKI instead of Yuki), and the main formats we used for all the other places. If you need help with anything, comment here or you can go to my talk page.

Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)

Ugh.... I'll think about it.

I talked to him about it before and was less than thrilled.

Summer's coming soon, I'll decide then.

Problem with the name, though. It's not just Jpop.

Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)

PS wondering if womby got into some sort of trouble :\ this seems so unlike him....

Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)

I was wondering what exactly do you need.
Infos? Special links?
Let me know, I might help someway

Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)

I'll contribute to it as much as I can.

Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)

After the semester finishes up, I'll help out a lot. I have back-ups of most of the main articles I did plus most of the images.

So is this going to be the new wiki? Should everything be styled the same?

Sun, Apr. 26th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)

Does womby consider about bring back the theppn or he will let it go with the wind and focus on his works? I'm always wondering about wait for the theppn or just build a new one, better last than not nothing. I'm contributing this wiki but I'm questioning myself it is okay for writing articles in the theppn style.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): I'll help out

I don't care what happens to theppn at this point. I just want to see something started again. I'm gonna try to help out by doing the artists that I know. Right now I'm focused on finals for this week and next.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)

JPOP STOP doesn't review KPOP & CPOP stuffs!!! So sad, I wish someone could make another wiki for those! No wonder I cannot find BoA & TVXQ!!!

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)

Have you used the search yet?


There are various C/K/J/T-Pop articles there, with more to be added. I know the name "jpopstop" may confuse people, but that can be worked on in the future.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)

My favourite artist doesn't go under J-Pop, and barely goes under K-Pop. :(

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)

I will contribute for sure (well, right now they are going to cut my internet, but I will do it as soon as I can)

BTW, I'm Pizca from the old wiki.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)

What is the best way all of us in the comm (or just major fans of all your hard work) can help you? If you need help getting the Japanese for anything, here are the following links I use to edit all my ID tags and get images for hard to find and easy to find stuff:

Brand-X --Great for using to post for visual kei artists, for tracklists and rare, hard to find album covers.
VisuNavi --Great for tracklists, images, and the info on releases for vk artists
Amazon JP --When I can't find the tracklisting in Japanese anywhere else...
Yunisan --Tons of any kinda of artists, gives you tracklists on most anything older than 2007
Last resort for any info/Japanese listings for track names of Japanese artists
--Usually good for rare or hard to find album covers, tracklists, but the romanization is often a bit off.

For romanizing::
From Japanese:
Romaji.org--Sometimes hit or miss, one main error: translates "kimi" as kun but otherwise, does quite well
From Chinese/Mandarin/Cantonese: Pinyin.org

Hopefully, some of these links may help you guys in some way. I have some time on my hands, and a behemoth of a playlist (hello, 12000 song mark), so if you need any help or anything, contact me through AIM listed on my profile or comment my journal. Anything to show my appreciation for your previous exploits of hard work.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)

will help contribute ^^

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)

YES! finally <3

I don't know if I can contribute.. but I'll try my best :3

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)

I'll do what I can here and there as well. Question, should we use the Album template? And if pages are already made with the wiki.theppn templates, should we change them (not that hard to do)?

Tue, Apr. 28th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)

I'll need to get with Wapiko as to what templates were used before to make these pages. A previous template currently shows when new pages are made, but I'd like it if all articles followed theppn's templates.

Tue, Apr. 28th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)

Because I used to like to refer to data when not connected to the internet, I used to save the WikiPPN pages of most of the J-Pop artists I was interested in (as well as some from Wikipedia). Would these be able to be used to get data across ? A lot of them are quite recent ... I have currently over 300 folders - the latest are dated 27/11/2008 and none earlier than mid 2007 !!!

Tue, Apr. 28th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)

I tried tagging most main articles as artists, althought I'm well aware that not all listed are artists and should be classified as groups. It was for easily finding the various main pages, so you can find it here:


I did use some of the cached pages from archive.org going from early 2007 until November 2008, so most of those pages do need updating. I can't say for sure which pages need updating, so feel free to change the ones that are either not formatted correctly or just old :)

(use this page to convert the html to mediawiki format)

Mon, May. 11th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC)

Just like to say thanks for all the effort !