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To edit the Featured Song page, see here.

The Featured Song section of Weezerpedia provides a short summary of a song page, and is changed every 2 to 3 weeks. It pulls its data from a template page that can be changed to showcase different songs that Weezerpedia has entries for. This page can be found at Weezerpedia:Featured song.

Instructions

1. Choose a song

Choose a song that you would like to showcase on the Main Page of Weezerpedia. Be sure that the article describing the song is up to Weezerpedia's standards. If it isn't, edit it! If you feel like changing the Featured Song and can't think of one to use, see Weezerpedia:Featured content and choose a song from there.

2. Change the "Headline"

There is a headline above every featured article and song on the Main Page. For songs, it reads Featured Song: "SONG NAME", and the song name is sometimes a playable MP3. This needs to be changed if you are changing the featured song.

Click "Edit" on the Featured Song page. Look at the second line of the article. If it is an MP3 headline, it should look like this:

{{Featured song MP3 headline|OLD MP3 LINK|OLD SONG NAME}}
  • If the song you are featuring has an MP3 link on Weezerpedia, follow the steps below.
    • Go to Weezerpedia:List of MP3 links
    • Click edit, find your new song's MP3 link, and copy only the link from within the brackets. Make sure not to include the brackets.
    • Replace the current text between the first group of dividers (the little straight line thingys like this |) with your new MP3 link.
    • Put in your new song's name between the second group of dividers.

Using "Say It Ain't So" as an example, the second line will look like this:

{{Featured song MP3 headline|http://play.last.fm/preview/118417348.mp3|Say It Ain't So}}

...which gives you:

Featured song: Play on spotify.png "Say It Ain't So"



  • If it is not an MP3 headline, it should look like this:
{{Featured song headline|OLD SONG NAME}}

Delete the old song title and put your new one in its place.

Using "Say It Ain't So" as an example again, the second line will look like this:

{{Featured song headline|Say It Ain't So}}

...which gives you:

Featured song: "Say It Ain't So"


3. Clear out old stuff, paste in new stuff

  • Delete all the information from the previous Featured Song, but DO NOT DELETE any text within the formatting <noinclude> </noinclude>. Anything within that formatting is there to help people edit that page, or to place the page in a category.

  • Copy significant information from the article, and paste it into the Featured Song page. Often times the first 4 or 5 paragraphs are used.

  • As is required with all Weezerpedia articles, make sure the first words that you use on the Featured Song page are the following:
    "'''[[Song Title]]'''" is..."
    Be sure to make the song's name an internal link by placing two brackets around it. For example, if "Say It Ain't So" was going to be used as the Featured Song, the first line of the Featured Song text that you should be able to read on the Main Page should be...
    "'''[[Say It Ain't So]]'''" is the third single and seventh track from ''[[Weezer (The Blue Album)|The Blue Album]]''.
which gives you...

"Say It Ain't So" is the third single and seventh track from The Blue Album.
Except for the brackets around the song's name, this formatting is probably already set up on the page. You will probably only need to copy it.

4. Make edits for redundancy and style

These edits should be made only to the Featured Song page, and not the actual article. For example, if you were to copy the first few paragraphs from "Say It Ain't So", your article would incorrectly look like this:



"Say It Ain't So"
Say It Ain't So cover
Single by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Blue Album)
Released May 10, 1994
July 13, 1995 - as a single
Recorded August-September 1993 at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY
Length 4:18
Label DGC
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 143
COR# N/A
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Why Are We?"
(RC# 142)
"Say It Ain't So"
(RC# 143)
"Please Pick Up the Phone"
(RC# 144)
Weezer singles chronology
"Buddy Holly"
(1994)
"Say It Ain't So"
(1995)
"El Scorcho"
(1996)
"Say It Ain't So" is the third single and seventh track from The Blue Album.
Appearances
Overview
"Say It Ain't So" was also released on July 13, 1995 as a radio single, making it the final single released from The Blue Album. Originally, Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo had written all of the music and had only the line "Say it ain't so". He made the connection between the line and an experience he had in high school where he came home to find a bottle of alcohol (belonging to his stepfather, Stephen Kitts) in the refrigerator. Cuomo recalled that around the time his biological father left, he started drinking. He began to fear that Stephen, his step father, would soon leave his mother much the way his father did.
In the song, Cuomo draws parallels between his own drinking and his family falling apart, which is evident in the climax of the bridge section in which Cuomo states, "Like father, step father, the son is drowning in the flood."
As noted in the Weezer DVD collection Video Capture Device and the slip cover of the re-released special edition of their debut album, the video was filmed at the old "Amherst House" where the band used to rehearse and record. The video also features a cameo by the band's webmaster/band photographer/archivist and close friend for many years, Karl Koch. It reached #23 on The New Zealand show U Choose 40 Sing-A-Long Classics.











Do not include the following things in Featured Songs in order to maintain appropriate style: song info boxes, appearances, section headlines, track listings, lyrics, music videos, personnel, hand-written lyric sheet images, external links, or "see also" sections.
Omit for redundancy: Without those section headlines, the first two sentences of the article would begin with "Say It Ain't So" Using pronouns and the like, make minor rewrites to sentences and prevent this monotony. Only make these edits to the Featured Song page, not the actual article.
The article should look more like this:



"Say It Ain't So" is the third single and seventh track from The Blue Album. This song was also released on July 13, 1995 as a radio single, making it the final single released from The Blue Album.
Originally, Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo had written all of the music and had only the line "Say it ain't so". He made the connection between the line and an experience he had in high school where he came home to find a bottle of alcohol (belonging to his stepfather, Stephen Kitts) in the refrigerator. Cuomo recalled that around the time his biological father left, he started drinking. He began to fear that Stephen, his step father, would soon leave his mother much the way his father did.
In the song, Cuomo draws parallels between his own drinking and his family falling apart, which is evident in the climax of the bridge section in which Cuomo states, "Like father, step father, the son is drowning in the flood."
As noted in the Weezer DVD collection Video Capture Device and the slip cover of the re-released special edition of their debut album, the video was filmed at the old "Amherst House" where the band used to rehearse and record. The video also features a cameo by the band's webmaster/band photographer/archivist and close friend for many years, Karl Koch. It reached #23 on The New Zealand show U Choose 40 Sing-A-Long Classics.


  • Try to keep article length between 200 and 300 words. This is not a strict guideline, but it is recommended.

5. Add album artwork

Add album artwork for the song. If the song does not have album artwork, it cannot be featured on Weezerpedia. If the song is a single, the artwork for the single release should be used. Images for featured songs are always 150px wide and aligned to the right, but this formatting is already set up for you!

The third line of the article currently reads:

{{Featured song artwork|IMAGE NAME}}

All you need to do is paste in the name of the image that you're using. You can find this in the songbox under the space for "cover." Using "Say It Ain't So" as an example, the third line of the article would read:

{{Featured song artwork|Sias.jpg}}

this gives you (see right):

Sias.jpg










6. Place the necessary links

Place the necessary links at the bottom the page. There should be links at the bottom that allow users to easily see the full article and edit the Featured Song section. It should follow this format:

{{Featured song links|OLD SONG NAME}}

Replace OLD SONG NAME with your new song name.

Using "Say It Ain't So" as an example page, this code...

{{Featured song links|Say It Ain't So}}

...will give you the little links you see at the far right of this page:

Song previews from www.LastFm.com full article | edit | previous featured songs




7. Tag the talk page, add the featured song category

Tag the talk page of the song that you are featuring with a Featured Song template. Every time a song is featured on Weezerpedia, a record must be made of it. This is done by typing the following text at the top of the talk page of an song:

{{Featured song|MONTH NAME AND DAY|YEAR}}

Replace the MONTH NAME AND DAY and YEAR spaces with the appropriate information.

For example, if a song was distinguished as a Featured Song on February 14, 1992, the text entered would be:

{{Featured song|February 14|1992}}

and the template would look like:


Wp logo globe.jpg This song was showcased as a Featured Song on the Main Page of Weezerpedia on February 14, 1992.


You also have to add this link to the bottom of the page you are featuring:

[[Category:Featured song]]

Weezerpedia does this because the "previous featured song" link that you added earlier is a link to this category page, and, if you don't add your page to that category, it won't appear in that list.

8. Preview the page first

Before you save anything, preview your page by clicking "Show preview." You're saving content that's going to appear on the Main Page, so it better be perfect!

9. Pat yourself on the back!

Thank you for helping Weezerpedia! Weezerpedia can only grow if people like you help edit and contribute to it. Thanks for your effort!

See also