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Tracklists in their current state are not all that complex. They're just asterisks, apostrophes, and words following them. Not that hard to emulate on your own. This template however, makes things more complex. Every time you'd want to add a new track, you'd have to copy the template over and over. For the average album that has say 10 tracks, that would be.
 
Tracklists in their current state are not all that complex. They're just asterisks, apostrophes, and words following them. Not that hard to emulate on your own. This template however, makes things more complex. Every time you'd want to add a new track, you'd have to copy the template over and over. For the average album that has say 10 tracks, that would be.
 
{{Hidden|header = |content=<pre>{{Track
 
{{Hidden|header = |content=<pre>{{Track
|tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
|title      = Track's title
 
|length    = Song length
 
|titletrans = Translated title
 
|arranger  = Track's arranger
 
|lyricist  = Track's lyricist
 
|vocalist  = Track's vocalist
 
|producer  = Track's producer
 
|other      = Additional credits, entered as something like "kazoo: 秀三". Additional entries still require a **.
 
|origtitle  = Title of song from original Touhou media
 
|source    = Abbreviation of source Touhou media's title, without template brackets. That is, use EoSD, not {{EoSD}}.
 
}}
 
 
{{Track
 
|tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
|title      = Track's title
 
|length    = Song length
 
|titletrans = Translated title
 
|arranger  = Track's arranger
 
|lyricist  = Track's lyricist
 
|vocalist  = Track's vocalist
 
|producer  = Track's producer
 
|other      = Additional credits, entered as something like "kazoo: 秀三". Additional entries still require a **.
 
|origtitle  = Title of song from original Touhou media
 
|source    = Abbreviation of source Touhou media's title, without template brackets. That is, use EoSD, not {{EoSD}}.
 
}}
 
 
{{Track
 
|tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
|title      = Track's title
 
|length    = Song length
 
|titletrans = Translated title
 
|arranger  = Track's arranger
 
|lyricist  = Track's lyricist
 
|vocalist  = Track's vocalist
 
|producer  = Track's producer
 
|other      = Additional credits, entered as something like "kazoo: 秀三". Additional entries still require a **.
 
|origtitle  = Title of song from original Touhou media
 
|source    = Abbreviation of source Touhou media's title, without template brackets. That is, use EoSD, not {{EoSD}}.
 
}}
 
 
{{Track
 
|tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
|title      = Track's title
 
|length    = Song length
 
|titletrans = Translated title
 
|arranger  = Track's arranger
 
|lyricist  = Track's lyricist
 
|vocalist  = Track's vocalist
 
|producer  = Track's producer
 
|other      = Additional credits, entered as something like "kazoo: 秀三". Additional entries still require a **.
 
|origtitle  = Title of song from original Touhou media
 
|source    = Abbreviation of source Touhou media's title, without template brackets. That is, use EoSD, not {{EoSD}}.
 
}}
 
 
{{Track
 
|tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
|title      = Track's title
 
|length    = Song length
 
|titletrans = Translated title
 
|arranger  = Track's arranger
 
|lyricist  = Track's lyricist
 
|vocalist  = Track's vocalist
 
|producer  = Track's producer
 
|other      = Additional credits, entered as something like "kazoo: 秀三". Additional entries still require a **.
 
|origtitle  = Title of song from original Touhou media
 
|source    = Abbreviation of source Touhou media's title, without template brackets. That is, use EoSD, not {{EoSD}}.
 
}}
 
 
{{Track
 
|tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
|title      = Track's title
 
|length    = Song length
 
|titletrans = Translated title
 
|arranger  = Track's arranger
 
|lyricist  = Track's lyricist
 
|vocalist  = Track's vocalist
 
|producer  = Track's producer
 
|other      = Additional credits, entered as something like "kazoo: 秀三". Additional entries still require a **.
 
|origtitle  = Title of song from original Touhou media
 
|source    = Abbreviation of source Touhou media's title, without template brackets. That is, use EoSD, not {{EoSD}}.
 
}}
 
 
{{Track
 
 
  |tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
  |tracknum  = Track number, without the trailing dot or space.
 
  |title      = Track's title
 
  |title      = Track's title

Revision as of 20:55, 25 December 2010

Practicality[edit]

Tracklists in their current state are not all that complex. They're just asterisks, apostrophes, and words following them. Not that hard to emulate on your own. This template however, makes things more complex. Every time you'd want to add a new track, you'd have to copy the template over and over. For the average album that has say 10 tracks, that would be.

That can be kind of cumbersome to have to erase all of those parameters that aren't needed. Additionally, when tracklists from VGMdb in their raw form look like

01 	Track 01 title 	8:88
02 	Track 02 title 	8:88
03 	Track 03 title 	8:88
04 	Track 04 title 	8:88
05 	Track 05 title 	8:88
06 	Track 06 title 	8:88
07 	Track 07 title 	8:88
08 	Track 08 title 	8:88
09 	Track 09 title 	8:88
10 	Track 10 title 	8:88

it can get REALLY tiresome to have to transfer all of that information to their respective fields when without the template, it's as simple as adding asterisks before the track numbers, parenthesis around the track lengths, and apostrophes around the track titles. And you can copy and paste those characters to make it even easier.

*01. '''Track 01 title''' ''(08:88)''
*02. '''Track 02 title''' ''(08:88)''
*03. '''Track 03 title''' ''(08:88)''
*04. '''Track 04 title''' ''(08:88)''
*05. '''Track 05 title''' ''(08:88)''
*06. '''Track 06 title''' ''(08:88)''
*07. '''Track 07 title''' ''(08:88)''
*08. '''Track 08 title''' ''(08:88)''
*09. '''Track 09 title''' ''(08:88)''
*10. '''Track 10 title''' ''(08:88)''

Little effort required at all.

Not all albums use all of the parameters. It is a case by case evaluation. Let's say this album has all Japanese tracks, was arranged by the same person, had 8/10ths of the lyrics written by the same person and the other 2 by another, and had different vocalists for each track all with Kanji names. I could then just copy and paste

** ''
** lyrics: Main lyricists name
** vocals: {{lang|ja|
** original title: {{lang|ja|
** source: {{

to all the tracks and fill in as I go. It's much simpler than the tedium of having to go and erase all the other parameters that aren't in use for each and every track. Plus, I have a headstart on filling in some of the parameters. Such a copy and paste luxury does not exist with this template.

Another thing this template leaves out are original tracks. Arrangement is not the same thing as composition. An arrangement implies that the track is derived from the musical work of another. A composition has the connotation of the composer making the song themselves from scratch.



To cut to the chase, why should I use this template? What benefits am I getting from it? Is there anything wrong with the current method of making tracklists? jigglyppuff8 Talk Contribs 10:25, 25 December 2010 (PST)

Honestly, I don't like this idea, too. --WGH 12:50, 25 December 2010 (PST)