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Illustrator comes out...[edit]

I checked for a few times, still can't figure out why "Illustrator" comes out, anyone help to fix?
PS: The version before nereid working with no "Illustrator" comes out. - KyoriAsh 02:50, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Self fixed - KyoriAsh 04:40, April 11, 2010 (UTC)


It seems that this is compulsory. Most album titles get only so much as their Japanese title and a romanization these days, so it would be best if this were optional. I only have the basic of basic knowledge of templates and I don't want to mess anything up so... !8RstuPId2Y 06:02, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

I taught that all music title basically sure got EN translation title... oh well let's see this how first - KyoriAsh 07:00, April 11, 2010 (UTC)
Much appreciated. !8RstuPId2Y 01:42, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

Category:Arrange CDs[edit]

Since this is the MusicArticle template, I guess that means it's a catchall for all CD articles. That brings up the problem of the Offical CDs. The Official CDs however aren't necessarily arrange CDs. A couple are, but not all; the manga enclosures, Akyu's untouched score, etc. Options are:

  1. Pretend MusicArticle doesn't exist and use Infobox Music for those articles instead.
  2. Axe the automatic Category:Arrange CDs and manually put what category of CD it is.

Personally, the former looks like the better option to me. So... Yeah. Just wanted to bring up this point. !8RstuPId2Y 01:42, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

Alright, good point. I prefer the second option though, since the MusicArticle template would work just as well for the Official CD articles (except for that difference). I'll go ahead and remove the Arrange CDs category from this template. —Nereid talk 04:02, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Also help to axe the ----<br />*Return to [[List of Groups]] for me if this include Official CD, or {{#if:}} again? - KyoriAsh 13:42, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
I like the musictype parameter you added, and I agree with having List of Groups only if it's not an Official CD. —Nereid talk 17:00, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
On a related note, Official CDs don't have reviews, but if no review is specified then currently {{Genre Needed}} is used as default. But it seems there's no way to have no review section at all. (See User:Nereid0/test.) —Nereid talk 17:15, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Considering other than {{#if}} but I don't know how to use... — KyoriAsh 17:57, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Switch case may solve the problem, but how to coding I not sure about it — KyoriAsh 18:09, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Why not make musictype optional? E.g. specify it explicitly only if it's official CD. Most MusicArticles are about Arrange CDs anyway. WGH, 13:48, September 24, 2010 (UTC)

image parameter[edit]

Should it be same with banner parameter in which only throw the file name? — KyoriAsh 18:27, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

No reason why not. Just upload a No Image Available.jpg for that occasional album and it should be all good. !8RstuPId2Y 22:12, April 12, 2010 (UTC)


When, editing the article from the [edit] link, it takes you to editing the template instead of editing the article. Anyway we can still have the headline but without the [edit] link? !8RstuPId2Y 20:09, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

Done. —Nereid talk 02:37, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Multiple groups[edit]

How would you go about adding multiple groups if a cd has more than one group? MaronaPossessed 00:46, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

Okay I figured out a temp solution:
| group = first group here & second group here

add these:

| groupCat = first group here
| groupCat2 = second group here
what this does on "group" is list it as normal, but it doesn't add the categories, so use the groupcat to add the categories. So far only works for two groups. MaronaPossessed 20:12, October 24, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, the "groupCat" and "groupCat2" fields automatically override whatever is in the "group" field when it comes to categories (in fact, albums with more than one circle are one of the reasons why they're there). There's no need for <nowiki> tags to be used. It's just extra code. 20:19, October 24, 2010 (UTC)

Easy navigation between albums[edit]

As of now, there is no way to navigate between different albums of the same group. Well, there actually is, but it involves finding its category below. Categories also don't have any reasonable sorting. Inconvenient.

I propose to add navigational box below to every article, which will contain links to other group's releases. I think MusicArcicle template can do it for us. For example, we can make the template include other template called like {{Navbox/%category%}} (where category is either group or groupCat). Just fill navboxes in and we would be done. No need to edit every page, since categories are already filled. --WGH 13:49, 17 November 2010 (PST)

So all that would need to be done is to create navboxes for every doujin circle? I like the sound of that. It promotes completion of discographies since there will be a red link there taunting me to get it done. Also, don't forget about groupCat2.
There is the problem of circles that have only released one album and have since never released another Touhou album though. Maybe something like a "navbox" parameter with yes/no switches could be a solution? !8RstuPId2Y Talk Contribs 14:51, 17 November 2010 (PST)
Instead of switch, we may just create a blank template when needed.
Take a look: Template:IOSYS Albums. Is this kind of template good or not? --WGH 06:42, 18 November 2010 (PST)
I've modified the MusicArticles template. See Category:Arrange_CDs_navigational_templates for examples. --WGH 10:56, 18 November 2010 (PST)
P.S. Special:WantedTemplates --WGH 12:24, 18 November 2010 (PST)
Return to links should be preserved, I think - KyoriAsh 08:27, 20 November 2010 (PST)
For official CDs, Navbox is much better. For arrange CDs... I'd use search instead of that immense list. --WGH 07:34, 22 November 2010 (PST)

Request half-protected for this article[edit]

As said, this is a high-volume template page, best is only allow for registered users to do it, thanks in advance - KyoriAsh 03:25, 27 November 2010 (PST)

Done. --WGH 03:35, 27 November 2010 (PST)

Track Template[edit]

So, while we're turning things into templates, I figured it'd be appropriate for track listings to have their own template. Much like other templates, this will help ensure consistency for track listings. You can find it at Template:Track. I haven't yet implemented it on any actual album pages yet, as I'd like to hear from some others about it. Here is a sample album page using the Track template (as well as the H:title template as per discussion on Talk:List by Song): User:K/TemplateTesting. -- K 02:12, 20 December 2010 (PST)

Now this is just getting complicated. MusicArticle made the process more streamlined and easier compared to the previous method of making pages (Compare this to this), but this just makes copying and pasting tracklists a pain. Having to copy and paste an entire template every time I want to add a track? It may be consistent, but I can see it becoming a time consumer. Which kind of defeats the purpose of a template making a task simpler and easier.
To put it another way,
 | tracknum   = 01
 | title      = [[Lyrics: 幻想のサテライト|{{lang|ja|幻想のサテライト}}]]
 | titletrans = Fantasy Satellite
 | length     = 3:51
 | lyricist   = {{lang|ja|ランコの姉}}
 | origtitle  = {{lang|ja|天空のグリニッジ}}
 | source     = MA
uses 183 characters (spaces excluded), while
*01.'''[[Lyrics: 幻想のサテライト|{{lang|ja|幻想のサテライト}}]]''' ''(03:51)''
** ''Fantasy Satellite''
** lyrics: {{lang|ja|ランコの姉}}
** original title: {{lang|ja|天空のグリニッジ}}
** source: {{MA}}
uses 176. jigglyppuff8 Talk Contribs 03:59, 20 December 2010 (PST)


Some albums do not have an image because either the album never had one or the album was much too obscure for any scans of it to ever be found. Could someone that can edit the template make it so that if there is no image specified, that it will display something along the lines of "No Image" in its place? jigglyppuff8 Talk Contribs 22:22, 24 December 2010 (PST)

Would someone like to design a No Image cover? lol we should have contests --Tsukihime 14:22, 18 January 2011 (UTC)


Another thing I have to bother you with. In the case that an album doesn't have a catalog number and the field is left blank, can it be made so that the default value is "N/A"? I've been doing this (and will continue to do so) manually, but there is some merit in having the template itself do it when the field is left blank. jigglyppuff8 Talk Contribs 12:04, 26 December 2010 (PST)

Done. --WGH 12:37, 26 December 2010 (PST)

MusicArticle improved[edit]

I've improved this template, but currently changes are kept at separate page. I'll merge them back when it would be considered ready. Changes:

  • Catalog number and length are in the infobox now. It's better place for them, because track count is already there. They are all generic related info.
  • It has clear statement that this article is about a music album. It isn't obvious in the current template. You can also write something right after this introduction, few words about album popularity, for example. Or something about standout tracks. Not only your opinion though, which goes to the review, but aggregated opinion from forums, imageboards, etc. Neutrality is disputable, but it's still better than nothing.
  • Staff now has its own section.

In general, the plan is to make pages about arrange CDs look like articles, like on Wikipedia, not track lists, which they currently are. Track lists are almost worthless, as they usually can be found elsewhere.

Please post your thoughts. --WGH 21:30, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Overall, I like how it looks, but I'm not too fond of the fixed introductory sentence. Sure, it makes it look more like an article, but since all the information is contained in the infobox, it is pretty useless. And in the case of the Akyu's Untouched Score albums, I wish there would it be at least the possibility to link back to the game. --NamelessLegacy 23:55, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
I think it looks good, too. I also agree that the introductory sentence could use some improvement. However, most Music Albums you'll find on Wikipedia follow this similar structure (Example 1, Example 2). If there's more general information that is not contained in the Infobox, it can go in the introductory paragraph. Is it repetitive? Yes, a little bit. But there's a subtle difference between the "Data Sheet" style of the Infobox, and the way the introductory paragraph can give some basic information of the album. It's subtle, but necessary.Anatole serial 02:11, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Staff listing[edit]

There have been some inconsistency in staff listings. Mizutori, for example, is trying to adopt the following scheme:


That is, the name of person, which leads to article about circle. I'm not implying that it's absolutely wrong. But I have some objections against it, and I believe that it should be decided and written down in guidelines. That's just not right when people follow different rules here.

So, I propose the following:

Gojou Kai ([[SYNC.ART'S]])

Romanized name followed by circle's name. Japanese name, for ones interested, will be specified in article about circle. Being Enlish wiki, Japanese shouldn't be preferred to English, that's the main objection. I also do not agree with circle name being just a hyperlink. It's not obvious to hover over link to see from which circle person comes from. --WGH 20:54, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Apologies for making those changes without discussing it! The reason I did that was because some albums would have had a staff list full links back to the same circle and the easiest way to prevent redundancy was to make the name the link. I can go back and edit those to the original format again, I don't mind. But what should be done about staff lists where most members are from the same circle? Do we put nothing if it's an album released by that circle?
As for the name, I though I read somewhere that original names took precedence over unofficial translated names (for circle names at least), so I just followed that for the people names too. (Also because I didn't really think twice about it at the time and because my priority was to just get the staff list and page assembled with all the info). I have no problem going back to edit those things again either.
Again, apologies for the unnecessary trouble, I'm only trying to help orz. Mizutori 12:02, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Nothing wrong with redundancy. I would indicate their group regardless because everyone goes everywhere and it sometimes becomes hard to keep track of who is with who.
Though it's amusing how previously (when I came to the wiki), there was huge emphasis on showing original names and all the artist names should preferably be in japanese (since my first parser was based on vgmdb, which is all romanized/translated). --Tsukihime 13:10, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
No need to apologize. Your efforts are really appreciated. Discrepancies happen all the time, and they're signs of on-going work. --WGH 14:39, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad. :> And okay, so just to clarify, we'll have all staff with their respective circles next to them, regardless of how often that circle is listed? And all staff names will be Romanized? I just wanna be clear so I can make changes everyone agrees on. Seems like the latter will be a real pain to change but... oh well. C'est la vie. Mizutori 14:38, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
If there is at least one "circle-less" person, then certainly "yes". Otherwise... I think it's acceptable to omit circle name then.
I believe they should be romanized. --WGH 16:32, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh, one more thing I wanted to bring up about Staff Lists was... what do we do when they get too long? The way the staff list is layed out atm makes for really long lists. It's not that great, but I also don't think we should sacrifice information... Is there some way we can change how it looks without much hassle? Maybe listing a few on the same line... I dunno, I had a couple of ideas, but since I'm not sure of what's possible and what isn't (with the template)... Mizutori 14:46, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

An easy alternative example: 永 -TOKOSHIE-. Mizutori 12:53, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

I prioritize vocalists because I use that field to auto-categorize as vocal album (more precisely, "album with vocal track(s)". Lyricists are first to go (because, well, I don't really pay attention to lyrics lol), and then arrangers. These two would be chosen first simply because the information is already available in the track listing (so we're not losing out on anything, it's just a little harder to spot)
I used to put the on the same line, but then if we're indicating the circle as well, it be a little messy.
However as an alternative, we can consider splitting the vocalists/arrangers/lyricists into three columns. But we will have to do some re-designing in the album staff section to make it look nice because I can't imagine just sticking in three columns there right now --Tsukihime 13:25, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Rather than colums, we could try rows, maybe? We could have two or three artists with their circle per line.
隣人 (CYTOKINE) Swing Holic Band (SWING HOLIC)
panoman 8MasKaleido
709sec. zikee
Anyway lol, for now I'll just continue listing everything so that whatever we do later, the information will be done in some past version and can easily be retrieved if we need it. Mizutori 15:49, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
There are definitely many alternatives, but a lot of them won't go well with how template arguments work. I'm not too sure how we would populate a table's cells since all there is is a list of names. However there's no problem if we just take the entire list and move it around (like put it in a table cell). --Tsukihime 16:42, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, the template is the problem.... I tried seeing how it would look by just sticking the table under those parts but the template rejected the code (It just displayed { I think). Is there actually some way to do it manually? Mizutori 17:24, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Using tables in templates require HTML. The parser will expand the wikicode so the table is screwed up. Not an issue if you use HTML. That's why we used HTML for the lyrics --Tsukihime 15:04, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

actually wait, that's inaccurate. I used HTML for my own lyrics template for testing. --Tsukihime 15:05, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

What's the policy on external links? Compare ココロバイブレーション with Crystal_Stone: Tsukihime added them to the former while removing them from the latter (edit: caught the bug and standardized all of Shibayan's album pages; revert to prior edit if you want to see what I was talking about K.B. 19:11, 13 August 2011 (UTC)). My thought is that internal links should be used whenever available, but external linking is fine - optional but encouraged - for anyone/any group that doesn't have a wiki page.

Also, going back to ココロバイブレーション, why type "3L" twice? That is, why have "3L (3L)" instead of "3L"? I understand it when it's an individual working as part of a larger group (or simply under another alias that seems like it could be a larger group), but it seems pointless when it's the same alias. This would apply to internal links as well.

Bringing these issues up for clarification/standardization (was working on adding a couple Shibayan albums then got stumped on these). Also, it'd be nice to have the main page updated with standardization remarks on the several issues that have been brought up under this Staff Listing section. K.B. 09:44, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Aye, we definitely need to set this down in the guidelines. As for linking, the reason we link to circles internally even to pages that don't exist yet is because we do plan to make them all eventually. But, since it hasn't been that long since this was 'implemented' everything looks "under construction" with all the red links everywhere... and there's still a lot of groups left to go through and create pages for/standardize! Still, it makes the job easier in the long run, but we should definitely focus more on creating circle pages themselves as well to cut down on those. The one thing I always link offsite to are the illustrator/designer pages, since these usually have no place in the wiki.
The 3L/etc thing... I seem to recall a couple of (-3L-)'s being linked too - her blog's name, right? XD. It's pretty silly and we should definitely just link to 3L herself instead of the artist blog (since it's not really a circle as such), but again, 3L doesn't have a page yet (this goes for other artist/blog combos too). Eventually we should get around to adding discographies to artist pages themselves (ARM and D.watt have one, though they need work), but that's something tagged on all the way at the bottom of the priority list at the moment. So much to do, so much to do. Mizutori 11:52, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll remember to make internal-link placeholders where appropriate. I still have a concern with vocalists though: with so much work left to do on the wiki in music alone, do you think vocalists will ever get wiki pages? I ask because it would be better to give an external link that exists rather than an internal one that probably never will (in other words: treat vocalists like illustrators). [Wrote all that since 3L is a vocalist and (afaik) not an arranger and also not tied to any circle.] K.B. 14:46, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
I see what you mean. In that case let's do the following - link both internally and externally by using the same format (ie 3L (3L))... I'm hoping 3L is a bad example, but I think most cases it shouldn't be repetitive. The reason I'm pressing for the red links to be present in some form is because it makes finding all the artist's work very easy by using their 'what links here' pages, so if we ever do get around to making those it won't be a huge hassle finding all the info and linking them back. Mizutori 19:50, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
I like it. Will go back and revise as necessary and do that from now on. K.B. 21:17, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Tooltip text for Music Articles[edit]

Haven't been here in a while, but it looks like it was recently implemented. Which template should I be looking at if I want to fix some inconsistencies? Pufferfish101 12:44, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm assuming you're referring to the original titles. The names are based on what is in the music room pages for each game I believe (ie: official names). The actual tooltip is proceeded using some gadget thing. --Tsukihime 13:03, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I meant. I was just wondering how to tweak it seeing as songs from some sources (IaMP, PoDD) don't seem to have a tooltip popup. Pufferfish101 13:20, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh. I'm not sure where the gadget was moved. You'll have to ask WGH. Basically he defined all of the titles in a dictionary so you would just have to add more entries to it. I think he mentioned he didn't add all the songs --Tsukihime 13:27, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

No catalog category[edit]

Let's categorize articles that don't have catalogues automatically. --Tsukihime 03:13, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Multiple "original title"s from one "source"[edit]

This isn't yet standardized. It seems a waste of space to list the game twice, so I vote to group the "original title"s (original tracks) together and list the "source" (game/official cd) only once, immediately after them. See 幻想郷_Electronic_Shoegazer's second track for an example.

I'll update the main page if/once we're in agreement. K.B. 21:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

If I'm right this was already the standard for a track. Though, mentioning it on the template isn't a bad idea. ~ Quwanti 22:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I think it's the standard too. There's a lot of pages that haven't been touched since they were made more or less (and some of them seem to have been thrown together really fast regardless of errors) so these are just some of the things we gotta go through and iron out. Mizutori 23:03, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Staff listing for one-circle albums[edit]

I take it you all want the circle to be linked regardless? That ensures standardization, but albums like neutrino* end up looking ridiculously busy. It's a good idea to keep linking circles when there are arrangers from different circles, like with the example Trois Noir, but I think all those links are too much on the eyes when everyone's from the same circle. And I don't see any need at all to link the circle if there's only one arranger.

Not worth being a sticking point, I guess, but less is definitely better, and cleaner, when those extra links don't add anything. K.B. 22:06, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

I agree with this. It is not something that really bothered me, but when I saw those I thought it looked weird. Plus, when there is something like this:
"Arranger1" (Circle1)
"Arranger2" (Circle2)
"Arranger3" (Circle1)
When this is seen on a page, I think it is better to only link when it first appears. So a link to "Circle1" for arranger1 would be good, but for arranger3 it is no need to link. ~ Quwanti 22:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
That's something that bothered me a while back too. I'm okay with listing the first instance only, but I do think the artist's circle needs a mention at least once even if the album is by said circle. One-arranger only staff albums I'm pretty neutral about, but I lean towards throwing it in for good measure. XD Mizutori 23:03, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
I'd rather see both "Circle1" arrangers grouped together with circles linked for all arrangers. If you put "Arranger3" immediately after "Arranger1" but still don't link the circle for "Arranger3", it's still ambiguous; I think it isn't intuitive to know that they're from the same circle and that there's clarification value in linking the circles for all arrangers whenever there are multiple circles.
But there's still the issue of albums where all arrangers are from the same circle (just skip to the tl;dr in the next para and read this if that doesn't make sense). I'll put it another way: I think linking circles is only useful to provide credit where credit is due and to allow readers to easily figure out where to find more from a particular arranger (or vocalist, illustrator, etc). With multiple circles, the reader might not know who's who, so circle links next to arrangers are useful (and give proper credit). With one circle, the reader knows that all arrangers either belong to that circle or are guest arranger without a circle. Guest arrangers without a circle either have their own page (internal or external) or are brand new / too small to have one. If they have a page, it'll be linked, so it's easy to find more stuff by them and it's easy to tell them apart from the circle's arranger(s). If they don't have a page, the reader can't find any other arrangements by them anyway, and there isn't anything else to give credit to, so there's no loss. Plus, from the most recent discussion above under the "Staff Listing" section, they should still be given an internal link, so they'll show up in red-hyperlink and will be easy to tell apart from the circle's arrangers. Older pages that don't have all the internal links yet will be updated (hopefully/maybe) eventually, but even if they aren't it's still easy to click on the circle and see who the arrangers are, which would clarify things even for outdated pages.
tl;dr: one-circle albums - in-house staff should be black (not linked), outside staff should be blue or red (linked). Easy to tell who's who and all due credit is given.
Also, I've been saying "arrangers" this entire time, but this applies to all staff in the same way. I've changed the section title to reflect this.
Albums like neutrino* really demonstrate the value of this. Check out that page again; I've revised it. Compare to how it was before in the history. K.B. 00:48, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Unused template lines[edit]

It's a small point (not worth going back and changing existing albums), but I think it'd be better to leave unused template lines (except for musictype, ofc, as leaving it breaks the page) since that would make it much easier to add things later, especially for users that aren't familiar with the template. K.B. 22:06, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Except if the album does not have a japenese name. Then you could just delete that line. But "Catalogno" and the images needs to be on the page. ~ Quwanti 22:15, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Imo It's okay to remove the parameters that very won't likely be used (such as print_references). There's also instances where a few won't even apply (instrumental albums won't ever need vocalist/lyricist etc parameters for example). But I agree that most staff parameters should be left intact on the page in most cases though. Mizutori 23:03, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Meh, ok. I'll keep them on my additions/revisions; no big if other people don't. K.B. 00:48, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Navigational Template Headers[edit]

Not too long ago we started using the format "Albums by *circle name*" rather than "*circle names*'s Albums" in the navigational template headers. It wasn't really discussed but is anyone against this change? I prefer "Albums by" myself. Mizutori 23:03, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

I like "ALbums by" too. Though, maybe the "DemoGuy" could change it for all the templates so it won't be an annoying task. ~ Quwanti 23:09, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
If you all did change convention as you say, the template wasn't updated. Also, most of the big circles I checked have "[[*circle_name*]]'s albums" (side note: with internal link and lowercase "a" in album). That means, to me at least, that this is the correct way to currently label them.
I prefer the current "[[*circle_name*]]'s albums" over the proposed change, since the circle's name is the first thing you see, so it stands out more. Either is fine, though, once agreed-upon. K.B. 00:48, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Recent edit[edit]

I'm not exactly against including cross fades, but won't that take up a lot of server space? Also, the edit caused the catalog number line to disappear, so if someone could fix that...? ^^; I'd try fixing it myself but I'm absolutely terrible with templates... --Mizutori 16:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Using a circle's banner as the album banner[edit]

I noticed this being done sometimes for albums that don't have banners. I guess this is fine in most circumstances, but it wouldn't be fair to do this when credit is shared between multiple circles, as in when the catalog number for an album is completely different from the catalog numbering systems of any of the circles. In those circumstances, putting one circle's banner on the album page would be unfair to the other circles. I don't know how often this happens, but I've seen it a few times so I thought it was worth noting. K.B. 03:19, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I think all circles should be represented if they don't have an album banner, otherwise have none at all (for the particular albums) --Tsukihime 06:35, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion of swapping the English translation and the romaji in the lead section[edit]

I feel the original title (in romaji) is always relevant, and the English translation is supplementary (if this was a commercial wiki and we were professionals, it'd be a different story though...). Therefore I suggest to swap the translation and the romaji in the lead section. See the editor corner's talk page for further information--Doncot (talk) 23:04, 10 August 2012 (EDT)

Adding Navbox Touhou template admin request[edit]

Since this is protected, I'd like to request an admin to add {{Navbox Touhou}} onto this template, most preferably where it says "| Official CDs ={{Navbox ZUN Music}}". This is so that all official CDs can also be navigated through this navbox. Thankyou in advance :) Tony64 (Talk/Con.) 02:12, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Very minor edit to accommodate banner sizes.[edit]

I'm requesting that the line {{#ifeq:{{{genre|}}}||[[Category:No genres]]|}} be moved from before the description to after it (Example, my user page). This is a very minor edit but it will make it so that you can link to a banner before using the MusicArticle template without having a gap appear between the banner and description (Example). If there is a way to modify the template to include custom banner sizes that would be better, but if it can't be done than this is a simple work around. Ycdtosa (talk) 19:15, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

I would like to fix errors and add some features[edit]

Here's a slightly modified version of the template that fixes a number of minor bugs/errors and adds some new features, I've tested it out on some pages (Fragile Sacrifice, BLUE NOTE 東方 Vol.1 and Monologue~魔法が解けるその前に~). Some of the changes including the change to line line 37 were discussed here, bellow I'll list a full change log.
line# from original template - changes
Line01 - Added code to include the original album header at the top of the page if "Original CDs" is entered into the "musictpye" parameter
Line14-30ish - Removed the "crossfade" parameter since it wasn't in use, moved the no catalog number category code that was here to the bottom of the template with the rest of the category stuff
Line 34 - Added parameter for custom banner sizes
Line 36 - Fixed error on pages with only Japanese titles having the album title bracketed in the description (as seen here), added "no_intro" parameter to skip the template generated first sentence and begin at the "description" parameter (useful for when specific formatting is required)
Line 37 - Changed format from "AlbumTitle is a music album" to "AlbumTitle is a doujin album" with wording changes for official and original CDs and a link to Wikipedia's page on doujin music over the words "doujin album" (check any of the test pages above to see it)
Line 41 - Moved no genres category code to the bottom along with the other category stuff
Line 88 - Simplified so navboxes will always appear as they normally do unless it's an official cd
Line 89 - Fixed (some of) the error of broken text appearing at the bottom of the page when groupCat is left blank (normally the template tries to use "group" if "groupCat" isn't there but the problem is that group is an interwiki linked so it simply doesn't work if you try and use it)
Line 96 - Removed some category code since the genre templates already handled it's function
Line 97 - This should fix the error of some pages with no romanizaed or translated titles showing up under "<" on event category pages (see here) since their "titlejp" parameter begins with the "lang en" template, since categories aren't working properly at the moment I couldn't actually test this one.
Line 98 - This fixes more of the broken text appearing at the bottome of the page when the "groupCat" parameter is left empty (same reason it didn't work as with line 89)
End of template - Moved category stuff mentioned earlier here since this is where the rest is
Ycdtosa (talk) 14:05, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Navigational Box Misplacement?[edit]

I was trying to create the page for Akatsuki Record's "LOVE EAST- -to the beginning 04-". Once I completed the page and previewed it, I noticed the navigational box for their albums ends up in the middle of the page before the track list. No matter what I do I cannot seem to fix it, as it messes with the template and makes the "| tracklist =" and this line simply saying "{{{tracklist}}}" both visible. Could someone help me out with this? - SisterOfScarletDevil (talk) 19:37, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for adding that Akatsuki Records album, it appears that an extra pair of curly brackets ( }} ) was included at the end of the description resulting in the template ending before the track list. I went ahead and fixed it, generally when a page like that breaks it's because there are some square ( [[ ) or curly brackets where they shouldn't be. Ycdtosa (talk) 20:05, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you so much! I just couldn't find the cause of that problem. Now I can confidently continue adding their albums aha. Much appreciated! ^^ SisterOfScarletDevil (talk) 20:15, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

full change list[edit]

Some fun new features like multi column staff credits, chronology sections (infobox), captions under album images and even (partially) auto generating descriptions, full list;
Line11 - Added option for text under album art in the infobox
Line33-44 - Added option for chronology and PV sections in the infobox
Linne47 - Minor fix for when banner_res is included as a parameter but undefined
Line50 - Option to replace "doujin album" without other text for use on drama CDs, EPs, singles, etc.
Line53 - Added option to auto generate the "It features vocal and...." section using autogendesc, includes "as_well_as" parameter for non-Touhou additions (as per editing guidelines from the community portal)
Line67-69, 85 - Added option for multiple columns using multicolumn parameter along with {{MusicArticle/Divider}} to define the next column's start as well as define column style if required
Line69-83 - Added option to override default staff credit header (Arrangement, Lyrics, Vocals, etc.) by starting parameter with ;
Line88 - Where the template gets the auto generated description, it uses the title templates ({{HRtP}}, {{IN}}, {{DIPP}}, {{ZSW}}, etc.) which has all been fitted with some additional markup to properly sort them, the sorting works as such:

AMG*** (A. Main Game)
BAKYU* (B. Akyuu)
CZUN** (C. ZUN's CDs)
DPW*** (D. Print WOrks)
ESEHO* (E. Seihou Project)
FTHR** (F. Touhou Relater)
GZUN** (G. ZUN other)

Concerning Touhou-Styled music albums[edit]

I was wondering if albums of music in the style of Touhou tracks should be given their own dedicated section in the music template, or if we should just use the game templates and simply clarify that it's not actually a game. If yes, then I'll need some help in adding some dedicated sections in the music template, since I'm not sure how to do so myself without breaking the entire thing.--MadamePhoton (talk) 20:15, 11 October 2021 (UTC)