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Documentation: Add artists

Which artists are allowed
vkgy is for visual kei. However, the following may be added under certain conditions:
  • non-visual must play at vk lives, and/or appear in vk omnibuses, and/or connect to a vk band/label.
  • proto-visual must connect to a vk band/label, and/or have played with early vk bands, and/or be demonstrabily influential to vk.
  • foreign must self-declare as vk, and appear somewhat visual, and be tangibly active (live concerts, paid releases).
  • doujin must self-declare as vk, and have vk-esque artwork, and be tangibly active (paid releases).

In all cases, please use artist tags and descriptions appropriately. Ask us if you have questions.
Which name should be used
  • Use the “most official” name, including all symbols and decoration, even if it's annoying.

    The Gazette, Cali Gari the GazettE, cali≠gari, CμЯЁ-βLAST
  • When romanizing, keep all symbols, letters, and numbers intact when possible (see Romanization). If an official romanization exists, use that instead.

    name サリィ。 romaji SALLY。 / name 愛狂います。 official romaji aicle。
  • A friendly name is generated, containing only letters, numbers, and hyphens. It can be changed when editing an artist's page, and may use an easier/more common spelling of the artist's name.

    The friendly name may also be used to differentiate artists: see Bands with the same name.

    name 大日本鬼端児組 悪童会に占拠され ゴシップ romaji Dainippon Onitanjigumi Akudoukai ni Senkyosare GOSSIP friendly gossip
Bands with the same name
  • Two bands with the same name can be differentiated via their friendly name. You can add things like area active, year formed, significant member, etc.

    name DALI friendly dali-fukuoka / name DALI friendly dali-tokyo
  • When adding artists, the system will stop you if a band with that name already exists. To get around this, add some sort of differentiation to the name and romaji; once the artist is added, you can edit its page and remove the differentiation from the name, but leave it in the friendly name.
Linking musicians to artists
  • When an artist is added, the system will auto-link any musicians whose band history mentions that artist.

    Auto-linking is based on exact spelling, so it may miss some musicians or incorrectly link others. It's always good to double-check the artist page or to use the musician search function.

General documentation

Page-specific documentation