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    Posted: January 03 2019 at 08:22
I find it quite strange that, a band, quite famous and popular, though they have a Wiki prophile, non of the original members of Saga has biographies on the site. I find thst to bw quite strange and disheartning , that the quite so skilled and inspiring musicians from the excelent Canadian band with so litle represtasion on Wiki.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 08:54
You can always add them yourself, that's the point of  wiki.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 09:16
True enough but i hardly have all the info to create a decent bio abourmt solo releases, side projects, or instrumental influences, early life nor personal info.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 09:31
I wouldn't bother, they'd probably get deleted as not notable enough.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 10:28
Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

I wouldn't bother, they'd probably get deleted as not notable enough.

That has been my experience as well with Wikipedia & musicians, they are pretty rigid with their rules.  

I don't blame them, they don't want to be an advert for bands & musicians!  To make a contribution, it is necessary to include a LOT of third party documentation including links to news articles, magazine interviews etc.  

It's a lot of work, I've done it as a favor for some bands but it can be a very frustrating process, particularly when dealing with copyright issues of photos etc.  

This is one of my projects: 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 11:19
Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

I find it quite strange that, a band, quite famous and popular, though they have a Wiki prophile, non of the original members of Saga has biographies on the site. I find thst to bw quite strange and disheartning , that the quite so skilled and inspiring musicians from the excelent Canadian band with so litle represtasion on Wiki.

Why do you need wiki to verify what you already feel?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 12:07
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

I find it quite strange that, a band, quite famous and popular, though they have a Wiki prophile, non of the original members of Saga has biographies on the site. I find thst to bw quite strange and disheartning , that the quite so skilled and inspiring musicians from the excelent Canadian band with so litle represtasion on Wiki.


Why do you need wiki to verify what you already feel?
i just find it strange that a quality guitarist like Ian Crichton, about influences, and early carear, a characteristic vocalist like Michael Sadler have sung for various artists and have a chsrectaristic operatic voice and Jim Gilmours as keyboard virtous deserve bios

I feel tgey as a vband are big enough for musichian bios ought to be made.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2019 at 17:38
Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

I find it quite strange that, a band, quite famous and popular, though they have a Wiki prophile, non of the original members of Saga has biographies on the site. I find thst to bw quite strange and disheartning , that the quite so skilled and inspiring musicians from the excelent Canadian band with so litle represtasion on Wiki.


Why do you need wiki to verify what you already feel?
i just find it strange that a quality guitarist like Ian Crichton, about influences, and early carear, a characteristic vocalist like Michael Sadler have sung for various artists and have a chsrectaristic operatic voice and Jim Gilmours as keyboard virtous deserve bios

I feel tgey as a vband are big enough for musichian bios ought to be made.

If someone makes a compelling argument, the Overlords of Wikipedia will allow it.  It does take quite a bit of work and time.  Problem is finding that person to devote that sort of effort.  

I've crossed swords with the Overlords a few times and have a bad taste in my mouth because of that.  They define "control freaks."  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2019 at 15:32
I'm a pretty decent Saga fan, really like their material and have seen them live once back in '83. I agree their talent is excellent, I have never tried to do anything in wiki.

I like Saga
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