Talk:List of musicologists

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Dates of (birth-death) and other details added as comments.[edit]

Dear fellow editors, Face-smile.svg

I am leaving the present message, out of courtesy to other editors interested in this article. I was surprised to see dates of (birth-death), and sometimes other details, added alongside some of the names in this list.

These added comments seem unnecessary to me, since:

  • names can only be included if the person has an article or is referenced by an external link (as per WP:LISTPEOPLE);
  • therefore, dates of (birth-death) can readily be found via these internal/external links.

From a practical point of view, these dates (and other comments, which should really be located in the articles themselves) take space and therefore preclude the columns from being compacted for efficient presentation on the page (see List of singer-songwriters as an example).

I am therefore removing these details, since they are clearly redundant: they seem to serve little purpose and there is no section in the present talk page recording an earlier discussion and agreement to include them. Of course, if anyone has a different view, then please let's discuss this here, by all means, as there may well be an excellent reason for having these dates, even though I can't see it. Face-smile.svg

However, I am leaving the dates of (birth-death) where they already feature alongside some of the redlinked entries, since they may assist in the provision of the required citation(s) in these cases.

To this end, I have also added the {{cn|date=March 2016}} template alongside all redlinked entries so that, in future, other editors may search for citations and add them over time; as an example, I have added a ref tag alongside J. Michael Allsen.

Thank you.
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 09:22, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

This update to confirm I have now applied the above changes. I have also adjusted the width of all columns to the following format: {{colbegin|3}}. I may also add reference citation tags to some of the redlinked entries in future. Thank you. Face-smile.svg
With kind regards;
Patrick. ツ Pdebee.(talk)(guestbook) 09:46, 10 March 2016 (UTC)