Morrissey-solo Wiki - updates and feature requests

davidt

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The Morrissey-solo Wiki has just passed it's 10 year mark and I'll highlight some of the improvements and additions here. The thread can also be a place for future progress and any suggestions or feature requests. While the structure was getting built out over the first several years, in the last year or so a lot of info has been added and cleaned up thanks to @Famous when dead who overcame the technical learning curve, took on several tasks and entered a lot of data and inspired some new features. I believe the wiki has the potential to become the most comprehensive and up-to-date document of Morrissey and Smiths related information if it isn't already! Aligning with the common themes across the entire site, anyone can contribute to it with some effort and anything missing or incorrect can be fixed.

Some of the recent updates:
  • Morrissey discography and The Smiths discography pages - release information for all official releases is all up-to-date.
  • Morrissey live history and The Smiths live history pages up-to-date.
  • Page improvements - release pages easily aggregate information from Discogs, Wikipedia, forum threads and mentions from other pages. Song pages also include aggregated information such as cover versions and live history. Associating a date with each page also allows sorting of information by date (for example concerts, releases, statements).
  • Additional information - FWD added many influences (comprehensive cover versions, songs played during tour intermission, influences mentioned by Morrissey in interviews), Morrissey statements and release information on 'official' sites that no longer exist.
 
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Fantastic, quite an achievement. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You David and as Always FWD..."from the heart of my bottom", "you've made a happy man old" etc, etc. Cheers.
 

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What is the idea behind the "negative influences on Morrissey"?
It's a category for an 'influence' on Morrissey that is negative, likely he said something negative about a person or topic. So something like the opposite of a music / literary influence.
 

SuedeMoz

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It's a category for an 'influence' on Morrissey that is negative, likely he said something negative about a person or topic. So something like the opposite of a music / literary influence.
I was curious about this as well... what confused me is that some don't have a lot of info like Cornershop or Olivia Newton John (other than mostly who they are) ... so, how are these 'negative influences' ? Whereas some like Madonna, Mike Joyce, and Johnny Rogan... it's a lot more clear why they are there.
 

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A lot of the site links here need linking in to wiki entries.
Given the sheer scale, things being fleshed out will require lots of time & work.
Cornershop could fit in a category called 'antagonist towards Morrissey' or 'disliked Morrissey' etc, but for current filtering of articles, negative... was a catch-all.
I can't state enough that it is a 'work in progress' and really is a vast undertaking. Things like salvaging TTY articles, statements & release information are a headache at times and requires a lot of data entry - all the ongoing bits will all come together eventually and I'd hope people would appreciate how substantive the Wiki resource already is.
Regards,
FWD.
 

spent

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It's a category for an 'influence' on Morrissey that is negative, likely he said something negative about a person or topic. So something like the opposite of a music / literary influence.
Okay, thank you, I think I get it now. At the moment, at least to me, it sounds a bit like these "influences" have resulted in Morrissey becoming "morally bad" or producing "bad stuff", like "bad friends" can do. Probably you want to stick to the "influence" to be able to categorize this section better, but I personally think that "negativity-inducing" would make more sense, or "influence inducing negativity from M.".
 

spent

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I was curious about this as well... what confused me is that some don't have a lot of info like Cornershop or Olivia Newton John (other than mostly who they are) ... so, how are these 'negative influences' ? Whereas some like Madonna, Mike Joyce, and Johnny Rogan... it's a lot more clear why they are there.
In addition, Cornershop, for example, is listed as having been part of the World Peace concerts' pre-show videos, so, I conclude, but I might be wrong here, that their influence can't be that negative.
 
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