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Quick stuff

So you've got five, ten minutes to burn? Here are a lot of tiny little tasks that don't take much effort. In a lot of cases, I've even provided the links!

  • Look over the latest songs for the Song Page Flashmob. Maybe there's something you can add!
  • Look over WikiProject:Lyrics, pick your favorite song that hasn't been verified, and listen to it while reading the lyrics over.
  • Begin explaining the many, many jokes in songs like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Christmas Is Interesting. And if people have started to write out those jokes, look it over -- don't be surprised if you find a joke they missed, or they found a joke you missed. (Hint: Search the forums for topics whose titles include "Landis.") (I think we're pretty close, if anyone wants to give it a once-over for good measure. --mtgordon 21:21, 30 April 2008 (EDT) )
  • Write a little on the VTAW for Drinking With You, explaining the Jim-Pam reference (from the US "Office") and perhaps linking to the Coultonblog post in which JoCo unveils the VTAW and criticizes the US "Office", as well as the subsequent Coultonblog post in which he discovers that Jenna "Pam" Fischer put "Re Your Brains" on her MySpace (as well as Len's excitement when he discovers that she may have seen his illustration).
  • Check out Image:Jonathan placeholder.jpg -- at the bottom of the page, there's a list of pages that use that image. Since those images are really placeholders, all those pages don't have real images yet. Pick one and find another appropriate image, if one's out there.
  • Move Atlanta audio from Re Your Brains -- I'm not sure where. It's not really Fan Content, since it's a live recording, but it's not a video, since it's audio.
  • Explain the reference to the Gin Blossoms in the Coultonblog post for Not About You. (I'd do it myself, but I have zero familiarity with them.)
  • Create a page for Andy Bates. brandeks 01:57, 26 April 2008 (EDT) (This may be more relevant when the DVD from the San Francisco, CA: 2008-03-03 show, where Andy cameoed, is released.) --Bry 13:29, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
  • Add suuuupaadave's Lesson a Week videos to the Videos subpage of the appropriate songs -- create a new section called "Covers", please. (Also, write up the Lesson a Week article.)
  • Go through the uncreated tab pages (the red links at User:Bry/Tabs list), copying in the tabs from the various song detail pages in the JoCo store. (Don't forget to put "{{SongNav}}" at the top of each tabs page!)
  • Go through Fan Projects and move all the things in the Fanworks section to the proper places (usually that song's Videos page or Other Media page).
  • Some JoCo songs have no tabs (a lot of the experimental songs, such as See You All in Hell, for instance), but they do have tabs pages that are filed in Category:Tabs. Find those tabs pages and replace {{SongNav}} with {{SongNav|cat=no}}, which takes them out of the category. (See See You All in Hell/Tabs for an example I've done.)

(Anyone is welcome to add to this list, as long as you add quick tasks! Quick quick quick! Spoon-feedable if possible! Provide links ahead of time! I just don't have the time to handle all of this myself.) --Bry 23:30, 24 April 2008 (EDT)

  • Create a page for awryone; his download page is referenced more than enough times to need to explain who he is.
  • Create a page for Supergroup; unfortunately I know nothing about them.

More complex stuff

  • Major content that needs to be added:
    • Shows stuff:
      • Info on older shows (setlists being the hardest to find)
      • Also, a real show template (infobox and everything)
      • Perhaps a way to link songs to what shows they were played at
This can sort of be done with the "What links here" function that's in the "toolbox" nav on the left, as long as setlists link to song pages. It looks like if Shows were their own "namespace" (what exactly that means in WikiMedia, I don't know), a one-click link could be added that would show at what concerts a song had been performed. --Thomast 13:18, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
This is what happens when you arm MitchO with a little knowledge ... in addition, if the concerts were in their own namespace, you can now search for What Links Here only in the concert namespace, giving you a (pretty much) exact list. The question is how do we use that to generate a page? --MitchO 14:41, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
I don't want a namespace for everything, or we'll have a namespace list as long as my arm! That's what categories are supposed to be for! Also, I think the only way we're going to get a "which shows has this song been played in?" section/page is going to be, yes, botting it. No matter whether we do it by namespace or category. --Lex (talk - contribs) 15:59, 6 May 2008 (EDT)
  • From old to-do list (still unfinished stuff):
    • Deletion policy
    • Page on Creative Commons DONE, though I'd love someone more knowledgeable about CC check it over and make sure I explained and used it properly. --MitchO 13:48, 10 May 2008 (EDT)
    • A page to discuss songs
    • All the songs from "The Aftermath" -- could add links to JoCo-in-a-Bubble
    • Continue work on List of people mentioned in songs. DONE (I think) -mtgordon 13:51, 3 May 2008 (EDT)
    • "Downloads" page? Getting the store links to work would be pretty cool, I have to say...
    • Some kind of automation expert. A lot of this stuff should be handled by bots...

--Bry 03:42, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

    • Does anyone know anything about the friggin' Ze Frank stuff? It's the only red links left on the Discography page, and they're so minor that I want to just delete them, but surely someone can fill them in? --MitchO 08:43, 16 May 2008 (EDT)

Incredibly complex stuff

I've been spouting off for weeks about my idea for a revamped, revised, from-the-ground-up retooled videos section, requiring more than a little programmatic knowhow. I've finally written up my ideas -- see User:Bry/Videos - the nuclear option. Please, please comment. I'm so desperate for attention. --Bry 02:28, 4 May 2008 (EDT)

For completed tasks, see JoCopedia:To Do/Archive (2008-05-11).