I also found out now that I cannot edit articles anymore because my IP address has been blocked. The message written at the top reads:
You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
Your IP address has been automatically blocked because it was used by another user, who was blocked by Blueway. The reason given is this:
Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "Gili Yisrael".
The reason given for Gili Yisrael's block is: "Unconstructive editing"
Start of block: 00:15, August 23, 2019
Expiry of block: 00:15, August 24, 2019
Intended blockee: 188.8.131.52
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Does "Unconstructive editing" refer to me not removing redirects of former names when still in use in older articles? I would have severely preferred a head-ups warning saying that my IP would be blocked, rather than receiving no warning at all. I also don't see how a simple editing mistake I didn't spot would warrant me a block, especially without prior warning.
First, I would apologize on the not letting you know ahead.
I got very angry yesterday because numerous editors yesterday repeatedly did not follow the Wiki's rules (which I had to fix) so I placed temporary blocks for them. The group included yourself due to the GsA and Lalalay edits, however, I placed the wrong time which should have been 2 hours instead of 24 hours so I had enough time to fix the all mistakes. You can see the block log here. I will send out a notification next time if it arises.
Please be mindful between the difference of genres when comes to creating a new article for an artist. For example, CSVC and Stella Jang are more towards Korean indie music and their respective articles should have been created at that Wiki instead. I will let this go once but please remember this in the future. Thanks.
Can I ask what exactly is the difference between Kpop and Kindie?
It's been really difficult for me to tell the difference between pop and indie because their music can shift between genres and styles. For example, Stella Jang herself, some of her releases are within pop while others are leaning towards indie, hence I made a page for her.
I'm aware their methods of promotion are also what factors into their difference, and in that case, there are artists like HA:TFELT have now become Kindie rather than Kpop. She has even talked about how she wanted to leave the 'idol' image and become an indie artists. Her newer releases since becoming solo (Meine, Deine and Happy Now) are within this era. And hence, wouldn't she be considered an indie artist now too, and if so, wouldn't she also need a page on Kindie wikia?
I do believe that there are differences between K-pop and K-indie. However there are some artists that are in the middle and those are the ones that are harder to classify. Some of the points I usually go off on to determine which is which are:
Target audience: K-pop is mainstream and highly commercialized that aims towards a specific audience (eg. teenagers, foreign) while K-indie is more "artistic", have a heavy hand in music production and writing, and generally are within their own scene.
Label: In technical terms, most Korean labels are indie when compared to the major global companies Sony, Universal, and Warner. The best way to figure out, like the last point, is the target market (eg. JYP vs Shofar Music, MNH vs Mun Hwan In). Usually K-pop labels have a trainee system that produces idol groups while indie doesn't.
Genres: K-pop is mainstream pop music that usually follows the latest music trends (eg. R&B, EDM, tropical pop) while indie encompasses all the genres which can include acoustic, folk, electronic, and rock.
Remember that not all non-idol artists are indie artists. Huh Gak and Im Chang Jung are non-idols but still make music that is likened for the general public.
In some cases, there are artists in the borderline so you have to make due diligence on what to classify them. For HA:TFELT, she is not in the traditional sense an idol anymore after leaving Wonder Girls (I couldn't find any interview of her stating she's indie) but she is signed with a well-known label, Amoeba Culture, had collaborated with artists like Younha and Moon Byul and has made appearances on popular TV shows like Video Star and Weekly Idol. Another example is Lim Kim. Appeared on Superstar K3, signed and released music with MYSTIC before taking a hiatus and now making hip-hop music. The latter I would say is more indie now given that she is still unsigned.
In the end, research about an artist is the best way to find out where they fit in the music spectrum. Hope this helps a little.
When categorizing individual photos, please keep it minimal to just the person, not the group.
Eg. Cherry Bullet Let's Play Cherry Bullet Mi Rae teaser 1.png should only have Category:Mi Rae (Cherry Bullet) since that is the photo's main focus. Category:Cherry Bullet should only be added for whole group materials. I have removed the group category from the individual photos. Thanks!
Again, please do not add the group category on an individual photo. It should only contain the member's category which in turn, links to the group category as a subcategory to reduce repetitiveness. Thanks.
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