Recently over the 09' holidays I took time out to rewrite the entire Kanjani8 wikipedia article as well as developing a "mini" portale for the group on wiki to better organize the page and keep everything crisp, clean, neutural, and foremost: informational. I added pages for every single CD release (cept the ones that I don't own), started working on their various tv shows, and did some other things. I'm still working on it and I'm still adding sources to the original article, but I don't have much time right now to do that atm (personal life things and stuff).
So I just wanted to take this time out that I really would love it if the wikipedia article maintains its informational state and not a sloppy, crazy, chaotic mess filled with Wikipedia warnings such as " needs sources " and " grammar is screwed up " etc.
So here's a list of things that will help keep this wikipedia article one of the best among the Johnny articles on wikipedia:
1) Wikipedia isn't a fansite: Please keep all fan information and unverified information off of the wiki. It is an encyclopedia, believe it or not, and unrelated fan information such as meet up, events, campaigns and what not do not belong on the wiki. Fan bias does not belong on the wiki
2) Keep the general wiki article strictly about group activities. Each member of K8 has their own Wikipedia page and I would really appreciate it, as well as keeping the articles clean and updated, that everyone keep all solo activities and personal life events in each member's personal wiki page. I can tell you that Hina and Maru's wikipage hasn't been updated since 2007 (excluding bot updates and vandalism) and all their information, before, was just thrown in the main wiki article. So if Ryo is staring in a new drama, throw it in his wikipedia article, Yoko got married, keep it in his wikipedia article. The only things that really belong, member wise, in the article is things like a member leaving the group or something that a member does which affects the ENTIRE group business wise.
3) Please add sources for every piece of information you add to the wiki. Wikipedia is fickle about their sources and LJ doesn't count as a source. Please read this about reliable sources on Wikipedia
I mean, if we all work together we can make the K8 wikipedia article an unbiased, truthful, informational encyclopedia article much like its Japanese counterpart.
Thank you~~~~ <3