How to compute your band’s success by reading Wikipedia

wikipedia-logo-en-bigI recently searched for some lyrics that I had stuck in my head, and found to my dismay that not only did they belong to the Backstreet Boys, but the song had its own Wikipedia page. This made me realize that there may be an unspoken social pecking order among bands where, in our modern age, Wikipedia holds the key. If this is true, the following list should provide a useful indication to your band’s success based on the level of its integration with Wikipedia. Level 0 indicates complete failure to exist in the Internet reality (the only one that matters). Level 10 indicates the maximum possible success.

  • Level 0. There is no mention of your band whatsoever on Wikipedia.
  • Level 1. Your band has a page on Wikipedia that you made, and it has not yet been deleted (or you have a script to keep creating your band’s page, and that script has not yet been banned).
  • Level 2. Your band has a page on Wikipedia that was made by a fan.
  • Level 3. Your band has a page made by your fans, and the page for at least one other band links back, citing your band as an influence.
  • Level 4. Your band has a page made by your fans, it is cited as an influence, and it links to another page on Wikipedia for at least one of your artists.
  • Level 5. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, and all of your artists have pages.
  • Level 6. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, and at least one of your albums has a page.
  • Level 7. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, and all of your albums have a page.
  • Level 8. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, all of your albums have a page, and at least one of your songs has a page.
  • Level 9. Your band has a page, you are cited as an influence, all of your artists have pages, all of your albums have a page, and all of your songs have a page.
  • Level 10. Your band meets all of the above criteria, plus the discussion tab on your band’s page is full of admins arguing and constantly trying to one-up each other with how much they know about your band.
  • Level 11. Your band meets all of the above criteria, and it has the ability to modify the public’s perception of truth by motivating the crowd to go to Wikipedia after the show and make specific modifications.

Any advice on how to improve this list will be properly considered.

2 Responses to “How to compute your band’s success by reading Wikipedia”

  1. Ha!

  2. LOL Awesome. I’m a 0. :D

    If you search for spoomusic you can find 2 pages that have the site linked! :D

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