Talk:Dance

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Pictures in External Links

Although nice the pictures do not belong in the external links section. The justification for this is threefold:

  • the external links section of an article is for external links, not pictures
  • as far as I can tell none of the external links even reference Japanese dancing
  • this article is on "Dance" not "Art relating to dance" or any like subject. The appropriate style of image for this article is photos, not paintings. These paintings may be more appropriate in Japanese Dance, but not in this broader article

If no one has any objections I'd like to see them removed. NormanS 08:48, 18 November 2008 (EST)

3th time: the paintings are illustrating the whole article. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 19:39, 18 November 2008 (EST)
No they are not. The paintings are of Japanese Dance, which isn't even mentioned in the article (compared to Biblical dancing, Irish dancing etc). There is no possible way that they are "illustrating the whole article".
Furthermore, the external links section of a page is for LINKS, not images. At the moment they clutter the section and add nothing of value.
Finally, if you want to add something of educational benefit to this article, rather than just adding colour to make it look pretty, you'd add photos which actually show people dancing in real life, rather than requiring readers to use their imagination.
If you really want to use these pictures (which, I will point out, are very nice) then you should in "Paintings of Japan" or "Japanese Dance", not in an umbrella article which doesn't even mention Japanese dance, and especially not in the external links section. NormanS 19:56, 18 November 2008 (EST)
I understand your point, but I don't agree. Sorry. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 20:44, 18 November 2008 (EST)
Could you please expand on that and address the three (3) points I made. A project like this is build only on collaboration. NormanS 20:51, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Copyright Questions

Can someone explain to me again why it's OK for Conservapedia to just take a photo from someone else's web site and use it here, without giving the photographer any credit and apparently without permission from the copyright owner? I'm referring to the ballet photo and the picture of dancers in silhouette. It doesn't seem honest. The ballet picture does not even identify the dance company shown in the picture. --Hsmom 23:03, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Types of dance

The intro seems to mix up styles of dance with individual dances. Could someone with a bit of knowledge sort this out? PistolPete 23:34, 18 November 2008 (EST)

I've given it a shot. I'm not familiar with all the styles mentioned, but I've done some grouping as a beginning. Also, I think Charleston needs to be removed unless there is further context for it. --Hsmom 23:53, 18 November 2008 (EST)
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