April 4th, 2008

silly dance


A new Police project on the web is now live and open to all: the PoliceWiki.


What is the PoliceWiki?

The PoliceWiki is a project created for all Police fans. The goal is for fans of The Police, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Sting to document the band's history in a format that is open to everyone’s contributions of knowledge, reference materials, and experiences.

Why a wiki?

There is a wealth of Police and Police-related information on the internet that has been assembled and generated by a number of dedicated and hardworking people throughout the years. But the difficulty is that information on the band -- its history, its members, its accomplishments -- is spread out all over the place: a timeline of events over here; a discography over there; a list of related solo efforts elsewhere. There is also useful information scattered throughout decades of magazine articles and interviews easily lost track of through time.

The goals of the PoliceWiki are to make it possible to locate such information quickly and easily, to serve as a quick reference source where various types of information relevant to the band have been brought together into a single repository, and to make it so that information can be easily expanded upon by anyone who has details to add.

Can I help out?

Absolutely! That's what a wiki is all about. This is a project created for fans, by fans, and won't succeed without them. In fact, right now the wiki is mostly just a framework with a lot of placeholder (or "stub") pages--we've only just begun to start to add real content. The more people who become involved in adding their time and knowledge to the project, the better it will become. If you're interested in contributing to the project, please read through our Help pages (http://www.policefans.org/Police_wiki/index.php?title=Help:Contents) for more information, or contact sockii with your specific questions.