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Subcide
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:39 pm 
 

Would it be possible to create a 'Palestine' section in 'Browse Bands - By Country'? Palestinian Metal bands do exist, and it seems unfair that they aren't able to be categorized on Metal Archives.

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MetalCuresHeadaches
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:50 am 
 

Is it really necessary? Not looking to open a debate on the legitimacy of a Palestinian state or anything, but really, are there bands on the site that are masquerading under different countries of origin because Palestine is not an option?
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Subcide
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:57 am 
 

MetalCuresHeadaches wrote:
Is it really necessary? Not looking to open a debate on the legitimacy of a Palestinian state or anything, but really, are there bands on the site that are masquerading under different countries of origin because Palestine is not an option?


Well there is 'Khalas' who don't appear to have a profile.

Article about them here: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 19705.html

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:10 am 
 

Khalas is more Hard Rock than anything else. I could press the issue, but there not being a Palestine option for bands is going to be on the bottom of the list for Palestinian bands right now.
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Porman
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:48 pm 
 

Last time I checked Palestine isn't a country.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:42 pm 
 

We go by the standard set by ISO_3166-1:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1

Oddly enough the "State of Palestine" has its own separate entry there, so it will likely be included soon.

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Subcide
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:52 pm 
 

Derigin wrote:
We go by the standard set by ISO_3166-1:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1

Oddly enough the "State of Palestine" has its own separate entry there, so it will likely be included soon.


:-)

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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:56 am 
 

So it is that no acceptable bands from Palestine have been submitted?
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Porman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:40 am 
 

Probably.
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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:06 pm 
 

Looking at "Bands by Country" and comparing the cities each band lives in to geographical location, there are a couple that are from cities within Palestinian claimed territory (West Bank and Gaza Strip) - but it's not quite as simple as that. Many bands are from Jerusalem which is claimed by Palestine. Several are from Modi'in, which is partly in West Bank. There is one from Ma'ale Adumim, which is entirely in West Bank but is considered an Israeli settlement. I haven't found any that are from the Gaza Strip.

Plus I think that there aren't any definitive Palestinian bands in the Metal Archives at the moment is a factor. Browsing bands by country only includes countries that have metal bands on the archives, so Mali is excluded for the moment for being devoid of metal.
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