FBFT Best Practices

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Please don't hesitate to contribute to this page if you have ideas for best practices.

A few things to watch out for

  • If you add a band, please add it to a city, decade and the appropriate letter of the alphabet. That'll help keep things organized.
  • Please be consistent in both case and spelling! We want everything to link together nicely, so we need everything to be consistent.
  • We don't care what your super special punk rock name is... please don't use it here. Again, we're trying to link as much together as we can, so please use real names or don't use 'em at all.
  • If you have any questions about how to format pages, or you don't know what you're doing, don't hesitate to e-mail us. ryan@yahtzeen.com, phil@yahtzeen.com

Outside the family tree

What does this mean? Our original intent was for the FBFT to document the Fargo scene and it's related bands and members. The family tree currently considers Fargo-Moorhead along with the states of Minnesota and North Dakota to be included in the tree. Portland, OR is also fair game to be included. If you think we've missed any cities or regions that have an important connection to Fargo-Moorhead please contact [Phil Leitch|Phil] or [Ryan Anderson|Ryan] and let us know.

For bands/projects outside the scope of the FBFT please provide an outbound link, for an example see the link to Anchorhead under Todd Holdman (This of course is now a bad example because we've now included Minneapolis bands).

Phantom Bands

Originally bands that either had never played at least three shows were considered phantom bands and appropriately marked. The new FBFT covers this better since we have more space to expand further on the band so just be sure to mention it somewhere on their page.


You may add photos to the Fargo Band Family Tree and we highly encourage you to upload your file(s) using the 'Upload File' link in the toolbox to the left. Uploading your file to the FBFT will ensure that it will remain with it and not be subject to the external link changing, the site disappering or other factors.

Our preferred image size is 320x240 (or 240x320) in order to maintain a consistent look throughout the FBFT. For images that don't scale to those dimensions we just ask that you are in the size range.

The Fargo Band Family Tree supports creating it's own thumbnails so there it is not necessary to upload a small and large image.

Remote Host Video Content

We have located a freeaccess server through public domain (free!) that allows submission of videos. http://www.archive.org/movies/movies-contribute.php?stage=upload_info

The server is permanent, so submission of videos can be considered "permanent" as well. We will be adding more information later as to how to most effectively link submitted videos for downloads to inividual pages for the FBFT.

The service and bandwidth (www.archive.org) is free, as of this point.

Video standards:

  • 320 x 240
  • .WMV, .MOV formats only
  • Files smaller than 100mb only
  • No streaming, hotlinking
  • Files linked to FBFT must be uploaded to the www.archive.org server, to preserve consistency and maintain a high level of service (no broken links, ever...basically).


We'd like to maintain a consistent look throughout the Fargo Band Family Tree so please use these templates if creating a new page.

To use the templates select one, then click 'edit', copy the code and then paste it into the new page you create.


Currently we are not including pages to cover venues.

Record Labels

We are including record labels. If you wish to add one please follow the format of an exising entry (see Dart Records as a good example).


For the time being please provide external links to zines. Zines may be included in the future.