User talk:SeMelmoth

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SeMelmoth, A message of appreciation for your recent #TooFew edits.

Kootenayvolcano (talk) 20:55, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives[edit]

Just to fill you in, I have added the list of National Portrait Collection inductees to the article per your request. From there, I immediately cobbled together a basic article on Persimmon Blackbridge (which can certainly still be expanded if and when I or you or other people have the time to dig into some print archives, but is at least a start based on the useful reliable sources that I was able to find on the web), thereby creating one link to the collective's article. Because the collective won a Lambda Literary Award for one of their books, I was also able to add a link to their article from List of Lambda Literary Award winners, and in turn I've also added the collective's article to a few relevant categories that it wasn't already in. Bearcat (talk) 21:51, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks :-) For the record, I think that many of the inductees probably would indeed qualify for articles (frex, Jovette Marchessault's such a "how the heck does she not actually have an article already?" no-brainer that I redlinked her right away as one of the very next things I plan to tackle, and I know for a fact that both Lynne Fernie and Janine Fuller, to name just two examples, are already redlinked in other articles too). But that said, a lot would still depend on the quality of additional sources that can be brought to bear — I suspect that if induction into the NPC was the only source that could be provided, that wouldn't strictly be enough on its own to make an article keepable, but if they were important enough to earn that distinction in the first place, then they were most likely important enough that additional sources will probably be available to make the case more airtight (though in some cases it might require a bit of extra digging into historical print sources.) Bearcat (talk) 22:29, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
And just to keep you updated again, right after posting this comment I immediately whipped up fresh batches of both Jovette Marchessault and Lynne Fernie. Bearcat (talk) 00:38, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Bearcat, Thanks for the new articles!Kootenayvolcano (talk) 18:38, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Kootenayvolcano Bearcat Thanks for the new articles indeed. Sources really are the key, aren't they? I am slammed until mid-April, but then I will dive in with Don McLeod's Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada, Tom Warner's Never Going Back, and Becki Ross' The House that Jill Built (with grains of salt, of course) SeMelmoth (talk) 18:43, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

If you two are interested, I'd be very happy to set up a workgroup page for LGBT issues in Canada. Although I know I'm not the only Canadian editor with an interest in LGBT topics, a little too often it's felt like I was because there's not much active coordination going on, with the result that a lot of stuff we really should have has fallen through the cracks. The workgroup wouldn't be a full WikiProject in its own right, but just a subpage of Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada and Wikipedia:WikiProject LGBT studies, where we could do things like keeping a list of article topics that people might want to tackle creating or cleaning up, compiling a list of books and websites and periodicals that can be used for sourcing, and other discussion that might be warranted. So I'll try to set that up in the next few days, and once it's up and running feel free to consult and or contribute to it as much or as little as you want :-) Bearcat (talk) 18:49, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject LGBT studies/LGBT in Canada work group Bearcat (talk) 00:12, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant! I hope you haven't felt too lonely working on the Canadian LGBT pages. There are some of us, ahem, who have been watching and reading your work with pleasure for years. SeMelmoth (talk) 17:29, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks (*blush*), it is always nice to be appreciated. Just so you know, don't take it personally that some of the listings you added to disambiguation pages got removed — Wikipedia's general practice is that people shouldn't be added to disambiguation pages until they actually have an article to link to, so a redlinked name will generally just get stripped back out again. (It's always okay to redlink names in articles about related topics, but we should avoid putting their names into lists and disambiguation pages until the article is actually in place.) If and when you do identify someone who doesn't have an article yet but probably should, it's better to add them to a centralized project list like the one I've created here — and once an article's actually up and running, then they can be added to disambiguation pages and lists of writers or politicians and the like. Thanks again, I look forward to working with you in the future :-) Bearcat (talk) 18:49, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi SeMelmoth. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:29, 13 May 2014 (UTC)