User talk:ThatMontrealIP

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Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord[edit]

Nice work! Sam Sailor 08:49, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. Somehow the significance of the work was missed in the nomination.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 08:57, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Typically happens when we forget to properly do all steps of WP:BEFORE. Do you want me to set up automatical archiving of your talk page? Sam Sailor 10:51, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
The nominator appears to be ultra-experienced. I guess everyone makes mistakes.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 19:08, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey, I just wanted to say thanks. Paul Couvrette's article is teaching me about how to be a Wikipedia contributor without going out of bounds. Your edits and the steps you've taken have helped a lot.

Cheers LawrenceTemple (talk) 03:55, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for creating the Artists' stubs[edit]

I'm enjoying finding links within Wikipedia to your stub articles and adding bits of info where I can from other sources. But I was really delighted to find the portrait of Loretta Hines Howard, which was already on Wikimedia Commons. I'm glad you posted on the Women in Red Talk page and drew my attention to your efforts. It's fun contributing in collaboration.Oronsay (talk) 02:54, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

I agree one hundred percent! And I thank you sincerely for your efforts. (PS: yes, Loretta Hines Howard is really interesting. there is lots of material there.) ThatMontrealIP (talk) 03:02, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

A quilt for you![edit]

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For your contributions to the impromptu virtual editathon to get the quilters of Gee's Bend on Wikipedia. Thank you!

--Nonmodernist (talk) 14:15, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Hey, thanks! It was very pleasant working with the impromptu team (Pinging @Ser Amantio di Nicolao:) on this! Thank you as well for your excellent contribs.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 15:00, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Virginia Overton[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 26 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Virginia Overton, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an original work by artist Virginia Overton was used as a prize at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Virginia Overton. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Virginia Overton), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 26 April 2019 (UTC)


women artists

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Thank you for quality articles about women who create art, such as Virginia Overton and Kader Attia, for beginning many more, also from your hometown Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, for expanding articles such as Geneviève Cadieux, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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This kitten would like to thank you for your efforts to bridge the gender gap.

Bsoyka 04:18, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks!ThatMontrealIP (talk) 04:19, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Inuit artists[edit]

I made a couple of tweaks to Avataq Cultural Institute. The artists ones look good. The only thing I would add is for the artists in Nunavut born before 1999, probably most of them, is to note that they were born in the Northwest Territories. Like this. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 03:58, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. it had not occurred ot me t use the old place names... I'm Canadian, so I culturally conform to the new. Will make it NWT from here on in for pre-1999. I hope it's warm up there right now.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 04:22, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
It's not bad here. Only -12 but that's down from -2 the other day. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 10:55, 21 May 2019 (UTC)


Montreal thank you for your help. I will review your edits more carefully and may bring back some of the deleted content. I patterned my article on what other articles had about other musicians/pianists. I will find additional references and sources. Will you be reviewing other musicians for similar content and also delete and edit... Thanks. Maryphillips1952 (talk) 08:51, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Record labels[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Back Yard Recordings (2nd nomination) is closed, so I can't respond there, and I don't have time right now to give you the thorough answer you deserve, but the essential points are this: Record labels are known for recording and marketing music. When a label is successful, it has a marked impact on culture. Having a signed roster of multiple notable artists is an indication that the label has had a significant impact on culture. Many times the label will have a significant impact on an artists success and even musical direction. That is the difference between NMUSIC#5 and WP:NOTINHERETED, and why music historians, researchers, and discographers are interested in record labels and their history, and why record labels can be an encyclopedic topic. Now, most record labels who are notable by NMUSIC#5 will also meet GNG, and this argument usually comes into play when talking about pre-internet record labels. I made the argument I did at Back Yard because GNG was not met, and I made an analysis of the band signed and their relation to the label to show that notability was not achieved by any standard, not GNG, not NMUSIC, and not COMMONSENSE. I hope that helps a little bit. Thank you for all your volunteer work here! 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 17:52, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

thanks for taking the time to write this note! I really sympathize with your arguments re: cultural impact and so on. I argued many of the same points on art galleries on the talk page for WP:N recently. What you are saying is basically identical to the discussion there, which failed to recognize the very similar cultural value of art galleries. (I totally agree that labels and galleries are culturally important and should have wiki articles that calculate that value into the notability assessment. However the policy does not. At least for now.) In short, per NCORP, "An organization is not notable merely because a notable person or event was associated with it." Labels are therefore only notable if they have been the subject of coverage in multiple independent sources. Reviews of the artist's releases are not reviews of the company. Having signed a hundred notable artists does not make them notable... unless there was SIGCOV. I also do not see labels mentioned anywhere in NMUSIC #5-- in fact I only see labels mentioned as supporting the notability of musicians, not vice-versa. In any case, it's interesting to note that of the labels I recently nominated for deletion, all the deletions were deleted based on lack of coverage. I think NCORP is being well respected by the !voters there.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 22:59, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
PS: Could you quote the #5 section of of NMUSIC that you're referring to? I want to make sure we are looking at the same thing.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 23:02, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome cookies[edit]

Thank you for the welcome! I hosted my first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon with my art history students last week and am busy editing and adding too. Thank you for the encouragement. And by the look of your bio page, I would love to touch base with you next year when we set out to edit again, because it is a Women and Gender class and it looks like you have started some great stubs that we could work on growing. Thanks again! Eccaldwell (talk) 17:11, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

@Eccaldwell: yes, welcome! We can use as many art historians as we can get! Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything. You might aloso want to join the Wikiproject Women in Red. The talk page of the project has lots of good discussion. The stubs on women artists that I started are just a hobby: feel free to give any of them to your students to expand, no appointment required. Welcome aboard.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 23:40, 15 June 2019 (UTC)