User talk:Marcus2

Hi Marcus! Categorizing on IMSLP is not about how a piece "sounds"; it is about how the composer is generally categorized, and the work is generally in the same genre as the composer him/herself. There are people who will swear that Mozart's and Haydn's musics are romantic (like Rosen). But Beethoven is already categorized as classical in the composer category, and so should be work pages be categorized. Your changes will be reverted.

Also, please do not make such potentially controversial changes to such a large number of pages without consulting an admin first in the future. Thanks! --Feldmahler 12:06, 4 May 2007 (EDT)

Just to clarify, most music historians agree that Beethoven is a "classical" composer and not a romantic one, which is why his composer category and all the works in it should be under the classical category. --Feldmahler 12:43, 4 May 2007 (EDT)

I've reverted your changes, during the process of which I realized that you apparently changed some pages wrongly tagged "Romantic" to "Classical", which is good. :) Just remember next time to not make controversial changes to lots of pages without consulting an admin first. Adding information to lots of pages is fine, but modifying the existing information (in a way which is contradictory) in one or two pages is fine, but it is good to consult an admin before doing this to many pages (say, 10+), because in the end the changes might be reverted, in which case there is a lot of work done for nothing. Anyway, it is fixed now :) --Feldmahler 14:22, 4 May 2007 (EDT)


Hi Marcus! I accidentally blocked you because I thought you were going to mass change pages again, but I see that you have been changing the Soler pages to match the category.

However, I think it is a good idea to ask about this first, and make sure whether it is the composer page that needs changing, or the work page? Wikipedia lists Soler as both Baroque and Classical. You can ask this on the talk page of the composer page. Thanks! --Feldmahler 20:16, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

P.S. I forgot to mention this, but in the future, if you are going to mass modify (i.e. changing existing information; adding information is fine and encouraged) more than 10 pages at once, please first propose the changes for discussion on either the category talk page or one of the work pages, and wait for consensus from the community or permission from an admin. Thanks! :) --Feldmahler 20:54, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

JCF Bach

You are doing it again. If you're right or not about him being classical is not the point here (you're probably right). Can you please read the above? This is a community, and not an anarchistic flock of musicians. You must understand that you are forcing us to block you again. If you have anything to reply, click edit on top of this page. Peter talk 15:52, 11 May 2007 (EDT)

Hey, Peter! Some of us are anarchists (I presume we're all musicians)... and anarchists have community, too (b'lieve it or not). Nevertheless, Marcus2, please consider the technical implications of your actions, as well as the consensus of the community, before you make mass changes. --Emeraldimp 21:48, 11 May 2007 (EDT)