User talk: Corkythehornetfan

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I've got links and information about the former anchors/reporters, who used to work at KTRK-TV.

I'll get them posted to make sure it doesn't violate anything else. 725edwards (talk) 21:55, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay, but that doesn't mean someone else won't remove them either, so just a heads up! Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 22:06, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Removal of TV news personalities[edit]


The policy which you cite when removing lists of TV news personalities from the stations for which they work, WP:LISTPEOPLE, applies only to stand-alone lists. The policy, so far as I know, does not apply to lists contained within articles. If that is no longer the case or if there has been discussion related to lists of TV news personalities on a particular talk page, please let me know. Buffalutheran (talk) 23:06, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Buffalutheran: Hello! Here are a few listings that I was informed about.
At first, I was against the removal of the news personalities, but the more I was told about it and the more I read, I understood and agreed that they shouldn't belong. I was also not aware of he discussions before, either. Also, here is a quote from a fellow user:
Thanks, Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 23:12, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

News team listings[edit]

Go ahead and delete the listing of news team members on all other television station articles for every network affiliate including Spanish television stations. Has there even been a consensus reached on this? If there has, you have a lot of work to do. Strafidlo (talk) 23:33, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Strafidlo: I am working on removing all non-notable staff that doesn't meet WP:LISTPEOPLE, as well as others. Below are the ones that I was told, because at first I wasn't a fan of removing the news personalities, but the more I read, the more it made since. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 04:24, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Virtually every TV station with a news department has a Website with a page featuring its current news team and listing their assignments. A link to that page would be a perfectly appropriate substitute for the exhaustive lists which appear in so many WP station articles. But I was not aware that there had been a discussion of a policy change; until recently, the convention was that the entire current staff was listed, then "notable" former staff, with the minimum standard for notability being a WP article. (talk) 11:24, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Just because a station lists its employees on the website, doesn't mean Wikipedia needs to as well. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 17:18, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
So I replaced the single "notable" current WCNC employee with a link to the station site listing the entire on-air staff, and you reverted? By the way, the station slogans over the years can be sourced - I would recommend that you fact-tag them rather than removing them entirely. (talk) 23:44, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes I reverted it because a link simply does nothing but give a link to the list of staff. If the staff isn't notable, then it shouldn't be on Wikipedia per WP:LISTPEOPLE. Also, there is no point in having them if they are unsourced. They need a reliable source to back them up. YouTube is considered a questionable source, but I am not a fan of YouTube as a source. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 23:58, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
A station's Website is not considered a reliable source for its staff listing? I know, it's a "primary source," but a list of on-air personalities is hardly something that needs independent verification. I don't disagree with removing the long lists in the articles which duplicate information that can be found elsewhere, but what's the problem with providing a link to the original source? (talk) 00:04, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Primary sources are not sufficient or original enough. It will need a third-party source for it to be reliable. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 00:27, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Not going to argue the point, but the Website of a television station's news department would be considered a sufficiently reliable source for a news story, so why does its listing of its staff need independent confirmation (which isn't going to exist anywhere)? It's a simple list, not an argument or idea requiring verification. Just saying. I do appreciate the work you're doing cleaning up these pages. I'm going to work on trying to source some of the historical station slogans when I get a chance (probably by citing the date of a local newspaper ad in which that slogan appeared). (talk) 11:57, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure why, as it was all apart of the discussions up above. I'm just telling you what I was told. Best of luck, Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 12:27, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

WJBK slogans[edit]

The WJBK slogans need to be put back. All are correct. Trust me. Live in Detroit. --CircleWXYZ (talk)

@CircleWXYZ: Unless you can provide a reliable source, they will not be put back. You living in Detroit simply provides no proof that those are the correct slogans. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 18:19, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Delete my userpage[edit]

Want userpage deleted. JoeCool950 (talk) 05:59, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

You should ask an Administrator, as I am not one. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 06:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I added somethingJoeCool950 (talk) 06:08, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
nothing wrong with news staff. If so, then delete kcal-tv itJoeCool950 (talk) 06:10, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I saw it. I could care less what you put on your user page. I'm not going mess with it, unless some else vandalizes it. There is a reason I removed them from the news article, so as long as they aren't listed there and anywhere else on Wikipedia, I don't care. I along others are in the process of removing staff if they aren't notable so I'll do it when I get to it, that is if someone hasn't beaten me to it. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 06:23, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
looking at KNBC, I would agree to that, so with that said, KBAK, KERO, and KGET need to be deleted. JoeCool950 (talk) 06:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I am agreeing with you. KNBC is an example. Thanks for fixing up KABC by the way. JoeCool950 (talk) 06:33, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
KERO, KBAK, and KGET have been removed. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 06:41, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
do not want to ask an administrator. JoeCool950 (talk) 07:02, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing up the pages. Would you agree that KNBC is an example?? There was some kind of argument over KCAL-TV. Read that first. JoeCool950 (talk) 06:46, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

I basically see why you are taking off the non notable ones and agree also. If I undo the edits on the pages again, then it's clear vandalism. JoeCool950 (talk) 07:21, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry I took longer to respond... I fell asleep! You could say KNBC is an example. User:Spshu who commented on the KCAL-TV comments is actually the one who informed me about this. I went ahead and removed the non-notable names from KCAL-TV. WP:LISTPEOPLE & WP:NOTDIRECTORY are the two main reasons to get rid of the names. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 11:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
That's okay. I could see who from each station who are currently there are notable, since I am from the area. JoeCool950 (talk) 18:28, 15 September 2014 (UTC)