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Hearing Undergraduates[edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for mentioning the hearing undergrads in [Talk:Gallaudet University]. I'm not sure how I managed to forget about the HUGS program! I even had a friend who was one of the early HUGS. (I hope actually thanking you for this here is okay; I'm new to Wikipedia so I'm not sure if this is the right place or way to express my gratitude.)

Etoile 01:43, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wikimania 2006[edit]

In the course of informal discussions at Wikimania in Frankfurt the possibility of having Wikimania 2006 in Vancouver was raised. What makes Canada desirable for such a meeting is the capacity to draw delegates from the United States. For many overseas delegates, however, U.S. visa requirements make that country less attractive. All else being equal, Europeans see Vancouver as a more interesting Canadian city to visit than Toronto, the only other Canadian city to receive significant consideration.

Preliminary bids from various cities need to be made by Sept. 30, 2005. A short list will be drawn from those bids. Is there enough interest and energy to put together such a conference in Vancouver for August 2006? The people in Frankfurt put on a tremendous gathering, with a core organizational group of about a dozen people. Some 400 people attended from 52 different countries.

I expect that a North American Wikimania could be a little smaller, but we would still need a suitable facility. It would be good to know that such a facility is available for a conference; the type of youth hostel facility that was used in Frankfurt does not exist in North America. What would be the cost of hosting such a conference at UBC?

I'm looking for interest and commitment. To that end I am proposing a Vancouver meetup for Saturday, Sept. 24. If someone has a reasonably accesible place for such a meeting please let me know. (I live in Richmond, but something in the city of Vancouver would be more appropriate.) I am spammiong this to all Vancouver area Wikipedians that I can find. Please reply to my talk page. Eclecticology 21:50:16, 2005-09-03 (UTC)

Ryunosuke Akutagawa[edit]

Hi, good thing you corrected the name. However, copying the old page into the new one is not the correct way to do it -- it lost all the edit history. The correct way is to use "Move this page". Please ask an admin to actually swap the articles s as to keep the edit history. Thanks. Jorge Stolfi 01:19, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Urban parks[edit]

Thanks for your reply and research on my question.

Noticed your user name before, editing the article on Tsawwassen (where I grew up), hi from a fellow Vancouverite. - Dharmabum420 21:35, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

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Just van Rossum[edit]

I have placed a tag on the article Just van Rossum, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. I did this because the article seems to be a biographical account about a person, group of people, or band, but it does not indicate how or why he/she/they is/are notable. If you can indicate why Just van Rossum is really notable, I advise you to edit the article promptly, and also put a note on Talk:Just van Rossum. Any admin should check for such edits before deleting the article. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. You might also want to read our criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 7 under Articles. You might also want to read our general biography criteria. Please do not just remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. -- No Guru 19:18, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Hello. I've just removed the speedy tag from this article. At first glance it was difficult to see the notability of the subject. Sorry about that ! No Guru 20:14, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

Hi there! I'd like to invite you to explore Wikimedia Canada, and create a list of people interested in forming a local chapter for our nation. A local chapter will help promote and improve the organization, within our great nation. We'd also like to encourage everyone to suggest projects for our national chapter to participate in. Hope to see you there!--DarkEvil 17:11, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject on Sign language, Deaf culture, and deafness[edit]

Hi, I am writing you in regards to a proposed WikiProject I am a part of: User:Ntennis/Deaf WikiProject proposal. You have previously contributed to/ expressed interest in Deaf related articles and thus we thought you might be interested in participating in our WikiProject. If you are, please add your name to the list at either User:Ntennis/Deaf WikiProject proposal or Wikipedia:Wikiproject/List of proposed projects#Deaf and give your input! Thank you! Gaep13(talk) 02:41, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Citation[edit]

Hi, I note your comment 'citation needed' on the A600 page. I've added two citations, both verifiable because the sources are right here next to me. How do I link the footnotes to the text? - Richardcavell 06:54, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Marvin[edit]

Hi, I'm just here to spoil your day inform you of something; the image on your user page of Marvin the Paranoid Android has to go. Not my call, but the image is fair use; therefore, we can't use it on our user pages. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but that's Wikipedia. Thanks! M o P 05:51, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Re:Francesco Aquilini contribution is a copyright violation[edit]

I didn't create the article. I just tagged it with WikiProject and Vancouver stubs. Check History. Buchanan-Hermit™..CONTRIBS..SPEAK! 22:06, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

No worries. I've done something similiar myself several times. :) Buchanan-Hermit™..CONTRIBS..SPEAK! 01:04, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

West Vancouver[edit]

I've cited the one (about Canada's first shopping mall) and removed the other (uniquely in Canada - my sources don't say it and that really is a grey one because things like that might happen in smaller cities), basically everything there is coming from the 3 sources listed below. Thanks for taking a look! -- Tawker 07:24, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

West Vancouver[edit]

You mind if I cite everything to this official census report w/ the numbers for the cite needed. It's odd, the census report (for the 2001 census) shows the population to be 4 off, its weird! Cheers -- Tawker 04:10, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, that one was a census breakdown graph showing that fact, let me see if its for free online -- Tawker 04:17, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I've cited it. Sorry about the slow reply, my talk page turned into a party after my promotion hence I couldn't get anything done :o -- Tawker 05:08, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

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Image:Straw hat american.jpg[edit]

Image:Straw hat american.jpg|thumb|Straw Hat I noticed that the image is tagged with ({{PD}}), which is obsolete. Please consider one of the replacment tags.

Also, if you have a higher resolution version of the image, you may want to upload it over this image (the old version is kept in the history). I really like the photo. --Midnightcomm 04:18, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Searching around, I see that the source site does not want the image redistributed.

SELLING AND REDISTRIBUTION OF THE IMAGE (INDIVIDUALLY OR ALONG WITH OTHER IMAGES) IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN! DO NOT SHARE THE IMAGE WITH OTHERS![1]

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Midnightcomm (talkcontribs)

Midnightcomm, the "selling and redistribution" notice was not present when the image was published over two years ago on the source site. It had the simple caption "There are no usage restrictions for this photo.", as noted on the file upload page. Thanks for the heads up. If someone thinks this image should be deleted, so be it. --Ds13 20:31, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

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The image's history shows a GFDL tag by myself. I'll take a look again. It also describes the history of the image as having been derived (by me) from a public domain image: Image:Vancouver_Landsat.jpg Hope that clears it up for you. --Ds13

It wasn't a claim, it's truth[edit]

The CCNC site claims stupid things like Chinese miners didn't make money, didn't know how to mine, that there was one death per foot of the Fraser Canyon (something like 150,000 dead+ if true,which it's not) and one biased inaccuracy after another; material to back this up posted later; the pretentious of sinocentric histories of Canada is a major problem; and the CCNC is not a valid source, given their penchant for distorting history to suit their "we were victimized agenda".Skookum1 23:25, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi Skookum1. I objected to your unencyclopedic commentary ("The history on this site is heavily distorted and contains many inaccuracies and outright untruths") in the History of Chinese immigration to Canada article. So thank you for leaving that comment out, if it means losing the link. I'm not familiar with all of the CCNC's truths or lies. But that organization is decades old and appears to have reached a level of notability/significant/recognition in Canadian media that allows it visibility in an encyclopedia, even if they spread some lies. If you're equipped to supply critical, verifiable content about this organization, the Chinese Canadian National Council article might benefit from it. Cheers. --Ds13 00:52, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Reply on my talk page about CCNC link[edit]

Hi; replied just now; letting you know here but the info/link requested is on my talk page.Skookum1 08:16, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Fraser Canyon War, McGowan's War et al[edit]

Just finished through-writing the former by memory, and expanding the latter from someone else's expansion of my original stub. Check 'em out. Gotta go to the beach and a barbeque now....Skookum1 20:29, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Ruskin, British Columbia - refs added[edit]

Hi; saw you're the one put the refs tag on this; I'm the guilty party who created it (my home turf); will try to find an illustrative picture of Ruskin proper, or shoot one maybe, but I might find some old archivals when the mills were in full swing, or of the old corner store at least; I certainly have some pics to illustrate the points about the powerhouse/dam design; on that particular issue I have to admit to original research, as I did a thing on BC Hydro architecture for a long-ago cultural geograpy course at SFU and the prof corrected me on the neo-classicism bit when I said it was gothic; but he did say that there was some deco touches to it; ideally an older picture will give the whole image, as the dam and bridge were lined with gothic/London-style metal lanters (long taken down due to vandalism in the early '70s) and another different set adorning the top cornice of the powerhouse (the insides of which are all oak and brass and like something out of a sci-fi/horror movie from the '30s). The refs I've provided are all that I know of in print, with the Miller book being the one that gets into the Ruskinite-commune origins of the settlement and its name; I can dig up some aboriginal history, such as it is, eventually (the other Sto:lo call the people who lived here Skayuks - "everybody died"); and there's some archaeological bits here and there which I'll dig up. Hope that'll suffice.Skookum1 07:43, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Squamish - disambig page needed methinks[edit]

I'd put a note on Talk:Squamish quite a while ago but just last night 43-Man Squamish and the Squamish (fraternity) (no link/article is Rutgers) at Rutgers were added as "See alsos". You're the first other BC editor I've seen work from this morning so throwing it by you, maybe Usgnus and ?? as to what to do; leave the primary page as referring to the wind - surely an old BC word, but not that common anymore - and surely not the primary meaning anymore, which is either the town or the people, and secondarily the language. Thoughts? I'll do the transfer rather than take up your time, if you don't have any; just wanting corroboration (and it's stuff like this I think there should be a WikiProject:British Columbia for sorting out....Chilcotin, Lillooet and other pages were the same - only one meaning given, and often not the primary one - when I got thereSkookum1 16:30, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Saw your comment on Talk:Squamish; I'll research how many links I/(we?) have to change in order to do the disambig, 'cause it bugs me every time I look at that page; small-s squamish is definitely a BC word, kinda archaic, but it's hardly what joe-user thinks of when he hears the word. Thought I'd ask your opinion on Saanich, which someone has proposed should go to Saanich, British Columbia; A disambig seems best there too, as there's also Saanich Peninsula and maybe Saanich-something-else...oh yeah, electoral districts (Saanich and the Islands, North Saanich and the Islands) also formerly different Saanich municipalities (North, Central etc). Saanich language has its own special name anyway (Sencotem q.v.) and it's really/also North Straits Salish which AFAIK includes Lummi and some other state-side dialects/groups. I'm also scratching my head on how to deal with stuff in my own Lillooet-country turf - see St'at'imc - as, say, with Shalalth there's non-native history/communities intertangled; and within the Indigenous peoples Wikiproject we've been trying to make clear separations between articles on ethno/culture, language, political organizations, and communities as such; means a lot of stub-like articles, potentially; in the case of Shalalth I'm thinking Tsalalh, the St'at'imcets spelling, be used for the specifics of the rancherie, and Shalalth for the general history of the milieu. All pretty specific to me, but I think you get an idea what I'm up against; it's worse up in Carrier country, and Okanagan and Shuswap, too...Skookum1 18:25, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Not sure if I sent you an invite to join the draft [British Columbia]. Also check out: BC & Pacific Northwest History Forum Only Heqs and I have been using it so far; intent is to flesh it out with map, historical photos links, texts from out-of-print/uncopyrighted/archival newspapers as historical resources etc.



____________________________________________________________ANMORE_____________________ On the anmore talk page I explained what politically independent village meant, I hope that clears up your confusion cheers, from British Columbia

Why did you change my GFDL tag to a PD one?[edit]

I believe the image of notes on a scale does not have enough original authorship to qualify for a copyright. GFDL is only used to release material that can be copyrighted. -Nv8200p talk 15:40, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Response on your talk page. --Ds13 15:45, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Sullivan[edit]

I had the same idea as you and uploaded a new picture of Sullivan from the same flikr collection: [Image:Sam Sullivan Olympic Flag.jpg]. I changed it back after finding out that the "non-commercial" part of the CC license makes it a serious deletable offense on Wikipedia. In other words, unless you are the actual photographer (in which case that should be made more clearly on the photo's page), the old picture is more acceptable on wikipedia.Bobanny 03:10, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. Since the previous SamSullivan.jpg image is also described as being both non-commercial and copyrighted (though some would argue, fair-use, but still copyrighted), I think the current image is a step towards free. Replacing it with a copyrighted image again may be a step backwards, so removing the image completely, without replacing it by the copyrighted image, may be the best course at this point. But I'll wait for others, if any, to chime in on this. --Ds13 04:38, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
It would seem reasonable that that image is a step closer to a free image (and that's what I thought), but that's not how the Wikipedia powers that be see it. The specific tag for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 results in a "speedy deletion" notice going on the page, and Wikipedia:Image copyright tags lists it in the "Non-free Creative Commons licenses" section, along with this warning: "Do not upload images for which one of the tags in this section applies."
The old photo is apparently more acceptable because it was released explicitly as a publicity photo, same as photos for movie stars and such, and therefore fair use on those grounds. The old pic comes from the NPA, and isn't owned by the Canadian government as the current tag states.
My personal opinion is that it's not a time-sensitive issue and not urgent. The worst that will happen is that an admin will eventually delete the photo and then we're back to where we started. With either photo, it's simply filler until someone snaps a photo and releases it to the public. It will have to be fixed before this beast ever makes it to featured article or even GA. And yeah, you're right; it's not crucial that we have a picture of smilin' Sam at all. IMO, leave it and maybe take his mug off after we get some more pictures of humans.Bobanny 05:24, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the link to clarify. Yup, sounds like it's gonna be deleted. C'est la vie. I'm sure an alternative will show up. --Ds13 05:51, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Vancouver[edit]

Please read the talk page to see why I removed the paragraph about street signs. I'm trying to get the article GA'd, and the reviewer said that had to be better sourced. Flickr.com fails WP:RS. ---- Selmo (talk) 01:31, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't follow. The paragraph is still there. And if you don't like Flikr as a source, please read the Punjabi Market (Vancouver) article and note the image. (Same one I linked to via Flikr.) --Ds13 03:03, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
My only problem with the flickr link was the fact that it changes constantly. A photo works fine Thanks. -- Selmo (talk) 03:32, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

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Vancouver and the Panama Canal[edit]

I've got to go to bed (to get up at 4:30am yikes) but one last quick note spun off your addition of the citation request and the relationship between Vancouver and the Panama Canal. It was the opening of the CPR (the first British-controlled transcontinental railway, since the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific and I think at least one other transcontinental railway had already been finished in 1886) that placed Vancouver in a key point in international trade, as the shipping time from Hong Kong to London via San Francisco-New York was 45 days, via Vancouver-Montreal it was 27 days (cite Morley's Milltown to Metropolis book somewhere, also in Maj. Matthews' Early Vancouver in a passing reference somewhere). The Panama railroad was a bit of competition, but still a bit slower and also not under British control, which was the point of Vancouver, which was one of the lynchpins in the "All Red Route" (note the redlink, as that should have an article), which went around the globe entirely via British ports and soil (e.g. Bombay-Singapore-Hong Kong-Vancouver), I guess via the Cape of Good Hope earlier on before the British took over Palestine, Jordan and Iraq after the collapse of the Ottomans. Anyway, when the Panama Canal opened int'l shipping was largely diverted from Vancouver via the newer, shorter route, which also didn't have to contend with the icefloes of the St. Lawrence and its Gulf (even though it wasn't "All Red", i.e. not British). Gotta zzzz now, but after scanning the article tonight I thought the second paragraph was a bit rambling and "all over the map", full of non sequiturs as it were; doesn't hang together; also the last sentence of the first paragraph makes it sound like the ethnic diversity is entirely due to the Asian influx; Vancouver was always mult-ethnic, including a wide palette of European (i.e. non-British) ethnicities as well as of many different flavours of Brit, most straight from the Isles and not part of the usual Canada-Maritimes anglo-celtic stock. Don't have time to "make it flow", that is) right now but just a heads-up that if this is going to be a featured article that second paragraph needs a rewrite/revamp: it seems cluttered.Skookum1 09:17, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Wow, good brain dump, there! Thanks. I don't have time to roll up the sleeves right now myself but I agree there's some lack of flow and connection. --Ds13 16:59, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your contribution to the Musical Notation Article (Enthnomusicology...the Shakuhachi contribution). I have TRIED to bring a more ethnic flavour to this Article, but what can we do when Western musical notation dominates most of the world? I've spent many hours revising the article tonight...not removing any material, adding some, but mainly trying to "get it in order". Section 4 seems terribly lengthy...I wouldn't mind seeing it trimmed a little! Any further ideas? Prof.rick 08:24, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Great User Page![edit]

I like your User Page. It says it all. Most of all, "be nice"! Prof.rick 08:28, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

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Agnosticism[edit]

Hello Ds13. How are you? Your comments were civil. I like the way you argue. Take care! Masterpiece2000 (talk) 05:21, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Likewise. All the best. --Ds13 (talk) 06:11, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your note. Regards, Masterpiece2000 (talk) 06:15, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

impressive gardens[edit]

Tht wording/suggestion is in the sources; de hullu and lewis Green; with even more effusive wording. I don't have them here but just to let y0ou know it's not as pov as it sounds. if you lived in minto and you neighbour could grow vegetables and landscpe nice gardens on rocky ground with no resources you'd nber impressed too... .Skookum1 (talk) 14:07, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


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SkyTrain Ridership Number[edit]

See my talk page for instruction of how to get the numbers. It can be found within the document, but they're not viewable without downloading and editing it. The number given in the document provide the percentage of all Canada Line boardings in 2009, and you can calculate the actual boarding count with the total boardings given in the second reference. The number should be reliable since it comes directly from TransLink, but just don't know how to reference it properly. 66.183.40.56 (talk) 08:24, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

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Ear Training links[edit]

Regarding the ear training radio link you keep removing it without a proper reason. This link has the same right to be used as the other ear training exercise websites, because it's a useful ear training resource. It is notable because it's the only ear training radio on the Web. And it's free. Eartraining (talk) 22:43, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi! My proposal at the ear training article is that none of the product links have a "right" to be there unless they are notable. Wikipedia is not a collection of links and if a product has notability, as verifiable by a reliable, secondary source, then it can appear in the article text itself. You're making a factual claim about your product being notable... so this is progress! You'll need a reliable, secondary source for that claim. Let's continue this discussion at the article talk page so others may chime in on both your position and mine. Thanks! --Ds13 (talk) 22:57, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I think you obviously prefer some links and dislike anything else. Never mind. Not fair at all. Eartraining (talk) 17:37, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

I'll say it again: my proposal is to remove *all* external links, unless some can be proven notable via a reliable secondary source. I don't see *any* in that category, BTW. Please reflect on this and tell me why you say it's obvious I prefer some links and dislike others. --Ds13 (talk) 01:56, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

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Additive synthesis[edit]

Hi Ds13, care to have a look at Talk:Additive_synthesis? There is a dispute on whether the sinusoidal definition (3) should be treated as the main definition in the article, and a third opinion would be welcome. Olli Niemitalo (talk) 11:25, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the help. Olli Niemitalo (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:18, 4 February 2012 (UTC).

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SkyTrain (Vancouver)[edit]

You misunderstood the passage in your recent edit. Transit Security do conduct fare audits (and will have the power to ticket fare evasion beginning Sept, 2012) along with Transit Police. However, Security are not police officers. --Cahk (talk) 00:56, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I should have left the Transit Security in that fact. Both the police officers and Transit Security staff check fares. Article has been updated. Cheers. --Ds13 (talk) 16:40, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

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Ticker symbols in article leads[edit]

Hi. I noticed you removed a few ticker symbols from article leads. Thanks for the help! :-) I may generate a report of these at some point. For now, I've just been clicking through uses of {{NASDAQ}}. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:35, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Many hands make light work. Happy to help. --Ds13 (talk) 19:41, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
By the way: Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#Wikipedia:Ticker symbols in article leads and acting upon this essay as policy. --MZMcBride (talk) 15:20, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

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{{admin help}} Hi. It would appear that an admin (or additional process) is required to effect a change in Template:Infobox video game. Can you please advise? There is a discussion, with some support but without consensus, on the talk page. Disclosure: my position is to support a small change and it is explained on the talk page. Thanks for any insight. --Ds13 (talk) 19:54, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

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My apologies[edit]

It looks like we were editing Flight (2012 film) at the same time — both of us trimming the plot! I didn't mean to overwrite your version. Mine is 694 words and, of course, please do make any other or alternate edits. Again, my apologies. At least we were going for the same thing!--Tenebrae (talk) 23:06, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

No sweat. I made a few further reductions. --Ds13 (talk) 23:18, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

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Cracked numbers[edit]

That IS the place and person who releases non-Top-30 Canadian ratings information and Cracked isn't a weekly top 30 show. You might want to look into WHO it is rather than simply dismissing it because of WHERE you find it. "Self-published material may be acceptable when produced by an established expert on the topic of the article whose work in the relevant field has previously been published by reliable third-party publications." For years he worked for the Toronto Sun as their tv columnist but parted ways after some disagreements with new management. Now he freelances with regular articles for Canadian Press and he had a ratings column on TorStar's Toronto.com but that was discontinued, possibly because it doesn't fit with the rest of the site. If you want to call him a non-reliable source then you would strip out most information on Canadian tv ratings because he is the only one who covers shows that don't crack the weekly top 30, which BBM does publicly release data regarding. BBM only releases non-Top-30 information to broadcasters and approved journalists, of which he is apparently the only one to report on nearly the whole prime time schedule each week. For a while he did so on Twitter with daily updates but with the new year he has come back to the blog and weekly round-up. He's the Canadian version of TVByTheNumbers but primarily based on Blogspot rather than Zap2it. If you think about it, TVBTN isn't even run by guys who have worked in TV but are simply fans who found a niche business opportunity so they could arguably be less reliable. ;) Or in short, per WP:USERG i reverted your edit removing the information. delirious & lost~hugs~ 21:52, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

(copied back to here from my talk page because i hate splitting conversations. delirious & lost~hugs~)
Hi. Thanks for the response about putting the Bill Brioux blog reference back in the Cracked article. I do understand that Brioux works in the space and blogs regularly about TV, but the point of my edit (I tried to convey this in the edit comment) is that Brioux is not generating these numbers; he's copying and pasting those from the source that actually measures or estimates viewership. For example, CBC itself would be considered a primary source for viewership, though their own reports of viewership might still be acceptable (if qualified). Ideally, a secondary source measures or estimates or verifies viewership and reports it. Hopefully we can agree that such a source would be the best reference, rather than yet another person in the chain (Brioux) copying and pasting into a self-published blog. I'm not suggesting Brioux is adding bias, but mistakes happen, and I don't see him making any claims of editing or others involved in fact-checking. So if his blog would simply link to ITS source of numbers, then our readers could verify for themselves. (The link in question.) Stated simply: where does Brioux get his numbers from (surely he's not creating them), and why do we not let our Wikipedia readers know about it? Perhaps we will disagree on this -- have a good day. --Ds13 (talk) 23:26, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
I think what you are missing is that the numbers for shows are not made available to just anyone who fancies to look them up. BBM publishes the weekly top 30 for any who are so interested but the data for every show is only made available to broadcasters and certain journalists. Most Canadian media outlets apparently don't give a shit for reporting such things, unlike in the USA where there are a variety of places which do and TVByTheNumbers.com which has that as their primary reason for existing. In the USA only the weekly Top 25 for a few categories are offered on Neilsen's website and people must subscribe to get anything else. TVBTN is "copying and pasting into a self-published blog" (they use wordpress instead of blogger). They make use of tables. TFMF has the information in prose. "So if his blog would simply link to ITS source of numbers, then our readers could verify for themselves." What you are asking for is open access to proprietary information and that just isn't going to happen for Canadian or American shows. It would be like demanding the recipe for Coke or proof of how they get the caramel inside the Caramilk bar.
The BBM weekly top 30 can be found at https://www.bbm.ca/en/weekly-top-30-tv-programs I have almost every weekly .pdf going back to September 2003 when they switched from .html as the publication format. It used to be a weekly Top 20 shows. BBM only offers as far back as the start of the 2009-10 season on their website. For all the shows which don't make it into the top 30 the options are what Bill Brioux reports on or wait until it is considered historical data and is made available at the Ryerson University Library. I am not sure what constitutes "historical data" but it is likely at least a few years. One would still need to go to Ryerson to research it since it isn't online.
If your argument were about a US show's data you would have to be approved for a paid subscription with Neilsen in order to see it for yourself. Even then it would be just you and not everyone who would be able to verify the accuracy of the content of TVBTN.
If this were about some news article it would be equivalent to insisting that the reporter make available to her readers all of her notes and sources (documents and people) in addition to the published article.
You are never going to get the level of access that you are wanting here unless you become the journalist who is reporting on the subject or work for the ratings company. BBM's data useage guidelines (https://www.bbm.ca/en/data-usage-guidelines) are much more restrictive than those of Neilsen, which is why we don't see demographic rating/share information for Canadian TV shows. If not for Mr Brioux being interested in it and reporting on it himself there would be nothing but weekly Top 30 and broadcaster press releases and many, many shows would have no viewership coverage in the media at all. That he chooses to use blogspot rather than paid hosting and a personal domain shouldn't be used against him. He has a career spanning decades covering Canadian television production and ratings. I would say he is the epitome of a reliable self-publisher. Plus his set visit to Defiance (TV series) and set visit plus extra in Murdoch Mysteries's episode filmed in Dawson were just pretty cool. Bill Harris, John Doyle, and Rob Salem don't usually go to that extent when covering TV in Canada. Those 'big 3' will review shows but i don't recall ever seeing anything from any of them regarding shows' ratings. delirious & lost~hugs~ 01:10, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Interesting stuff. Fairly surprising, actually. So thanks for the education. I understand your point of view and I'll reflect on my position after researching a bit more, myself. Thank you for the effort you've put into explaining this. --Ds13 (talk) 02:31, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

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