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Flash Video - MPEG-4 ASP, Real Video?[edit]

Hello, in the Flash video article you added information about Flash video support for MPEG-4 ASP and RealVideo compressions. Please, could you add any reference to these claims? I don't see any and I cannot find any reference that proves these claims. Are you sure that information is correct?-- (talk) 22:09, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

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October 2013[edit]

Information icon Please do not use styles that are unusual, inappropriate or difficult to understand in articles, as you did in Space Milkshake. There is a Manual of Style, and edits should not deliberately go against it without special reason. Thank you. Dl2000 (talk) 03:12, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

CI and History on Sky Television page[edit]

Hi Helmboy, I saw you undone my edit of who owns Crime & Investigation Network (Australia) and History (Australian television channel) on the Sky Television (New Zealand) page. I have since re-done my edits but thought I should communicate to you directly why I done so. I saw you decided to include information on how CI and History are international networks and only the Australian and New Zealand versions are owned and operated by Foxtel Networks, which I have left. However, the international versions are owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (as you stated) and Hearst Corporation. Therefore, I have just changed it from saying Disney are the international owners to A+E Networks are. I hope that clarifies why I have done this. Thanks, Forbesy 777 (talk) 04:05, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. I have noticed that some of your recent genre changes, such as the one you made to List of digital television channels in Australia, have conflicted with our neutral point of view and verifiability policies. While we invite all users to contribute constructively to Wikipedia, we urge all editors to provide reliable sources for edits made. When others disagree, we recommend you to seek consensus for certain edits by discussing the matter on the article's talk page. Thank you. - Mike Beckham (talk) 11:48, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Blue Bloods Broadcast section[edit]

Hi Helmboy,

I saw you undone my reverting of your edit to the broadcast section of Blue Bloods and thought I would start a conversation with you about why I done it and your opinion on the topic. I have spent much time editing broadcast sections of multiple series to fit the guidelines set by WP:TVINTL by writing them in prose form instead of being listed in a giant table which includes all countries and not just the main Westernised countries as stipulated by WP:TVINTL. In saying that, I have never seen a broadcast section set out as you done on Blue Bloods, taking it as not fitting the guidelines and thus undoing it. However, after reviewing the guidelines for the millionth time I don't see anything wrong with the way you've set it out, except that it doesn't fit with the broadcast sections that are the norm for other series. Do you believe it to be necessary to have the countries separated into their geographical location, and their flag to be included? As the only countries to be included in the broadcast section are usually U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand, I'm wondering if it just wastes space by separating them.

Please reply on my talk page here anytime so we can figure out what should be done.

Thanks and happy holidays,

Forbesy 777 (talk) 00:00, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply Helmboy. Thanks for removing the section headings. I'm glad to see we could come to an agreement of what should be done =). Happy holidays Forbesy 777 (talk) 01:04, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

International broadcast[edit]

WP:TVINTL says that the broadcast section should be detailed in prose form and that English-speaking countries should be listed. The exclusion of non-English countries has wide support and has been discussed at length. This edit is not prose, it is listification with inappropriate use of flags and includes non-English countries, so it doesn't comply with WP:TVINTL, MOS:FLAG or consensus. Sorry, but I have reverted the edited as it isn't an improvement on the table. --AussieLegend () 14:08, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

I have rewritten it as tables go against style recommendations in such sections. As for only being non english ,you should reread the guide, which states This section is best named simply "Broadcast" and also address broadcasting in the country of origin. Shows should be categorized by original broadcasters but not by other ones and countries that the series appears through prose form. If you still don't like it, then re-write it. If it gets reverted to the table version again, I'll have no other option and just remove the TV guide style violating listing. PS, the flag templates were kept for the ease of prose conversion.Helmboy (talk) 00:01, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
WP:TVINTL ays "editors are encouraged to instead detail English-speaking countries". As I said, the exclusion of non-English countries has wide support. The international broadcast section was only recently discussed at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Television#International broadcasting discussion and before that in several discussions now archived to Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Television/Archive 2. Retention of flags to make things easy is not an excuse to violate MOS:FLAG. You should never half-do something. As for removing the section entirely just because it violates a guideline would be considered disruptive. Guidelines are not hard and fast rules that we absolutely have to follow. --AussieLegend () 01:48, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Besides the TV style guide, prose does look cleaner and clearer than a bloated table. As for the limits on only listing native-speaking countries, that's highly debatable as a number of countries such as in Mexico don't dub over the soundtrack and just provide translation via either burnt-in or selectable subtitling. As for MOS:FLAG, there is nothing there that says they can't be used in prose, just not in info boxes.Helmboy (talk) 09:46, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Check out WP:NOICONS, which specifically discourages the use of flags in prose. --AussieLegend () 06:25, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I believe the case of a paragraph that lists multiple countries with flags would be an exception as it would help the reader locate a specific sentence. The alternative would be to paragraph every sentence which would effectively create a list instead of prose. WP:NOICONS in terms of prose more refers to irrelevant icons breaking up the readability of the prose.Helmboy (talk) 12:06, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did to Nine Network, without verifying it by citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Also see WP:BURDEN Bidgee (talk) 01:55, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

The source is the broadcast, just as prod. numbers are sourced from the broadcast copyright slate of WB and Fox shows. They don't issue on-line press releases to cite such changes.Helmboy (talk) 03:41, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I suggest that you revert yourself, since you just breached WP:BURDEN, WP:V and WP:EDITWAR. For all we know, you've created a hoax. Bidgee (talk) 04:14, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Go watch subtitled shows (with subtitles on) like Ellen, Extra and Partners which all state the accreditation at the start and/or end of the show. It is perfectly valid to not cite for broadcast material when the reference can be found in the broadcast itself and nowhere else. If this wasn't the case, production numbers added to a host of TV show articles are all in violation and should be removed. Just because you obviously do NOT need or use the subtitling to notice this change of who did and now does the subtitling, does not invalidate what I added from my observations. Also stop using the guidelines to control article contributions.Helmboy (talk) 04:31, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I have decided I will remove the edit and also end any future edits to any article I update due to the dictating nature of editors who like to rigidly control certain articles by threatening other editors. Wikipedia can say good by to yet another fed up editor. So much for this being a repository of knowledge.Helmboy (talk) 05:48, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Such edits clearly would have a source online, even about TV programs. Remember '"The burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material" (WP:BURDEN). Now that I'm not using a mobile device, I done a quick search and found this, even so it isn't up to me to find reliable sources. Bidgee (talk) 06:09, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Your edits (DAYS concerned)[edit]

I keep reverting your edits on Days of our Lives because they are not written grammatically correct in English form, and I am simply trying to make it flow better. And you continue adding things will ill-sourcing or no sourcing at all. And you need sources to prove your points. The episode count you provided is not in the source you provided, so until it is, it will continue to be removed. Wikipedia runs on reliable sourcing, which you should be correcting citing, no just adding in bare reference links. You seem to think I'm doing this to be mean, I'm not. I'm doing this to follow the polices we're all meant to follow. That is all. livelikemusic my talk page! 03:58, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

That is entirely your opinion on the grammar, as is the flow. And episode counts are generally not sourced as they are incremented counts. If they had to be sourced then the US count in the info box would be invalid.Helmboy (talk) 04:44, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
It's more my trying to have it corrected, as when spoken out it does not sound grammatically correct, but it's also for the validity of Wikipedia to make it a proper encyclopediac source of information. And everything should be generally, for the most part, sourced. I just don't want you thinking I'm trying to egg you on or anything. Just trying to explain why I'm editing the way I am since I'm being accused of being a *grammar police* who you're trying to *appease*. And the U.S. airdate count is correct, according to NBC's website count of episodes. livelikemusic my talk page! 04:49, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
The NBC site shows the daily production number that Sony uses, it is technically not the count. Also since it is a production number it does not need referencing due to such numbers generally only being referenced internally by studios or on end of credit production slates.Helmboy (talk) 04:57, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Your Nine News edit[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Melbourne3163. I noticed that you made a change to the Nine News article on 9 February 2014, but you didn't provide a source of any kind. It's been removed for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Cheers. Melbourne3163 (talk) 21:16, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

These are wildfeeds and I provided a link to the Satbeams site.Helmboy (talk) 21:26, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

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P.S. You might be interested in the current ideas about improving citations, too. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 18 February 2014 (UTC)


Please note, the instructions for {{Infobox television}} say that num_seasons or num_series is for "the number of seasons (US) or series (UK) produced", not the number of seasons or series that have been completed, so this edit was wrong, as were several other edits that you have made stating that the field is for completed seasons only. --AussieLegend () 23:15, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Given production dates are unavailable and shows are only months or weeks or days out from the broadcast date. Going by the broadcast date is better for constancy and in line with the num_episodes field. Please be more logical and practical about this. Don't just go verbatim by what was written.Helmboy (talk) 23:23, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Once a single episode has aired within a season that is how many seasons have aired at that time. Which means that it is already in line with the num_episodes field. If a show is cancelled after airing a single episode of a season that season still existed. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 23:36, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
(ec)You are editing articles inconsistently with the way that the infobox has been used for many years. Once a season begins airing the field is updated because this confirms that the season has been produced (only a single episode is necessary for a season). This is currently under discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television#Infobox question as a result of your recent edits, which have been reverted by multiple editors. If you have a problem with this, please take it up at WT:TV, as another editor has suggested. --AussieLegend () 23:40, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

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