User talk:Mlaffs

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Hello, Mlaffs, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! FlowerpotmaN·(t) 04:45, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Please watch the notes on the section before changing apparently incorrect spelling on Annie in Wonderland. You aren't the first, and I don't suppose you'll be the last, but I rendered the sleeve notes verbatim for a reason. Thanks. --Rodhullandemu (please reply here - contribs) 17:36, 26 November 2007 (UTC)


You may remember KVEX-LP from this post on my talk page. Well, the FCC finally got their act togoether. Even though KVEX-LP has been on the air since January 12, it only just received it's License to Cover on February 2. The FCC is getting very slow anymore. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 04:54, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

TV stations[edit]

The only potential references I can think of for Canadian TV stations, at least in the comprehensive sense, are either the Canadian Communications Foundation or the station profiles at Rec Networks — both of which, in each case, should already be available as external links on each station's article if you need them. Unfortunately, the Industry Canada database, comprehensive though it is, is inconvenient (i.e. slooooooooooow) and not structured in a way that makes it possible for us to use it as a reference link the way we can for the FCC pages (i.e. search data is handled entirely as a hidden internal process, so even the search result doesn't produce a direct URL that we could link in a Wikipedia template.) Bearcat (talk) 05:31, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

The FCC does have links to the Canadian TV and Radio stations in their database. For example, these are the stations listed for Ontario.
Now these listings do not have as much information as US stations. For example, this is FCC listing for CIII-TV. Notice there is digital information, transmitter coords, tower height and power, but very little else. In contrast, this is the FCC listing for WUSA-TV. Of course, much more information, linkage, and other offsite info.
This might not be the best site, since a comprehensive FCC-like Canadian website isn't available, but it would be enough to source some information like tower height, power, transmitter coords and in some cases ownership. - NeutralhomerTalk • 06:05, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Unfortunately, indeed the CRTC doesn't maintain a technical database for radio or television broadcasting — you could theoretically search on their site for each individual television station and extract the technical data from a license renewal document, but that would suck even worse than the other options already do. There used to be some other options in the past — most of what we started with for Canadian radio and television stations was sourced to either RadioStationWorld or Nelson Media, both of which unfortunately are long gone now. Bearcat (talk) 06:13, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I was meaning for just technical data (tower height, power, coords) you could use the FCC website. Being a US Federal Government website, it would instantly be considered a reliable source. Beyond that, RecNet is pretty much the only comprehensive (and easy-to-use) database for Canadian stations. - NeutralhomerTalk • 07:17, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

About your (non)participation in the January 2012 SOPA vote[edit]

Hi Mlaffs. I am Piotr Konieczny (User:Piotrus), you may know me as an active content creator (see my userpage), but I am also a professional researcher of Wikipedia. Recently I published a paper (downloadable here) on reasons editors participated in Wikipedia's biggest vote to date (January 2012 WP:SOPA). I am now developing a supplementary paper, which analyzes why many editors did not take part in that vote. Which is where you come in :) You are a highly active Wikipedian (91st), and you were active back during the January 2012 discussion/voting for the SOPA, yet you did not chose to participate in said vote. I'd appreciate it if you could tell me why was that so? For your convenience, I prepared a short survey at meta, which should not take more than a minute of your time. I would dearly appreciate you taking this minute; not only as a Wikipedia researcher but as a fellow content creator and concerned member of the community (I believe your answers may help us eventually improve our policies and thus, the project's governance). PS. If you chose to reply here (on your userpage), please WP:ECHO me. Thank you! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:08, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

TV stations by channel number[edit]

Well, my original concept had been that instead of directly creating new lists for Canada/Mexico/US, each category would just be upmerged directly into the existing master lists at Category:TV stations by channel number (which, I see, is what you did for the channel numbers that only had a few entries to list). I don't have any particular objection to the way you actually chose to do it, though — in hindsight, given that the categories were originally created as a misguided attempt to control the size of the master lists it's actually probably a better idea than my original one was. And given that you approached it this way, you're absolutely right that Category:Canadian TV stations by channel number (and the Mexican/US equivalents) should remain in place to contain the new lists. Bearcat (talk) 03:57, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

American TV stations by channel number[edit]

Yea, I'll try and close the other 2. If your going to start the cleanup as soon as it is closed, I'll delay adding the counters which is what takes most of the time. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:31, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

FYI, the discussions have been closed as listify. Vegaswikian (talk) 20:59, 25 February 2015 (UTC)