Talk:Babylon 5's use of the Internet

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Franke credit[edit]

JMS's GEnie posts are available at jmsnews. Here a couple relevant ones about Franke's selection. He says that Franke was "suggested here numerous times" and that the discussions "bumped him to the top of our list and helped motivate us to take a look", but nowhere does he credit any single person directly. The only reason it does is because Jerry added it himself. Unfortunately, that's not a verifiable source. - EurekaLott 20:44, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I wish I still had access to SFRT archives from that time period, as those would confirm it. I'll edit it to make it more generic. Jerry Kindall 02:17, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Merge is a poor idea[edit]

rastb5m is about the newsgroup and its direct communication between fans and the creator of the show. Babylon 5's use of the Internet is about all of the various ways that B5 (a show launched when the Web was a research project only, and conceived before the Web) interacted with the public using the evolving Internet technologies of the day. There's substantial and unique ground to cover in both articles. -Harmil 17:49, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. --Jeffrey O. Gustafson - Shazaam! - <*> 01:09, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:B5discs.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:27, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


This was proposed at the now closed AfD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/, since it was clear the article would be kept, but not so clear what the consensus was on a merge. So, let us discuss. Beeblbrox (talk) 17:32, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Strong Oppose for all the reasons for keeping as a solitary article during the AFD. Why do we have to go through all this again? This newsgroup is notable and the article is excellent; there's absolutely no reason to tear all this work down. --Captain Infinity (talk) 18:01, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Neutral I can see both sides. Why not, at the very least, use summary style to reference and The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5. That way, we keep each article separate, but tie them closely together and can include summaries in this article as the prospective parent. Jclemens (talk) 18:38, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment Note that I've implemented this as part of the afd-prompted update. No one seems to have objected, and I think the use of summary style has eliminated the need for a merge. Jclemens (talk) 01:57, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose per my reasoning in the AfD. There is no need for this. --Jeffrey O. Gustafson - Shazaam! - <*> 19:33, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Both articles seem notable and sourced beyond a stubby threshold. They both need clean-up but we're not in a rush here. -- Banjeboi 00:32, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - these two articles have a great deal of overlap, and I don't see the need for having two separate articles on very similar subjects. Terraxos (talk) 12:37, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support as I am concerned that the newsgroup does not meet notability criterion- the only possible sources meeting WP:GNG are in 'Legacy' and those dovetail nicely with the importance of Babylon 5's use of the internet in general; in other words, you'd strengthen the parent article by a merge; little content would have to be lost in the process. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs (talk) 15:33, 21 November 2008 (UTC)


Most sillyestest Title ever[edit]

So this is about how a fictional space station uses the Terran Internet? Then of course the title makes a lot of sense!! -- (talk) 22:55, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

I agree. Got a suggestion for a better title? Jclemens (talk) 23:47, 28 April 2011 (UTC)