Talk:EarthStation 5

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Does anyone have any evidence apart from the email listed on the page? I can't find any more. If you are feeling paranoid you could say that the RIAA wrote the email ;) Secretlondon 15:04, Dec 17, 2003 (UTC)

Major Revamp[edit]

I'm going to doing a major rewrite and revamp of this article. I've got about two dozen citations and a bunch of research I've done. I'll keep the article tagged {{cleaup}} during the process. Please bear with me and do not revert but rather try to help the text forward. —mako (talkcontribs) 23:29, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

I've done the first pass through. I've still got to add about 50% of the references and flesh out a few more areas. Thanks for bearing with me and please keep the cleanup tag until I'm done! Please go ahead and hack on the text though if you can find ways to improve it! Thanks! —mako (talkcontribs) 01:30, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

So what is a "standalone file-sharing network network"? A network of networks that operates independently of the Internet?

I'm pretty sure it's a mistake/typo. mako (talkcontribs) 19:41, 27 May 2007 (UTC)


This article refers to both "EarthStation 5" and "Earth Station 5." Other sources also talk about "Earthstation 5." Not even ES5's own press release is consistent in the spacing and capitalization, so I doubt there's One Right Way To Do This, but it'd be nice if the article could pick one and use it as consistently as possible.

Indeed, the article title uses EarthStation, and opening sentence uses Earth Station. An informal survey of Google News archives also suggests common usage in media is a toss-up between the two: 51 results for "earthstation 5", 45 for "earth station 5", 4 for "earthstation v", and 5 for "earth station v". The company name, according to a German-language article in Der Spiegel was "Earthstation V Ltd.", founded 2001-12-10 in Vanuatu. Is there a citation that gives a definitive name for the client software itself? (The article says it was called Earth Station 5, but without specific citation). "Earthstation V Ltd" is still listed as the leasee of
The domain name, though not currently mentioned in the article, also varied, in the sense that three different domains for client download seemed to be mirrors of one another. shows a 2001-12-09 original registration date, 26-feb-2002, and 10-mar-2002. shows all three looking like mirrors of one another (earliest 2003 reference is for, but the others are also from early 2003).
I propose either changing the name to "EarthStation 5" in the opening paragraph, or else changing the article title to "Earth Station 5." Keep the "(ES5)" in parentheses, and subsequently refer to it as ES5 throughout the article. The article uses ES5 after the first sentence already, except in three occurrences. Also include a sentence, perhaps as a second sentence, "Called ES5 for short, the network was variously referred to as EarthStation 5, Earth Station 5, EarthStation V, and Earth Station V." -Agyle 03:13, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Your suggestion sounds reasonable and I'm encourage anyone to go ahead and make it throughout the article. I prefer "Earth Station 5" for the title, I think. —mako 17:42, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot 06:30, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

I believe I have now addressed this issue. —mako 17:41, 27 October 2007 (UTC)