Wikipedia talk:Don't build the Frankenstein

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Essays
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Essays, a collaborative effort to organise and monitor the impact of Wikipedia essays. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion. For a listing of essays see the essay directory.
 Low  This page has been rated as Low-impact on the project's impact scale.
 

IMDb[edit]

I removed the implication that IMDb's mistakes included listing people on television shows before they were born. First of all, the quoted page arose because people were confused by indications such as people like Meg Ryan and Julianne Moore, both born in 1961, appearing on shows such as As the World Turns (1956). However, the show ran for decades, thus making it possible for Ryan and Moore to appear on the show as adults, even though they weren't born when it debuted. This wasn't a factual error, just an oddity of formatting and display. Furthermore, IMDb has changed its formatting somewhat since the quoted page was written. The IMDb filmographies are chronological, and it used to be that a show like As the World Turns would turn up in the "1950s" section for anyone who was a cast member on that show. Now, however, appearances on television shows are listed based on the year in which the person most recently appeared on the show, at least according to IMDb's records. So ATWT now shows up in Ryan's filmography under 1982, and in Moore's under 2010 (she came back to the show for one episode a few months ago). It's not "building the Frankenstein" to say that David Gregory, born in 1970, is the host of Meet the Press (1947), because the show really has been on long enough for new generations to be born and appear on it. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 16:53, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

"Katie Perry"[edit]

I'll leave it to someone else to remove it, but I think the singer's name is actually Katy Perry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HuntClubJoe (talkcontribs) 22:21, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

  • It's misspelled but it does not mean that it is not a good example. It's still verifiable. Algébrico (talk) 00:03, 6 December 2010 (UTC)