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Archive 1[edit]

The first talk page has been archived. See it here. --Son (talk) 01:22, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Archive 2[edit]

The second talk page has been archived. See it here. Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 19:17, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

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Panel Game[edit]

There's a subgenre of game show known as the panel game or panel show, which has its own article. But that article is unsourced and could use some attention. I think it falls nicely into the purview of the game show project. (talk) 17:49, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

For that matter, the game show entry could use a lot of work. (talk) 01:24, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Most Popular TV Gameshows in the World[edit]

Some group members may want to include the most popular TV gameshows in the world[1]? Best, Mentalmoses (talk) 18:20, 30 April 2010 (UTC)


Today, I performed a major update to the project's main page and its assessment page to conform with our policies and guidelines and also expanded the main page, using WP:Star Wars as a model. I am alerting the project members of my actions and I hope these were not excessive. Please review the updated pages and post any comments or concerns here. Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 19:40, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Jeopardy! GAN[edit]

Jeopardy! is up for Good Article Nomination. Anyone who has not significantly contributed to this article may review it here. Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 22:09, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Updates to TV#MOS[edit]

I'm not sure how many people monitor WP:MOSTV or even WP:TV (the basic WikiProject for all of us), but we've been trying to get some feedback on additions to the TV Manual of Style. It largely has to do with the inclusion of "Overview" tables at the start of the page, the order in which season lists are presented (currently, there is no concrete order), and what is considered too much info for DVDs (i.e. should we be placing every detail about the box set in the article, from each interview to the aspect ratio, or should be keep it more generalized). Please see discussion at WT:MOSTV#Updates to the MOS. Thank you.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:05, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Featured Article Nomination: Hal Block[edit]

I've nominated Hal Block article here: [2] as a Featured Article Candidate. If anyone here has an interest in the history of TV game shows you might know Block. The article isn't getting a huge response and, if it doesn't get promoted, I would at least like people who are interested in the topic to have a look at it. Thanks, BashBrannigan (talk) 01:35, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

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MHP FAR[edit]

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image:Jeopardy.PNG has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 06:09, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Wheel of Fortune[edit]

I have filed a peer review on the Wheel of Fortune (US game show) article because I would like to know what could make the article better. Please add feedback here. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 04:11, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Merger of this project into WikiProject Television as a task force[edit]

It has been suggested that this project be merged into WikiProject Television as a task force since it might be inactive or semi-active. After reviewing this project that it appears that there have not been any active discussion on the talk page in some time and the only content updates appear to be simple maintenance so being supported by a larger project might be beneficial. If you have questions or comments, please let us know. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 06:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Its been 6 days without discussions, any comments? JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 08:28, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

This WikiProject mentions insufficiently the notability. Also, this has guidelines that lack needs of reliable sources. I have lack of interest on television game shows anymore, and I don't feel energetic enough to change the guidelines or policies. --George Ho (talk) 06:48, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

I have a total lack of interest in the subject also, and for me it's always been the case, but what's the relevance of our common disinterest to the project, as long as others are interested? DGG ( talk ) 02:36, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
As I said, there is no considerations about notability, original research, reliable sources, and other policies and guidelines that should apply to this Project. Right now, it consists of gameplay, rules, and something that relates to primarily the game shows. For example, Plinko has issues that should be addressed. By the way, I know the rules and gameplays of Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!. Is it an original research to insert gameplay whose source is the game show itself? I mean, look at List of The Price Is Right pricing games: its source is the game show itself, and it consists of active and retired games. I assumed: they have followed WP Game Show guidelines but not Wikipedia guidelines and policies. --George Ho (talk) 03:42, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
  • What, exactly, do you want comments on? This is unclear. Hipocrite (talk) 13:30, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
    • I'll rephrase: the project page is a mess. It lacks importance of quality standards, such as notability and research. The rest on the page is almost trivial. Have I clarified enough? --George Ho (talk) 21:42, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
The Wikiproject Game Shows page is hardly "a mess". IMO, it explains quite clearly what should be included in game show article and what shouldn't. If you think some policy or guideline is missing, simply add it. Regarding what constitutes original research, that can be found on WP:OR, which I think is explained clearly. In regards to works of entertainment such as a game show, it is acceptable to use the work itself as a source. Once people start culling their observations from said works, that is when it veers off into original research. OR is fairly cut and dry and I think most people realize that. If you have an issue with a particular article, I suggest you raise your concerns on that particular article talk page. As far as I know, the Wikiproject page itself does not have to adhere to Wikipedia standards and policies and does not have to meet any notability standards. Projects are simply created so like-minded folks can focus on a particular topic and (hopefully) bringing it up to encyclopedic standards. Pinkadelica 08:16, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, notability guidelines should be added in this page, yet I'm too busy with other things, such as Sam Malone and Diane Chambers. Can you do it, please? --George Ho (talk) 20:55, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
If you're too busy with other things, this RfC should have waited until you had the time to fix what you think is wrong. Again, bringing up an issue and expecting others to fix it because you're busy is counterproductive. Concentrate on one thing at a time - Wikipedia isn't going to crash and burn because something isn't fixed straight away. That said, this project is a branch of WP:TV. That project page covers notability guidelines specific to television shows. I honestly don't see the need in repeating guidelines that are already covered there. Perhaps I'm giving my fellow editors the benefit of the doubt in thinking they can find these guidelines without a link on every page. Considering the size and scope of this project, I think the 17 or so people who are a part of it are also aware that game shows fall under TV show guidelines and know to follow those guidelines accordingly. Pinkadelica 21:32, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
...The "Mission Statement" section refers guidelines and policies. Nevertheless, is it enough, or should I expand it? --George Ho (talk) 01:08, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Expand it to what? To include yet another link to WP:TV where the specific guidelines related to television shows are already listed? I mean, I don't get what you want to page to say or why this is even an issue. If you feel that you need to add a section linking to those guidelines - have at it. Pinkadelica 02:11, 15 January 2012 (UTC)


I have added one line, which mentions OR, notability, and verifiability. Is that enough? --George Ho (talk) 02:26, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

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File:Wales on millionaire.jpg[edit]

File:Wales on millionaire.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:39, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Kirk Fogg for deletion[edit]

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Andrew Kravis nominated for deletion[edit]

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List of British game shows[edit]

List of British game shows is a mess, no lede, no references, no categories. Someone needs to take a look at it.--Launchballer 18:13, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

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Games shows are not in the purview of this project?[edit]

I see that tournament style game shows (round after round of play with eliminations in each round over multiple episodes); and season long games; and challenge-style shows (the game is to complete a challenge); do not count as game shows? (they get debannered) Isn't this supposed to be the game show project? (ie. you play a game and at the end you win or lose, on TV) -- (talk) 04:40, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

I think that is because some of those aren't necessarily the same as a game show but more of a Reality show. Can you give an example? retched (talk) 20:12, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@ I agree with Retched above. Shows like Survivor, American Idol, The Amazing Race, etc, are generally considered reality competitions that span through weeks, not game shows. --Bcschneider53 (talk) 20:58, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
American Gladiators -- people play physical games, over a season long tournament with eispodic elimination to win the prize at the end of the season. American Ninja Warrior -- people play physical games over an episode elimination style to make it to the next round to win a prize over a season long tournamnent. All American Handyman is a physical skills challenge full season tournament. If Dog Eat Dog (game show) is a "game show" but uses reality competition (weird physical challenges), why aren't others? They also play games to win at the end. That they are reality TV does not seem to not make it a game show, since all they do is play set games to win the show, instead of information knowledge challenges. -- (talk) 05:57, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Because Dog Eat Dog is a one-night thing. One contestant will win the $25,000 then and there, or it will be split among the other five. Yes, even Dancing With The Stars is a "game" played on a television "show", but there's a difference between something like that and Jeopardy! or Family Feud. Ninja Warrior is never referred to anywhere as a "game show." --Bcschneider53 (talk) 12:35, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
I had a grandiose article written about how Dog Eat Dog wasn't say apart of this project but Double Dare was. It's not so much that Dog Eat Dog is a one-night thing that makes it a game show. (Hell there was a show based on a tournament of quiz champions a while ago where great quizzers competed over multiple nights.)
Looking at it as a whole, yeah Dog Eat Dog should be a part of the project (and is). Yes American Gladiators is a "Game Show" and is listed as such on it's Genre line. But to quote its own page, it's a "competition TV show". That's generally why it's not part of the project. This project is generally for shows which are quizzer based in some shape or form. Dog Eat Dog had a general knowledge question round where as American Gladiators did not and for that it's not a part of this project. However, Gladiators 2000 COULD be considered a game show as that one is literally questions and physical challenges (ala what Double Dare does) in every round. To contrast, Nickelodeon GUTS is NOT a game show since it is a purely competition and objective based game.
The guideline should generally be: Is there a question being asked in the game based on some previous knowledge (Jeopardy, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, etc.) or some knowledge that is gained during the course of the show (Exit List, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Brainsurge, Idiotest, etc.)? If the answer is no, then it is likely not a game show. If yes but the test involves some form of performance or presentation, then it's likely a competition show. Shows like Ninja Warrior/American Ninja Warrior, do not test knowledge but rather physical prowess. Sure there is a bit of "How would you solve this obstacle?" but the majority of the show and course is "Are you strong enough or able to complete the qualifier and main course?" Ninja Warrior does not ask questions to its participants (outside of interviews about their run and prepartion) so it fails that test. Another test: RuPaul's Drag Race. Does RuPaul test knowledge? Yes, as you would have to have the knowledge of performing. But it fails the test of its a "game show" as its a competition based on performances, not knowledge. You mentioned All American Handyman. Let's put it to the same test. Is this a test of previous knowledge? Yes. You would gain this knowledge via schooling and vocation schools. However, this test is performance based and not general knowledge. This makes All American Handyman a skills competition and not a quiz game show. At the end of the day, when it comes down to it... "You'll know it when you'll see it." With that being said, if we want to "adopt" and modify the scope of this project to include such shows as Ninja Warrior or All American Handyman, we can start discussing that. (After all this project has been semi-dormant until recently.) retched (talk) 15:19, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Wipeout (2008 U.S. game show) and Hole in the Wall (U.S. game show) are currently part of the project, but they are physical skills competitions, and not a knowledge competition. So that means it should be de-bannered? And game shows like Race to Escape should not be bannered? (or any other maze games); and weird Japanese physical challenge game shows? -- (talk) 10:37, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
Okay this is a bit tough. Wipeout's banner SHOULD be removed from the project. Wipeout is purely a challenge-based object, there is no knowledge concept of it. Sure it's played for cash and prizes... but not so much general knowledge. Essentially Wipeout is more like American Gladiators than say Double Dare. Hole in the Wall can stay. The reason being is that each round a question is played against the wall but sometimes that includes answering questions. So Hole in the Wall can generally stay in the project. While it's not consistent as say Double Dare, there is still a concept of "Answer the question, standing in place, and hold still to stay in the area". retched (talk) 14:15, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Why would a single episode length be considered a cut-off? (as in Dog Eat Dog) Frequently in the 1970s the even knowledge game show "Match Game" split contestant rounds across shows. And Jeopardy! lets players continue until they lose (or previously, 5 night limit) Jeopardy! frequently uses tournament style multi-night contests. -- (talk) 10:40, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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