Hey Gadfly, I'm replying here because I'd didn't want to clog up the thread with this, it seemed counterproductive to muddle up the conversation between tnt & eterfgf. (I sometimes wonder if lots of people trying to have simultaneous conversations in the same thread makes things more confusing than they need to be.)
I just wanted to say, you're absolutely right about the trust thing. For instance, you seem to be familiar with both Cannon and Monk, I am not. I trust that you have knowledge that I don't and have entered that data as it should have been entered. Presumably if a new user came along and said "hey, these should be split", you would be able to say "no, they're listed right according to our policy and here's why", then provide an explanation based on your knowledge of the show, and TVMaze policy. I trust that if a Curating Contributor says "it's done this way because...", and then gives a solid explanation, the CC knows more than I do and I move on. And to be honest, I trust a CC more in cases like this than I trust a regular user. I trust that you were made a CC because you know what you're talking about. :)
As you said, not everybody considers the original airing "gospel". But TVMaze does, or does it not and I've missed that in the data policies? Presumably it's part of the role of CC to enforce TVMaze "gospel" and not the gospel according to other websites, which is what is being suggested with You're The Worst. The OP poster in the thread is suggesting we do something contrary to policy with YTW, simply because that's how wiki, IMDB, and other unreliable sources do things.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that, especially since from my side of things it often feels like I have trouble communicating effectively with you, and hopefully by doing it outside the main thread, that might be easier. Hopefully I've articulated myself in a way that makes sense. (& it really didn't feel like my posting this in the thread directly would be particularly helpful to the discussion there.)
Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend, and that us users aren't driving you too crazy! :D
Thanks for the response. I haven't checked the thread today.
I'm a user, too, so users don't drive me crazy. It would be kind of counter-productive. :) I wouldn't consider us CCs (or senior staff) any more knowledgeable or informed than TCs, or regular users, or anyone else at the site.
Main thing, I was asking etergf what he would prefer, and trying to show him a) how TVMaze works, and b) that what it seems like he would prefer wasn't very workable. the idea of a policy relying on wikis seems impossible, for instance. What wikis, and how many? What if wikis don't all match? What if I go in and change the one(s) we're using as a source, to force an outcome I desire?
I('m not familiar with You're the Worst. Why IMDB lists the Monk premiere as two parts when it aired as one, I have no idea. My sentiment is, if using TVMaze uses "chaos and confusion" as etergf says... why use it? But that's to him, not you.
No. Is there any given reason to? TVMaze's objective is to have the best summaries/descriptions possible. The network ones are adequate for placeholders before the episode airs, but they typically have typos, use awkward ungrammatical language, and omit or obscure basic details.