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Canada/New Zealand broadcast dates

I'm not convinced these need to be in the infobox. I'm removing them for now.

David 10:11, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

To add to my earlier comment, I posted this on my talk page:

I don't like these sections. Episodes are generally set on the UK broadcast date, and are titled accordingly.
I just had a look around at other wikis, and they only include the date of first broadcast in their country of origin. I think we could make a page 'Coronation Street in Canada' and 'Coronation Street in New Zealand' and give details of its broadcasting history there. Good idea?
David 10:30, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Not a good idea. Including in the infobox the dates for Canada and New Zealand does not affect how the page is "titled" and does not make the infobox over-long. We colonials should not have to consult a list of thousands of episodes to see the date of local broadcast of an episode whose page is open in front of us. DtW's deletion with unexplanatory edit summaries such as "Removed Canada and New Zealand slots again" is not in the wiki spirit, especially when the second occasion removed only a commented-out section that was not affecting the display. (Which "other wikis"??) Robin Patterson 07:20, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Now see Episode 6536 (16th April 2007). Let's get a few more opinions. Robin Patterson 08:10, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I think having details of overseas broadcasting history on the pages I mentioned will do. The infobox is only for the most important episode details. I know it doesn't affected how the page is titled, but the UK broadcast date is the only relevant one because the episode is set on that date.
Looking around at other wikis is quite a good indicator of how things are done, I think. David 09:39, 8 June 2008 (UTC)