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Cleaning-up

A few things about this category:

  • I don't think we need to put every article that mentions some sort of online component in here. We have The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in here because "The show's website also featured additional materials available for download" (no other details on what that is/was). Well, The Hoobs had a pretty cool website, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition posted exclusive online clips and deleted scenes of the Muppets, TV Guide is also online, Letters to Santa had some special online stuff on NBC.com (including streaming the entire special for a time), and The Muppets Wizard of Oz had some special pages of its own on ABC.com. Should all these get a "Online Content" tag too? I don't think so. I think only articles that are primarily about an made-for-Internet item should be here, not any article that mentions having something related or extra on the web. Nowadays almost everything has some sort of online component. We can mention the specific web content on the individual pages and we can put links in hte external links section, but we don't need to categorize every single thing with a web element as "online content."
  • I also think we can merge some of the smaller articles with their bigger subject. We don't need to create and categorize pages for every single Muppet-related domain name that has existed. I think that Play With Me Sesame (website) could be merged with Play With Me Sesame; SesameStreetLive.com could be discussed on the Sesame Street Live page, and the article on the now-defunt BearintheBigBlueHouse.com could probably be cleaned-up and covered in a section on Bear in the Big Blue House.

Thoughts. -- Brad D. (talk) 18:06, February 26, 2010 (UTC)

The NewsHour is double-categorized because we would never have a separate article for NewsHour (online) or whatever the case may be. If the Hoobs had a website with enough content worth covering, we'd have a page for it. As for merging, I think more can probably said about the PWMS website, it just hasn't been done yet. It went through a couple different permutations, there was original content written for it, and it's particularly of note because it was one of the few places in which Ernie was recast. —Scott (talk) 20:04, March 11, 2010 (UTC)
So should things like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TV Guide, Talk, Listen, Connect and all the other subject that also have web-exclusive material also be double-categorized into here too?
And while there is potentially more to say about the PWMS website, we have yet to say it. Our PWMS show and PWMS website articles are both pretty short - I think one big PWMS article covering the show and site would be better than spreading it out over 2 pages -- if our coverage out grows a single article then they can always be re-split.
What about the Bear, Sesame Live and other stubby website articles we have? Do we really need a separate article for every single Muppet-related domain name that has existed? Especially when we don't have much to say about the website? I'm not trying to cut information from the wiki, just move it somewhere more visable and compact (rather than spreading it thinly over multiple stubby articles).
The Hoobs had a website, Dinosaurs has a DVD website, Muppets From Space had a website -- we don't have articles on them. Does every site get/need a page? -- Brad D. (talk) 20:32, March 11, 2010 (UTC)
The description of the category is "Websites, webcasts and podcasts with official content from the Muppets or the Jim Henson Company." It's really meant to be for things like Bearinthebigbluehouse.com, the Sesame St Video Player, the official podcasts, Give a Day/Get a Disney Day, etc. We've also stretched it a bit to include YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, where there's official Muppet activity.
I don't think it makes sense to include a bunch of non-Muppet websites that happen to host something Muppety for a minute. Yes, the Jimmy Fallon site had some Muppet clips for a hot minute, but now they're taken down. Every talk show on TV and radio has a website now that posts clips of recent episodes, and they often post expanded coverage as well. I don't see the need to junk up the category with an expanding catalogue of every talk show that the Muppets appear on from 2009 on.
Also -- Brad went through today and added all the songs from the YouTube videos into this category -- "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Habanera", etc. I don't think that's a good idea. By that logic, every Sesame song that's on Sesamestreet.org should be in this category. I think we stick with the description of the category -- websites and podcasts with content from the Muppets/Henson. -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 23:17, March 17, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, you're right I agree. —Scott (talk) 23:18, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for adding Habanera, Carol of the Bells and Stars and Stripes Forever in here earlier today. I only did it because I saw that Ode to Joy, The Blue Danube, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Dust in the Wind were in here already and I just thought the ones left out were oversights. -- Brad D. (talk) 00:46, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

Ah! No problem; we'd clearly been adding things randomly to this category without thinking much about it. I'm glad you asked about this; it inspired us to clean it up and make it more logical. -- Danny@Wikia (talk) 00:49, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

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