Talk:Strong Bad Email Release Dates

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[edit] This page

Why do we need this page? We have the the site updates pages and every email have it's date in the actual page. E.L. Cool 13:55, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I would also like to question the need for this page. -- Tom 21:05, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I'm up for deletion. —FireBird|Talk 21:44, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I stuck a deletion template on. It's kind of cute, but far from necessary/useful... Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:12, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I think it should stay. Looking around, I see that we have:

Strong Bad Email By Length
Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender
Strong Bad Email By Place
Strong Bad Email Intros
Strong Bad Email Page Titles
Scroll Button Songs
Strong Bad Email Release Dates
Strong Bad Email Statistics

Which is to say, whenever you have a large amount of data, there are several valid ways of organizing it. I like these pages because you never know when you're going to need to isolate a particular bit of info. As a knowledge base, if someone has done the research and compiled a list, it's handier to keep it than throw it away. For example, this particular page is useful when discussing the question: "The Paper is scheduled to be replaced in sbemail #173; given the rate emails have been released since montage, when will this occur?" (answer: about February 2007). Or: "How many emails to date (whose dates are known) were not released on Monday?" (answer: 18). — It's dot com 22:15, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

You make a good case. Mostly I put "deletion" template on it to open up more discussion (so people can realize it's in danger of deletion). I'm still undecided about whether it should stay. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:16, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I'd publish the link to my sortable Strong Bad Email database, but I'm afraid all the trolls we seem to attract would attack my site! -- tomstiff 16:35, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Based on the argument stated by It's dot com, if this page gets deleted then so should all of those other pages that don't seem to be causing any trouble. I had my doubts about this page at first, but now I think we should keep it.
small_logo.pngUsername-talk 16:33, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Strong Bad Email By Length, Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender, and Strong Bad Email By Place are articles that sort the emails by a certain characteristic. Scroll Button Songs is about the Strong Bad Email menu. Strong Bad Email Intros and Strong Bad Email Page Titles display similar things that occur in each email that differ slightly from week to week or after a certain time. Strong Bad Email Statistics is an informational article.
This article (Strong Bad Email Release Dates) as it was when this discussion started just listed the emails in chronological order. This was already done on the Strong Bad Email page and in the Recent Updates series of articles. We generally don't like to repeat information supplied elsewhere. I see now that the day of the week has been added. This is a good improvement. If the article was expanded to include some more of the information that It's dot com suggested, the article would further provide new information. I look forward to seeing what else we can do. -- Tom 16:44, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)
The information may be available elsewhere, but it is not consolidated into a single location. That's what makes this page useful. -- tomstiff 16:46, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Yes. I should have been more clear. I only brought up the Once And Only Once guideline when I referred to the old state of the article. -- Tom 16:52, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] sb email 22 note

And it's interesting to talk about "the lost email" #22. I mean, would people back then figure little animal was email #22? -^Gordon—584^ my talk

Good point. I've put the emails in the usual order with an asterisk that leads to the Fun Facts section. — It's dot com 16:40, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)
No, little animal was always sbemail23.html. In fact, before it was added to the sbemail menu, sbemail22.html, "the lost email", was accessible by typing the URL. 23:49, 19 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Huh? I'm not sure that applies to what we were talking about. — It's dot com

No, he knows what we're talking about.-^Gordon—584^ my talk

I don't think email 22 was accessable by typing sbemail22.html into the url. Far more likely is that a 404'd page would have popped up. Email 22 was unreleased and likely also unmade until after the vacation postcards. It was then released, with a main page message stating The Lost Email, according to a time period message board (my source for addding '03 and '02 updates). It was in actual fact the final released, and likely even made, Tandy 400 email (DVD emails excluded of course). Thunderbird 19:49, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Unknown Release Dates

I've replaced emails 2-6 with 2001 instead of Unknown because we know they were released 2001.-^Gordon—584^ my talk

[edit] Internet Archive to find the dates for the first sbemails This is a good website that you guys could possibly use to find out the dates for the first sbemails. I looked up the date for some kinda robot and it appeared on October 16, 2001 at the earliest. 18:46, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

we've actually used that. If you look at the pages of any of the first six emails, you can see where that was used to find out when they may have come up. and i think you meant to say "at the latest". The way I remember it, when someone first used it here, they didn't turn up exactly in order, so someone else applied common sense to put them in order. However, since one of the primary functions of this page is to show gaps between email releases, I doubt those dates have any use on this page. The Knights Who Say Ni 01:26, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
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