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Can't pick up notices/alerts

I just got a notice a little bit ago, plus 2 alerts a while back. When I try to get there to look at them, no message comes up. Did I forget or miss something? Easttxtv (talk) 21:16, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

No, it's just Echo is broken right now. TVCL-- when you get a chance, can you try redownloading Echo? maybe a file got corrupted? Branch (talk) 21:18, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi @Branch:, I've uploaded the newest version of Echo on to the server. Tvchannellists (talk) 08:57, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
It's still broken. My guess is a corrupted file somewhere but I don't know how to fix it. Branch (talk) 00:44, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
I tried running the maintenance script, but that doesn't seem to have fixed it either. Tvchannellists (talk) 01:36, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
TVCL-- did you try the steps here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Echo ? Branch (talk) 15:30, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
@Branch: Sorry for the late reply. I didn't get a notification for some reason. Yes, I followed the steps at that page when I was reinstalling it. Tvchannellists (talk) 12:55, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

MediaWiki Update

1.31 is out. PHP and MariaDB can be updated too if the server will let you. Note once the update is done, Replace Text extension can be removed from the folder as it's now bundled with MediaWiki (but don't remove the code that loads it or tells it what users have permission). Thanks Branch (talk) 15:34, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Branch:. I forgot to reply here earlier that I've updated MediaWiki. I don't have an option to update MariaDB. Tvchannellists (talk) 12:02, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Site addition suggestion?

Have you all considered something like a section with hotel TV channel listings? I just thought of it after getting my temporary relocation. My apartment is getting renovated and they've got me in a hotel a few miles away. Upon looking at what they have for TV I thought of the site and whether something like this would be a good addition, or if it's too ambitious since OTA and cable still have a ways to go. There really isn't any kind of online source for something like hotel TV listings that I've heard of or run across before. Just seeing what you all think. Thanks. Easttxtv (talk) 05:04, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion, @Easttxtv:. I'm not against the possible addition, though I think two major challenges you'd face are a) the sheer number of different hotels (around 50,000 in the U.S), and thus the sheer number of hotel TV systems (every hotel I've stayed in in the U.S. has had different channel numbering, except those using the DirecTV-provided setup) and b) keeping the lists up-to-date, as I assume you wouldn't be returning to all the hotels you intend to list on a regular schedule to see what's changed. Tvchannellists (talk) 13:00, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
I guess between staying in this hotel, and having almost 3 decades of hotel work experience, I was in some kind of bright-idea mode (so to speak). I think it would be a good resource somewhere, especially since the hotels themselves don't tell you all you're getting beforehand, and even here where I am temporarily, the list they provide doesn't line up with what's actually on the TV. But thanks T.C.L. for bringing me down to earth. Easttxtv (talk) 13:41, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
I am also not against the idea but do have the same concern about the volume at which you'd be working with. Do most hotels not use either DTV or the local cable co's lineup?
A few do, but several go their own way. The one I'm at now has a system that comes through Dish, but they cherry-pick and do their own best-of/some-of list from that. There's about 40 channels total they have here. I worked at another one before that did the TWC (pre- Charter/Spectrum) whole basic list. Another I've worked for had a DirecTV-based system, but like where I'm staying at now, they cherry-picked there. So, it varies. Yes, they get it in some way, but the lineup amount/arrangement can vary widely. Some properties carry LodgeNet (or other vendor) in-room movies, some don't want to mess with it, it's a PITA (back-office paperwork side) to say the least. Most places will carry at least 1 premium movie cable/sat channel. I guess I can see the concern. They are adding new hotels around my area at an almost-furious pace, kinda crazy to think about. Easttxtv (talk) 20:16, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Suddenlink update

I am a good ways toward being done with TX, incredibly enough. Thankfully, many lineups have been overlapped across 2 or more cities, saving lots of time. Strange that there isn't at least a little more channel lineup consistency (outside of the local station portion of the list of course) among all the lists so far. I have decided to skip some cities, for now, as sources for them either don't exist online or the local station info can't be pinpointed accurately enough (some coastal markets, for example, show availability of local stations but are listed as stations in Wichita Falls, which is totally odd). I have left those cities unlinked/black for now until I (or whoever) can later find a lineup for them that comes off more accurate. The only other issue has been with some lineups out in the Big Country area (west of DFW, southwest of Wichita Falls, east of Lubbock) showing PBS listings but saying they're from a PBS station in Colorado. Most of that area is likely (and more logically) getting their PBS signal from either KERA in Dallas or KTTZ in Lubbock, but I just left the listing as "PBS" without being more specific about the station until that could be verified later. BTW, for the most part, I have been using TVPassport.com for a main source. If there are other/better sites online you all can think of, let me know. Still wondering if Altice will leave all the lineups/cities alone, or they will have some kind of consistency or agenda when they get going. Anyway, that's the latest on that for now. Easttxtv (talk) 09:21, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

eir Vision

Added page eir Vision. It's in Ireland and is an IPTV. Please add it to the front page. Thank you. Note "eir" is the correct spelling of Eir/eir and is not a typo. TattooedLeprechaun (talk) 15:43, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for adding that listing, TattooedLeprechaun. I have added it to the front page. Tvchannellists (talk) 05:55, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Sky UK & Sky Ireland,

Just wondering if it's possible to separate the Ireland Sky from the UK version. Officially they are two separate companies under the one parent company now. I think it's a little bit difficult to navigate to the Ireland channels from the current Sky page. Just a suggestion. I'd be willing to work on it if required. TattooedLeprechaun (talk) 14:21, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

If you’re willing to separate them out, I see no issue with them being seperated. When it’s done I can add the new one to the main page. Branch (talk) 14:26, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
@Branch: I've created List of Entertainment channels on Sky in Ireland, I was going to do the same design to the main Sky page with only the UK version in the Entertainment section only. I thought I should ask to see if it's OK. The HD/SD/+1 channels are all in one place and not mixed as it currently is. Let me know if it's ok to go ahead. TattooedLeprechaun (talk) 16:06, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate file deletion request

Hello, would you please delete File:Film Now.png? I didn't realize it was already present as File:FilmNow.png. The images are identical, save for the file size. Afelix (talk) 14:10, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

No problem. This has been done. Tvchannellists (talk) 23:37, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Afelix (talk) 07:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)