Talk:Viewing Church broadcasts (meetinghouse)

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This article was recently renamed to "Meetinghouse: Viewing Church broadcasts" with the reported reason "To follow standard naming conventions." I guess I'm wondering how the new title follows standard naming conventions. The "Meetinghouse:" beginning to the title is certainly not standard. The standard title would be "Viewing Church broadcasts"; if a context is necessary (which I sort of doubt in this case), then the context is put in parentheses: "Viewing Church broadcasts (meetinghouse)". The same thing was done to Meetinghouse: Viewing Church broadcasts benefits; if you look at the Category:Meetinghouse technology benefits, you'll see that the new name doesn't match any of the others. And now there's a new page following this same incorrect convention: Local insights on Meetinghouse: Viewing Church broadcasts‎. This needs to be fixed soon before this convention propagates any further. -- Aebrown 16:59, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Great point. We'll try and address this quickly. Thanks. -- Starkjs 17:34, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Alan - Ironically, this particulr page has had some difficulty in finding the right name. It does actually need some context, since Viewing Church Broadcasts could apply to viewing in the home, and we are intentionally not including that here. We have tried several different names to get the right one here. The word "Meetinghouse" wasn't included to try and comform to a standard - it was to give context. Many people were involved in trying to come up with the right name - let's see what they all think about Viewing Church broadcasts (Meetinghouse). If that flies, we will rename the associated pages (benefits, policies, etc) as well.- Ken 18:24, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Ken. One thing to keep in mind with naming articles is that it's good to name them in a way that can be used within the body of other text. For example, you might be talking about projectors and say something like "... these projectors are helpful for viewing Church broadcasts." Although it's not an absolute requirement, it's convenient if you can just put double brackets around "viewing Church broadcasts" and have the link work. Even if you do need to include the context "(meetinghouse)", it's simple to say "... these projectors are helpful for [[viewing Church broadcasts (meetinghouse)|]]." -- Aebrown 19:35, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Just to clarify, the "m" in "Meetinghouse" should be lowercase?--Starkjs 20:53, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes, the m should be lowercase. I notice that Ken just changed it to uppercase, but I don't think that's correct. The word "Meetinghouse" can be considered a proper noun in "Meetinghouse technology", but for this usage, it seems to me that it is simply talking about viewing broadcasts in a meetinghouse (a common noun). There could easily be a "Viewing Church broadcasts (home)" article at some point. I can't imagine anyone thinking "home" should be capitalized in that context, and "meetinghouse" is a parallel usage here. -- Aebrown 01:39, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


I think that a couple of changes to the flow of this page might be helpful. I would like to see this page broken down into two major categories: viewing live broadcasts (i.e., streaming), and viewing recorded broadcasts (i.e., after-the-fact). The viewing of live broadcasts would explain that there are two ways to do this: sattelite and Internet. There would probably be links to the satellite broadcast schedule page, as well as the how-to-set-up the satellite, how to troubleshoot the satellite, etc - and similar pages for the Internet. I am not sure all of those topics exist yet - but they should.

The viewing of recorded broadcasts section would explain that it can be done through the Internet, on DVD or video tape. It may have a link to a topic that explains how to use the site, or topics on how to get content onto a USB drive for viewing on other machines, etc.

Further, this page should be a general summary of the different ways that content can be viewed - right now, each section only explains the requirements for each. Those should be moved to the "requirements" page rather than this overview page.- Ken 19:19, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

This page was last modified on 10 September 2010, at 13:19.

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