Talk:Spanking on television

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I have no problem with the move -- i used the red link on the main page as a starting point. -Mercy (talk) 23:02, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Merging with movies article?Edit

Uh... I don't think it's a good idea to duplicate all that stuff from Spanking in movies to here. Redundancy, difficulty of keeping synced, etc. Shall we merge the two articles into one, named Spanking in movies and on television? --Spankart 09:52, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

I suggest we retain the separate pages, for discussing the different video art forms, and the history of spanking in each, as these are different, but create a third page, linked to from each, for links to clip and still collections, since so many of these include both movie and TV images. In fact I'm goin to make that change now, and if it seems a poor idea, we can always revert. in any case i agree that maintaining two copies of the clip info is a poor idea. If we wanted it to display on two different pages a template would be the obvious way to go, but that makes editing a bit trickier, and is leass clear for those not experienced in wiki-editing. -Mercy (talk) 16:06, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
I'm okay with that solution. Thanks Mercy! Maybe we should add "mainstream" (or something similar) to the current lemma Spanking video scenes and clips to distinguish it better from spanking videos? --Spankart 19:31, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
Possibly. If someone wanted to discuss/analyze a specific scene in a spanking video, or give a link to a site that hosted or sold stills or clips from such videos, but not the videos themselves, should that go into spanking video or Spanking video scenes and clips? If the latter, the current lemma is fine. If the fomer, then perhaps "mainstream" should be added, but this lemma is already on the long side. -Mercy (talk) 20:15, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Edited showsEdit

Perhaps mention of some of the earlier shows like merry melodies and tom and jerry that once contained spankings have been edited out. or even new shows like Yu Yu Hakasho/Ghost Files have the scene edited out when aired on TV Roguebfl 23:37, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Examples of spanking scenes in cartoons such as Merry Melodies or Tom and Jerry are in Spanking in animation. Spankart 20:44, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
I merely meant the fact those scene are being edited nowadays was relevant to this page, and give the shows merely as examples of such edits. --Roguebfl 03:13, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Now I got you - sorry. I added it. --Spankart 09:57, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Contents box?Edit

Why is there no contents box at the top of the page? One is sorely needed here. Has the "hidden" option been selected -- and how do you "unselect" it? This makes for an awkward layout as one has to scroll down a very long listing to get to (in my case, add to) the more recent entries. Would appreciate this being fixed.

By default, MediaWiki displays a table of contents for pages with more than 3 headings (unless the user has deselected this from their preferences). This page has only 3 headings which is why you didn't see a TOC. It is possible to force MediaWiki to display the TOC with a special keyword, which is what I've done now. --Spankart (talk) 10:04, 7 May 2010 (BST)

Research via YouTubeEdit

Note: for future reference, anyone writing descriptions for TV shows and films already listed (or looking to add titles or track down obscure items), you can find a ton of corporal punishment clips archived at YouTube. There is no better source. The site has an astonishing range and quantity of CP clips from everything imaginable. This is the mother lode. It will of course take some time to extract all the relevant info. I will be doing some, and I hope others will join in as well. -- Jameslovebirch 16:58, 6 May 2010 (BST)

1930s - 1970sEdit

RE: This statement in the '30s - '70s section:

"Television spanking probably reached its peak during the early-mid sixties, possibly as part of a general backlash against the social and cultural changes that were taking place across America at the time."

Where does this "cultural backlash" idea come from? I don't quite buy it. Sounds like what the annoying editors at Wikipedia would tag as "personal research" and delete without a second thought. It seems more plausible that shows in the '60s had lots of CP scenes because they were written by old school types who were carrying on in the tradition of the '40s and '50s films (and shows). It is, of course, possible that feminism was seen as a threat by some male writers by, say, the early '70s — but by then CP scenes were out of fashion (why no '70s "backlash"?). At any rate, unless I'm missing something, it is a hard argument to sustain. I'm just saying... -- Jameslovebirch 17:03, 7 May 2010 (BST)

Rawhide magazine and showEdit

There is a potential conflict in the 1930s - 70s section as the Rawhide link in the introduction is being used for a magazine, not the show, of the same name. That will be a problem if the show gets a write up. -- Jameslovebirch 23:17, 22 April 2011 (BST)

More subdivisions?Edit

These lists of shows are a bit long and unwieldy. For a start, should we put them in alphabetical order of title? But also, what about dividing each period into two lists, male recipients and female recipients? I think this would help readers to find what they are looking for and would make the article more manageable. -- Pineapple (talk) 19:35, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

I agree, it's a bit unwieldy. My recommendation (also in the interest of consistency) would be to follow the style of Spanking in mainstream films: Entries sorted by year, and sub-divisions every decade. Those users who are looking for a specific pairing can enter that into their browser as search terms and highlight them. What do others think? --Spankart (talk) 23:42, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
A different option would be to convert the list into a single big table with sortable columns. This would offer convenience for the reader, but make maintenance for us editors harder. --Spankart (talk) 23:46, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
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