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Anyone in favor of deleting Sandbox:Sesame Street master tape dates? The information is not relevant, and they're being mistaken for the actual in-studio production dates, which we have sources for anyhow. The Season 7 ones we're only using because the episodes have no actual onscreen numbering, but all the others we don't need. - Shane latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 21:22, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

The page was only started by someone else when I removed the surplus of images from our existing tape slate page. It's not a bad page idea and I appreciate the intent of preserving those images, but if we can't make the distinction clearer, then yeah, it should probably go. β€” Jon latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 21:59, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
I vote for taking a pass at clearing up the language in the lead before deciding its final fate. β€”Scott latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 22:04, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
I agree with Scott; find a way to salvage them before removal. -- Tony (talk) 22:10, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
I don't get what we'd do with them, though. Taping dates are useful for things like when Kevin Clash took over for Elmo, or Stephanie D'Abruzzo's first day on set, or whenever Frank decided to show up. What relevance does the date an episode was edited together have for our purposes? - Shane latest?cb=20200820192427 (talk) 22:18, 8 June 2021 (UTC)
I'm in the camp of thinking that they do have historical value, while also making an introductory distinction between dates of tapes to air and dates of street scenes themselves. I'd be in favor of keeping images of the plain text tape images with the tape slates, that is, if I knew for sure that with including such a distinction that our readers could visually put two and two together. -- Splurge (talk) 13:10, 10 June 2021 (UTC)