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  1. #1
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    Icon1 Channel Canada Event Calendar

    As Randi mentioned in the Moderator thread, I am helping out with the event calendar on the main Channel Canada website. I would like to get some feedback from people to see how many use this feature and what kind of content they would like to see listed in it. I have been including a bit of everything so far (current affairs shows, sports, movies, specials as well as TV show premieres & finales) but I would like to try and refine things and focus on the stuff people actually are interested in and discontinue posting events that no one is viewing.

    If anyone uses this feature, let me know what you like/dislike and what kind of content you would like to see posted.

    Thanks.

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    IMHO, that column should be also integrated into the forum's right corner main page (http://discuss.channelcanada.com/forum.php). More eyeballs.
    "It's not a rerun if you haven't watched it yet." (© 2010 by TVViewer)
    "Ne jamais s'obstiner avec un épais. Il va vous abaisser à son niveau et vous battre avec l'expérience."

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    I would not have known the Star Trek animated series was being shown in a marathon on Space tomorrow if you hadn't made this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    IMHO, that column should be also integrated into the forum's right corner main page (http://discuss.channelcanada.com/forum.php). More eyeballs.
    Great idea, I agree.

    There is a link to the Calendar at the top of the page under the main menu bar (see the list of links that begin with "New Posts"). This is not visible enough IMO, Randi please move this link to the main menu (beside What's New?) or if possible create some sort of menu button that will stand out. I don't think the calendar currently gets many views due to the lack of updates or perhaps due to some not even knowing it exists so something should be done to bring attention to this feature.

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    I've added a widget on the right sidebar and a link on the main menu, let me know what you think!
    Randi Dertzo
    Owner, http://www.channelcanada.com/

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    The right sidebar (for the calendar) is a great addition and it's a good reminder for what's to come.

    I noticed the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour 2015 concert listing for Super Channel and then googled it to figure out why I didn't recall its existence. It was apparently on Epix in March of this year, and is still available online for free on both YouTube and Amazon.com (free for Amazon Prime users - listed as 1 hour and 57 minutes, there). The Super Channel website listing says it's only 87 minutes, but the one online is 1 hour and 56 minutes (I scanned through it to make sure). Either Super Channel has a different version (very unlikely unless the description is wrong), or it's just a listing error that the programming guides will hopefully recognize.

    https://letterboxd.com/film/film:261661/
    [Katy Perry concert - Same description, but longer running time]

    http://www.superchannel.ca/show?id=63457178
    [Katy Perry concert - Same description, but shorter running time]

    EDIT: Hmm, I think there actually might be two different versions of that Katy Perry concert. Super Channel is probably airing the regular broadcast version (about 30 minutes shorter) that I assume Epix first aired, but then I think Epix put up an extended version on its website (about 30 minutes longer), that is probably the same version that the Blu-ray and DVD releases have (which is what Amazon Prime might have). When wikipedia mentions there will be 30 minutes of exclusive extras on the DVD/Bluray, I assumed that they were separate extras, but perhaps they are just 30 minutes of extra songs and/or footage within the concert that the original Epix broadcast edited out. The version I scanned through had the occasional Epix logo and Tweet info appear on the screen, so it's not the DVD version, but since the framerate was about 30 fps, that usually means it was a later website rip, most likely the extended version (if such a thing truly exists - and I think it does).

    Extra Notes: I rarely go to the Channel Canada main site (I went there yesterday and today and I liked it), mostly because I can never find a working link to get there from the main forum page (the Channel Canada link near the bottom of the main forum page goes nowhere). I just forget that the main site even exists (I'm not kidding).

    I also can't find this link: http://discuss.channelcanada.com/forum.php , for the main forum site anywhere on the main forum page (just separate links for each sub-section of the forum -- like for General TV Discussion, etc., rather than the main link for everything at once). Sure, I can find plenty of links for the Activity Stream of forum posts, but not the main forum link. I'd like to have a true "Home" forum link (in case I want to quickly start over, or open up a new tab without using a bookmark, etc.).
    Last edited by PokerFace; 12-29-2015 at 12:19 PM. Reason: added the EDIT about two versions of the Katy Perry concert
    Warning: I'm not playing with a full deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerFace View Post
    The right sidebar (for the calendar) is a great addition and it's a good reminder for what's to come.
    Glad you like it!

    Quote Originally Posted by PokerFace View Post
    Extra Notes: I rarely go to the Channel Canada main site (I went there yesterday and today and I liked it), mostly because I can never find a working link to get there from the main forum page (the Channel Canada link near the bottom of the main forum page goes nowhere). I just forget that the main site even exists (I'm not kidding).

    I also can't find this link: http://discuss.channelcanada.com/forum.php , for the main forum site anywhere on the main forum page (just separate links for each sub-section of the forum -- like for General TV Discussion, etc., rather than the main link for everything at once). Sure, I can find plenty of links for the Activity Stream of forum posts, but not the main forum link. I'd like to have a true "Home" forum link (in case I want to quickly start over, or open up a new tab without using a bookmark, etc.).
    Those two links are in the main navigation bar:
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    Randi Dertzo
    Owner, http://www.channelcanada.com/

 

 

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