The database does not seem to support re-broadcasts of new daates/times, channel changes, etc (i.e., maintenance of historical broadcast data)...?
Please advise -- how should the following kinds of chages be made to the database?
1 - RE-BROADCASTS (NEW DATE/TIME): i.e., "Ashes to Ashes" was originally broadcast in 2008 on Thursdays, and is being re-aired starting 3/7/2009 on Saturdays.
2 - RE-AIRING ON NEW NETWORK: i.e., "Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Animated Series)" is being rebroadcast from the beginning on TNT (previously on CartoonNetwork), starting 2/14@11pm. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090130/tv_nm/us_clone)
These changes affect whether the episodes show up new/upcoming in 3rd-party applications which use TVRage's database, like "TV Forecast" (http://www.bigbucketblog.com/tv/)
WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR HOW THESE SHOULD BE HANDLED?
I use "TV Forecast" on my iPhone to "note" upcoming shows (more than 7 days in the future) for which I see ads and promos, but are not yet programmable on my DVR (which has only 7 days of guide info), in order to remind me to add them to my DVR when they are within 7 days of broadcasting... So, I often come across show titles which are either not in the TVrage database at all or are inaccurate or are missing data and do not show upcoming air date info. I have modified show entries in the past for this, but I am not sure I am doing it in the preferred way?!?!
Maybe we could start a special Forum topic for posting such findings, so that someone more "senior" than I could address them?