I agree with Jim B -- I think we should do 1 - end of series.
As I see it, the major benefit of dating by season is that if one
number changes, you only have to fix all the rest of the dates in
that one season, rather than all of the dates in the rest of the
However, repeating numbers each season makes them a whole lot less
useful. Repeating each season, you can't say "episode 21" you have
to say "season x episode 21". Also, going by season opens up
questions like "in what season are repeat broadcasts classified?",
etc. Going start to finish in a series, you only have to say episode
21, and everyone knows what you are talking about.
As far as what Fred says, I like his convention and argument, but
you would still have to know all the dates in the season even in his
convention, so I don't think the amount you gain is is enough to go
that route. After all, most numbering problems that I have seen
occur either because of confusion as to when the first broadcast in
a season was, or as to if/when shows were preempted.
I still have to vote for 1 - end of series.
--- In OTR-Project@yahoogroups.com
, "Jim Beshires"
> Hi All,
> I know this has been discussed before, but I can't remember if we
> to a decision or not.
> In a series should episodes be number 1 thru the end?
> Should they not be numbered?
> Should they be numbered starting with number 1 each new season?
> All three systems show up in the OTR database. I personally like
> have them numbered 1 thru the end. It makes locating a particular
> episode much easier for me.