Melakon: Okay. Admittedly, though, I had the wrong approach in that other thread.
BTW, I was led to the 20-22-26 pattern because of two things, neither of which was arbitrary:
1) DS9's first season having 20 episodes
2) Voyager' s first season having had 20 episodes filmed for it
The Mirrorball Man wrote:
In what way is discarding four episodes an "exercise in creativity", I don't get it.
It is/was an exercise in creativity because I applied it to all five series and had to sit down and figure out what episodes were truly important and which weren't. DS9 Season 2 is the only season that I had trouble with, which prompted me to ask for some help.