Talk:Canadian Arctic Archipelago

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Greenland[edit]

Isn't Greenland part of the same archipelago? 70.55.200.47 01:09, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

No. Greenland is geographically separated from this archipelago. Besides, Greenland is a territory of Denmark, not Canada. 142.103.207.10 23:48, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

I have assessed this as Start Class, as it contains more detail and organization than would be expected of a Stub, and as mid importance, as it is a broad topic that plays a strong role in the understanding of Canada. Cheers, CP 23:40, 19 September 2007 (UTC)


Rename to Arctic Archipelago[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was oppose moving the article. Mindmatrix 01:04, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Since Arctic Archipelago and Arctic archipelago already redirect here (see links), I suggest we move this article to the simpler name. Mindmatrix 00:38, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Support as nominator. Mindmatrix 00:38, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose other arctic archipelagos exist, such as Svalbard, New Siberian Islands and Severnaya Zemlya. Title would be ambiguous. --Qyd (talk) 03:00, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose: The reasoning provided isn't compelling: the current title is both correct and common, nor should it be problematic. (Mind you, the proposed title is also common.) Quizimodo (talk) 03:03, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose This is one of my rare oppositions. I think it should stay at Canadian Arctic Archipelago. I don't think the points in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival move have anything to do with this, because we were simply changing the name to the new official festival name (which included the town's name). Also taking into account international politicking (with the North-West passage), I think it should stay here. -Royalguard11(T·R!) 19:56, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

The current opposition to the renaming is on the grounds that other arctic archipelagos exist. However, they are already uniquely identified with their proper names (as noted by Qyd), so a dab page such as Arctic Archipelago (disambiguation) is more than sufficient to handle these cases. With respect to the commonality of the two names, a quick internet search, excluding all Wikipedia-related sites and mirrors, finds roughly 29000 sites using "Canadian Arctic Archipelago" and 83000 using "Arctic Archipelago". (Note: I have inspected the top 100 links in the latter search, and each one refers to the Canadian archipelago, so it is clearly the predominant use of this term.) By the way, this is similar to another discussion in which I was involved, regarding the renaming of Stratford Shakespeare Festival; I think the points I mention there are equivalently valid here. Mindmatrix 17:24, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.