Talk:Cape Breton Island

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Religion[edit]

The "Religious groups" data is incorrect. I've just looked up the 2001 census data and the numbers shown are for Cape Breton County only. To get the actual numbers I'll look up the data for all four counties and add them up. This data doesn't seem to be available from the 2006 or 2011 census yet, or at least I can't find it. Ken Heaton (talk) 23:32, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Cape Breton flag[edit]

The flags that are shown on the page are not used. Unfortunately I do not know how to do pictures so i'm just leaving the comment. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.117.196.120 (talk) 15:26, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

These flags are being used. There is another flag that is fairly completely unofficial that has gotten more use of late which is not listed. That is a point that can be fixed but the claim these current flags are not used is false. -Kirkoconnell (talk) 00:56, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

SVG Map[edit]

Forgive me, but I do not understand the point of these SVG maps. Coming from three diffent pages, including Cape Breton Island and Mira River, I followed links from maps with proper labels and red dots marking the locations in question, yet arrived in all three cases at the same generic unmarked "Canada Nova Scotia location map 2.svg" map. In other words, in all three cases I followed the links, loaded the higher-resolution images (on a dial-up connection, as I am in a very rural area), and came to maps with LESS pertinent information than the thumbnails I had started from!

Is this how the standard Wikipedia mapping system is now supposed to function? Why have a link from the thumbnail version at all?

(Good page overall, though. I mean no criticism of the editors, but I do believe there is some deficiency in the new mapping system if this is what it produces.) Heavenlyblue (talk) 00:30, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

While I do not mean to justify SVG images, the idea behind them is that they are scalable and they are an open standard, meaning no copyrights associated to the format. The scalable nature of them means they can be scaled as large as you want without loss of data, like with a JPG or a GIF. I am sure you could find more reasons why they use them on Wikipedia, but it is a Wikipedia standard so I do not see them adjusting it. -Kirkoconnell (talk) 18:43, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Split[edit]

The list of notable people from Cape Breton is too long for a general article about the island. I suggest replacing the list with a short prose section describing the contribution of notable Capers to fields where the people of Cape Breton have collectively been influential, and moving the current list to the existing redirect List of people from Cape Breton. G. C. Hood (talk) 00:14, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

I have no problem with the section being moved to it's own article since there is a large number of entries, but I would like to see a discussion take place to reach a consensus as to what 'notable' names are the most notable before any name is added to the prose section that will be left in this article. This could possibly stop edit wars from starting over editors adding or removing names based on their opinion as to who is more notable than others. Cmr08 (talk) 06:42, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Support I'd leave two or three names in this article and move the rest over to the proposed new article. PaintedCarpet (talk) 14:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)