Talk:Isle of Man

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Former good article nominee Isle of Man was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Incorrect land area ranking[edit]

The main page states the Isle of Man's land area ranking as 191st in the world, but if you click on it, the linking page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_outlying_territories_by_total_area) states it as the 196th rank. I don't see any way to edit this, though. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Svtdave87 (talkcontribs) 15:24, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Tax haven?[edit]

Seems to fill every characteristic of a tax haven; why can't I find those two words in the article anywhere? --Sigmundur (talk) 02:35, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Some people have political reasons for not using the term and their POV has prevailed here. Any attempts to introduce it are eradicated. It is a battle that is frustrating and so far lost. Truth is not important in Wikipedia articles when people are prepared to do anything to hide it.99.227.76.64 (talk) 11:07, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Man cannot be declared a Tax Haven as it declares all revenue and taxes paid within it. It has a lower tax rate than most of Europe. But unlike other countries, it does not allow individuals to hide revenue "off shore" within it's banking system. I would characterise a tax haven as any location that allows you to place funds in order to avoid paying any tax or to obfuscate the actual value. Tax paid on the Isle of Man is fully compliant with UK HMRC rules and passes scrutiny under international agreements. Unlike, say for example, Lichtenstein or Switzerland that have closed banking systems. ascolti

Etymology[edit]

I think the Etymology section needs a rewrite. At this time, each paragraph reads as if independently written from the others, and redundancy is rampant among them. Maybe the contents of all three paragraphs could be synthesized into one. LAMP (talk) 01:33, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Tartessos[edit]

I have removed the passage refering to the purported Tartessian origin of the Celtic languages. Unlike the passage about Megalithic builders in the bronze age which makes sense and is appropriate, this is a fringe theory which does seem out of place in an article talking about the Isle of Man! Taranis2010 (talk) 15:41, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Ellan Vannin vs Mannin[edit]

Danielquayle has been editing out Ellan Vannin from the lede as he seems to believe that it is a Manx translation of the English name and not the real Manx name of the island. He believes that Mannin is the only possible name in Manx. I have attempted to discuss this with him and pointed out that Ellan Vannin seems to be extensively documented in reliable sources as a Manx language name. Can anyone provide documentation that Ellan Vannin is not a Manx name for the Isle of Man? Dabbler (talk) 11:58, 31 May 2013 (UTC)