Talk:Pacific Islands

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Table of Islands[edit]

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  • I think it would make the page better if all the islands in the pacific would be presented in a table like the one i started on the actual page where on each island the could be most common information about them so viewers can easily find statistics about them. --88.109.191.189 10:37, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
I agree area and population would be nice to be here, so you can see at a glance which are the most significant. I don't really see the reason for the currency, as it will mainly reflect sovereignty (independence or colonial status) which is designated in a different way. It would be nice if the separate islands in each group were grouped together more than the first one you entered is. Rigadoun (talk) 15:07, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

I understand why you would like such a table, but many of these islands are rims of reefs or are uninhabited and/or their size varies significantly between high and low tides. I will remove the table for now, due to its incompleteness and the aforementioned problems.Hypershock (talk) 12:07, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

That's true about the size, although it could be fixed by having a size at high tide and low tide, or something like that. The permanent populations are probably pretty stable, although you're right that many of them are zero. Until this is all done, though, you're right, it makes sense to remove the table. Rigadoun (talk) 18:32, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Rename this page[edit]

This page explicitly states it is focusing on islands of Oceania, and is excluding, e.g. Japanese islands and all near-coastal islands (and some, like Alejandro Selkirk Island which are anything _but_ near coastal). Therefore this page should be titled, e.g. "List of Islands of Oceania"

Additionally, the page List of islands in the Pacific Ocean should be resurrected, and should be organized as a list of island groups in the pacific ocean. Aldenrw (talk) 21:32, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

"The exact number has yet to be precisely determined"[edit]

Does this statement mean that even today we can't figure the number? I would imagine that with satellite images that would be en easy task. Avihu (talk) 18:15, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Timor a Pacific Island?[edit]

Timor is on this list. Since the Pacific ends at the Torres Strait, I would think not, and will remove it unless someone can come up with a good reason for keeping it here. . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 15:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Done Andrewgprout (talk) 08:42, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

What about the north Pacific?[edit]

This article is almost entirely devoted to South Pacific islands - Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. But there are plenty of other islands in the Pacific. What about Japan, Philippines, Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, Aleutian Islands, etc.? Is there any specific reason why these are omitted? If not, then perhaps this article should be renamed to South Pacific Islands, or something similar. Bazonka (talk) 09:55, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Well technically speaking the South Pacific consists of the Oceanian countries except for Palau, Marshall islands, and the Federated states of Micronesia. This article seems to be written to cover just islands in Oceania. However, you are right, there are other islands in the pacific. If you want to create a new section about nonoceanian islands, go ahead I guess! Chipmunkdavis (talk) 10:44, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
(written at the same time as the reply above -- edit conflict) Your point is well taken -- and has been raised before, without enthusiasm, see above. This article focuses on the members of the Pacific Islands Forum -- Oceania and excludes others. Perhaps a bold editor will either rename it or add the islands that you mention above and others. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 11:06, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Map[edit]

A map would be good. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.122.223.124 (talk) 11:21, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

the term European Islands[edit]

calling these Islands European Islands is inaccurate and possibly offensive as they are not in Europe and the populations are not entirely European either. The islands are administered by European nations ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.58.125.170 (talk) 17:03, 3 February 2013 (UTC)