Talk:Samoan Islands

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Wouldn't it make sense to have this be, instead of a disambiguation page, a page about the island group as a whole - i.e., both the state of Samoa and American Samoa? john k 21:04, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

Good initiative - done thing! =) //Big Adamsky 16:09, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

That made the figure unreadable - Marshman 00:05, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

What did? The thumbnail? //Big Adamsky 00:12, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Revert of May 13th[edit]

For the reasons outlined User_talk:Taulapapa#Samoan Islands here, I reverted a large edit to this article and restored the last well-formatted version. The previous edit contained much of value, if it were sourced and properly formatted, but also a good deal of content that overlapped with a number of others, and had major formatting issues. MrZaiustalk 12:47, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Girl Scout Cookies[edit]

I've removed the comment about Girl Scout cookies which was speculative and inappropriate for a broad article about the Samoan Islands. It's comparable to writing in the article on New Zealand that, "The sheep's wool grown in New Zealand is used to make rugby jumpers for the All Blacks."

Hope that makes sense. Hannybanny (talk) 04:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Lilo and Stitch[edit]

Hi. I don't know anything about stereotypes in the US, but in Lilo and Stitch some people refer to this huge shark-like character named Gantu as Samoan. Why is that? The film and series take place on Hawaii if that is any help. Are Samoans very large or something? Mallerd (talk) 10:03, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Apostrophes and other confusing (to me) subtleties of island names[edit]

Hey, I just wanted to explain why I had so much trouble with red wikilinks. When I copied text from my document written in MS Works word processor, the apostrophes came over wrong, so Manu'a for example didn't wikilink. Also, the article names for Ta'u and Ofu-Olosega didn't match exactly how I had found the names to be written elsewhere. Finally I got the link to work, all the remaining red links are just not existing articles.--Brambleshire (talk) 19:47, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Sympathy[edit]

I am mindful that WP is not a chat room, or a bulletin board or a blog, and that entries should be about “business”.
On the other hand it would feel decidedly odd to me to continue editing on these pages without acknowledging that something terrible has happened there.
So I would like to extend my condolences, for myself and for the WP community, to the people of the Samoas, and to WP editors there. . Moonraker12 (talk) 14:01, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Deleted a POV problem[edit]

"Due to colonialism, the Samoa Islands and people were divided by Western powers."

Not only did this blatantly promote the anti-colonial point of view, it was quite incorrect. Due to Western transportation and communication technologies, there is now far more inter-island contact than there was before Western influence. Residents of Upolu can have a real-time videoconference with residents of Tutuila, or take a relatively inexpensive motorboat ride to effect an in-person visit. Hardly the sign of a "divided people"! To call them "divided" trivialized the anguish of people who are truly divided -- such as how the Kim Dynasty has brutally divided the Korean people. 184.99.28.92 (talk) 16:16, 1 September 2012 (UTC)