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|For your new article work. JoshuaWalker | Talk to Me 09:53, 9 November 2011 (UTC)|
Electoral results articles
Hello Ljgua124. I see that you have created several "Electoral results for the district of X" articles, and am wondering what the point of the articles is – the electoral district articles are not big enough to need to be split, and it just seems to be a bit of a useless content fork. For UK constituency articles, election results from decades (and even centuries) are included in the main constituency article. Cheers, Number 57 21:31, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
- Hi Number, the new articles I have created are consistent with other historical electoral results for various districts within Victoria found here. The new articles are only for the newest districts so they are few in number - the idea was to bring consistency to the articles and provide an article for future results to be added to as is consistent with other types of these articles. Whether any of this articles should exist at all is another question. Ljgua124 (talk) 00:10, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
Hey Ljgua124, I removed a small section from Demographics on the Tubuai article. The Mormon church was founded in 1830 and they first sent missionaries there in the 1840s, over 60 years after the natives started associating with outside visitors. There is a footnote on the article that links to a memoir of a Protestant minister who wrote about the disease ravaging the island in the early 1820s and it states that those hardest hit had already had a disease picked up from sailors of a certain ship (it seems as if he's hinting at a sexually transmitted infection of some type?) If you need any assistance formatting refs let me know. Thanks for your work on that article. Evenrød (talk) 05:11, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
- Do you have a source for this part?: "...alcohol abuse, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and forced or volunteer work in the phosphate mines on Makatea contributed to this decline in population.
- More recently, the population has greatly increased thanks to social progress and reduced isolation from other parts of French Polynesia."
- Oh OK, makes sense. Are you personally familiar with the island? If so we could still include that information and just put a citation tag at the end. I know of sources that discuss the reliance on imported canned goods in certain parts of Polynesia and related diabetes, but it's difficult to find sources on Tubuai. I don't have any way of knowing whether someone in Papeete inserted the part about alcohol, diabetes, and mine workers from off the top of their head, for whatever reason. Evenrød (talk) 08:02, 19 January 2015 (UTC)