- Europa and Europe are not nessesarily the same subject. I'm not realy sure what if any the "norm" for these kinds of things are, I know some disambiguation pages include various simmilar sounding things, while others (like these) include only names spelled in one particular way. I don't rely have any strong opinion either way on this one though. --Sherool 18:17, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
- I think this is a bad idea. Europe and Europa are two different words in English, and have distinct meanings. --Srleffler 18:19, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
Yes, Europe and Europa are two different things. Do you want the continent, musical band, mythical goddess, or moon of Jupiter?
Agreed, they are two different things, keep them seperate! StealthFox 18:13, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
- I also agree. Keep them seperated. RexNL 12:43, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
lets keep them seperate
europr already has so many entries, and europa has so many seperate entries on its known. merging the two would lead to chaos!
I removed the tags the other day and someone's just added them back. It seems we need to come to formal decision. Tedernst 14:31, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
I propose we merge this to the disambiguation page, and give the name Europa to the moon of Jupiter, just as all other planets and their natural satellites have their name as the flagship article, then a separate disambiguation page. Discuss? --Kitch 14:02, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
This page should definitely be merged with Europa (disambiguation) because it is almost like a disambiguation/redirect page. What's the point of having two? --WordWhiz 00:43, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Merge it with the moon
It's absolutely out-of-the question to merge these two topics. Europe is the continent, Europa is the moon or goddess. I think some confusion is arising from people misreading one as the other. Look at the ending! Europe or Europa --Spudtater 15:14, 17 February 2006 (UTC)
- Has it ever occured to you that the name of the continent is derived from the goddess? In English they named the continent Europe (because an ending 'a' is a bit un-English), but in many languages they kept the spelling the Greek way: Europa. The English Wikipedia is visited by a lot of non-native English speakers, and they might be looking for the continent under this name.
- Added a link to Europe (continent) here. MrTroy 07:43, 7 May 2006 (UTC)
- We say europa for all these things in swedish (continend, moon, etc). In english europe/europa is probably not the same thing (even if the people that have given the names to different things has ment the same originally, for example astronomers, etc). But a good solution is the extra link to "europe"! Then you remember that in english its name is europe and not europa. In reality though the two names come from the same source / originally was the same. /Magnus
"Europa Pvt is a small road in Ottawa Ontario." was recently added to this page, I'd remove this as non-notable without further qualification, but didnt want to revert without others' opinions? StealthFox 17:06, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
- Removed StealthFox 13:52, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
I noticed my reference to the Europa TV network was removed. Is there another section of Wikipedia that might be more suitable for it? As one of the first satellite networks, I think Europa merits at least one mention in television history. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:24, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Deprecated unit: the rem
From Röntgen equivalent man: "Continued use of the rem is 'strongly discouraged' by the style guide of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology for authors of its publications." Recommended: the SI-derived unit of radiation dose, the sievert. 1 rem = 1 centisievert. When I find the time, I will look up the official Wikipedia way regarding units of measurement to see if this justifies changing "Europa receives about 540 rem of radiation per day." - Erik —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 11:14, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
- It looks like I found the time to look it up after all. From Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Units of measurement:
- The use of units of measurement is guided by the following principles:
- Avoid ambiguity: Aim to write so you cannot be misunderstood.
- Familiarity: The less readers have to look up definitions, the easier it is to be understood.
- International scope: Wikipedia is not country-specific; apart from some regional or historical topics, use the units in most widespread use worldwide for the type of measurement in question.
- Since the rem is not ambiguous and still in wide use, one would have to be a bit of an SI diehard to insist on this change. - Erik (login information currently enshrouded in the mists of time) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:37, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Move discussion in progress
There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Europa (moon) which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 22:29, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Europa as concept or organization maybe 50 years ago?
I thought Europa was an institution or supranational concept proposed to unite a number of nations of Europe before the European Union was formed. I recall reading in the 1970s a book about it; the publication year may've been in the 1960s, if not earlier. The website of the European Union has this domain: <europa.eu>. But if I'm wrong about the concept or institution ever existing in any form, there's no point to even requesting an article. Anyone know? Nick Levinson (talk) 18:40, 25 June 2016 (UTC)