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Idaho residents[edit]

(following copied from my talk. Vsmith (talk) 19:01, 14 April 2015 (UTC))

If you look it up, you'll see that the people of Idaho are also called potato's. 108.33.159.120 (talk) 19:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Please provide a WP:reliable source. Vsmith (talk) 19:12, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Sorry to contradict, but I don't see a ref saying that people who live in Idaho are called Idahoans. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.33.159.120 (talkcontribs) 14:58, 14 April 2015
Here you go: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Idahoan . The suffix "-an" or "-ian" turns a noun into an adjective or a noun, meaning, "of," "from," "resembling," or "in the nature of." In regional names, particularly, it means "a person from the land of." (That's opposed to -ite, which is "a resident of," usually referring to cities, as in Pocatellite or Meridianite.) That's just common knowledge of the English language, so it is not usually necessary to provide a source that says people from America are Americans or people from Alaska are called Alaskans. What we would need is a source that says people from Alaska are called "Sourdoughs" and people not from Alaska are "Cheechakos." That's local knowledge, not common. Zaereth (talk) 17:50, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
The anon user from that IP address seems to be intent on forcing his unsourced view on the article. Can someone ban him already so that we don't trip the 3-revert rule? OrangeJacketGuy (talk) 00:05, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

@OrangeJacketGuy: i find that to be very offensive, and judging by your talk page, you seem to be very hostile toward editors who don't share your views.108.33.159.120 (talk) 14:39, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Come at me bro OrangeJacketGuy (talk) 19:49, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Awesome dude, you seem cool now. 108.33.159.120 (talk) 12:19, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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No vehicle licence plates prior to 1991?[edit]

I find that hard to believe.

What is the area of Idaho?[edit]

A straightforward question, it would seem, but apparently not. Following this statistic being changed in the infobox, I attempted to find a source to verify the figure which had been there (83, 571 sq. mi.), which I assumed would be a fairly simple and straightforward task. I was wrong. Upon doing so, I found multiple sources for multiple numbers, few of which agree with each other, and none of which agree with the claim which was in the infobox. It seems that estimates of Idaho's total area vary quite a bit, from 83,564 sq. mi. to 84,380 sq. mi.

These are some of the figures:

Figure (in sq. mi.) Sources
83,564 [1]
83,570 [2][3][4][5][6]
83,574 [7][8][9]
83,642 [10]
84,380 [11]

Though I'm not sure how reliable some of these sources are, there still seems to be enough discrepancy between them to see that there is disagreement. As such, I present here three questions:

1: Is there a definitive figure for the total area of Idaho?
2: If so, what is it?
3: Either way, does it really matter if the figure we list is off by a few square miles?

And, to add a touch of rhetoric to this comment:

4: Should I stop being so damn nit-picky?

The answer to number four, by the way, is "yes". Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Complaints|Mistakes) 20:53, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Hatnote[edit]

I mistakenly added a hatnote to the racehorse Idaho, as I didn't realise that there was a disambiguation page for Idaho. Would it be reasonable to add an "other uses" hatnote to this article to point to that dab page? --Bcp67 (talk) 05:22, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

This article averages 2155 page views per day. There are 159 million hits on Idaho on a Google search. Even searching race horse named Idaho, I didn't get any results for the subject of the article Idaho (horse) in the first 12 pages. I think the dab page is sufficient. John from Idegon (talk) 05:57, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Agreed, the dab page is there and the racehorse is of very minor interest and not likely to be searched by many people - I wouldn't now propose making a specific hatnote to the horse. It's just that usually when there is a primary topic and a dab page, the primary topic has a hatnote to the dab page in the format {{about|the US state}} or {{other uses}} to guide readers to the dab page. Looking back at the history, this page did have such a hatnote until a revision on 30 August - is it worth restoring? --Bcp67 (talk) 06:06, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
It appears the hatnote and some other needed top templates were removed in this edit here which was part of a multi edit piece of vandalism that was only partially reverted. By all means feel free to restore it. I attempted to undo the edit but can't. Please re-add the other templates too? Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 06:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Done! Can you make sure it looks OK - thanks. --Bcp67 (talk) 07:30, 13 September 2016 (UTC)