From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Archives: 1

Second hand Source could've been a bad one?[edit]

I noticed how the ancient name of Maui being Ihikakapalaumaewa was mentioned & the cited source was page 2 of "Sites of Maui'" by Elspeth P. Sterling. By the way, in the book for those of us that have it you will see that under that section of "Ancient Name of Maui" she cites her source as S. M. Kamakau, Ka Moolelo o Hawaii, Ke Au Okoa, March 10, 1870. The actual source is written by Samuel M. Kamakau in Ke Au Okoa but for October 17, 1869, not somewhere 5 months later as she incorrectly cited.

It's always important to get the true source of information rather than rely on second or third hand information. I've always used the original sources even though so many other "foreigners" have tried to come up with their own version to which many Wiki editors/contributors like to cite due to the fact that they're readily available online. Sometimes we need to make more effort and actually physically go to a library and comb through the books and actual papers and cite them as sources, not through a second hand source no matter how easy it is. Anyone can publish a book and use that as a 'credible' source on any issue, matter or what they can interpret to be as fact. Mamoahina (talk) 09:44, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Kauhi's last stand.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

Image-x-generic.svg An image used in this article, File:Kauhi's last stand.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Deletion requests September 2011
What should I do?

Don't panic; a discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. This gives you an opportunity to contest the deletion, although please review Commons guidelines before doing so.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to upload it to Wikipedia (Commons does not allow fair use)
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale then it cannot be uploaded or used.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 16:18, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

The Far Away Night[edit]

The Far Away Night

Over the hills and far away, where the Moon and the Stars, dance around with the day. The setting Sun lights the sky, blue and red, and says to the Hilltops, “Get ready for bed”. The Northwind sighs and whispers “Goodnight”, then turns to the Sun and says “turn off the light”. Then the Sun yawns and closes her eyes. She’ll rise in the morning, a baby’s surprise. The Far Away Night has covered the sky and the Moon and the Stars float quietly by. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:54, 18 May 2013 (UTC)


--Albedo @ 08:15, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Maui. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 05:47, 6 June 2017 (UTC)