Talk:Outline of the Åland Islands

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Tips for developing country outlines[edit]

Instructions for developing country outlines is located at Wikipedia:Outlines (while that section is complete, the page is a draft, and will be moved to the Wikipedia namespace when completed). The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

A note concerning redlinks...[edit]

Many of the entries (and their links) are standard across all of the country outlines, to aid readers, especially young readers, in comparing countries to each other.

So if this country doesn't have any of a particular entry, like navies, please don't delete the entry. Instead, complete it with "none" (and a brief explanation as to why, for example, "- x is a landlocked country with no ports"). If the explanation exists in an article on Wikipedia, then click on the redlink and create a redirect to that location. See Wikipedia:Redirect, WP:Section linking, and Help:Section#Section_linking.

Standard redlinks (article names) were also chosen based on how country coverage tipically expands. This makes the standard names for these subtopics widely available and easily accessible. So please do not remove those redlinks, for they will turn blue eventually. In the meantime, they can be redirected to the section of whatever article has the relevant information, if any. See Wikipedia:Redirect, WP:Section linking, and Help:Section#Section_linking.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: To discuss the standard design of the country outlines, or of outlines in general, do so on the Outline of knowledge WikiProject talk page.

Guidelines for outlines[edit]

Guidelines for the development of outlines are being drafted at Wikipedia:Outlines.

Your input and feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Please check and fix the government section[edit]

The government section needs to be checked for accuracy. The initial data placed in the government branches sections was generated by template, and the data didn't fit all countries.

So those sections need to be looked over, and fixed if needed.

Please help.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: If you'd like to help out with other tasks concerning Wikipedia's Outline of knowledge, please drop me a note on my talk page.

Requested move (old)[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was appears logical and in keeping with naming conventions for consistency, and uses the apparent common name of the geographic region.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 16:05, 20 March 2010 (UTC)


Relisted. More participation is needed for a requested move covering this many articles.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 23:28, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Outline of ÅlandOutline of the Åland Islands — In November 2007, the main article has been moved to Åland Islands after this discussion. However, most remaining Åland-related articles have never been moved creating quite some inconsistency. Whatever is the right name for this semi-independent territory, we should stay consistent to the main article. PanchoS (talk) 23:39, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

  • Comment aren't these two different things that just happen to overlap? a geographic division (archipelago) and a political division ? 70.29.210.242 (talk) 06:04, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
    • Sure, we can see geographical and political entity as different things, but what difference does it make? The archipelago consists of those islands belonging to the political entity of the Åland Islands. Maybe I didn't get you... PanchoS (talk) 23:46, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose There is no reason to add Islands. It's clear what's it about. Vanjagenije (talk) 00:43, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
    • This is not about clearness but about consistency. We can either use "Åland" everywhere or "Åland Islands", but the randomly mixed naming is impractical. Some more input is welcome. PanchoS (talk) 01:39, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Support The main article is at Åland Islands, so all subsequent articles should be "X of Åland Islands" unless there is some outstanding reason otherwise. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 01:50, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Requested move back[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Pages Moved  Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:44, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


Outline of the Åland IslandsOutline of Åland — The move discussion earlier this month had inadequate participation, and was apparently done without any atempt to check external evidence.
In terms of physical geography, these are indeed the Åland Islands, but the long-standing convention on Wikipedia is to use sub-national administrative or political divisions as the basis for categorisation of national sub-divisions. In this case, the political/administrative division is called Åland, an autonomous territory of Finland (see the head article Government of Åland). See also a summary of the history on the Åland Parliament website at http://www.lagtinget.ax/text.con?iPage=59&m=228 --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:57, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Support all of the above. (Also worth noting that "Åland Islands" is not used locally at all. See e.g. [1] which lists Åland in effect as a province of Finland.) Orderinchaos 01:29, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:11, 9 August 2015 (UTC)