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Sam_Spade (talk · contribs) 16:27, 6 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Islands in the Caribbean[edit]

Wondering why you re-organised the page the way you did. Can you explain your reasoning (such a radical change should also be justifed on the Talk page). I think this change loses a lot of information, makes the list less encyclopaedic. And by "inhabited" islands, do you only mean permanently inhabited islands? Thanks Guettarda 13:57, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

It makes sense to have a list of inhabited islands (or semi-inhabited ones) but I'd also like to see a complete list (or as close as we could come). It wouldn't actually be impossible...what do you think about the idea of a fork - inhabited list vs. complete list? Guettarda 19:29, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Caribbean Plate[edit]

Hi - you found that new article fast :-). Good added detail. I've done a bit more with it (fixed a bit & added a bit) and written a new Kick-'em-Jenny article - I had never heard of that one before reading your additions - what a name! Thanks for expanding and giving me more to learn. -Vsmith 03:41, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)


You did a really nice expansion/organization job with the article on Anegada. It looks much better now. Joyous 12:39, Apr 4, 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Caribbean Wikipedians' notice board[edit]

I set up a Wikipedia:Caribbean Wikipedians' notice board, hopefully to build some community among people from or interested in the Caribbean. I am hoping that we will be able to improve coverage of the wider Caribbean. I hope you will join us and develop the project. Guettarda 1 July 2005 13:43 (UTC)

User Categorisation[edit]

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USVI / Danish West Indies[edit]

Interesting. I am currently writing a draft on one of the early governors, Gabriel Milan, and saw while working on a List of Governors of the Danish West Indies that you are interested in the subject. Feel free to take a look and give suggestions. :) Mikkel 06:50, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

History of Science WikiProject[edit]

Gruepig, you might be interested in Wikipedia:WikiProject History of Science--ragesoss 18:37, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:HoneymoonBayWaterIsland.jpg[edit]

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Christopher Columbus' Final Voyage[edit]

I see that you made the edit on February 18, 2005 that changed the launch date from May 9 to May 11, 1502. Not that one source is gospel over another, necessarily, but your information contradicts that found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. What information do you have that supports your date? Dumbhick (talk) 11:59, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Good catch! As it was 3+ years ago, I don't recall, but looks familiar. As for a print source, see However, it seems a lot of sources have the May 9 date and has both dates, so I think we should change the article to 'May 9 or 11' with numerous footnotes. Go ahead and do it if you want, or update my talk page and I'll do so. --Gruepig (talk) 17:03, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Image:CaribbeanIslands.png[edit]

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File source problem with File:French Quarter St Martin.jpg[edit]


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Hi, can you provide more details on the copyright of this file, as the original CIA link is dead. I notice at this page at that the map is used there and the disclaimer suggests the image is copyright. In any case, this page at Brittanica suggests Dominica is in the Windwards but Barbados and Trinidad are not. Regards. Eldumpo (talk) 22:01, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

As I saw you aren't currently that active, I also posted on this at [1] Eldumpo (talk) 22:17, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Gruepig, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of Coki Beach. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 05:10, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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