Talk:Aegean Sea

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Aegean Sea[edit]

As above, a body of water, thus, not an article. Has several links to it. -- OldPine 19:09, 20 November 2007 (EST)

  • Keep. It dawned on me, immediately after deleting the Pagasetic Gulf article, that while this isn't viable as a destination article, it makes good sense as a region in Greece, possibly under the name "Aegean Sea (region)". Incidentally, I've made a rare entry in Wikitravel:Votes for undeletion to see if Pagasetic Gulf should be brought back on the same grounds; suggest discussing there as well. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 13:18, 11 December 2007 (EST)
  • Keep. I find Bill-on-the-Hill's argument persuasive. At the least, on purely travel grounds (waters!), it would be an itinerary of sorts. --Wandering 13:58, 11 December 2007 (EST)
  • Comment. Greece currently has two regions for the Aegean; if we keep this as a region (I'd keep the name as just "Aegean Sea", those will have to be dealt with. Alternatively, we could simply redirect this to Greece, even though there are bits of Turkey in the Aegean, almost off the rocks in that sea are Greece-administered. - Todd VerBeek 14:41, 11 December 2007 (EST)
    • Fair enough. The links to this article are all in Greece, and I'm pretty sure that whoever started the article did so thinking of it as a Greek something-or-other, not something shared with Turkey. (Insert political commentary here; I'm not touching it.) So maybe even better than keeping the article as it stands is to turn it into a disambiguation page for the existing region articles with "Aegean" in their names. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 11:32, 12 December 2007 (EST)
  • Keep as a disambiguation. In general, though, I'm not sure we should keep merely plausible region articles. If they don't fit with the established hierarchy, and redirects/disambigs don't make sense, then we should probably get rid of them. For example, Northern Russia would not have been salvageable in the Russian hierarchy. I also don't support the notion of keeping plausible itineraries—unless someone really shows an interest in developing them, they just sit around as stubs that give people the wrong idea about what gets an article on Wikitravel. Lastly, the links to the Agean Sea page should be removed, as they give the impression that we encourage links to "body of water" articles. --Peter Talk 18:57, 12 December 2007 (EST)