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Even though the official name is Hawaii, almost every time I hear the Big Island mentioned, it's called the Big Island. I think according to our article naming conventions that's the name we should use. Comments? --Evan 06:34, 27 Nov 2003 (PST)

Yeah, I think it's a good solution. Better than both "Hawaii Island" (which just sounds wrong) and "Island of Hawaii" (which one would look for only because another page told you that The Big Island was listed that way). -- Eureka 27 Nov 2003

I think we'd probably end up doing "Hawaii (island)" and "Hawaii (state)", which seems like less of a good solution. P.S. Thanks for working on this! -- Evan 09:45, 27 Nov 2003 (PST)

I think Honolulu is going to be problematic, just because it includes so much territory. It may make sense to move a lot of the Oahu content on Honolulu over to the Honolulu page itself...but later you'll have the problem that Honolulu itself includes so many other neighborhoods with their own distinct identities. Anyway I hope you won't mind if I experiment with that somewhat. I'll try to look at what you've done in other regions with the analogous problem...? -- Eureka 12:00, 27 Nov 2003 (PST)


I have added these regions, because the descriptions for other places refered to them.

In the case of Ka'u, it is described as a large area. Whether it rates as a top level region is up for discussion. However, until the regions are built out a bit it should sit here as it has nowhere else to go, yet. -- Huttite 04:01, 27 Dec 2005 (EST)

A lot of time has passed and there seems to be nobody weighing in on whether the regions are appropriate. The Big Island article is getting filled up with a lot of detail that should be in town articles. There is not supposed to be any Sleep section at all and the article should be just giving overviews, teasers if you will, toward the town articles. Do we have any locals working on this who can give an opinion about the regions? There is this: official site OldPine 16:26, 4 June 2007 (EDT)
Wikipedia, in it's articles about Puna, Kona, Hilo, Ka'u, etc. refers to these as districts or historic districts. There are 9 of them. See also which shows a map of these and describes what's included. This might be a way to clearly define the regions for us. There seems to be some variability between Wikipedia and this county map's regions. OldPine 23:17, 5 June 2007 (EDT)
Deleted Hawi and Keau in Cities subsection, as the list was getting rather long and the articles for those still don't exist. In regards to the regions, and even some of the other cities (several of which lack much content), consolidation should be considered. If an article doesn't have enough "See, Do, Sleep," etc. to stand on its own, it shouldn't. Zepppep 16:47, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
The comment about Naalehu being the southernmost town in the US is incorrect, if you include territories (e.g., Puerto Rico). I also don't think the comment about beating Key West by 90 miles is correct - Naalehu is more than 5 degrees latitude further south. KeithV 10:47, 21 September 2014 (PDT)

Saddle Road?[edit]

Wikipedia claims that 'Many rental car companies used to prohibit use of their cars on Saddle Road, but now allow use of the road.'; can anyone corroborate this? —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)