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Uninhabited islands

Are all of the linked islands inhabited? If not, they probably don't count as destinations needing their own article. - Todd VerBeek 09:39, 26 April 2007 (EDT)

...welllllllllll, not entirely. If it's a place that you could camp or sleep over, I think an uninhabited island might be a destination. --Evan 11:08, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
Well, I did say "probably". My point was that just being a place on the map doesn't make something a destination; you need to be able to write a usable article about it. - Todd VerBeek 16:47, 26 April 2007 (EDT)

Yeah, I see your point. All of the Islands are inhabited except the very small Island Lítla Dímum - Sheep only occupy it. You wouldn’t be able to stay there - it’s simply too small. So I’ll remove it from the article. You can write articles about every other island, even the small ones - these tend to be very popular with tourists, especially Mikines. It’s only inhabited by about 15 people, but gets 8000 visitors per year. Soppho 16:46, 6 May 2007 (EDT)

Actually, you can write about Lítla Dímum. Apparently tourist trips are organized where poeple ascent the island. Not for people with vertigo.Soppho 10:44, 13 May 2007 (EDT)

That's fine. I just didn't want to see dozens of articles with little or no useful travel information in each of them, just because they're separate islands. Along the same lines, I'm wondering whether each village needs its own article, or whether an island with a few villages (such as Sandoy, for example) might be covered in a single article. Alternatively, could the islands be covered in groups (such as by political constituency, which also seems to make some geographic sense)? Whenever I see a long list of items, it looks like an opportunity to divide them into regions instead, to better organize the information. So these lists of about twenty islands and villages make me wonder about this. - Todd VerBeek 23:26, 14 May 2007 (EDT)