On 10/1/06, Steve Summit <scs(a)eskimo.com>
David Mestel wrote:
a Google search gives no relevant hits.
<gbathr cynagrq svezyl va purrx>
There are *lots* of google hits. The island, existent or not,
is clearly a significant Internet meme. As such, Wikipedia
needs to have an article on it, documenting the origin and
spread of the meme, and accurately listing the relevant
fictitious parameters which the island would have if it did
exist. Danny should not have summarily deleted the article --
an orderly process of wikimprovement could have recast the
article into the proper form without the present gap, during
which readers who encounter the meme and turn to Wikipedia for
enlightenment will come up empty-handed. The article should
be restored as soon as possible.
Well, if you exclude wikipedia-based content, there are under a dozen unique
google hits, most of which seem to refer to some Italian porno movie.
If this is a "significant internet meme" it is so only because it's been
Wikipedia for 10 months.
You failed to ROT-13 the HTML tags:
<tongue planted firmly in cheek>
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