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Talk:Guantanamo Bay

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After noticing BobM fix a dozen links to this page, it becomes obvious (to me) that the article should be moved to Guantanamo Bay - full caps for a place name. Thoughts? humanUser talk:Human 14:44, 26 January 2008 (EST)

yes - I'll fix the links.--Bobbing up 15:32, 26 January 2008 (EST)
I've left the redirect - though I don't know if it makes much difference.--Bobbing up 15:38, 26 January 2008 (EST)
Thanks! Sorry to double your work... Yeah, the redirect might make sense to have. Stops someone from accidentally re-creating it, at least. humanUser talk:Human 16:32, 26 January 2008 (EST)

Question on the origin of the term "Gitmo"[edit]

did it come from contrast of Gulag (the five letter bisyllablic "G" word with no other similarities) or does it come from "Gizmo"? ThiehAhh! my eyes!! 01:32, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

No, it's just military slang, first letter, next important consonant, ending. They do it all the time (hummerhumvee, huey chopper, thousands of other examples). ħumanUser talk:Human 02:16, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Why the "i" in there though? Why not Guatmo or just Guamo? (talk) 03:55, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

A note on the references[edit]

I am a derp and forgot to add a reason for editing before hitting save, so I'll put them here:

  • The Globe and Mail link gives me a 404 error but the Reuters article I linked also contains the quote at the start of our article so I believe it is a good replacement.
  • I replaced the Global Security html transcript of the UN report with a link to the UN Digital Library where people can download the pdf of the report. This globalsecurity.org website looks dated as heck, and I personally prefer sources straight from the horses mouth.
  • The DoD link also gives me a 404 error. However I did manage to find the press release on their website and I found the pdf linked on wikimedia commons, so I booted the broken one and put those in instead. Is that sufficient referencing? I hope so.
  • I also formatted the bare URLs as per the manual of style.

Sorry if I broke anything, feel free to revert if y'all think I did a stupid. (Is there a way to add a summary for old edits? Hmm...)Peace out. - Rairyu75 (Talk) 21:36, 19 September 2020 (UTC)