The key to my response is in the fact I was responding to your admonishment that, “First, that’s not how Wikipedia works.”
You were quite correct in your assumption that I did not understand. What I (evidently erroneously) believed was that people who produce Wikipedia pages are at least somewhat entitled to be considered experts in the subjects they write about.
Therefore, I felt it would be appropriate to point out to the author, “hey, I think your info is out of date - here’s why” and let them evaluate and proceed accordingly. I acknowledged in my OP that I might be “losing it” with regard to my understanding of the situation. I’m vexed to think that you or anyone else would change a Wikipedia page based on input from an anonymous stranger period - much less one who openly acknowledged a bit of doubt.
But, obviously I didn’t understand how Wikipedia works. I’m sorry you went through the trouble of drawing a map (though I don’t understand why you had to do that - is there a rule in Wikipedia against using existing materials with proper attribution? Wasn’t there anything in Wikimedia that would have been suitable? I guess not.)
Anyway, I’m sorry you went through a lot of work for no reason and I can see how that would be frustrating. I hope my explanation goes a little ways toward understanding what I was thinking.
Also, shoutout to @BigT … thanks for voicing what I was thinking. I am by no means a Hawai’i expert, but I’ve had enough exposure that I’d expect to have heard the “moku” concept if it were important in relation to the geographic districts represented by Council members. And yet, I was not familiar with it, and I’m coming up empty when I try to learn more.
(Finally, just a point of clarification - I don’t work for the County Council. I work WITH a few of them often enough that it behooves me to know the geographical district they represent.)