Talk:104th meridian east

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The current notability disagreement[edit]

For the information of those currently debating the notability of this meridian, I launched an unsuccessful deletion discussion of this article on the grounds of notability and it wasn't successful. There is probably nothing to be gained by bringing it up again, but I'd like to stress my disagreement with the general argument I got that it's on all those maps. A mark for 72.8 cm is on all those meter sticks; most US bathroom scales have a mark for 231 pounds. Does each warrant an article on Wikipedia? —Largo Plazo (talk) 00:44, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

There are lots of rulers, there are lots of sets of bathroom scales. There is only one Earth, and it's several orders of magnitude more notable than your scales. Nobody lives on your ruler. Bazonka (talk) 12:58, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
The Earth doesn't have a line on it that says "104 degrees east". These lines are found on maps, and there are lots of maps, just as there are lots of rulers and sets of bathroom scales. Any map of a spherical body to which a coordinate system has been assigned will have a meridian at 104 degrees east; 104 degrees is just a run-of-the-mill reference mark in the same way that 72.8 cm is on a measuring stick. So I'm afraid your argument doesn't support the notability of meridians that happen to correspond to integral numbers of degrees. —Largo Plazo (talk) 14:50, 3 January 2009 (UTC)