Talk:Don River

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Name format[edit]

Is there a policy on standard formats for named geographical features? I notice that the three entries (before my addition) were all in different formats. -- Daran 07:36, 26 Sep 2003 (UTC)

The common format in Wikipedia is Don River, Scotland. The entry Don River (Toronto) is a redirect to Don River, Toronto, but I would consider Don River, Canada to be the correct form. As for River Don, England, I don't know, if the prefixed 'river' is an inherent part of the placename. -- Cordyph 07:59, 26 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Thanks. I suppose I ought to create a stub... -- Daran 08:53, 26 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Actually, comma disambiguation is generally limited to communities (neighborhoods to cities), and parens are used for everything else, so they should all be like "Don River (Toronto)". Waterguy 00:03, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Dab page?[edit]

I was surprised to enter "Don River" and come to a dab page. My feeling is that the one in Russia is sufficiently pre-eminent so that Don River should go to that article, with a note at the top directing users to the dab page. JamesMLane t c 05:57, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

This is a sterling example of WP:WORLDVIEW. The English-speaking editors feel the world revolves around their countries, and the Sun rises in the West. Why don't they move Thames to River Thames (England), if they are so particular about it. --Ghirla-трёп- 08:00, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Please don't make sweeping generalisations like this - all editors of the English Wikipedia are presumably English speaking, including you. I don't think you have chosen a good target in Thames (and don't forget that all the others are named after the primary one) - but I agree that the Russian river should be primary here. Pterre (talk) 10:24, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
I concur with Ghirla. Don River/River Don should be the Russian river, and then this page should be moved to a disambig page. --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 09:15, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Then propose a move at WP:RM. As things stand now, there is no primary topic so far as disambiguation is concerned. olderwiser 12:22, 7 August 2010 (UTC)