Talk:Humber

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Comments[edit]

This is from the Humber River disamb page, and should probably be worked in here:

"The English Humber is an 50 km estuary that takes the waters of the Rivers Ouse and Trent east to the North Sea. At its mouth it is over 11km wide. The Humber Bridge was built in 1981 to further development along the banks of the river."

Waterguy 20:20, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

I think many, if not most, people in North Lincolnshire believe it to be part of the North of England.I think North England is in England. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.16.47.62 (talkcontribs) 15:11, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

This is a good description, but I miss a map of eastern England with the Humber marked to make myself a picture. Unfortunately, I have no idea where to get "common property" maps. 217.110.99.237 (talk) 10:56, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Etymology —Preceding unsigned comment added by Psammead (talkcontribs) 08:53, 22 September 2010 (UTC) This section reads very badly & needs rewriting. The 2nd sentence makes almost no sense. It looks as if the writer is suggesting a correspondence between the L. verb abdo and W. afon ddu (which would be silly); even if that's not the case it needs straightening out. I'm sure there's a good case to be made for Humber meaning 'dark river' but this doesn't do it.Costesseyboy (talk) 14:11, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Geobox[edit]

I have had a crack at doing a Geobox for the article (having found a good ref whilst doing the Trent), I thought I would drop it here so everyone can have a look in case it needs some discussion. The mouth is described as being between Spurn and Donna Nook, as this is mentioned in the reference. Jokulhlaup (talk) 17:58, 15 October 2013 (UTC). Just noticed that Keith D is on a break, so will wait until he is back before doing anything. Jokulhlaup (talk) 16:50, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Suggest that you do not use the Geobox as I think there was some discussion of phasing these out because of high overheads in favour of infoboxes. May be use {{infobox river}} instead. Keith D (talk) 21:10, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Also suggest using miles first as usual for UK distances. Keith D (talk) 21:11, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Ah, that’s unfortunate, the two things you suggested as changes are the ones that would be most difficult to alter. Currently the main Humber tribs (Trent, Ouse, and Hull) use a Geobox, so for consistency it would be a good thing to keep them the same. Geoboxes tend to be used in the higher class river articles, and have more features. Some see them as difficult/complex to use, but I have done the difficult bit already. In terms of miles, my understanding was that it only applied to road miles everything else was SI units. The box does show miles as a conversion. Jokulhlaup (talk) 16:51, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Having worked out that individual items can be switched from metric to imperial, and having followed the internicene warfare that passes as a discussion on metric vs imperial at WP:UKGEO, I have altered the length parameter to miles first. Does this work for the article. Jokulhlaup (talk) 17:54, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
As it has all gone a bit WP:SILENT, am assuming there is no issue in implemeting the Geobox. The map has been removed as the article already has a similar one Jokulhlaup (talk) 18:23, 30 January 2014 (UTC)