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feedback from readers[edit]

I came here looking for info on the salt lakes of the Victoria desert. This article needs to be expanded The following is a list of questions I still have, or would like more info on, after having read the article.

  1. what do they look like (gallery). Various types
  2. where can I find them? Dovetailing into the next section on how they are formed in differing geographic locations
  3. expansion on formation - how are different types of salt lake, salt flat formed?
  4. timelines, how long do various salt lakes take to form?
  5. expansion on flora fauna - at least a whole section on each with pictures if possible
  6. extremes: largest (volume/depth/area); oldest; highest concentration etc

Running out of battery. That's all for now. FYI, I did come here after directly typing salt lake

Elliott Shanghai

Another merge?[edit]

Endorheic seems to cover salt lakes pretty well. It just doesn't follow naming conventions of using nouns as titles, perhaps we can merge that article here too and leave a redirect at Endorheic? - Mgm|(talk) 10:49, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Hmm, scratch that. Endorheic doesn't necessarily mean salty. - Mgm|(talk) 10:50, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was move. There are very clear guidelines about this. —Mets501 (talk) 16:01, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Salt lakeSalt lake (geography) — This uncapitalized page name conflicts with Salt Lake (the capitalized page name), which is a disambiguation page. See WP:DAB#Page naming conventions for the relevant guideline here. If the disambig page remains at Salt Lake, Salt lake should be moved elsewhere. Endroit 00:48, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Add  # '''Support'''  or  # '''Oppose'''  on a new line in the appropriate section followed by a brief explanation, then sign your opinion using ~~~~.

Survey - Support votes[edit]

  1. Support as nominator. This page conflicts with the existing Salt Lake page. If the move happens, Salt lake should just redirect to Salt Lake.--Endroit 00:51, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
    If the move fails, I will support the proposals below by Kusunose & Docu: Move Salt Lake to Salt Lake (disambiguation), and redirect Salt Lake to Salt lake.--Endroit 14:46, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Support per nomination. —  AjaxSmack  04:36, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Support per nom. It should be a disambig page. Patstuarttalk|edits 01:00, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Support Per nom, this page should be at Salt lake (geography). I support redirecting Salt lake to the Salt Lake dab page, which needs an entry pointing to here. --Serge 21:05, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
  5. Support. per nom. BlankVerse 09:50, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Survey - Oppose votes[edit]

  1. Oppose - there is only one possible meaning of salt lake. There is also a link to the disambiguation, should anyone miscapitalise a link to one of the items named Salt Lake. This is an excellent example of why the policy quoted contains the word "usually" - that is, it need not be rigorously applied in examples like this. Warofdreams talk 00:38, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Oppose - This is the primary meaning of the term and should stay here. Rather, let us move Salt Lake to Salt Lake (disambiguation).--Kusunose 03:30, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Oppose. I'd support moving Salt Lake to Salt Lake (disambiguation) and redirecting Salt Lake to salt lake to avoid two titles with different capitalisation. -- User:Docu
    Sorry, I think the likelihood of someone typing in "Salt Lake" or "salt lake" or "Salt lake" to be looking for the subject of this article (the generic/geographical salt lake) to be very low. They should all go to a dab. --Serge 21:27, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


Add any additional comments:
  • Why is this a conflict? The two names are different and there are many other cases where this same technique is used. Vegaswikian 03:16, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
The question is: "Is there risk of confusion between Salt lake and Salt Lake?" According to WP:DAB#Deciding to disambiguate, if there is "risk of confusion", they need to be disambiguated. Furthermore, according to WP:DAB#Page naming conventions....
  • "Usually, there should be just one disambiguation page for all cases (upper- or lower-case) and variant punctuation."
The proposed move can insure this happens with the minimum confusion.--Endroit 04:22, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

No Consensus[edit]

As there is no consensus about this move, let's place it back to were it was. -- User:Docu

Three and Four are different numbers[edit]

"In order, the four largest salt lakes in the world are the Aral Sea, Lake Balkhash and Great Salt Lake, which is also the largest in the Western Hemisphere. " —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Spotted Lake[edit]

Spotted Lake is a small, salt lake near Osoyoos. One can see it from the highway as they pass by... you can stop on the side of the highway to get a long look at it but it is on private property though so one cannot get to the lake shore. Someone did anyway & I would have but I had little time so I didn't. It was amazing though; the person WALKED ON THE LAKE! I never thought that was possible. The concentration of minerals & salt or so great here that you can walk on the lake. How this amazing location does not already have an article on it I do not know.

I will do some research & then I will make it's stub... I got pictures too & a video I found on Youtube of it. Lately, I've been kind of lazy & doing research I've just put off. I have to break away from this bad habit! AndrewEnns (talk) 06:06, 9 August 2009 (UTC)