Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Geography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Geography (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Geography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of geography on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 

CfD on Category:Rivers of the Boundary Ranges etc[edit]

See Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_April_17#Category:Rivers_of_the_Boundary_Ranges on the Categories for discussion page.

Donets Basin[edit]

Donets Basin has been porposed to be renamed, see talk:Donets Basin -- 70.51.200.101 (talk) 06:10, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Craters[edit]

Note, there's a question about crater articles at WTSOLAR -- 70.51.200.101 (talk) 03:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Demonyms in infoboxes[edit]

Geographic infoboxes include a demonym parameter to indicate what to call a person from the place the article is about. But that really isn't adequate, and is also imprecise. Illustrative examples:


Noun
Place Adjective Masc. sing. Fem. sing. Plural (nongendered) Collective Current infobox value
Spain Spanish Spaniard Spaniard Spaniards the Spanish Spanish • Spaniard
France French Frenchman Frenchwoman French people the French French
Wales Welsh Welshman Welshwoman Welsh people the Welsh Welsh (cymry)
New South Wales New South Welsh New South Welshman New South Welshwoman New South Welsh people the New South Welsh New South Welshman*
Luxembourg Luxembourgish Luxembourger Luxembourger Luxembourgers the Luxembourgers Luxembourger
Turkey Turkish Turk Turk Turks the Turks Turkish

* Read "New South Welshmen" till I changed it to the singular.

There can be a plethora of adjectives and nouns describing or referring to people from a given place. The single demonym field seems inadequate to encapsulate these and, moreover, it isn't being used consistently: sometimes adjective, sometimes noun.

One thought I had was at least to add an attribute, adjectival, for the adjective, while reserving demonym for noun forms. Beyond that, though, I'm interested in feedback on (a) consistent use of demonym and (b) going beyond a single demonym field to cover all the various applicable forms. —Largo Plazo (talk) 11:38, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Categorising buildings by streets[edit]

I would encourage editors to vote at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 January 17#Category:Buildings and structures in Western Australia by road & all subcategories on whether it is a good idea to categorise buildings by street. – Fayenatic London 15:06, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Spit (landform)[edit]

May I draw the attention of geographers to Talk:Spit (landform), where I have started a discussion about the problems with the section "Spits around the World"? (Though the whole article looks like it could do with an audit by someone who understands the subject better than me.) ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 22:41, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

I love the grammar of the section header. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:50, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Is there really no geographer out there who will take this on? Shame on all of you. If you have a geography degree, dig out some of your old textbooks and spend half an hour setting this straight. ThoughtIdRetired (talk) 10:31, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Physical geographers??[edit]

I am puzzling over the absence of a category for physical geographers. We have a whole array of categories for geographers in various branches of geography, yet somehow there is no Category:Physical geographers. Is there a reason for this? Or is it just an oversight? Thought I'd inquire and (hopefully) nail it down before I proceed (to create the category). Cgingold (talk) 15:54, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Rakhshani listed at Requested moves[edit]

Information.svg

A requested move discussion has been initiated for Rakhshani to be moved to Rakhshani (village). This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:20, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Starting a Discussion?[edit]

How do I do start a discussion about radically changing the contents of one of the articles?

Under the Geography Portal, there is Western Hemisphere, which describes it only in terms of geography. This is so different to the common meaning, that I feel it is truly misleading. I would like to start a discussion of changing this to a disambiguation page or changing it to include my suggested edits, which can be found in the "History", and which I discuss on the "Talk" page there.

Although I am a long-time editor, with ten years editing, and well over 4,000 edits, I have no idea how to start a discussion, about fundamentally changing the meaning of an article. So any help would be appreciated.

Nick Beeson (talk) 15:42, 29 May 2015 (UTC)