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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.

X River to X (river)[edit]

Why have so many X River articles have been created/moved to X (river) when WP:NATURAL says to use natural disambiguation? In ictu oculi (talk) 00:18, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Please see naming in Spain seven topics above this one...Jokulhlaup (talk) 19:33, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Generally if "River" is not part of the proper name of the river in question, the "X River" format would be misnomer, calling thus for parenthetic disambiguation. But only in those cases. It would be wrong to move Colorado River to "Colorado (river)".  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:13, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Precipitationshed[edit]

Request for comment on whether or not this is a neologism or misspelling. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 12:28, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

It looks like a neologism, a very clumsy construction used by a few authors to avoid the word "water" in "watershed". Kind of nonsensical, because although "precipitiation" consists of e.g. snow as well as rain; ultimately the snow melts and it is water that flows either side of a watershed (as drainage divide) or into a watershed (as a catchment area). --Bermicourt (talk) 14:46, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, that looks like a bad band name. There are some cited sources that use it, but I'm having a hard time thinking of any reason not to merge that into Watershed and just note the alternate, klugey term in that article.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:10, 10 March 2015 (UTC) Moving comment to article talk page.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  07:17, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

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Please link to this discussion from Talk pages of other projects that use {{cite map}} frequently. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:04, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Stub/low rivers articles[edit]

Having finished working my way through the group of stub class articles with an unknown importance, I am now confident that all of the articles that are not stubs, or are not low class have been reclassified. Originally the group had 4000 articles, but this has been reduced to 3,215 3200, all of them now being stub/low for the Rivers project.

Rather than changing the templates manually (which would be a tedious job) I would like to get these stubs marked up with a Rivers importance of Low via a bot request. As the bot runners will ask if the involved project has given approval for such changes, I thought I would see if there is any support or otherwise for getting this done.

The changes would remove the last major chunk of unassessed articles from the main table of WP: River articles by quality and importance...Jokulhlaup (talk) 15:22, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Support - The presumably small number of inappropriate rankings which might result from this action can be changed manually as deemed necessary. Thewellman (talk) 19:16, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the support, but due to some hard graft by DThomsen8 using AWB, that group is now empty, although it may not show correctly until tomorrow...Jokulhlaup (talk) 20:15, 3 May 2015 (UTC)