Talk:List of waterfalls by height

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Regarding reliability of source[edit]

  • The sources of the list is from World's Tallest Waterfalls's data, the reliability of which is seriously questionable. Their figures differ dramatically from more officially recognized sources, such as Encyclopedia Britannica. e.g. Whilst Britannica's tenth tallest waterfall is listed as 2123 feet (647m - Tyssestrengene), the world-waterfalls database states it to be massively taller at 2744 feet (836m- Browne Falls). By world-waterfall's reckoning, Yosemite Falls is the 20th tallest on Earth (Britannica claim 7th tallest) - an obviously massive discrepancy. I think their impartiality and 'authority' is highly questionable, as they do not typically site recognized sources for their more controversial claims, whilst often referring to 'discovering new waterfalls' via sources like Google Earth etc. I question the validity of this article on this basis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.215.94.75 (talk) 21:21, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Regarding the unit of the data[edit]

I considered that 3,000 ft (914.40 m) and 2,953 ft (900.07 m) is too accurate and ill-considered.
It is "meaninglessness", the list should be revise, like THIS --111.251.196.21 12:45, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
I agree completely. Claiming precision to the nearest centimetre is a nonsense. --Avenue (talk) 14:03, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the definition of waterfall[edit]

  • The list currently has the Denmark Strait cataract as the world's tallest waterfall. But I'm not sure it should even be considered a waterfall since it is entirely underwater. Doesn't the Denmark Strait cataract fall into another category? 205.172.134.23 (talk) 17:26, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Definitely smells fishy. Last time I checked, the Atlantic Ocean wasn't a country. 76.185.101.73 (talk) 23:04, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Kola Superdeep Borehole[edit]

Any water that enters at the enterance of the borehole, including rain and snowmelt, will fall to the bottom of the borehole. This matches the definition of a waterfall. 166.147.72.154 (talk) 02:39, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

The waterfall article defines a fall as "A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river." So unless the water going into the borehole is from a river or stream, rather than just precipitation run off then it's not a waterfall Cls14 (talk) 13:04, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Kaiteur falls[edit]

Comment added to text body, movedhere: Note, Kaiteur falls (listed as Number 10) should not be in this list, as its height is only 226m. This list should be re-checked for accuracy --Erik den yngre (talk) 13:36, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Removal of rank column[edit]

I have removed the rank column from the list. The values in this column were unsupported original synthesis (though based on reliably sourced height figures) and were obviously incorrect if the list is incomplete or the measurement methodologies vary. For example, the list claimed that "Yutaj, Salto" is the 36th tallest waterfall in the world simply because it is the 36th waterfall in this list, but that ranking is obviously not true if the list is incomplete. The page even includes an explicit warning that the ranking of a waterfall should not be assumed because of its position in this list, which is an open admission that the rank column was meaningless. Please do not add the rank column back without references to reliable sources supporting those ranking numbers specifically. —Bkell (talk) 03:37, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

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