Talk:List of windmills

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Well, I'm glad that the list was kept. If you care to check, it is developing nicely, and even subbing off lists of its own. How about some assistance? Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden are all well under-represented at the moment. Mjroots (talk) 05:07, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I noted your comment was in response, delayed, to a deletion discussion back in 2002-2004, that i just chose to archive. Rather than to start off the Talk page that way, possibly a turnoff to new editors. By the way, have all those separate lists of windmills, by region in the Netherlands, been developed since your comment in May? Well anyhow the list has developed. User:Swampyank created stub articles for most of the United States ones listed, i noticed, too. doncram (talk) 22:09, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Wind farms[edit]

I think the scope of this article needs to be discussed. So far, the list and its various sub-lists have dealt with traditional windmills. Modern wind generators are a kind of windmill too. Question is, do we include all windmills however powered and whatever their function (which would include iron windpumps and modern wind generators) in the one list, or do we have a separate list for iron windpumps (which I think would possibly mostly fail WP:N) and a separate list for modern wind generators / turbines? Mjroots (talk) 08:14, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

'Fake' Windmills?[edit]

I just fleshed out the entry previous marked as 'unknown location' (actually located in Setouchi, Okayama, Japan). However, this 'windmill' is not really a windmill, but a public toilet built in the shape of a windmill. Sure, it's tower-shaped and has a wheel turned by wind, but it doesn't function as a mill in any way. Even if it did, I don't think anybody would want what it produces. Should such fake windmills be included in this list at all? (talk) 03:44, 15 May 2011 (UTC)