Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Geography

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Turkish city

We have an RM on giving a city in Turkey the pre-1939 colonial era name. I cannot see any justification for this in post-WWII sources perhaps someone better informed can take a look In ictu oculi (talk) 17:29, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Draft:List of longest rivers in Eurasia

I recently submitted Draft:List of longest rivers in Eurasia for review, but it was rejected as it "does not have sufficient content to require an article of its own". That doesn't make a lot of sense to me, as there already exist List of longest rivers of Asia and List_of_rivers_of_Europe#Rivers_of_Europe_by_length, and Eurasia is bigger than both Asia and Europe. Can anyone advise? Stara Marusya (talk) 00:51, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's redundant, why would we need another article to rank the same things? It duplicates List of river systems by length too, which easily shows what the longest rivers in Europe and Asia are without an additional article for Eurasia, so I'm not sure what your draft adds to these. Reywas92Talk 01:33, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So you say there ought not be a List of longest rivers of Asia either?Stara Marusya (talk) 12:49, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe not, it's redundant too, but we definitely don't need a third article listing these. Reywas92Talk 16:57, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If we are to have two, Eurasia is more notable than Asia. Stara Marusya (talk) 18:51, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Notability is not a function of size. As someone who has created a Eurasia article, it is an entirely pointless exercise. It duplicates maintenance for no benefit. (Whether any of htese articles has much value is another matter.) CMD (talk) 19:12, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perhaps it's a better idea to develop the Eurasia article, and perhaps expand some of its sections into articles. For example, there's a History of Eurasia but no Geography of Eurasia. Stara Marusya (talk) 19:17, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've created Geography of Eurasia. Stara Marusya (talk) 20:13, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, you didn't, you copied and pasted lines from the lead and first section of Eurasia. How useless is that? That's WP:REDUNDANT and WP:DUPLICATE and I've redirected. Reywas92Talk 21:45, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Eurasia is only 9,000 characters of prose long, far from long enough to need a split! More content about its geography should go there in the main article and only split to a new one if necessary and not duplicative. Creating articles for the sake of creating articles is not beneficial – expand the section first. Reywas92Talk 21:49, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Then how do you explain History of Eurasia? Stara Marusya (talk) 21:59, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe it could be merged back to the main article! It's actually longer than the main article though so it would be some undue weight! Still baffled why this needs explaining. There's unique and substantive content for that article but the one you made was just copy-pasted, providing no additional benefit to the reader. Just because one concept has a stand-alone page doesn't mean anything should. Reywas92Talk 02:23, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It seems to me that you're contradicting yourself. Should it be merged or not? Additional benefit is easy to provide, why don't you help? Stara Marusya (talk) 02:31, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you don't want to help, at least stay out of the way. What you want isn't clear, and I'm hesitant to commit to further work on this when you refuse to provide clarity. I can easily beef up the article, or I can put its content in a section on the Eurasia page, beef that up, and then transfer it back to the article once it passes a certain size. Please provide clarity, or you could always help. Stara Marusya (talk) 15:46, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A Eurasia#Geography section would be welcome. I doubt there is enough content on the topic as a whole that is not redundant to Geography of Europe, Geography of Asia, and related articles that a new page will be necessary. To your previous question, yes, History of Eurasia could be trimmed and merged because very little of it is about Eurasia in particular, but rather about concepts of human history or specific parts of Europe and Asia, all covered in other articles already that don't need to be grouped like this as a whole. Reywas92Talk 17:13, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think there is a solid case for a History of Eurasia page given the long history of connectivity along its East-West axis, but I agree the current page isn't that. CMD (talk) 01:28, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAR for Inner German border

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