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Lakes crossing regional borders - discussion and examples for main pageEdit

Please add cases we should highlight as an example on the main page. Name the case or issue and suggest resolution.

Reviewer requestEdit

Several members of WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography are involved in a Wikimedia grant aimed at connecting students, educators, and content experts to generate quality aquatic information. Several students are generating new lake articles or improving existing lake articles and it would be great to have some WP Lake wikipedians review some of the content before it goes live. If you're interested in reviewing, please add your username here.

Abraham Lake, Alberta CanadaEdit

Hi all! I was actually watching a video the other day about dangerous bodies of water and stumbled across this peculiar [man-made lake]. I was wondering if anyone who has gone here before would like to contribute some more information regarding their experiences visiting this place. I personally want to check it out sometime as well :)

Grouping of "Island Lakes" - is this proper?Edit


I noticed a new page Island_Lakes was recently created with information on three lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area in Washington State. This new page contains information about Island Lake, Blazer Lake, and Rainbow Lake, and says the three together are "a set of closely related freshwater lakes".

What I am unclear on is how it was decided that these specific lakes are part of a "group" and that group should be called "Island Lakes". I don't see evidence that these lakes are considered a group in any official maps, nor are they colloquially referred to in this fashion.

I understand that individually, each of these lakes may not be notable. However, it seems like inventing a new name called "Island Lakes" to group these three lakes into one page is not the right solution, if such a grouping only exists in Wikipedia.

Please excuse me if this issue has been already discussed somewhere else - I only learned of the WikiProject Lakes today.

Bendgilbert (talk) 07:24, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

Bendgilbert, I apologize for such a late response. If I had to guess I would say that the editor that created the article did so based on the USGS GNIS designation for these lakes in which it does group them together as such[1]. The GNIS cites Hitchman, Robert. Place Names of Washington. State Historical Society, 1985. ISBN 0-917048-57-1 as its source which seems to indicate it is grouped together this way in a published document. --ARoseWolf 13:50, 24 August 2021 (UTC)
For additional clarity I am tagging the creator so they can possibly add further details or confirm my assessment: Fimbriata.

Requesting inputsEdit


Requesting (brainstorming) inputs regarding Manual of Style proposal @ Chronological listing of coastal townships

Thanks and warm regards

Bookku, 'Encyclopedias = expanding information & knowledge' (talk) 06:16, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

Project on Loch NessEdit

Over the next week, there is going to be a work project on Loch Ness by the Wikipedia Discord server as part of an attempt to get Loch Ness to B-class and we would appreciate your help. They are trying to get all vital articles to B-class. (Oinkers42) (talk) 00:14, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Featured Article Save Award nomination at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Great Lakes Storm of 1913/archive2. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:04, 8 December 2021 (UTC)

Fishing Video GamesEdit

Hello. A number of notable US lakes feature in some prominent fishing video games such as Bassmaster Fishing 2022. Neutral, non-biased edits to such pages (example Chickamauga Lake) have been removed due to being 'promotional content' but their inclusion in such a widely used area of pop-culture is notable and I believe worth of at least one sentence. Could someone please consider adding this information in whichever way is deemed 'non-promotional'? In the example above a number of non-biased citations are available. Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:23C6:CB83:1901:8C5B:4084:7050:B88F (talk) 08:26, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)


Does this project look after reservoirs as well as natural lakes? I've noticed that quite of lots of articles on reservoirs use {{Infobox Dam}} instead of {{Infobox body of water}}. Which is correct? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:05, 16 October 2022 (UTC)