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This article contains terms that are not standard English (or at least do not exist in my dialect) and should be described or defined. I can work out what a haor is from contect, but haven't a clue about beels. Pashley 09:22, 15 December 2007 (EST)

VFD discussion, plus a little...[edit]


  • A feature, not a place --NJR_ZA 10:04, 3 December 2007 (EST)
  • Strong Keep Since the problem seems to be with the title, it's been changed to the Haor basin, which is an 2.5 million hector area spanning over 7 districts in Bangladesh. The area is increasingly becoming popular as a tourist attraction and described by the Lonely Planets Travel Bangladesh Guide as one of the most spectacular sites in Bangladesh. The term Haor area or Bhati elaka is more often used to refer to the area than the Haor basin, but it would be more accurate at that. A mistaken title is not a reason to delete. It rather may be a reason for a move. Aditya Kabir 09:02, 4 December 2007 (EST)
The name is not the reason I listed it for deletion; the problem is that it seems to be a large area and I can not see how this will fit into the Bangladesh hierarchy. A park template was used for the article, but other sources (including your excellent work on wikipedia) indicate that the whole area is not a single park. If the Haor can be a valid region within the Bangladesh hierarchy then by all means we should keep it, but then the template should be changed and the other Bangladesh articles should reflect it. As it stand now I would definitely recommend deletion or redirect or at a minimum a redirect to Sylhet Division --NJR_ZA 14:27, 4 December 2007 (EST)
  • Keep, but: To me this looks more like a travel topic or Itinerary article than a destination article. There seem to be resemblances (thematic more than geological) between this and Cenotes of the Yucatán, which we've decided is a valid Itinerary article. If this one can be recast in that form, let it be. If not, then merge and redirect to one of the jumping-off places, but I'd like to see an attempt at an Itinerary article first. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 15:35, 4 December 2007 (EST)
  • Keep, but: either make it an itinerary or rework the hierarchy so it becomes a region under Bangladesh. Pashley 20:30, 4 December 2007 (EST)
    • An itinerary with a link to Sylhet Division? I don't see anything wrong with that. Style and organization issues can be sorted out, I hope, as long as you wonderful editors are there to help out. But, the destination is a exceptionally valid one. In fact, my wanderings in and around Bangladesh tells me that the Haor basin is one very much a "must see" in Bangladesh. Development of the article to a respectable status may take a little more time. Aditya Kabir 00:59, 7 December 2007 (EST)
  • Redirect to Sylhet Division and mention what haors are there. They're spread over a large area, and aren't really a necessary subdivision of Sylhet, which IMO doesn't need further subdividing at all. I think it only makes sense as an itinerary if you're guiding people along to a few notable ones... I don't see why a paragraph on the Sylhet Division page describing what haors are wouldn't suffice... and if it really needs further description, then maybe break it off into a travel topic – cacahuate talk 21:34, 8 December 2007 (EST)
  • Keep as it is - During my recent visit to Bangladesh, the Haor region was as much a destination as the Himalayas or Scottish Highlands were on other occasions, and there was so little tourist information about it either on the web or in print. The presence or absence of separate location-specific pages such as Loch Ness, Fort William or Glencoe does not make the page on Scottish Highlands superfluous. In future, I would be happy to see people add location specific pages on say Tanguar haor or Shanir haor. Please don't delete the page. It is a beautiful watery kingdom and I say that after visiting such places as Venice and Lake District. I have already added some photographs and shall try to develop the page properly. - P.K.Niyogi 08:06, 9 December 2007 (EST)
  • Keeping as it is does not work. We have a geographical hierarchy; destination articles need to fit into that and this one currently does not. Making it a subdivision under Sylhet Division would solve that, but I'm not sure it is the best solution. I don't think it is a travel topic subject either. Deleting it would be silly; there's some good info for travellers that we of course want to keep. Moving that info into Sylhet Division probably does not work either; there's too much here to fit well. Make it an itinerary with links from Bangladesh and Sylhet Division. Pashley 22:59, 17 December 2007 (EST)

So the decision was to keep this, but there is a strong consensus (stronger than the consensus to keep the article at all) that it should be re-cast as an Itinerary or Topic article, probably the former. I've installed the appropriate banners at the beginning of the article; now let's make it fit. -- Bill-on-the-Hill 12:43, 29 December 2007 (EST)


This was meant to be recast as an itinerary, but the work hasn't been put in. The outlineitinerary template on the page says it will be deleted if no edits are made for a year from Aug. 24, 2010, and it has long passed. So, do we just delete it just like that? Does it go back to the VfD table yet again? What happens? texugo 10:06, 31 October 2011 (EDT)