[Tagging] intermittent vs seasonal

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 11:52:11 UTC 2015


  Mateusz Konieczny has reverted the changes I made to the wiki page ...

It again now says that irregular=regular.

Thanks ... black=white too.

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Tell us .. what tag would you use for a stream that flows randomly .. 
say on average once every 3 years ?
Of course it may not flow for 20 years, then flow 5 times that year. 
Randomly.

Cannot use intermittent due to your definition... not a yearly 
(seasonal) flow.

Well?

 From the web meaning of
intermittent;
occurring at irregular intervals; not continuous or steady.

synonyms:sporadic 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+sporadic&sa=X&ved=0CCEQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
irregular 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+irregular&sa=X&ved=0CCIQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
fitful 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+fitful&sa=X&ved=0CCMQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
spasmodic 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+spasmodic&sa=X&ved=0CCQQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
broken 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+broken&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
fragmentary 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+fragmentary&sa=X&ved=0CCYQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
discontinuous 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+discontinuous&sa=X&ved=0CCcQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
isolated 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+isolated&sa=X&ved=0CCgQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
random 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+random&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
patchy 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+patchy&sa=X&ved=0CCoQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
scattered;
occasional 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+occasional&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
infrequent 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+infrequent&sa=X&ved=0CC0Q_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
periodic 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+periodic&sa=X&ved=0CC4Q_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
episodic 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+episodic&sa=X&ved=0CC8Q_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
recurring, recurrent 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+recurrent&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>, 
herky-jerky 
<https://www.google.com/search?q=define+herky-jerky&sa=X&ved=0CDEQ_SowAGoVChMIjYuIpYmhyAIVAmOmCh2iiQKL>

seasonal;
of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular season of the year.

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The problem come from the cases where

there must be a particular season

and then randomly during that season/s.

Yes?

At the moment you can specify both seasonal=yes and intermittent for 
that case because of the present definition of 'intermittent.

The problem then is the present definition of intermittent does not 
cover the case of intermittent(non-seasonal)!!!!
Note that this case is numerous in Australia, and the word commoners, 
scientists and cartographers used to describe it is intermittent.

So what definition of intermittent covers both .. over to you Mateusz.
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