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Thank you for quality articles around the Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Lake Sammamish State Park, for improving and fixing templates, for welcoming and advising users, for your contributions from 2003 saying "the best part of editing WP is when several editors cooperate to make a high-quality article", such as The Three Sisters, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:39, 6 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, Gerda! —hike395 (talk) 14:07, 6 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Two years ago, you were recipient no. 1818 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:29, 6 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:43, 6 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks so much, Gerda, I look forward to this every year! — hike395 (talk) 07:25, 8 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Hike395, do you have any interest in the Mount Edziza volcanic complex in BC? The reason I ask is because I know you've edited Mount Edziza in the past. I've been in the process of rewriting and expanding the Mount Edziza volcanic complex article in my sandbox for quite some time, having picked up in April after being relatively inactive since last October. Volcanoguy 00:14, 4 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I don't have any special expertise or interest in Mount Edziza -- I just made a few minor edits in the past. Your expanded version looks quite promising! — hike395 (talk) 03:49, 4 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, it's turning out to be the largest article I've ever wrote/expanded. Once I'm finished with it I plan on requesting a peer review and then eventually nominate it for FA. I can let you know when that time comes if you would like. Volcanoguy 05:23, 4 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Sure thing! — hike395 (talk) 15:28, 4 June 2023 (UTC)[reply]
More than four weeks in and just a single general support. Unless the nomination makes significant further progress towards a consensus to promote over the next two or three days I'm afraid that it is liable to be archived. Volcanoguy 23:35, 23 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Hike, do you think you could possibly implement template wrapping to accept all {{infobox person}} parameters for this particular template, as you've done with {{Infobox architect}} and others? Thanks, ‑‑Neveselbert (talk · contribs · email) 00:51, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Sure! Happy to help! — hike395 (talk) 01:01, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
 Donehike395 (talk) 01:31, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! ‑‑Neveselbert (talk · contribs · email) 19:02, 17 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Hike395: do you think could look at {{Infobox boxer}} as well? Thanks again, ‑‑Neveselbert (talk · contribs · email) 00:54, 19 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you

Thank you for the Tireless Contributor Barnstar. You are a great contributor. Yours aye,  Buaidh  talk e-mail 15:26, 13 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2024!

Hello Hike395, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2024.
Happy editing,

‑‑Neveselbert (talk · contribs · email) 17:50, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

‑‑Neveselbert (talk · contribs · email) 17:50, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

This is really nice! Thanks, Neveselbert! — hike395 (talk) 20:42, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]


The Template:Include-USGov are using Template:Cite USGov/sandbox. Christian75 (talk) 01:39, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for telling me! — hike395 (talk) 02:06, 3 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

AI upscaling

Note that the current manual of style at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Images has (relatively recent) guidelines on the use of AI upscaling in articles:

AI upscaling software should generally not be used to increase the resolution or quality of an old or low-resolution image. Original historical images should always be used in place of AI upscaled versions. If an AI-upscaled image is used in an article, this fact should be noted in its caption.

I've restored the original images on articles where you recently replaced them with upscaled versions. Belbury (talk) 11:40, 12 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding Previous One Earth Ecoregion Discussions

Hi Hike395, I decided to continue the discussion here from my talk page so as not to be a bother towards the other person in the comment chain.

Last time we were talking about classifying the right photos into the right ecoregion pages vs subcategorizing the entire park. Today I decided to try and put that into practice. I'll provide two examples.

In the first example, I was categorizing photos from Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. This park is in a transition area between the Wasatch and Uinta Montane Forests Ecoregion and the Wyoming Basin Shrub Steppe Ecoregion. In this case, it wasn't too much of a challenge to distinguish between the two regions, because they have distinct characteristics. There were two photos that I categorized in both ecoregion pages (one was Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area - 49202160851.jpg). This was because they showed characteristics of both regions, i.e. conifer mountains and shrubby steppe in the same landscape photo.

In the second example, I was deciding what to do for Dinosaur National Monument. The One Earth Map has it categorized as Colorado Plateau Shrublands Ecoregion. But it can still be considered to be a part of the Uinta Mountain Range, so perhaps it could contain relevant images for the Wasatch and Uinta Montane Forests Ecoregion page too. Overall the One Earth Map is a solid guide in 9/10 cases, but I tend to refrain from using it as an infallible tool when making decisions of categorization. In this example, the characteristics between Wasatch and Uinta Montane Forests and Colorado Plateau Shrublands are a bit more blurred; at what exact point does one become the other? It's more of a gray area than the first example. I think that categorization can be done here, but this is an example where I would prefer to leave the decision to someone else.

For the most part, I would prefer to play it safe when it comes to categorization. There is bit of cleanup to do on my part, with respect to entire parks that I subcategorized, but I think this is generally how I plan to proceed. There are definitely plenty of places where the decision will not be as difficult, I plan to focus on those. Z3lvs (talk) 18:01, 6 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Z3lvs: this sounds good to me. I was thinking that the One Earth ecoregions were very granular (e.g., montane vs subalpine vs alpine), but they look to be wide-area ecoregions, so the number of parks that are split between ecoregions is probably small. — hike395 (talk) 00:04, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

New article

Hello, I added an article. I would appreciate you taking a look at

Kaneiolouma Complex. Thanks, Adflatusstalk 03:44, 7 March 2024 (UTC)[reply


Thanks for bringing this policy re:galleries to my attention. Is there ever a good situation to use an image gallery in a mountain-related article that you can think of? Maybe an article about a range (i.e., showing different peaks)? Just trying to get a sense for when it's appropriate. Teanaway (talk) 17:02, 14 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Usually galleries in mountain-related articles are not instructional to our readers. An exception is list articles, like
Marmota), I could imagine an article about a mountain range could have a set of images of the most notable peaks in the range. However, I haven't seen that implemented, and we would have to discuss whether that has enough informational value. — hike395 (talk) 17:17, 14 March 2024 (UTC)[reply
It looks like someone folded in species images into the table at
Marmota, so the gallery is now redundant, so I think I'll transwiki that one too. — hike395 (talk) 17:19, 14 March 2024 (UTC)[reply

May 2024

Hi! This is regarding your edits to the article Western Ghats. A IP user had introduced a section called "Passes" and listed down some set of select passes as notable passes in the mountains without any citations or references. As a vastly experienced editor, you are well aware of the need for proper citations. I am trying to take the article to GA and have recently done a massive clean-up of the article. I have reverted back to the old revision for now. Hence, it would be helpful if you are moving sections please check for notability and proper citations as well. Thanks for your contributions and understanding on the subject! Magentic Manifestations (talk) 11:59, 3 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Please note that notability is a criterion for an entire article, not material within an article (see the introduction to
WP:CSC#1. As for citations, that can be fixed with a bit of research. — hike395 (talk) 15:58, 4 May 2024 (UTC)[reply


I see I've been doing it wrong, thank you! Valereee (talk) 19:12, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

No problem: I was just look at Category:Pages using infobox food with unknown parameters and found those errors. — hike395 (talk) 21:37, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

DYK for Red Sea mangroves

On 30 June 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Red Sea mangroves, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that despite a global decline in mangrove forests, Red Sea mangroves have expanded in area since 1972? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Red Sea mangroves. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Red Sea mangroves), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Z1720 (talk) 00:03, 30 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]