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Archive of past discussions on page naming[edit]

Several discussions have previously taken place regarding the name of this page. Please review the archive for finding out why the current name is being used. RedWolf (talk) 17:32, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus to move. --RegentsPark (talk) 11:36, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

HimalayasHimalaya — The term Himalaya is used throughout the article: "The Himalaya Range", "Lesser Himalaya", and "Greater Himalaya"; as well as on other pages Geology of the Himalaya.IceBlade710 (talk) 07:55, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Note Sierra Nevada (U.S.) is given in the singular, even though many call it the "Sierra Nevadas", which is actually incorrect Spanish, but that's another story. There's some inconsistency here. But "Himalayas" is likely the common name in English, even though it's not technically correct. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:30, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose it is commonly used with the "s". 70.29.208.247 (talk) 11:33, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

"invisible" vandalism?[edit]

Something is strange about one of the sections of the article on the Himalayas.

In the Ecology section ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas#Ecology ), a vandal has inserted "SUCH WOW MANY WORDS" in one of the sentences: "This diversity of altitude, SUCH WOW MANY WORDS rainfall and soil conditions combined with the very high snow line supports a variety of distinct plant and animal communities."

However, when I try to edit either that section or the main article, the intrusive words do not appear in the Edit text-box. How is it that vandalism can be visible, yet invisible to an Edit session?

Thanks for any info on this... Silverhill (talk) 23:00, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

I tried rolling it back, then refreshed, and, on my computer at least, it's gone now.--Mr Fink (talk) 23:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
OK, it now looks proper for me too. Curious, it is....

Silverhill (talk) 04:51, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Third largest deposit of ice and snow in the world?[edit]

From the Hydrology section: "The Himalayas have the third largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic." yet the number given is more than 200 times smaller than the one given on Greenland ice sheet. Khrister (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 18:36, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

The Greenland ice sheet is in the Arctic. Apuldram (talk) 20:35, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

How a mountain range 'runs'[edit]

I apologise if this is the wrong place for this question, but why say that the range 'runs, west-northwest to east-southeast' rather than ESE to WNW? Plarstic (talk) 14:50, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if this is the original reason. It may have been for consistency within the lead section of the article. The other references to compass points aren't abbreviated and to replace them all with single letters would (imo) look odd. Apuldram (talk) 16:09, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I must have confused you a bit. My question would be better phrased: why not east-southeast to west-northwest rather than the (opposite) order given in the article? I thought maybe it was something to do with altitude, but I don't actually know. :)Plarstic (talk) 17:51, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Documents are normally read from top to bottom, left to right. So in the map provided, which has north at the top, that becomes north to south, west to east. Apuldram (talk) 09:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. Plarstic (talk) 12:02, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Just noticed this discussion. I would have assumed it was just the personal preferences of the editors and source authors. The left-to-right, top-to-bottom rule-of-thumb would fail to help with a range running NE to SW / SW to NE. In the article Appalachian Mountains the range is described as "...running from the island of Newfoundland 1,500 mi (2,400 km) southwestward to Central Alabama in the United States" (NE to SW). That's top-to-bottom but also right-to-left. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 14:19, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I think it would also be the preference/bias of the editor. Since I live in the Western half of North America, I tend to prefer saying west to east because of my geographical perspective but also as above, left to right. For those on the Eastern half, they may prefer east to west but that's only conjecture of my part. I don't believe there's any Wikipedia standard/guidelines that dictates the "correct" order but I could be wrong. RedWolf (talk) 07:18, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Hindu Kush and Karakoram[edit]

This article says that the Himalayas are adjacent to the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram ranges. But the Hindu Kush and Karakoram articles both say that those respective ranges are subranges of the Himalayas. Consistently with that, Geography of Afghanistan has the Hindu Kush, as part of the Himalayas, extending into Afghanistan, but this article excludes Afghanistan from the list of countries covered by the Himalayas. Any thoughts on rectifying these inconsistencies? —Largo Plazo (talk) 09:44, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes the Himalayas, Karakorum and Hindu Kush as separate "The Himalayas are bordered to the northwest by the mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram". I suggest that the subranges phrase in Hindu Kush and Karakoram should be modified. I'm uneasy about their use of "is considerd to be". Apuldram (talk) 11:11, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

MOUNT EVEREST[edit]

HELLO Apuldram,the photo of mount everest seems to be unsuitable .We have to prefer the photo of south face of mount everest.Can we really not change the photo?Jojolpa (talk) 23:27, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

the current photo of Everest has been there for two years or more. It looks good to me. In what way do you consider it to be unsuitable? Who is 'we' in your sentence? If you provide here a link to the photo you mention of the south face, editors can decide whether there is a consensus for change. Apuldram (talk) 09:24, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
this image.you can find many images in net.long live NEPAL.Jojolpa (talk) 10:37, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
this image.you can find many images in net.long live NEPAL.Jojolpa (talk) 10:40, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
That isn't a Wikipedia image. Copyright? Apuldram (talk) 10:57, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

replace request[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus to change the current image. Apuldram (talk) 22:52, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

i request to replace the current photo of mount everest with this
Mount Everest as seen from Drukair.jpg
Mayoj (talk) 01:04, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment: it's pretty, but somewhat flat, and I don't see that it's a big improvement over the one being used now. The one in use now shows some dirt and non-snow covered ground, and could be argued to give a better picture of the Himalayas arising from the plateau and providing water, etc, and not just a bunch of snow capped peaks for climbers. SBHarris 01:25, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
Looking south over the Himalayas
  • The article is about the Himalayas, not Everest, so the wider view may be more appropriate for the lede image. The current photo of Everest is rather super though. It was twice nominated as a featured image. It would be a shame to lose it. I would like to see a gallery section, with (inter alia) Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Nanda Devi. Apuldram (talk) 10:43, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
  • I still like the current image, but if there is consensus for change, I prefer this photo. Apuldram (talk) 12:59, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Keep the current image. It's a relatively rare kind of image, showing variations in the geography and some of the highest peaks. Moreover, it is a featured picture.--Dwaipayan (talk) 16:11, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry I got confused and wrote confusingly in the above comment. Yes, my opinion is to keep the current image of Everest. Also, I liked File:Himalayas.jpg for its more informative value.--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:56, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.