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Why do we have state flags instead of simply writing the names of the states? Is there some philosophy behind this, or can I change them to names so that non-flag-aware people can use the page too?--Kotniski (talk) 08:43, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
The flags are used primarily so that the reader can quickly scan for a particular state or province. Passing the cursor over the flag reveals the state or province name. --Buaidh (talk) 13:47, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, when I came to read the page yesterday I was totally thrown by the flags. In particular the double ones. It wasn't clear to me that the Alaska/Yukon thing was two flags rather than one. So when I passed the cursor over and happened to get Yukon popping up, I assumed that the whole thing was the Yukon flag (which confused me no end since I didn't think Yukon had been annexed by the U.S. lately). I would think readers would find it easier if they saw the province names instead of (or at least as well as) the flags. The "quick scanning" ability (assuming it really is quicker to scan flags than words) only works for readers who are familiar with the state flags, which I guess most (non-American) readers aren't.--Kotniski (talk) 14:44, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
The following 13 articles currently use state flag icon links:
It would be very desirable for all of these North America mountain summit articles to use the same type of state/province/nation link. I think I am inclined to use a left justified state/province/nation template as in the List of Ultras in Central America article. It offers the advantage of a miniature state/province/nation flag with the state/province/nation name. What do you think? --Buaidh (talk) 15:17, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I totally agree.--Kotniski (talk) 16:09, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
The following 17 articles have been converted to state/province/nation template links:
I added Mount Jarvis, Mount Tressider, and Mount Silverthrone to the list of peaks over 4000 meters in elevation with over 500 meters of prominence. They had been erroneously omitted. That brought the list from 101 peaks (20 in Alaska) to 104 peaks (23 in Alaska). Comments? email@example.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:14, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
This is missing many summits from Colorado. This list needs a major overhaul. Peaks that need added include... Torreys Peak 14,267 ft/ Castle Peak 14,265 ft/ Quandary Peak 14,265 ft/ Mount Cameron 14,238 ft/ Mount Shavano 14,229 ft/ Mount Belford 14,197 ft/ Crestone Needle 14,197 ft/ Mount Bross 14,172 ft/ Kit Carson Peak 14,165 ft/ Tabeguache Peak 14,155 ft/ Mount Oxford 14,153 ft/ Mount Democrat 14,148 ft/ Snowmass Mountain 14,092 ft/ Windom Peak 14,082 ft/ Challenger Point 14,081 ft/ Mount Columbia 14,073 ft/ Missouri Mountain 14,067 ft/ Humboldt Peak 14,064 ft/ Mount Bierstadt 14,060 ft/ Sunlight Peak 14,059 ft/ Ellingwood Point 14,042 ft/ Mount Lindsey 14,042 ft/ Little Bear Peak 14,037 ft/ Mount Sherman 14,036 ft/ Redcloud Peak 14,034 ft/ Pyramid Peak 14,018 ft/ Wilson Peak 14,017 ft/ Wetterhorn Peak 14,015 ft/ Huron Peak 14,003 ft/ Sunshine Peak 14,001 ft/
All summits included in this article must have at least 1640 feet of topographic prominence. For peaks with less prominence, see List of United States fourteeners. Yours aye, Buaidh 02:51, 5 April 2016 (UTC)