User:Seattle Skier

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Mt Rainier peaks.JPG
      The three summits of Mount Rainier
Wikimedia-logo.svg Unified login: Seattle Skier is the unique unified login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.
en This user is a native speaker of English.
mr या व्यक्तीची मातृभाषा मराठी आहे.
la-2 Hic usor media latinitate contribuere potest.
es-0 Este usuario no entiende español (o lo entiende con mucha dificultad).
This user cannot speak or contribute in Spanish.
ru-0 Этот участник не понимает русский язык.
Seattle Skyline tiny.jpg This user lives in Seattle.
This user enjoys skiing.
Freestyle skiing jump2.jpg
Volcano scheme.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Volcanoes.
Franz Josef glacier.JPG This user is a member of the WikiProject Glaciers.
Peak of the Matterhorn, seen from Zermatt, Switzerland.jpg This user is a member of
WikiProject Mountains
US-NationalParkService-Logo.svg This user has visited one or more of the United States' National Parks.
PhD This user has a Doctor of Philosophy degree
Dodecahedron.png This user is interested in polyhedra.
This user knows by heart the first 20 digits in the decimal representation of pi.
The Signpost
27 February 2017

I'm a physicist from Seattle, Washington, USA. A longtime heavy user of Wikipedia, I had made a few occasional minor edits anonymously over the years. I finally decided to create an account in late 2006 so I could contribute in a more substantial manner. Thus far, I've been contributing mostly to various articles about alpine skiing, volcanoes, and glaciers, my three greatest passions. I may contribute more to articles about physics and geophysics eventually, but for now it's more fun to write about those other subjects.

In March 2007, I founded WikiProject Volcanoes which now includes over 2,000 articles within its scope, and it has since become the focus of the majority of my Wikipedia efforts. I've taught myself a rudimentary reading knowledge of Russian and Spanish over the past few years, mostly in order to read volcanological books and papers written in those languages, which are generally not available in English translation. Hence the "ru–0" and "es–0" userboxes at right. Hopefully, I'll eventually learn both languages well enough to hold a conversation.

In May 2007, I became an administrator following a successful request for adminship. As a precaution to avoid compromising the security of this account, I have created an alternate account, User:Seattle Skier2, to be used for logging in from nonsecure locations such as public computers and WiFi networks. For my committed identity, see /Identity.

Useful Wikipedia editing and information links


Wikipedia articles created

See /Articles Created for a chronological list.

Volcanoes and mountains

Volcanoes of Alaska

Volcanoes of Oregon

Volcanoes of California

Volcanoes of New Mexico

Volcanoes of the Andes

Other volcanoes

Other mountains




Skiing related:



WikiProjects, portals, templates, categories, etc.

WikiProject and portal pages:

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Major contributions to Wikipedia articles

Skiing related:



Volcanoes: North America



Volcanoes: Elsewhere

Volcanology related:

Image uploads

One of the biggest deficiencies throughout Wikipedia is a complete lack of photos in many, many articles. A good article, especially about mountains or glaciers, requires a photo and preferably several good photos. I am trying to contribute as many images as possible to remedy this deficiency, from both public domain sources (USGS, NPS, etc.) and my own collection. I plan to eventually contribute 100s if not 1000s of photos, so I'm just getting started with this. I now have an account on Wikimedia Commons and plan to upload all free images there from now on. This will allow them to be easily used in Wikipedia articles in any language. I have also moved all previously uploaded free images to the Commons.

Commons-logo.svg This user has a page on Wikimedia Commons.
Own Photos & Graphics 11   See a list of my uploads at /Images.
Stitched Panoramas (from other users' photos) 2   See a gallery of my uploads at /ImagesGallery.
US Government Photos and Graphics 44
Fair Use Images 8


Some frequently-used references for volcano, glacier, and skiing articles: /Bibliography

Countries visited

I'm not as well-travelled as I would like to be, but I have had the good fortune to visit a number of countries on three continents, and thus gain a broader perspective on our diverse globe.

 United States  United Kingdom  Sweden  West Germany /  Germany
 Canada  France  Norway  Austria
 India  Italy  Denmark  Liechtenstein
 Lebanon  United Arab Emirates  Netherlands   Switzerland

Cleanup and maintenance

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Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 11546
Edits+Deleted 11924
Pages deleted 296
Revisions deleted 2
Pages restored 10
Pages protected 12
Protections modified 2
Users blocked 34
Users reblocked 1
Users unblocked 1
Users created 1

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