User talk:Jrbouldin

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Hello Jrbouldin, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! -- hike395 June 29, 2005 22:20 (UTC)

Hi, Jim. It looks like you and I share a lot of the same interests. You may wish to look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Mountains, an informal project about creating pages about mountains. There's also Wikipedia:WikiProject Climbing. You can also check out Category:Mountaineering or Category:Climbing.

On the ecology side, there is Wikipedia:WikiProject Ecoregions (although I personally find that far too slavish to the WWF). There's also Wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life and lots of articles in Category:Ecology.

Regarding Statistical classification/temp, I'm puzzled how to integrate it into existing articles. Check out Classification: there are two types of classification, Taxonomic classification and Statistical classification. I think you may be talking about taxonomic classification, but I'm not sure. We've made a distinction: taxonomic classification is based on human decision-making, while statistical classification is based on algorithmic decision-making.

-- hike395 July 1, 2005 17:55 (UTC)

Hi, Jeeb. Buckeye Creek/Pass is definitely on my list: I rarely make it up that far North. The closest I've been to there is Virginia Canyon/East Lake/Virginia Lakes basin (check out Hoover Wilderness, feel free to add to the article). I've looked at the Sawtooth Range from Bridgeport, California: it reminds me of The Minarets. I'm not sure if you can really see the range really well from the Twin Lakes trail, though.

I'll respond at Talk:Statistical classification/temp, but I want to think about it for a bit.

Oh, also: the elevation at Mount Shasta that you removed is actually correct. The most accurate and up-to-date source of elevation data is from the National Geodetic Survey: I got the elevation from there. The site is a fun geodesy toy, check it out. -- hike395 July 2, 2005 02:50 (UTC)


Sorry that I ended up reverting my own comments on the talk page, but I have restored them. Would you care to address the questions raised? Guettarda 00:49, 7 August 2005 (UTC)


There are some issues with the images you've uploaded. First, please read the image policy before uploading more images. All images must be tagged with a free tag from Wikipedia:Image copyright tags. Read that page for more information. If there is no appropriate tag, please don't upload the images. I'd first like to ask you about the image on your user page(apparently picturing you). If the copyright belongs to you, or the person it does belong to wouldn't mind, please go the page and change {{GFDL-presumed}} to {{GFDL}}, indicating your acceptance of the GNU Free Documentation License. As for the images you've uploaded, from the California Academy of Sciences, they are not appropriate for Wikipedia. This is because the permission given does not extend to commercial use. That means Wikipedia can't use the images because we want all third-parties, including companies, to be able to reuse our images. As for Image:VonSchmidt.jpg, don't claim something is PD without knowing who first published it and when, because that information is necessary to determine whether the true status. I hope I've helped clarify. If you have questions, ask on my talk. Superm401 | Talk 01:52, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I removed the images from the article, and they haven't been deleted(I can't do it, as I'm not an admin). However, I appreciate the sentiment, and understand about your time constraints. All I ask is that you read and understand Wikipedia:Image use policy before uploading more images. The existing ones will be handled. Thanks. Superm401 | Talk 03:32, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Featured Pictures: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon[edit]

With regards to your comment here, I believe you are confusing Featured Pictures with Picture of the Day. You are correct that there is only one Picture of the Day each day, but there is no limit as to the number of featured pictures that can be promoted each day. Also, every featured picture will eventually become Picture of the Day, so promoting this picture will not deny that opportunity to any other photo. I hope that has cleared things up. Raven4x4x 13:21, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

Yes, there is only one POTD, but as every FP will end up as POTD, promoting more will not stop any picture from being POTD. If we do promote the spaceman picture, the only negative will be that future FPs will become POTD one or two days later, as POTD is currently selected in the order of promotion. That's all. If we had 30 great shots of the moon then yes I would support them all, as I would want them to get the recognition they deserve, and it would not stop any other pictures from getting that same recognition. If I feel a picture meets my standards, I support it. Raven4x4x 03:31, 8 November 2005 (UTC)


It doesn't work that way - links go to the article title - what you need to do is either move the article to [[Henry Cowles]] or (preferably) create a Redirect at Henry Cowles so that links will be re-directed to the existing article.

I created the redirect there. If you really think that the article should be at Henry Cowles, rather than Henry Chandler Cowles, use the [Move] tab at the top of the page, next to the [watch/unwatch] tab. Guettarda 03:09, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Featured Picture[edit]

Seawifs global biosphere.jpg
Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Seawifs global biosphere.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. ~~~~

Congratulations! Raven4x4x 05:16, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

I was just wondering whether you acquired permission from SeaWiFS to use the image on wikipedia, as there is no such mention on the image page? I know most NASA imagery is free of licensing fees, but not SeaWiFS imagery it seems, as I found this on the Visible Earth page: "All SeaWiFS, OrbView and IKONOS imagery are controlled by the GeoEye group (, and permission for use must be requested of them directly" erikD 17:47, 2 June 2006 (UTC)


Just wanted to say you did a great job on vegetation. --Allen 19:20, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Shasta pics[edit]

Hi, Jeeb. Good to see you back (looks like you took a mild wikibreak). I've been contributing at a pretty low level, due to having a busy life.

I'm afraid I don't have any Shasta pictures. Do you like any of the ones over at Commons? How about using some of the ones included in Geology of Mount Shasta?

Good luck! -- hike395 17:14, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

I haven't made it all the way up to McGee Pass, due to time limitations: the canyon is quite nice, especially looking up at Mount Baldwin. Did you go in October? I would bet the Aspens in the canyon were quite spectacular, if you did. Another nice canyon is the next one to the north: Convict Lake --- you get to see really spectacular metamorphic rock.
Hey, if you have any pics of McGee, we should write a short article about it. -- hike395 04:10, 16 January 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your welcome and comment on Henry Gleason, and following request I created a simple user page. CHE 23:39, 16 January 2006 (UTC) (changed username)

Yeah, History of Ecology in particular needs a lot of work. It's pretty sketchy, not very representative of the history of the discipline. I'll try to get around to working on it some--hist of ecol is one of my main interests--when I've done some more 'real' work! Thanks. CHE 21:16, 18 January 2006 (UTC) (changed username)


Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Prometheus (tree), which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

It was on the template as of 0:00 UTC yesterday, see.--nixie 23:05, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Sierra Nevada guidebooks![edit]

Thanks for adding so many! The list is really good now.... Now I have a whole new set of books I'll have to run out and buy :-). -- hike395 07:51, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Lists of plants[edit]

I agree with you. --Ricardo Carneiro Pires 12:06, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

FPC Candidate (Siberian tiger)[edit]

A comment was recently posted by Samsara on the Siberian tiger FPC. It concerned placing the image in another article (see the subpage for the exact comment). I have now added the image to the stretching article, so you may or may not consider changing your vote (this is just to inform you of the change). Thanks. --Tewy 00:56, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Pi Unrolled[edit]

You commented on this animated GIF's Featured Picture nomination. I'm considering a redesign to incorporate concerns raised but I need more clarity. Please see User talk:John Reid/Pi/Unrolled#FP?. Thank you. John Reid 08:48, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

I recently cranked out a new and greatly improved version of Pi-unrolled.gif and (why not?) nominated it for FP. Since you commented on the nomination of the previous version of the same graphic, I'd like to invite you to comment on the new nomination. Thank you. John Reid 04:32, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


The article concludes "all bristlecone pines, standing or down, are now protected." Where did you collect that notion? To the best of my knowledge they are as protected as everything else in National Parks and are protected by a fairly wishy-washy policy by the USFS, but have no protection on other federal lands, or on state or private lands. Conifers 08:12, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Image:Jrb1.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:Jrb1.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. User:Gay Cdn (talk) (Contr) 00:03, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

List of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada listed at AFD[edit]

If you'd like to contribute to the discussion, please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada. Thanks! hike395 (talk) 04:33, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Urgent picture request[edit]

Dear James,

Hope you are fine.

I would first like to introduce myself. I am a photo researcher with Q2Amedia, working with Brown Publishing Network (based in Massachusetts, US) on an educational reading program for Heinemann - a publisher of educational resources for children and teachers.

Currently we are working on a book about " ‘Donald Rusk Currey’ and the controversial felling of Prometheus ". We are interested in using your images of Bristlecone Pine ( . I would be grateful if you could provide us the permission to use your image in our book and please share the higher resolution of the image..

Listed below are details of the book:

Book name: Deadly Mistake Publisher: Brown Publication Target audience: 10 to 12 yrs (School children) Clearance details: World All languages , print and digital both , unlimited usage for this particular title only. Usage: Inside book

I would be deeply obliged if you could look into our request at the earliest.

Hope to hear from you soon

Best regards,

Saloni Vaid — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saloniv (talkcontribs) 04:45, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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File:Shasta.jpg listed for discussion[edit]


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