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VAXThis user has had 2 doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine, and a Moderna booster.
This is my point of view.
Photographs I am proud of:
Image:Wasp gathering wood.jpg: A wasp gathering wood
Image:British Columbia Parliament Buildings - Pano - HDR.jpg: The British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria, BC
Image:Christ Church Cathedral (Victoria) - pano - hdr.jpg: The Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia
Image:Fluorite with Iron Pyrite.jpg: Cubic fluorite crystals from Blue John Cavern
Image:Selasphorus rufus on Saltspring Island.jpg: A hovering Rufous Hummingbird on Saltspring Island
Image:Syrphid fly on Grape hyacinth.jpg: A Syrphid fly on a Grape hyacinth
Image:Loss Creek BC.jpg: Loss Creek at the point that Noyse Creek empties into it(a magical forest).
Image:Victoria Inner Harbour HDR.png: A HDR image of the Inner Harbour in Victoria, BC
Image:Robin eating a worm in spring.jpg: An American Robin in Victoria, BC under bushes eating a worm in late January.
Image:Macro cannabis bud.jpg: A close-up image of a dried, potent, Cannabis bud. Type Mountain Jam. Example of focus stacking.

Hello, I am human so feel free to talk to me. My Wikipedia name HighInBC is a reference to my enjoyment of hiking the mountains and valleys of British Columbia. If you know about photography I am always open to advice, whether general or based on what you have seen of my work. My gallery can be seen here: User:HighInBC/gallery

I enjoy photography and take pictures whenever I get the chance, thank God for digital cameras because I cannot afford to buy film.

I try to be a nice guy.

Here is a link to my committed identity in the form of a PGP public key.

Handy links


My Edit count.

The current time is: 05:41, Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (UTC)

To do

Things to watch


Quotable quotes


These are tokens of graditude that other users have given me.

The Original Barnstar
for your amazing contributions! Samillia 15:30, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

HighInBC, Species Homo sapiens, Subspecies Wikipede

The Original Barnstar
I, Persian Poet Gal, award you this barnstar for your dedicated contributions to improving Wikipedia and making sure all share in maintaining the integrity of editing it. Plus: You totally deserve more than one of these :P ¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 02:49, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Keep on doing what you are doing -- Agathoclea 17:09, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

The Photographer's Barnstar
Thank you for contributing a requested photo of Royal Theatre (Victoria) to the wiki! GabrielF 17:49, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

The Photographer's Barnstar
Again, thank you for contributing a requested photo of Royal Theatre (Victoria) to the wiki! --Gphototalk 16:52, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

The Surreal Barnstar
Surreality is far more boring than reality for the same reasons being mad is far better than going sane... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hules001 (talkcontribs) 12:13, December 13, 2006

The Purple Barnstar
For putting up with all the shit you get. I can't think of what else to write, I'm far too outraged right now. riana_dzasta 15:49, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

The Resilient Barnstar
For putting up with user behaviour that goes far beyond offensive, and for remaining civil throughout. --Yamla 00:48, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
I, Persian Poet Gal, hereby award HighInBC this barnstar for the amazing work he is doing on the HBC AIV helperbot! ¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 08:16, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

In commemoration of getting your bot flag, and for the excellent work in cleaning out WP:AIV during the testing phase, I hereby award you and your owner with the da Vinci Barnstar. --Deathphoenix ʕ 04:36, 7 January 2007 (UTC) (KC)

The Barnstar of Diligence
You already had a well-deserved da Vinci barnstar from Persian Poet Gal. So I won't give you another one! Instead please accept this Barnstar of Diligence as your work on that bot is, extraordinary scrutiny, precision and community service. Regards, Tonywalton  | Talk 22:08, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Good Humor
For your amusing comment over on WP:AN under requested block. Whispering 00:09, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
I, TeckWiz, award HighInBC a barnstar for creating the HBC AIV helperbot. It's usefullness includes, but isn't limited too (I don't know if that's the correct form): clearing AIV while always telling how many users are left, clearing vandals that admins would sometimes forget to take away after blocking (wasting time for other admins who go to block the already blocked user), and removing users that were blocked before they were reported (instantly taking them away. --TeckWizTalk Contribs@ 22:13, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Here's a barnstar for your tireless work in assisting the sysops on AIV. Thanks! Bushcarrot (Talk·Desk) 16:59, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Just semi-returning from my wikibreak and saw the above whilst clearing WP:AIV - YOU ROCK! Fantastic creation - that is by far and away my least favorite part of the job, hats off to you! ;)  Glen  21:55, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

The Photographer's Barnstar
For the tireless improvement of Wikipedia articles through the subjugation of light. David Shankbone --DavidShankBone 17:48, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

I award you the WikiMedal for Janitorial Services because the HBC AIV helperbots are freakin' awesome. --Ginkgo100talk 03:19, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
Hi there! I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much your bot has helped me with regards to handling reports to AIV. Thanks a lot! Cheers gaillimhConas tá tú? 22:53, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

barnstar From CambridgeBayWeather 15:06, 13 March 2007 (UTC)[1]

The Original Barnstar
For getting me my account back Pupster21 19:28, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Diligence
I, Hojimachong, hereby award HighInBC this Barnstar of Diligence, for taking a very reasonable and rational approach to the disputes at Talk:Muhammad, even after the dispute was essentially resolved. Hojimachongtalk 04:31, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Thank you for sorting out my problem with the incorrect blocking! Dreamy 20:59, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
I, Ryan Postlethwaite, award you this barnstar for all your work helping to get Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention up and running. Ryan Postlethwaite 11:36, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
Here's a barnstar for creating the Usernamewatcher bot. Well done Telcourbanio Care for a talk? 21:12, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

The RTFM Barnstar
I, Durin, hereby confer upon thee the Barnstar for Reading the F****** Manual for outstanding work in the field of fair use and being utterly geeky in reading every page in the manual, including those pages saying "This page left blank intentionally", "This page intentionally left blank" and "This page was intentionally left blank". Bravo! :) --Durin 17:04, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

The da Vinci Barnstar
I, Chrislk02, award you this davinci barnstar for your excellent bot programming with the HBChelperbot series. -- Chrislk02 (Chris Kreider) 14:24, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Good Humor
Astoundingly funny.[2] I'm still chuckling over it. :) EVula // talk // // 18:02, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Good Humor
For the comment you made on WT:RFA, hilarious! Giants27 T/C 15:32, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Your Opinion is More Important than You Think Barnstar
For plain common sense in the otherwise crazy World of Wikipedia :-) Pattont/c 23:08, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Awarded for your deletion rationale at Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_fictional_characters_by_IQ_(2nd_nomination), the most comprehensive, well researched and well thought out nomination I have ever seen. Reyk YO! 07:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Have a Pie!
You are hereby awarded ONE PIE for dusting off the DustaBot!

ArakunemTalk 13:59, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Diligence
Hey Chillin many thanks for the support and your continual calm and collected comments in the face of incivility. Cheers Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:43, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
To Chillum, for well-reasoned discussion regarding the article "Rorschach test". Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:00, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

User:HighInBC has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as HighInBC's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear HighInBC!

00:16, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Home-Made Barnstar
The award is the Madeleine Albright award for child-care
Sarah777 (talk) 15:21, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

The Special Barnstar
Understanding when an article is in its infancy ShoesssS Talk 18:49, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you, Chillum, for your tireless efforts in ridding Wikipedia of vandalism. Greatly appreciated! —MelbourneStartalk 08:52, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Thank you for your support of me during a recent situation regarding another editor. I really appreciate it, Daniellagreen (talk) (cont) 00:19, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks so much for standing up for me. I hope to become an editor that you are proud to have helped! Rationalobserver (talk) 00:45, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and
a very Happy New Year
Season's Greetings! This message celebrates the holiday season, promotes WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user an Awesome Holiday and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings! Joys!Hafspajen (talk) 07:11, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
I may disagree with your conclusions re:inclusion, but your AfD nomination for Financial astrology was the best written and most in-line with actual WP policy I have seen for a very long time. Thank you for treating all topics in the Wikipedia spirit! PanydThe muffin is not subtle 15:43, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for reverting the vandalism done to my user page! :) JuneGloom07 Talk 02:13, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Pavlov's RfA reward

Thank for !voting at my recent RfA. You voted Oppose so you get only one cookie, but a nice one. (Better luck next time.)
All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 20:00, 16 July 2015 (UTC).

The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for your help - really appreciated. Denisarona (talk) 14:22, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your kindness and courtesy. IntensityCR7 (talk) 04:32, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For your recent comment at ANI here. I know that there are sometimes questions about admins behaving badly, sometimes like in my former-admin case justified, and it can sometimes be easier to try to make an excuse for someone who is an admin. It's nice to see that you and I hope some others don't do that. John Carter (talk) 00:14, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Bot barnstar
This bot deserves a barnstar for excellent job in blocking Orangemoody socks. Vanjagenije (talk) 09:09, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I protect vandalism on Wikipedia IntensityCR7 (talk) 04:49, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

The Civility Barnstar
bless you NotAlpArslan (talk) 00:20, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind words about my Quality improvement efforts to Wikipedia, in your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise.

A couple updates:

1. The discussion closed as Keep.

2. The Wikipedia article The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise is now rated Good Article quality.

Thanks again ever so much for acknowledging my efforts to improve the Quality of articles on Wikipedia in this manner.

Cirt (talk) 03:22, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

With this ever dramatic world including WikiDrama, here's a cup of tea to alleviate your day! This e-tea's remains have been e-composted SwisterTwister talk 03:55, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Haha, I have a cat! BTW, thanks for the warm welcome ^_^

4ChanX (talk) 04:44, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

The 78.26 RFA Appreciation award
Thank you for the participation and support at my RFA. It is truly appreciated. I hope to be of further help around here, and if you see me doing something dumb, you know where to find me. Again, I thank you. 78.26 (spin me / revolutions) 23:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for dealing with User:Heyilickbigtits!

TF { Contribs } { Edit Quest! } 19:31, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for deleting the attack page. :) Murph9000 (talk) 07:20, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Hawkeye7 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating in and supporting my RfA. It was very much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:21, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Peacemaker67 RfA Appreciation award
Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:03, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

The Anti-Flame Barnstar
Awarded for your conduct here. In truth, it took me a long minute to decide between this and the "civility" and "socratic" barnstar variants. But in any event, I wanted you to know that I observed your approach to the discussion to be very principled; despite numerous borderline-antagonistic comments that might have inspired other contributors to respond in a similar tone, you kept your own observations rational, measured, cogent, and rooted in the needs of our community and our processes. That is to say, I don't award this barnstar so much for your position (though I think it was sound) as for the manner in which you presented it. You are a credit to the mop! Snow let's rap 06:37, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

A Nash for you!
Thank you for your vandalism fighting edits on User talk:SethAdam99. I appreciate it. FixCop (talk) 13:52, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

The Admin's Barnstar
Block evaders suck,
Including this one,
Thanks for blocking him.
Amccann421 (talk) 20:26, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for dealing with a vandal super fast! You and NeilN sorted the whole thing before I'd managed to figure out what was happening. II do appreciate that very much. Thank you. Rhondamerrick (talk) 03:34, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Good Humor
Thank you for coming up with a great line to those who had a really liberal interpretation of NOTNOW in RfA. OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:54, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago

Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:57, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

high in British Columbia

Thank you for watchful eyes over quality articles, for excellent images of places and wildlife in British Culumbia, for running a helpful bot, for service from 2007, including admin services, fighting vandalism and bias, for "Before you point your fingers, make sure your hands are clean." - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

You are recipient no. 2279 of Precious, a prize of QAI. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:05, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

One year!
--Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:47, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
You deserve it! Big boy Zack (talk) 23:43, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for range blocking that user who kept clogging my watchlist feed by adding unblock requests.

Heart (talk) 02:52, 13 June 2021 (UTC)

Thankyou so so much for helping me untangle this situation. You are an amazing human and I hope for you to get amazing blessings forever. You are a one in a kind human and I do hope for the best. EurovisionNim (talk to me)(see my edits) 13:06, 14 July 2021 (UTC)

Always impressed by the quality of your admin work. JBchrch talk 11:38, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

All-Around Amazing Barnstar
You do lots of good.Here is a barnstar for you.Keep doing good here Pyramids09 (talk) 23:03, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

The Admin's Barnstar
You stepped up and gave closure when no other admins were willing to do so; I genuinely appreciate it despite our differences of opinion. Buffs (talk) 05:18, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

A t-shirt!
A token of thanks

Hi HighInBC! I've nominated you (along with all other active admins) to receive a solstice season gift from the WMF. Talk page stalkers are invited to comment at the nomination. Enjoy! Cheers, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:50, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
A snowflake!

Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:13, 8 September 2023 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar
Thanks, HighInBC
for your contributions to
(u t c m l ) 🔒 ALL IN 🧿 18:50, 10 September 2023 (UTC)