Hello, I am Yellow Evan (talk·contribs), but pretty much everyone around here calls me YE as Evan is NOT my real name. I am a teenager that lives in Nevada and known for my bad spelling/grammar. I generally edit hurricane articles around here, with an occasional comment in a random XFD or help out WP:NBA. I also have mood winds sometimes, so bear with me as I can be harsh/lazy/annoying at times.
I started editing as an IP seven years ago and registered here in 2008. I was blocked four times in 2008 in a short span during a frustrating time, creatingseveralbadarticlesduringthatspan. However, I gradually improved in 2009, then briefly got worse again. I had ups and downs in 2010 as well, nearly get blocked for a WP:CIVL violation. I got banned on IRC and was under constant pressure to retire, which I attempted to do but I was addicted to Wikipedia. Then, against all odds, I started to show indications of improvement overnight, and my IRC ban was lifted. During the 2011 WikiCup I came in 3rd place, making a remarkable late GA surge, but since then I've calmed down a bit as I am begging to run out of fun articles to write, and thus got slightly discouraged. However, I began enjoying my time on here once again. I've been focusing on non-Pacifichurricaneslately and got off to a very good start in the 2013 WikiCup after failing in the 2nd round the year before. I won Pool B in 2013 cup's 2nd round, but narrowly missed my shot at returning to the Sweet Sixteen a round later. In all, I have 48 GA's, but 0's FA and 1 FL. I am also an inclusionists and a splitist.
If anyone here into hurricanes needs help, let me know via talk page/IRC and I will try to provide assistance. IRC is the easiest way to reach me. Still, if you talk to me on my talk page, I will respond on your talk page.
Outside of Wikipedia, I enjoy coaching/managing/playing basketball, an occupation that I tend to do during the winter, the opposite time of year as hurricane season. I have made several theories about the EPAC, and I love to study some of the 1980's and 1920's EPAC seasons. I also feel like the active era EPAC seasons people don't know much about them, and I feel like the EPAC as a whole is salted towards recent events. After the EPAC, I like the SWIO the best. I feel that basin is extremely underrated. I also enjoy tracking west coast weather and love monsoon season. I occasionally edit Hurricane Wiki and sometimes post on Storm2k.org. From time to time, I also post MWC/BWC/Rebel/Laker message boards (I am quite a big basketball fan, though I don't play the sport itself a whole lot).
Your first award. I believe you deserve this for being willing to contribute to Wikipedia in spite of being blocked many, many times. Dylan620 (talk) 15:27, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
The 2009 WikiCup Participant Award
This WikiCup Award is presented to Yellow Evan for their participation in the 2009 WikiCup. Your contributions along the way have greatly improved the quality of many articles, pictures, and sounds on the English Wikipedia.
The Barnstar of Good Humor
"What's the diffrence between this storm and Emilia, they're the same to me" - that's my attitude toward all EPAC storms, but I'm glad you see it differently! (BTW, I like Octave 89 the most) ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 13:55, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
The Editor's Barnstar
Your work on hurricane articles has been tremendous, improving them and bringing them up to GA status. You have been indefatigable, and I thank you. All the best, – Quadell(talk) 13:52, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
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