I started editing as an IP first before registered here in 2008. I was blocked four times in 2008 in a short span during a frustrating time, creatingseveralbadarticlesduringthatspan. My ups and downs in 2009-2010 continued; I nearly get blocked for a WP:CIVL violation. I got banned on IRC and was under constant pressure to retire, but managed to stay around and become a more productive editor. During the 2011 WikiCup I came in 3rd place, making a remarkable late GA surge, but in 2012, I calmed down a bit with my GA spree, only to start focusing on non-Pacifichurricanes and did very well in both the 2013/14 WikiCups. 2013 and early 2014 was likely my most productive stretch on Wikipedia, as I went on a major article spree, focusing mostly on Pacific typhoons from the 1980's. Since then, my activity on Wikipedia has dropped quite a bit. In all, I have 99 GA's, but 0's FA and 1 FL.
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 watching basketball, an occupation that I tend to do during the winter, the opposite time of year as hurricane season. Aside from Wikipedia, I post frequently about tropical cyclones on Storm2k.org.
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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