User talk:Amore Mio

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Hello, Amore Mio, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! YellowMonkey (click here to vote for world cycling's #1 model!) 01:02, 20 February 2009 (UTC)



Don't worry about him YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) 05:14, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Gia Long, Truong Dinh[edit]

Thanks again YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) 04:00, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


You might want to see this [1] and [2]. (talk) 20:11, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the links but I have read all of them before :).
For now, I haven't located a high-reputed historian who dare to confirm this "accident Vietnamese characters set" set by publishing a book in Vietnam (both pre-1975 and post-1975). In addition, I hardly believe these source ([3] and [4]) because they are not a high reputed and reliable sources in anyway.--Amore Mio (talk) 23:33, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


If they get annoying I can put an anon lock on YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) 03:15, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi, great to see you again. Thank you for your valuable contributions to Vietnamese history and your endless contributions to our community. When you have free time, just drop me some lines on YM!Genghiskhan (talk) 10:44, 5 June 2009 (UTC)


Since no outside reference was provided, and it has no article, no notability was established. Cheers! Scapler (talk) 01:31, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Awesome, I will revert myself! Cheers! Scapler (talk) 01:41, 9 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi there,

Thanks for adding a fair use rationale to the article. However, it looks like you just copied and pasted the existing rationale and changed the article title. The reason you gave for including the image in Fall of Saigon is:

It is used to identify the image in the section As it happens of the article Fall of Saigon, which deals with this photograph itself as its primary topic of encyclopedic discussion. The article discusses the creation of this photograph and its historical public impact.

There are a few issues here:

  1. There is no "As it happens" section in the article
  2. The photo itself is never the subject of any discussion, let alone the primary topic.

Can you give a better explanation for why this specific image is needed in this specific article? There are some guidelines here. Let me know if I can help. Papa November (talk) 15:49, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

No problem. To make a fair use rationale, you really just need to answer the following questions on the image description page:
  1. Which article do you want to use the image in?
  2. Why does the reader need to see that specific picture in that specific article? What educational point is it putting across?
  3. Why couldn't you use a freely licensed alternative?
  4. Have you used the smallest possible portion of the image, and the lowest possible resolution? If not, why not?
If you need any help with FURs in future, let me know. Thanks, Papa November (talk) 18:28, 23 June 2009 (UTC)


Where are we? YellowMonkey (cricket calendar poll!) paid editing=POV 07:42, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

Fall of Saigon[edit]

The U.S. was a belligerent. Cheers. Sea888 (talk) 02:37, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Sources are provided on this page, belligerent. Sea888 (talk) 21:19, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
You are mistaken because it says belligerent in the infobox. By definition to internationl laws of war, a belligerent country is different from a neutral country, but can include combatant, non combatant, or special combatant etc. A non belligerent country that aides a belligerent is also considered a belligerent but not a combatant since there isn't direct fighting involved. Yet the non belligerent becomes a belligerent by use of military aid which was what happened. Again the infobox list is for belligerents not just combatants exclusively. I DO NOT have to provide a source. By DEFINITION according to Hague of 1907. Please do not change it again. Cheers.Sea888 (talk) 03:58, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
In war a country that was a belligerent in the beginning(meaning heavily involved in the war) that becomes a non combatant(removal of combative troops, or having support troops) the country is to abide by international laws of war, Hague 1907. When the U.S. aided the evacuation with troops(non combatant) and logistics(equipment, helicopters, radio, phone, material, time, energy, money) the non combatant(United States) is STILL involved in the war. Thus Belligerent is different from combatant in that way. With this there is also ONE more important thing, A belligerent country if having military aid or personel in the hostile country(territory fighting over) the belligerent must have a COMMANDER in charge. Otherwise it could be defined as a group of spies or terrorists etc. During the Fall of Saigon the military aid and personel were under direct orders from Gerald Ford, commander in chief of the United States Military. Hope that helps. By definition, I shouldn't have to give any sources.Sea888 (talk) 04:07, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Maybe you should add the U.S. and Soviet. A belligerent can have combatants or non combantants basically that's what it is. Combatants would mean there are troops on the ground, non combatants would mean there isn't any. But a belligerent can have both. CheersSea888 (talk) 04:36, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
There are abundant sources on what a belligerent is. Just look around.Sea888 (talk) 21:44, 26 June 2009 (UTC)


CHAPTER I The qualifications of belligerents(Hague 1907)

Article 1. The laws, rights, and duties of war apply not only to armies, but also to militia and volunteer corps fulfilling the following conditions:

1. To be commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates;

2. To have a fixed distinctive emblem recognizable at a distance;

3. To carry arms openly; and

4. To conduct their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war. In countries where militia or volunteer corps constitute the army, or form part of it, they are included under the denomination "army."

Art. 2. The inhabitants of a territory which has not been occupied, who, on the approach of the enemy, spontaneously take up arms to resist the invading troops without having had time to organize themselves in accordance with Article 1, shall be regarded as belligerents if they carry arms openly and if they respect the laws and customs of war.

Art. 3. The armed forces of the belligerent parties may consist of combatants and non-combatants. In the case of capture by the enemy, both have a right to be treated as prisoners of war.

Sea888 (talk) 07:50, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Reuqest of translation for Campora San Giovanni in Chinese and Vietnamese[edit]

Dear Amore Mio, writes if kindly you would adjourn the article in Chinese, or to adjourn him/it and to lengthen it a few with the notions that I have added me in English. Then if you could do me the favor, always and however kindly speaking if you can translate it in Vietnamese. This because in the territory two stupendous communities live Chinese and Vietnamese, well integrated. In to See the town that entertains them in their language it would be also nice on our behalf, to show to her relatives that live in China and Vietnam that their darlings famigliari they are happy and they live a life in these places. If you will do me this favor I will obviously reciprocate and prestamente (study allowing). I am experienced in biographies and geographies, I can translate in Italian and his dialects you launch (Sicilian, Neapolitan. Piedmontese etc.). for this also to the university I will take philosophy and a years to follow anthropology. For the rest we will put in accord with time and devotion there. Thanks and I hope for a friendship is born among us two. --Lodewijk Vadacchino (talk) 12:10, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Re: Pictures in Vietnam[edit]

Thanks. You can put them in Vietnam or anywhere else you think is appropriate. DHN (talk) 22:38, 13 July 2009 (UTC)


Good to see you again YellowMonkey (cricket photo poll!) paid editing=POV 01:06, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Le Van Duyet[edit]

Can you check the thing going to Phu Quoc in 1777? Thanks for starting the article, he must have been one of the most famous Vietnamese people to not have a biography yet, Dao Duy Tu and Truong Vinh Ky are the other two that come to mind, although there are probably many other famous ones that I can't remember. Unfortunately, English language books are only follow VN from Gia Long onwards, and even then not much until the 1850s. We really need more people from inside VN editing who have info not eh pre-Gia Long days .... YellowMonkey (cricket photo poll!) paid editing=POV 04:21, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Do high school students in VN still have to learn about Dao Duy Tu's poems and such. In my parents' day it was, and they can still memorise the famous poem about trầu where the Trinh used a covert metaphorical song? to try and woo DDT back after he went south and he replied with that poem about betel and marriage so that the Nguyen wouldn't know that he was talking with the enemy. YellowMonkey (cricket photo poll!) paid editing=POV 04:27, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes it can make DYK YellowMonkey (cricket photo poll!) paid editing=POV 04:27, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Replied YellowMonkey (cricket photo poll!) paid editing=POV 05:14, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
you should put it in WP:MHCON YellowMonkey (cricket photo poll!) paid editing=POV 07:47, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
OK, done. Thank YellowMonkey.AM (talk) 13:14, 18 August 2009 (UTC)


Time's up. (talk) 18:32, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

DYK nom[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Le Van Duyet at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible.
The concern is that the source for the "eunuch" part isn't specifically noted. Other than that I think the article looks really good and well sourced. Just put in the note for the eunuch bit and I'll certainly be happy to approve it. :) Hardtofindaname 11:24, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

YellowMonkey has fixed it. Thank for your informing.--AM (talk) 05:33, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Le Van Duyet[edit]

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Roman salute[edit]

Amore, you had complained a while back about the citation tags on the Roman salute article. I recently edited the article, with heavy references and citations. I understand from your web page you're a fan of the Roman Empire and Napoleon Bonaparte. I think you may find the new article interesting. I'd appreciate your views and comments.--Work permit (talk) 02:22, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Please stop the vandalism to Tran Cao rebellion[edit]

A revert without proper reasoning will be taken as vandalism. Qrfqr (talk) 14:52, 1 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your help. Qrfqr (talk) 16:07, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Phat Ngoc[edit]

Did you hear about this. I saw a video where the Buddha was transported from Saigon to Sa Dec and it was mobbed by tens of thousands of people on scooters etc waving Buddhist flags. Aren't the Cong An worried about a protest breaking out? China would never allow people to stand around and watch Tour de France style like that YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 00:05, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Mountains and rivers of Southern country[edit]

What do you think about this? Should we renamed it to Nam quốc sơn hà? (talk) 15:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Phu Quoc[edit]

Yeah, after at least 1 month, if there are no reliable sources, you should remove categories:disputed islands and territories disputed of. (talk) 21:59, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Facebook in VN[edit]

Updated page. Thanks for alerting me. DHN (talk) 20:53, 22 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi, if you have time, please take a look at the series of Tran emperors that I'm writing now. They need revision for a better quality. And if you like to write some, please tell me so that we can share the work load. Thanks. Grenouille vert (talk) 02:13, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

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Ok I'll add template as your advice, thank you. Grenouille vert (talk) 19:04, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi, do you still live in Vietnam? If yes, please help me to check the origin of Trần Thừa from another source, in Đại Việt sử kí toàn thư Ngô Sĩ Liên wrote in Cao Tông Hoàng Đế: "Crown Prince went to Lưu Gia village..." (p. 153, e-book version) which means Trần Thừa came from Lưu Gia village (now Lưu Xá, Hưng Hà, Thái Bình) while in Thái Tông Hoàng Đế it was read: "Trần Kinh went to Tức Mặc, Thiên Trường,..." (p. 159, e-book version) which means Trần Thừa came from hương (district?) Tức Mặc (now Tức Mặc, Mỹ Lộc, Nam Định). Trần Trọng Kim's work is complicated too (p. 47, e-book version). I think (but not sure) that Trần Lý (Trần Thừa's father) was really from Tức Mặc but he moved the family to Lưu Gia? If you have time, please help me to check it out.
One word about Nghệ Tông, in A history of Vietnam: from Hong Bang to Tu Duc, Oscar Chapuis sums up this emperor by one sentence: "Cung Tinh Vuong Phu became Tran Nghe Tong, a king Vietnam had no need for", what an interesting phrase! Grenouille vert (talk) 04:10, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
You're right! I'll note the Vietnamese name besides, thank you. Grenouille vert (talk) 17:36, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Naming convention[edit]

Hi, Vietnamese in the old time, especially nobles and scholars, should be refered by their full name (Trần Bình Trọng), family name (Trần) or courtesy name, not by his given name (Trọng), in historical books, someone was called by his given name only for a derogatory meaning, so please be careful (naming convention for modern Vietnamese is different, of course). For that reason, template {{Vietnamese name}} is also suitable only for article about modern Vietnamese. And calling Vietnamese noble by their title (not at all honorific, but their real title) like Bảo Nghĩa hầu is totally normal (like Hưng Đạo vương, Chiêu Văn vương,...) so your edit about naming in article Trần Bình Trọng is not really appropriate and so I changed it back. Regards. Grenouille vert (talk) 04:27, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Oscar Chapuis uses both words "official" and "mandarin" to denote the concept "quan lại", "mandarin" seems more "classical" but can you find a detailed document in English about administrative system in medieval Vietnam so that I can be sure about the translation? For now I think category "Trần Dynasty officials" is just fine, we can change it later (only a few pages have this category). Grenouille vert (talk) 14:53, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your help about Trần Thừa, I'm not really satisfied with those two sources but that's not a big deal, so let's move on :). Grenouille vert (talk) 19:12, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
About queen/empress, my fault! I was confused between Empress Consort (Hoàng hậu, of Emperor) and Empress Regnant (Nữ hoàng, equal to Emperor) so I chose the title Queen instead. I change the category back to "empress" now. Thanks for your notice! Grenouille vert (talk) 04:02, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I change them now. In fact, me too I use the article Song Dynasty as a model for rewriting Trần Dynasty, but it's so hard because I don't have that much sources about this period. Grenouille vert (talk) 14:50, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I have the Cambridge book, not good at all! In fact Chapuis's work is based on Trần Trọng Kim's so nothing's new either. Anyway, I must try. Thanks for your attention! Grenouille vert (talk) 14:20, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Vietnamese flag[edit]

I found and tonight, but I am noticing there are a lack of images or even a good translation. Can you translate this for me, so I can correct the drawings we have? User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 08:11, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

OK, I will give you a translation in the next 2 days. Now, I couldn't translate because I have some work to do. Please be patient and wait.--AM (talk) 09:11, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Take as much time as you need. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 16:28, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Well, a small update. I recently purchased (for zero USD) the document "TCVN 2242:1977 Quốc kỳ Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam. Cờ may bằng vải (National flag of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Flag made of textile materials)" and I am going to receive it by email in the next few days. This will, in my opinion, helps us a lot. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 03:41, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Đào Duy Từ[edit]

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Vietnam portal[edit]

Hi AM, I'm afraid that I don't have that much of time to improve the portal because I want to focus in the Trần Dynasty article and (at least) two other articles about Ngô Sĩ Liên and Lê Văn Hưu. But if you begin to redesign the portal now, I will "help" you by my comments :). Best regards! Grenouille vert (talk) 07:28, 13 December 2009 (UTC)


My name is Patrick Turner - and I would like to have your permission to proofread your articles. I see that you have translated MANY GREAT articles from VN to EN. I am an American (US)-citizen, my family came to the U.S. primarily from The Netherlands, but also from Switzerland. I am fluent in English, Dutch and German - and I try to learn more VN! :) Your contributions to Wikipedia are very important - I hope that you will allow me to proofread - not copy-edit - your work. My e-mail is: pwt898 @ BEST WISHES! Patrick

Feel free to edit my contributions as your will (and I would consider your edits as honors). All of my contributions are public domain as I stated in my user page.--AM (talk) 14:57, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Le Van Duyet[edit]

I saw you just nominated this! Well done YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 03:13, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

So sorry, I forgot to notice you before redirecting Le Van Duyet to Lê Văn Duyệt (I've just discussed with YellowMonkey). Hope that will not bother you! Grenouille vert (talk) 05:54, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
OK, no problem.--AM (talk) 13:55, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Expansion uploading soon YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 06:16, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much. I though this article couldn't be expanded any more =D.--AM (talk) 15:55, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Lê Văn Duyệt[edit]

Just to let you know, I've reviewed Lê Văn Duyệt for Good Article status. There are a couple of pretty minor things holding up the article, you can find the review here. The article is really good, and I look forward to passing it once the issues are fixed. Regards, Parsecboy (talk) 12:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

What about A-class review? Does google books work from inside VN? YellowMonkey (Southern Stars photo poll) 03:46, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
I'll put it up YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars photo poll) 06:15, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Chúc mừng năm mới[edit]

Cảm ơn Amore Mio vì lời chúc, tôi cũng chúc Amore Mio một năm mới học tập tốt, dồi dào sức khỏe, gặp nhiều may mắn trong cuộc sống :)! Grenouille vert (talk) 00:36, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Chúc bạn một năm mới vui vẻ và vạn sự như ý. DHN (talk) 01:31, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Chúc mừng năm mới

Em chúc anh và gia đình một năm mới được nhiều sức khỏe, an lạc, và học hành xuất sắc YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars photo poll) 06:30, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

The folks on the Le Van Duyet ACR want to know what a jade belt is and what a dinh formality is. Also the birth dates say 1763 and 1764. Thanks YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars photo poll) 06:30, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Vĩnh Tế Canal[edit]

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Materialscientist (talk) 06:03, 25 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, no I didn't forget Le Ngoc Binh, it's just the cited source that provided the information of "the only woman", if you have other sources for "first", "second", "third",... please add them to the article. Cheers. Grenouille vert (talk) 13:09, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Duyet ce[edit]

Done. Grenouille vert has disappeared :( YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 01:26, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

A Request for Help[edit]

Hi there Amore Mio :), I noticed your username on Translators Available Vietnamese-to-English. I was wondering if you could help with updating Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi on the Vietnamese Wikipedia? Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi on the English Wikipedia has been majorly revamped- particularly, its being treated as a BLP now, since no ones been able to find evidence of his death. I'd do it myself, but I don't really know Vietnamese. I'd really appreciate your help in this :). Thanks in advance, Omirocksthisworld(Drop a line) 07:51, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help :). Better late than never! Omirocksthisworld(Drop a line) 22:21, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Johnson Reef[edit]

This provides a third-party source about the skirmish. DHN (talk) 01:13, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I'll take a look at that article today. I go back and forth between en & vi wiki so you can leave message for me here, it's the same. Cheer up :)! Grenouille vert (talk) 02:54, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
I think we can give him (teeninvestor) a little while to reply our request of sources (as a matter of politeness), after that we can add more English refs (although I've just tried to find out some sources about the incident and almost no satisfactory results). Regards. Grenouille vert (talk) 15:39, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
He doesn't want to change, then so be it, we'll try ourselves to neutralize the article. If you have time then give me a hand in finding English sources or even Vietnamese sources about the incident (but I think it'd better avoid the source, the credibility of such propaganda site is questionable). Grenouille vert (talk) 16:37, 17 April 2010 (UTC)


On a Han tu rampage YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 07:06, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Chúc may mắn[edit]

Good luck with your exams :) --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 20:37, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

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User:Nvvchar/Vietnam Province 4[edit]

Hi can you have a look at this. I'm struggling with some of the geological stuff and animal stuff, and besides, some of the history seems biased, as well as unsourced YellowMonkey (vote in the Southern Stars and White Ferns supermodel photo poll) 06:36, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Vietnamese diacritics[edit]

Hey, I've cleaned up the "In a nutshell" section in the diacritics discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Vietnam#Diacritics. When you get the chance, please indicate your support or opposition to each consensus point to allow us to determine which points have the most support. I've also added a note to the effect that, for now, these points do not constitute a formal proposal, but just indicate where we're at in our discussion. --dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 14:30, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Talk:Dog (food)[edit]

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Category:Talk:Dog (food), which you created, has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. AM (talk) 06:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)


Well Dr Blofeld is trying to finish off some of those province articles and some of the chunks are still untranslated. Dragfyre and Grenouille said they wanted to do a drive on Hanoi things generally, I found some books and article papers on Hanoi things generally YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 11:21, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Heh Chu Van An comes to mind YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 06:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Canpark's articles[edit]

Have you seen any of them? All from VC hoax newspapers claiming 100+ kill ratio etc YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 08:50, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Milhist A-Class and Peer reviews Jan-Jun 2010[edit]

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Help for translation[edit]

Caro Amore Mio

I'm writing from Italy. We are looking for someone who could translate and upload on Vietnamese WP a page about an artistic literary movement founded in Torino, in 2007. Vietnamese artists are in the Movement. Can you help us? Thanks --Aeron10 (talk) 14:06, 15 September 2010 (UTC)


Some guy flooding Diem and family with Chinese again YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 23:45, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

YellowMonkey and friends evidently have a hard time dealing with the real story of Vietnam. Classical Chinese traditions and, yes, the actual language has been and remains a significant factor among the Vietnamese elite. For example, the article on Sun_Tzu specifically notes the following (emphasis added):
Ho Chi Minh translated the work for his Vietnamese officers to study.[1][2]
Let's have the courage to look at Vietnam in context, instead of airbrushing out the facts that do not fit into the mass-propaganda picture created by Vietnam's intellectuals since the late 1800s. WikiFlier (talk) 03:25, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Please READ before blindly deleting precious edits[edit]


You took it upon yourself to delete edits I painstakingly made to Ngo Dinh Diem article. You stated:

it can not prove that Ngo Dinh Diem used Han Tu officially, just a Chinese transcription)

Evidently, you did not take the trouble to read the Chinese source I provided in the cite. I took the trouble to summarize the gist of the cited document on the discussion page.

Unless you simply did not trouble to read the cited source, I must assume you are unable to read Chinese. This puts you in the position of a color-blind man asked to judge prize the hue of rose petals. If you cannot make a useful contribution yourself, please refrain from vandalizing the contributions of others. Appropriate action will be taken in the event of repetition of such action. WikiFlier (talk) 03:16, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I can read Chinese quite easily men (although I could not speak them well). Replied in the article's talk page.--AM (talk)

DYK for Chi Hoa[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 12:03, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

YM talk[edit]

Very sensible move. Good work. Moondyne (talk) 00:23, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Yellow Monkey[edit]

Hi! Sorry about this revert - I accidently clicked on the wrong option. I'd been trying to work out the best place to move the discussion as well, but had only thought of the RfC. Thanks for taking care of it. - Bilby (talk) 14:18, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Etymology of word "Vietnam"[edit]

I reply to your post on the Talk:Vietnam page. Kauffner (talk) 17:08, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Re:Calvin Marquess[edit]

Try talking to him first. If he still persists, go ahead and report him. DHN (talk) 01:45, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Sorry I reverted you, but you did a good job finding a better source for the dog meat entry. Now the entry is a very worthwhile and informative part of the article. :)

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:58, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Category:Tombs and cemeteries in Vietnam[edit]

See my proposals re Category:Tombs and cemeteries in Vietnam and Category:Burial monuments and structures in Vietnam Hugo999 (talk) 12:54, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Lady Trieu[edit]

Hi, chào buổi sáng. In the first RM1 for Lady Trieu you said:

Oppose Lady Trieu is a honorific title (like "Sir", "Madam" .etc.) and should not be used as article's title. In addition, Trieu Au is the name given by the Chinese and can't not be used because it has negative meaning of "the old (bad) Triệu". And I dismissed your doubt that "Triêu Trinh Nương" was a hoax of Trần Trọng Kim because he was a respected historian, and he stuck on classical history books such as "Đại Việt Sử Ký Toàn Thư or Cương Mục to write the book "Việt Nam sử lược" (in which the name "Trieu Thi Trinh" appeared).--AM (talk) 04:31, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

I wonder, do you have additional sources for this which could/should go into the article.? My knowledge of Vietnam's history is very patchy, I was there 15 years ago and have forgotten most of the language. But I am still interested in some subjects. In ictu oculi (talk) 02:57, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

The reason I'm asking this is that I commented/questioned on the second move request. If I had been able to see your original oppose on the first RM I might also have opposed. But immediately before the 2nd RM an IP set up an archive to send the previous RM and your oppose to an archive. I basically now consider this a move tainted by IP puppetry. But I'm no expert on Trần Trọng Kim, I'd like to understand better your historical considerations. In ictu oculi (talk) 02:09, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for this revert - do you have any thoughts on above? Cheers. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:29, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Vua Việt Nam[edit]

Nhờ bạn dịch giúp một số vua, chúa Việt Nam sang Wikipedia tiếng Anh. List of Vietnamese monarchs. -- (talk) 02:26, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Nguyen Quoc Cuong[edit]

I saw you were mention here for possible help. Quick question: Do you know if the above-mentioned article-subject, are the same man as this guy? Sports-reference/Olympics profile with the same name which is also profiled here on International Shooting Sport Federation-pages. Or are they just a coincidence use of the same name? Regards --Migrant (talk) 21:32, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Infobox image discussion[edit]

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2012 Asian American representative approval period (Now until 18 December)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Asian American#Representative approval. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 19:54, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Nguyễn Lords family tree[edit]

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