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Jordan FAC[edit]

The Michael Jordan FAC has been re-listed (which was probably a good idea). Thought you'd like to know, here's a quick link. Quadzilla99 14:55, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I see it has passed. Congratulations. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

SLR[edit]

Hello Blnguyen,

I noticed that you showed an interest in Sri Lanka related articles. Please take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Sri Lanka Reconciliation, a bipartisan effort to improve collaboration on and coverage of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Among other things, we collected a number of recommendations for getting your point across while keeping out of trouble. We're here to help! In any event, we invite you to leave us a message on our [page]. Happy editing! RaveenS 12:06, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Also take a look at extensively copy edited Burning of Jaffna library and see sources that are not neutral but still reputable can be used. Thanks RaveenS 12:35, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

At this point in time I am not active. Please do not wait for me. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

RfAr[edit]

An arbitration case has been filed against me. Could you please take a look into it? Many regards, Freedom skies| talk  10:00, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Ok. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

My user page question[edit]

You never answered my question, and the silly archive thing has deleted it. JRG 12:04, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, personal customs I guess. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Freedom skies[edit]

Hello,

An Arbitration case involving you has been opened: Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Freedom skies. Please add any evidence you may wish the arbitrators to consider to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Freedom skies/Evidence. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Freedom skies/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, - Penwhale | Blast him / Follow his steps 03:01, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Ah. Forgot to ask: Could you state your position for this case? You're named as a party, but you haven't officially recused yourself, so I left the PD page as 13-0-7. Please advise. - Penwhale | Blast him / Follow his steps 03:35, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

I have been de-partied from the arbitration. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks![edit]

Belated thanks for blocking User:Steelersfan55 back on March 7th. Sorry to be so slow noticing ;-) Keep up the good work, Ruhrfisch 02:13, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Your user page deleted/blank[edit]

Am curious as to why, because as I'm sure you are aware it is very unusual. Which makes me curious as to what your personal reasons are for this? Just to be different, or more to it than that? Mathmo Talk 14:14, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, I routinely do this while I am away. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Portal peer review[edit]

Hello, Blnguyen! Since it has been a month since you nominated the Maharashtra Portal for peer review, I hope you received good feedback on how the portal could be improved. If you would like, you could keep the portal listed at the portal peer review for more suggestions for improvement and ask the Wikipedians here for feedback. Also, if you think the portal is ready, you could nominate the portal for featured status. Either way, I hope you've received helpful reviews! Cheers, S.D. 17:51, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the info and comments. I am not currently ready to take it to FP status. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

proposed edit to Section 2.4 of the Srebrenica Massacre article[edit]

Blnguyen,

I just posted the following on the Srebrenica Massacre discussion page and am now, as a courtesy, posting this on the talk pages of editors of the article. Best Regards, Fairview360 02:08, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Dear editors,

Please visit this version of the Srebrenica Massacre article to see the proposed changes to section 2.4: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Srebrenica_massacre&oldid=117151359

Please visit this site to see the proposed sub-article which the proposed section 2.4 text will be linked to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_executions_in_the_Srebrenica_massacre

If there is no major objection, we would like to introduce this major edit to the article this Sunday March 25. This ought to give each editor the time they need to review the proposed changes before they are fully introduced.

The objective here is to make the article more concise while continuing to clearly state what happened and in no way obscure actual events.

A full review of the proposed changes to section 2.4 and the sub-article will show that all information regarding the executions has been preserved and presented in a clear manner.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Fairview360 01:28, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Thankyou. I do not have a current interest in the article. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Meetup on 23rd April 2007[edit]

Hi Blnguyen,

Apologies if you're already aware of this, but I'd like to let you know that the second Adelaide Meetup will take place on Monday 23rd of April at ZUMA Caffe, 56 Gouger Street, Adelaide. The meeting is at 7:30am for breakfast with Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales. Please see Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Meetup 2 for more details and indicate if you might attend.

Thanks,–cj | talk 14:13, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
NB: The above message is being delivered to users who are listed at WikiProject Adelaide or in Category:Wikipedians in South Australia with AutoWikiBrowser.

I'm considering it. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Olympics WikiProject membership update[edit]

The Olympics WikiProject is performing a membership update to check for currently active and idle members.

Because your username appears on the members list, we kindly ask you visit this page and put your name under the appropriate section, using the code #{{user|USERNAME}}, in order to renew or cancel your membership.

The Olympics WikiProject team

I guess I will let it lapse. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

RFA Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your banana-ry support on my Request for adminship, which was successful, with votes of 49/0/0.

Lemme know if you need help on something I might know a little something about....(check my userpage).

cheers, Casliber | talk | contribs 14:03, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Well done, my dear sir. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

lol[edit]

never ceases to amuse?.Bakaman 19:01, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Lol. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Ian Thorpe Perth.jpg)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Ian Thorpe Perth.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable under fair use (see our fair use policy).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any fair use images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Resurgent insurgent 23:22, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Noted. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter: Volume II, Issue 2 - March 2007[edit]

Project News
  • Jimbo's visit to India and the WikiCamp in Chennai: Jimbo recently visited India in late February and early March on wiki work. This included a trip to a WikiCamp in Chennai. The one day conference attracted 300 participants from across India and beyond dealt with issues facing wikis ([1]). It was widely covered by the press, eg The Hindu( [2]), which cited the efforts of Bhadani (edit count), Sundar (leadership on Tamil Wikipedia) and Ganeshk (Creation of Ganeshbot to create articles on Indian towns from census figures). Ganeshk himself travelled from California to attend the conference.
  • Wikipedia Weekly 15: Wikipedia Weekly, a informal Wikipedians' program that purports to give "A weekly audio roundup of Wikipedia happenings with news, interviews and roundtable discussions" recently interviewed two prominent editors Rama's Arrow and Ragib(listen). The entire 34 minute interview was entirely about the world of Indian subcontinent wiki-happenings, and was the first episode which was not entirely dominated by discussion of wiki-politics and wiki-bureaucracy, with the host Witty lama praising the efficiency of the project and its proliferation of featured content. Rama's Arrow cited the team spirit, friendship and respect among project members in discussing its success and FA productivity, as well as discussing subcontinental wiki-conflict. Ragib talked also of his public campaign to raise awareness of the Bengali Wikipedia in his native Bangladesh, which has seen a 30-fold increase in article count over the past year.
What's New?
Congratulations to all contributors who helped to develop the above content to represent the best of Wikipedia!
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  • Congratulations to one of our most reespected writers, bureaucrats and administrators, Nichalp, who is now entrusted with the oversight permission. In addition Riana has joined the administrative ranks after a successful RfA.
  • On a sad note, Nobleeagle, who was responsible for the creation of the Punjab WikiProject, and was largely responsible for Indian cricket team, Bhagat Singh and Lage Raho Munna Bhai becoming GAs, as well as working heavily in Indian religious and cricket work, has left the project after having his identity revealed.
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This edition special
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The translation department of the India WikiProject aims to utilize high-quality non-English material related to India for the goals of the project. This includes both translating articles from and to other-language Wikipedias as well as assisting contributors with non-English sources. The department aims to provide services in transliteration, formulating scripts for various languages, as well as translating articles from one language to another and validating sources in other languages to that of the encyclopedia article. If you are looking for a friendly translator here is your go-to point. Currently, we are still seeking representation for Kashmiri, Nepali, Oriya, Sindhi and Tulu, as well as reinforcements in all other languages.

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Please help with Vietnamese Wikipedia image[edit]

Greetings. I don't know any Vietnamese-literate Wikipedians, and I'm taking a chance that you read Vietnamese based on your username.
I would like to re-use the image of Vietnamese poet Xuân Diệu from the Vietnamese language Wikipedia article of the same name: http://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu%C3%A2n_Di%E1%BB%87u but I can't read the license info and I don't know how to link that image. If it's properly licensed, maybe it could be moved to the commons. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated! --67.188.0.96 01:03, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the image is fair use. To be frank, it probably should be deleted from the vi-wiki as well. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
So fair use can't go into the commons, but it can it be re-used for the english wiki, no? He looks to be roughly 20 years old in that photo and was born in 1916, making that photo roughly 71 years old and 4 years short of going into the public domain. Of course he could be older. Oh well... Anyway, thanks for checking that out. --67.188.0.96 05:59, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes it can be, but in this case I don't think a portrait is fair use applicable. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Thorpe main page[edit]

Well done Blnguyen 74.12.84.236 03:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, unfortunately it was the most criticised FA in living memory. Talk:Ian Thorpe, Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/March 25, 2007 and [3] shows the picture. Perhaps that's an omen. Added to that, Harbhajan Singh's FA is now redundant.......Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

A puzzle[edit]

G'day mate. I just thought I'd see if you and your Mysterious Powers can shed some light on this:

Both my userpage and my user talk page have recently been vandalised by a series of IPs. The most recent instances make mention of User:MurraySkull, whose Talk page suggests a small level of activity but who seems to have no contribs at all. Essentially, I'm trying to figure out if the IPs (which all have related addresses) are tied to the user in any way. Obviously without contribs on the part of the user, it gets tricky. If you've got any insight, I'd love to hear it. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 09:03, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

If I go to Murray Skull's talk page, I see there is a note that one of his pages has been deleted. Once I went into the link, it will show that he did edit that deleted page and you deleted it. I guess those IPs are him then. Yeah it's rotten when their pages are deleted and you can't remember what rubbish was posted. But that likely explains why he is angry. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
So would it be worth actually blocking the named user next time an IP does the same routine on me? I mean, we're still only just one step up from hearsay evidence until the user remembers to sign in and edit an article, but that seems like a good answer. By the way, I think I've just acquitted myself reasonably well on my first "I want my neologism in Wikipedia" debate over on my Talk page. Maybe this admin thing really is for me :P BigHaz - Schreit mich an 08:45, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
You are entitled to, I guess at least for 1-2 hours, and the guy will log off and go away, since he is probably on a dynamic IP or something. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

question[edit]

BL, you may be away, but I think it would be nice if, when you have time, you address the issue of whether or not you think civility is not necessary on India-related pages. You have been quoted as saying that by Bakasuprman on the Freedom Skies RfArb. It's irritating, because he's using it as a way to shut down discussion. Hornplease 16:32, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Well I never said it was unnecessary, I simply noted that it because of the high tension in that area, then applying the usual diplomatic standards expected on benign topics elsewhere, would lead to an empty paddock and no coverage of the given area. Even though many parties appear happy to have frank and flamboyant debates and jibgin, as well as the reality that the civility in that area is not policed strictly as in other areas, however to say that is not the case is false. I do think I noted that a well behaved user could gain themselves an advantage simply because they are less likely to be serving blocks. Simply to disprove this contention, one needs only peruse the block logs of the following people, some of whom I blocked myself, as well as being arbcom banned. Subhash bose (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Hkelkar (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), BhaiSaab (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), TerryJ-Ho (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Nadirali (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Szhaider (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Mahawiki (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Arya Rajya Maharashtra (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Bakasuprman (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), Haphar (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)...................... Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I think I disagree that it would lead to an empty paddock, but I do understand that policing it is impossibly hard. (Political theory says that when policing is hard, enforcement is rare, but severe.) Hornplease 20:17, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Brian Booth[edit]

I removed some of the specifics of hockey in the 1956 Olympics because it seems that he did not play in any match. The official report at http://www.aafla.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1956/OR1956.pdf has the lineups for all the matches and he doesn't appear in any of them (it is a 33 MB file). He also doesn't appear in the list of 14 given in David Wallechinsky's Complete Book of the Summer Olmpics (mine is 1996 edition). We can always add it back if we find evidence to the contrary. Tintin 13:02, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, that's fine. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Wow[edit]

Thanks for the message. I knew the month of my anniversary but didn't know it was today! It was also your first admin nomination so Happy First (+ Successful) Nomination Day! I still have plenty to do as an admin and editor. I haven't even strongly contributed to any FA yet. The closest was the World Cup, but after pushing it to GA status, I stuck around only on the talk page and left the final yards up to Noble, Thugs, you and others. It has been pleasant time working with too and I likewise wish you all the best within and outside Wikipedia. GizzaChat © 07:39, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Maharashtraexpress[edit]

It is very likely. The account is editing from Sarvabhaum's same IP range. Dmcdevit·t 07:53, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I'd say yes then. It does edit the linguistic articles with the same bias and has the same interest in the certain Marathi political party which is a proponent of reclaiming Belgaum etc etc. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:17, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Wish you better. --Dweller 08:34, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Oh thankyou. The feisty aspect of me awoke me again, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

stub[edit]

Any interest in making this stub not suck? Hesperian 01:48, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, why not? I guess I have a few things to prove after the latest debacle on Talk:Ian Thorpe being the worst ever main page FA. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
Wow. I missed all that. I invariably enter Wikipedia by the back door. Sorry to hear that; I guess it was just bad timing; wrt the release of the new licensing policy resolution. Hesperian 03:33, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

ArbCom activity[edit]

I noted your vote to accept the Betacommand case. Should we deem you active in that case if/when it opens? Should we restore you to active status in the cases currently in the evidence/voting stages? Please advise. Regards, Newyorkbrad 02:40, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Oh, I don't think you need to worry, I will reactivate myself on the cases where I have informed myself sufficiently to make a useful say. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

SRT[edit]

Looks awful. All the articles about current cricketers need a rewrite every two months or so :-/

Saw the Harby/Ponting incident today. It was in the SRT's 143 run match in Sharjah. Ponting hit HS for a six and was stumped immediately afterwards. While RTP was walking back, HS pointed him with his thumb in the direction of the pavilion. RTP suddenly moved in the direction of HS and shouted something. Tintin 08:36, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah.... I remeber the second part..Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Ha...[edit]

Nice banner. Teke 04:13, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Is it misleading advertising? Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Deletion[edit]

You deleted an entry I made on a public access TV program called "Back Porch Video." It was a very relevent show, and one of the first music-video programs in the country. It ran for well over 10 years. Would it be possible to have the article reinstated? Thank you, Lance

It would be possible, since the deletion is contested. At the time I deleted it, nobody contested it, so I removed it under WP:PROD. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Re:DYK[edit]

Thank you for posting it :) - Fedayee 22:59, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Oversight[edit]

[4]. — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 14:07, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Someone beat me to it. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support in my recent successful RfA. --Anthony.bradbury 14:56, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Well done. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

DYK medal[edit]

DYK medal.png The DYK Medal
For creating and maintaining DYKs. Few deserve it more.  Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  03:56, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Piotrus for this medal. This is a great honour, coming from one of most prolific DYK contributors ever, and one of the most prolific article writers ever. You are one of those who deserve it much more than myself. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:59, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I already have one, so I am spreading the honor where deserved :) -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  04:02, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

I had one too. :) Blnguyen (bananabucket) 05:35, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Iverson[edit]

per Richie Benaud [5]:

There have been plenty of spin bowlers around for more than a hundred years but the four, for me, who have broken the mould and made batsmen think seriously about what was coming down the pitch at them, have been Bernard Bosanquet, Jack Iverson, John Gleeson and Shane Warne...

Moondyne 06:13, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh thankyou. I've added the quote, with attribution of course. :) Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:18, 2 April 2007 (UTC)