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Glenunga International High School[edit]

Hi Blnguyen. I don't want to get into an argument, so I will defer to your judgement. (In any case I remember it was you who posted a welcome on my talk page, yonks ago, so you have some credit due. :) ) However I must point out that apart from the date of establishment there is also the fact that the name "Adelaide Technical High School" was not apparently used until 1918. This is borne out (but unfortunately without a reference) here. Also I have at least provided a reference, where there was none. Since you may not have access to NewsBank, here is the text of the source:

  • CONTRARY to the statement in ``Do You Remember?`` (The Advertiser, 28/3/98), the South Australian School of Mines and Industries was established in 1889, well before the Tech. It was in 1903 that the School of Mines established a preparatory school, renamed the junior technical school in 1914 and, subsequently, the Adelaide Technical High School in 1918. In fact, the first recorded reference to the planning for the establishment of the original prep school goes back to 1898 so, this year, in May, the Adelaide Tech old scholars will celebrate (with some gusto and nostalgia) the centenary of its birth. It should also be noted that the Tech was unlike other technical high schools in SA in that, while it did include some studies in technical subjects such as woodwork and sheetmetal work, its emphasis was strongly academic, and its students consistently gained top honors in the Intermediate, Leaving and Leaving Honors public examinations. In 1963, because of pressure on space at the North Tce campus of the SA Institute of Technology (previously the SASM&I), the Tech was transferred to Glenunga where it now exists as the Glenunga International High School. It is pleasing for old scholars of the original school to know that that excellence in academic standards is still the driving force at Glenunga.
  • Leabrook.

Regards, Pingku (talk) 07:56, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Wow, another Glenunga person....I guess we should put in both interpretations, and note that the school and old scholars celebrated it in 1998 and that they view 1898 as the establishment of the school. Unfortunately with regards to the academic performance, the school hasn't been so successful in exams and maths/science competitions and has been declining in the last 6-7 years. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:33, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Oh I've made the suitable adjustments and noted that the school and ATHSOSA celebrated 1898 as their cententary anyway. Although I think someone will ask for a more reliable source than a letter to the editor. All the best, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks YellowMonkey (or whatever your name is today :) ). For the record, though, I'm not actually a GIHS old scholar. I came to this via a historical connection with UniSA. Cheers, Pingku (talk) 14:51, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Keith Miller push to FA[edit]

Your edit to Kieth Miller broke a lot of refs. You appear to be doing a rewrite, if you're finished I can try fixing these refs automagically for you. Let me know. --AdultSwim (talk) 02:35, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

It's ok. They were just new ones I hadn't filled out yet. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 04:46, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
I wonder if it isn't best to rewrite the split sections almost from scratch. Trying to trim the article and stay in summary style is difficult. Also, each of the split articles needs a lead section, structure etc. I must admit my enthusiasm for all things Wikipedia is at a low ebb at the moment but I will chip in and see what I can do. Cheers, Mattinbgn\talk 07:57, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I've been taking a bit of a break from the FT project, but I'm ready to push on. I see that (since I abandoned it for Bradman a few months back) thanks to your efforts, Miller's article is in great shape. Shall we get it over the finish line? I've started a c-e to get what's there polished and add any cn tags needed. Next step, cite it all and then check it's comprehensive. Sounds OK? --Dweller (talk) 09:47, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, although I might be busy for a while becuase all the swimming articles are being swamped with messy edits and vandalism every day after the swimming finals. Also, because the main article and the forks are very similar I think it would be efficient for you to copyedit them in tandem since, the main article was forked to make it smaller and it is just a pruned down version of the uncut info in the subarticles. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:57, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Cool. I'm on it. There's a number of posts at the talk page that I don't know if you've spotted... --Dweller (talk) 09:55, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
I think you're better off copying all the problems to me becuase sometimes I miss talk page posts with my articles being so quiet and owned by default. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:42, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
and also about the pruning, yeah it would be good for a third party to have a look because I am a bit attached. I would say the military section needs to be pruned down because he isn't famous for being a successful pilot, but mainly because of all the incidents that made him such a distinct personality. Maybe I've overemphasised this, but because Miller is so important I left all those incidents in there. Same for early life I guess. All of those are already in the subarticle so we don't lose anything. Secondly, nobody's going to kill us if the article is around the 80k mark - it's currently 85k - there've been some longer Wikipedia talk:Featured article statistics. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:47, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


I've wikilinked most of 'em, but no sign of the last one (worryingly) at Australian campaign medals. Can you check the RS? --Dweller (talk) 10:36, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

It's probably an error, so I can delete it. I'm using Perry for convenience. He is a bit hopeless really, so when something doesn't add up, or is contradicted by some other place, he's been careless again. I see Phanto's IP has chipped in and removed some other things. Tintin and Phanto have found lots of errors in his stuff before. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:07, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Copyedit request[edit]

Hi Blnguyen, I'm sorry to be a pain once again, but I was hoping you could copyedit Joseph Maxwell for me? I have recently been working on this article, and was considering nominating it for GA. If you have the time and feel like it, could you please give it an FA standard copyedit? If you don't have the time or don't feel like doing it, then please don't force yourself to. Thanks mate, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 01:21, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I have it here on a piece of paper although it appears that you should have backed your own judgment again. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:37, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Umm, I'm a little confused by this statement. Thanks mate, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 07:29, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I've printed it out and written down my alterations, so I just have to put it on the computer now. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:35, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Ah! I thought that may have been the case! I hope there arn't too many! Thanks mate, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 09:21, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Done. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:18, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

List of persons from Kerala - George Menachery[edit]

Ref: George Menachery is a well known historian from Kerala . So I undid your reversion. Hope you wont mind :) -- Tinu Cherian - 06:55, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Not a problem, thos spammers on all the [[List of people from <Indian state>]] are wearing me thin. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:37, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
I guess you need to atleast semiprotect the pages ? -- Tinu Cherian - 05:52, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
That would just block too many people and there is only one vanity edit every two or three days. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:42, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

I've a question about your account nickname?[edit]

Blnguyen <--- That maybe mean you've used a Vienamese nickname? nguyen = Nguyễn ?. Just a stranger's name ... Somehow, I ask a question have U ever visit Vietnam? even or have ever known someone who're Vietnamese. Now Wikipedia Vietnam is developing well ... Nnq2603 (talk) 13:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

No, it's a real reflection of my real name, and I;ve never been to Vietnam. Yes I've been keeping an eye on vi.wikipedia, I've got an account there vi:User:YellowMonkey. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:42, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Carnatic music[edit]

Can you please re-protect the article under the version where there is no dispute over the contentious NPOV vios? Naadapriya continues to edit war to reinclude these long term vios, despite my attempts to discuss these concerns on the talk page, and try to resolve this dispute through acceptable forms. I don't want the work I've put in (in terms of quality sourcing) over a number of hours recently[1] to be for nothing. Thank you - Ncmvocalist (talk) 06:07, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

The matter is under discussion @ Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User:Naadapriya again. I've 3RR warned Naadapriya. Ncmvocalist has requested an RFC on the mattter. Cheers, Dlohcierekim 08:49, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Courtesy notice[edit]

User talk:Szhaider#Ban. Algebraist 10:53, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Noted, a CU sock of course and the last section about Vedic civilisation is just a joke because of his previous comments against. Just a undisguised wind-up. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


When you add newly-promoted FA/A-class articles or Featured lists to the main project page, please always remember to update the count placed at the top of each sub-section in question within the Showcase. Cheers, --Eurocopter (talk) 12:23, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Noted, thanks. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


could you please let me know the reason you delete the content I added regarding Davids Davies yesterday? I just described the incident happened in a neutral way. I also gave the link of the source. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Miclxxwiki (talkcontribs) 13:58, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Swimming World Magazine Updates[edit]

Hey there,

I'm the managing editor of Swimming World Magazine, and have decided to try to expand/place some of our historic data here on Wikipedia. However, I'm horrible at wikiediting.

I used your table for the world swimmers of the year and altered it to try something for the high school national championships table.

That content is now on the Swimming World page, but probably should be on a separate page. No clue how to do that.

Also, can you make sure I did the table right, along with the three notes?

I'd also like to do two other things on here, but don't have a clue how to go about it. First, the easy one, is just add a list of past high school swimmers of the year. That should be pretty simple.

The second, which is going to take a LONG time, I'd like to figure out some way to capture all of our cover information in one place. Like, who has appeared on what covers and how many times. We have all the images hosted on our site, so it's not something we would need to put on wikipedia. But, I'd love to have all that information in an easy to see spot.

The very last thing I'll probably do after those projects is try to come up with a complete anthology of the names and authors of all back content. That way, people can tell who is the most prolific writer in our history.

Anywho, let me know if you have any ideas. Your work on the world swimmers piece is amazing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RedTieGuy (talkcontribs) 19:11, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Well I don't know what the official name of this award is, but go to a page like Swimming World High School Teams of the Year (supposing that's the name) and place it in there. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 01:49, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Also, I think that if you placed a listing of all the articles and cover details on Wikipedia it would be removed on the grounds of WP:NOT, under the grounds of advertising. Of course, if you put all those details on your main page with an easy to search index/archive, then it should be ok. Ahh, pity about Hackett, he was a grand old warrior. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the help! I went ahead and pulled the chart over to the link you created. Looks much nicer. Based on your suggestions, I'll probably just post the high school individual winners and try to find some other place for the cover stuff. We really don't have a good place to post that type of historic information on our site within the framework of what we do. RedTieGuy —Preceding undated comment was added at 15:14, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


YellowMonkey is now official O.O —Dark talk 08:12, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, too many people had trouble spelling the archaic name. YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 03:13, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Spammy DYK update/housekeeping-type notice[edit]

HI (sorry 'bout the spammy note), DYK updates have been a bit slow and there's a bit of a shortage of admins actively involved. We are asking folks who listed themselves on Wikipedia:Did you know/Admins to update details on this page - User:Olaf Davis/DYKadmins, so we can grade everyone's involvement (and who, knows, someone may want to get involved more :) ). Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 03:14, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm trying to get a bit of quiet time, YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 03:13, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Your help in sorting this out!!![edit]

Hullo!!! How are you??? I've mailed you a long time back. Did you have a look at it??? You see I badly want this thing to be cleaned up. The stuff appears in search results. Your suggestion that I request User:EncMstr to remove them is pretty good. But then, you see, since I accused him of inactivity with respect to the User:NisarKand issue, I am not sure if he would oblige me by removing those messages. This is exactly the reason why I approached you. Do you have any alternate suggestions or possible means to get it cleared? I am extremely sorry if I am troubling you but then it is not my intention to do so. I hope you understand my plight. The thing gets on to me whenever I log in to Wikipedia. I haven't been contributing much of late as you might get to know from my edit count. The problem is that Wikipedia talk pages are as easily accessible as articles. If only you could help me solve this issue this time around it'll be good. I promise you that I will not get into such a mess again. -RavichandarMy coffee shop 14:35, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

yes, I did start an email discussion with EncMstr and and wondering whether he has decided to end it so I asked another arbitrator what they thought of it. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kind help. :-) However, a portion of the material still remains here: User talk:EncMstr/Archive3#Regarding racist abuses and POV by editor
Let me make it clear that I am not asking for something which is not feasible. I am only asking for something which is perfectly permissible under wikipedia policy.
Harrasment: :: [2][3]
Could be dealt with as per Wikipedia:Civility#Removal of uncivil comments
Linking to external harassment: [4]
The following policy article says that such edits could very well be removed
Wikipedia:Linking to external harassment#If you feel you are suffering from harassment
I also posted this message in order to make User:EncMstr aware of the meaning of the word and don't find the need why it should remain now the issue is resolved.
And once again, thank you very much for your help :-) -RavichandarMy coffee shop 18:24, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
yes, you have already started deleting it, so I don't see what the problem. I don't see how oversight does anything here because there are no libelous revelations, personal information, just a terrible fellow shouting obscenities. YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 03:13, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Banana delivery[edit]

Banana.png.— Ѕandahl 17:50, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Copyedit request[edit]

I bet your going to get so sick of me doing this - if you haven’t already that is! - but I was hoping you would be able to copy edit another article for me? I have improved Blair Anderson Wark and would like to nominate it for GA, but thought I would get a good copyedit first. As usual, if you do not want to or are busy, then please do not feel obliged to do so; it is entirely your decision. Also, if you are getting sick of me pestering you then let me know and I'll request a copyedit from another editor. Thanks which ever way, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 23:55, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

It's coming. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:58, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Done it. YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 08:21, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I really appreciate it. Are you finished with the other articles you were preparing? Is that your way of asking if I have any other articles to copyedit? Thank you very much newly re-named YellowMonkey; I really appreciate all the work you do for me. Abraham, B.S. (talk) 08:35, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that was the intended meaning. YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 08:36, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Well, now that you mention it I do have one other article I would like to have copyedited. It is Hughie Edwards, and is currently nominated for GA. Thanks, mate. Abraham, B.S. (talk) 08:47, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Are you going to expand it further? I tend to think that it's easier to copyedit all at the end. The article does seem short for someone of his rank. YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 09:04, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Surprisingly enough, there actually isn't a great amount of information available on him. However, I do actually intend to expand it further; I have just purchased a copy of his biography on eBay and it should arrive sometime next week. With this as a resource, I should be able to expand it quite a bit further. If you are still willing to copyedit the article, then I will contact you once I have expanded it further, if that's alright with you? Thanks, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 09:17, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Hm, if you find any relevant book on Questia you can ask Bilby (talk · contribs) to sent you the full text of it. He has access and writes stuff about Austrlaian war memorials. And you should probably try out without copyediting it, I'm not sure that mine does much good actually. I wrote Stan McCabe randomly without doing a ce and it actually had some really bad prose, and Jackyd gave it 8, and he gave BAW 8 as well.....YellowMonkey (bananabucket) 03:13, 9 September 2008 (UTC)