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What, what, what, what, what! - yes folks, it's classics geek extraordinaire!

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Vital statistics[edit]



I have accumulated 111,470 edits according to here.

This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on February 04, 2006 (11 years, 3 months, 3 weeks and 1 day ago).
Symbol question.svg This user has been a major contributor to more than 18 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
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I hereby present you with the Military history WikiProject Distinguished Service Award for your contributions to the Wikipedia and the Military history WikiProject, specifically to the Classical warfare task force. - Vedexent 21:42, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


For your massive improvements to Wikipedia's categorization of battles, I hereby bestow upon you the Military history WikiProject Distinguished Service Award. Kirill Lokshin 15:44, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

A Barnstar!
The Epic Barnstar

For your fine contributions to Medieval and Early history, I award you the Epic barnstarßlηguγΣη
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Well done for your work on the Church of Christ the King Article LordHarris 23:26, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
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Minor contributions to Wikipedia can sometimes add up to quite a lot, which I think they have in your case. For that, I award you this "Minor Barnstar", Neddyseagoon. Keep up the great work! Ioeth (talk contribs friendly) 16:24, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
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Truly impressed by the amount of articles from other Wiki's initiated in the English project by you. This one was simply waiting for you. Well deserved. Arnoutf (talk) 23:42, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Picture of the day[edit]

Picture of the day
National Press Monument

The National Press Monument is a monument and museum to the national Indonesian press. Established in 1978, the monument is located in Surakarta, Central Java, and operated by the Ministry of Communications and Information. The complex consists of an old society building as well as several subsequent expansions. It has a collection of over a million newspapers and magazines, as well as a variety of exhibitions and artefacts related to the history of the press in Indonesia. Facilities include a multimedia room, free-to-read newspapers, and a library.

Photograph: Chris Woodrich; edit: David Iliff
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