On Nov 30, 2007 1:08 PM, John Reaves <johnreaveswp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
User:Marine 69-71 was recently honored by the Senate
of Puerto Rico for his
work on articles related to the Puerto Rican military. See
I thought this should be announced here (if it hasn't been already) to
remind us that we are here to build an encyclopedia, not obsess over drama.
Many (belated) congratulations to "Tony the Marine," or User:69-71,
who has done some truly outstanding writing in his years on Wikipedia
(400+ articles) and who last year was also honored by a US
Congressperson and the President of the Puerto Rican Senate. At least
the Senate recognizes the value of good writing and spreading
information :) Wikinews should do a story, if they haven't already. If
someone can translate, that'd be great too.
Additionally, I think this may be the first time that Wikipedia has
been mentioned in a parliamentary or congressional resolution of this
type. It's probably the first time that contributions to Wikipedia
have been cited in a formal governmental award, too. Yes? No?