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

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I have accumulated 111,470 edits according to here.

This Wikipedian joined Wikipedia on February 04, 2006 (13 years, 6 months and 3 weeks ago).
 This user has been a major contributor to more than 18 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
 This user has been awarded 6 Barnstars on Wikipedia.
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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)

The Epic Barnstar

For your fine contributions to Medieval and Early history, I award you the Epic barnstarßlηguγΣη
  The Original Barnstar
Well done for your work on the Church of Christ the King Article LordHarris 23:26, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
  The Minor Barnstar
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)
  The Rosetta Barnstar
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 dayEdit

Wemyss Bay railway station serves the village of Wemyss Bay in Inverclyde, Scotland. The station is a terminus on the Inverclyde Line, about 26 miles (42 km) west of Glasgow Central. It incorporates the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal connecting mainland Scotland to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and is managed by Abellio ScotRail. The station was one of only ten to be awarded five stars in Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins. The building was designed by James Miller in 1903 for the Caledonian Railway and is remarkable for its use of glass and steel curves. It is noted for its architectural qualities and, although one of Scotland's finest railway buildings and Category A listed, it has suffered from neglect. A major refurbishment scheme carried out jointly by Network Rail, Inverclyde Council and the Scottish Government from June 2014 to the spring of 2016 has seen the station buildings and adjacent ferry terminal fully restored. This picture shows the station concourse, with the ticket office and glass roof.Photograph credit: Colin

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