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« on: February 02, 2021, 09:14:14 am »

I am pleased to announce that we have honored Shawn Caza (otlichnik), our Tribunus Plebis 2016, as our newest Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus. Thanks Shawn for sharing your expertise in 4764 posts since you joined in 2007, and especially for moderating the discussions and expertly assisting members with fibulae and other antiquities. Thanks also for your contributions to NumisWiki. Our lifetime award is our members' highest expression of appreciation and admiration. Congratulations for your well deserved recognition.

Congratulations to Mark Fox (Mark Fox) our Tribunus Plebis 2020! Thanks on behalf of Forum Ancient Coins and all our Classical Numismatics Discussion members for your outstanding and unique contributions to this community. Your shared knowledge and 986 posts since you joined in 2006 have made the the discussion board a better place. Most of your posts are helping members with authentication and identification. This is perhaps the most important assistance we provide to collectors here on the boards, and your posts have been an important part of that effort. This award is an expression of sincere appreciation and admiration from our members for the help and the education you have provided. Thanks!

On behalf of all our members, I would also like to thank all our nominees. The votes were very close and clearly deciding who to select was a difficult choice. Thank you, all of you, for generously sharing your time and expertise. You all deserve more appreciation and honor than I can express.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 09:21:45 am »

Congratulations Shawn and Mark, well deserved.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 09:48:33 am »

CONGRATULATIONS !
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2021, 10:20:57 am »

I appreciate both for their contributions to the community.  Congrats!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 10:26:56 am »

indeed wel deserved
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 10:44:49 am »

Thanks for all you guys do. Congratulations!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 10:48:52 am »

Congrats to you both. I have been helped by you both multiple times, as well as others on this board who share their amazing knowledge freely. This makes such a difference in enjoying this hobby as otherwise I would often be banging my head against a wall in frustration.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2021, 10:49:43 am »

Hail Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus Otlichnik  AND Hail Tribunus Plebis 2020 Mark Fox   Thumbs Up
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2021, 11:25:21 am »

Hello again everyone!

I still do not know how to express myself adequately.  Before all of that, though, I want to sincerely thank Shawn for selflessly sharing his polymathic knowledge of both numismatics and artifacts through FAC.  You may not fully realize it, Shawn, but an important place for discussion like Forvm really needs someone with your expertise on small portable artifacts/antiquities.  It feels like there are far fewer in that field than numismatics, which is understandable, but a shame nonetheless, because the amount of antiquities posted here for identification is not too far from unattributed coins!                  

I feel like I am a contradictory individual.  I say, for instance, that I am not a "clubby person," and that I like to keep to myself, but here I am, in addition to being a member of several numismatic organizations (granted the moves all have interesting backstories).  I suppose when I make up my mind about something, I stick to it.  That is why I have come to consider Forvm as containing a huge chunk of my extended numismatic family.  You know who you are!  As such, I will try to continue to do what others apparently feel I am good at.  Maybe there will be some surprises, too.  We'll see.  It depends on the farming season and the health of my siblings and the rest of the family this year.    

Thank you...thank you...thank you...!  I really did not think this would happen.


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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2021, 01:18:46 pm »

Hail Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus Otlichnik  AND Hail Tribunus Plebis 2020 Mark Fox   Thumbs Up

I couldn't have said it better... Worthy candidates, all, and congrats to the two winners.
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2021, 02:03:19 pm »

Hail Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus Otlichnik  AND Hail Tribunus Plebis 2020 Mark Fox   Thumbs Up

I couldn't have said it better... Worthy candidates, all, and congrats to the two winners.


 Wink Not mine I copied and paste  my dear and great friend  n.igma 's post :

All hail Tribunus Plebis Perpetuus Otlichnik  Thumbs Up
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Hail Tribunus Plebis 2020 Mark Fox, member of the year!



But my happiness is more than real  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2021, 03:05:36 pm »

Thanks everyone for the huge honor and for the messages of congratulations and kind words.  This is a huge honor for me.  I have learned so much from the forum and all its members and have been happy to have been able to give something back.  I have been collecting for about 21 years and a member here for 14.  Joining the forum really spurred me on to a more serious level of interest.

The forum is also a very important source of friendship, especially if you have no one in person to share your collecting interests with.

Congratulations to Mark Fox.  Your breadth of knowledge astounds me.  I learn a huge amount, especially about Greeks, from your posts.

And finally, thanks again to Joe for providing us with this wonderful forum.

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2021, 03:54:33 pm »

Congratulations Shawn and Mark.  I have really appreciated all the help you have been able to give me and the knowledge you both share.    Its a well deserved recognition!
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2021, 04:27:02 pm »

Congratulations to both worthy winners.

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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2021, 08:53:37 pm »

Wonderful comments Mark, I always enjoy reading your comments usually about a subject I am not familar with. Its what I like about lurking around here!
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2021, 10:30:36 pm »

Congratulations Shawn and Mark!!

And congratulations to all those nominated!
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2021, 03:56:21 am »

Congratulations Shawn and Mark, well deserved. Wink Smiley Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2021, 03:20:03 pm »

Thanks Joe, and wow, I saw you recently exceeded 10,000 posts!  Awesome.

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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2021, 12:14:43 pm »

Thanks Joe, and wow, I saw you recently exceeded 10,000 posts!  Awesome.

Shawn

Thank you Shawn   Wink Thumbs Up

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