RAV: Physicist-Retired

The Newsvine Team is happy to award Physicist-retired a Random Act of Vineness for his recent analysis of the nuclear crisis in Japan. The situation in Japan is quite complicated and is difficult to understand at times. Physicist-retired has been doing an excellent job of providing up-to-date and accurate information to their readers.

Being a great Newsviner doesn’t only include writing and seeding articles. It also has to do with a user’s comments and moderation. Physicist-retired’s comments have been informative, intelligent, insightful, and truly a pleasure to read. Many of said comments answer other user’s questions and add a higher level of understanding of the situation in Japan.

Physicist-retired has also managed to steer the conversation in the right direction, offer valuable feedback to other users, engage the community, keep out personal bias and politics, and even encourage other users to post articles on related topics.

This has been noticed and appreciated not only by staff, but by fellow users. Several of whom sent us emails to nominate Physicist-retired for this award.

Please join the Newsvine team in congratulating Physicist-retired for their outstanding efforts.

Keep up the good work!

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Woo woo! Congratulations PR!!!!!!!

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Reply#1 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:51 PM EDT

Hey, congrats PR! It was certainly an interesting column.

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#1.1 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:16 PM EDT

Yay!!! PR!! You've recieved the top honor! CONGRATS!! :-)

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#1.2 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:06 PM EDT

Congratulations, PR!

Does this mean his 'Vine sash is now full & new stuff needs to be invented, BTW? ;-P

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#1.3 - Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:39 AM EDT

Congratulations my friend!!!

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#1.4 - Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:40 AM EDT

WOW!!! Congratulations PR!!!

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#1.5 - Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:23 AM EDT

thank you PR and congratulations !!!

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#1.6 - Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:13 PM EDT

Reading through your comments, Physicist-retired, really helped me (and I am sure many others like me) have a better grasp on the situation in Japan.

Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!

  • 32 votes
Reply#2 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:53 PM EDT

He deserves it, Congrats PR!!!!

  • 25 votes
Reply#3 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:53 PM EDT

We got lots and lots of deserved props for that discussion. Not all of them were outright RAV nominations, some were just thanking Newsvine for the information.

I feel like that underscores that Newsvine isn't just a website, and it isn't just the nine of us in an office. It's a community that provides really unique content and a lot of that comes in the form of great discussion. I'm psyched we handed out a RAV for fostering that.

/florid pontification, back to banning violators

  • 37 votes
Reply#4 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:53 PM EDT

/florid pontification, back to banning violators

Thanks, Sheriff!

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#4.2 - Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:40 AM EDT

Newsvine is a community and we all contribute and we all glean confidence in expressing ourselves to one another. When someone deserves kudos and honors this is not ignored and makes the community more prosperous and enlightened. Personally, I have learned more from my fellow Newsvine members than from any other source as they provide a plethora of extended information that would take me days to research and read. Thanks Physicist Retired and the entire NV community you've given me the best material for continual conversations and I appreciate this immensely.

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#4.3 - Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:54 PM EDT

Congratulations Physicist-retired. Well earned praise.

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Reply#5 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:57 PM EDT

Phys Ret:


(and gratitude)

  • 24 votes
Reply#6 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:58 PM EDT

Congratulations, Physicist-retired! This award is well deserved. Your analysis is clear and most valuable.

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Reply#7 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:00 PM EDT

I am so happy for you, dear Physicist! Many congratulations and it is very well deserved!

  • 22 votes
Reply#8 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:07 PM EDT

I second, Dowser!

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#8.1 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:08 PM EDT

Second and third Gratzie, Retired'!



  • 16 votes
#8.2 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:37 PM EDT

well deserved,

the seed was informative and all pertinent inquiries were responded to promptly

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#8.3 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:12 PM EDT

Congratulations Physicist-retired ! Very well deserved.

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#8.4 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:54 PM EDT

It's a community that provides really unique content and a lot of that comes in the form of great discussion

Ditto that.

Newsvine Staff: you did good. ..Great job, P-r!

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#8.5 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:06 PM EDT

Congrats PR!!!

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Reply#9 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:09 PM EDT

PR whoo-hoo that is absolutely brilliant news. Well done you!!! yay!!

  • 20 votes
Reply#10 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:17 PM EDT

Congratulations Physicist-retired. Well deserved!

  • 16 votes
Reply#11 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:26 PM EDT

Congrats Physicist-retired! I know you've helped me to understand what's going on in Japan. Keep up the great work and know that your knowledge/expertise is absolutely priceless to those of us who are not in the know physics-wise.

  • 19 votes
Reply#12 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:31 PM EDT

Way to go PR!

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Reply#13 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:32 PM EDT

Congratulations PR, my what great information you have kept us in the loop on!

Thank you for your tireless efforts to inform us.

  • 19 votes
Reply#14 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:32 PM EDT


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Reply#15 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:33 PM EDT


Well deserved, my friend!! Well done!

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Reply#16 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:35 PM EDT

Sincere congratulations for this well-deserved award! I'm hoping you can hear the standing ovation!

  • 19 votes
Reply#17 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:36 PM EDT

This is so well-deserved! Congratulations!

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Reply#18 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:39 PM EDT

And I would also like to add, Physicist, that I think you represent a true voice of sanity, intelligence and balance here on the vine. Most of us would benefit from following your example. You were one of the first people to friend me here and I have been very happy and proud to call you my friend ever since.

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#18.1 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:55 PM EDT

PR my friend your deserve it. :)

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Reply#19 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:39 PM EDT

Congratulations Phycisist Retired on your RAV. The knowledge of the rest of the world that you share with the reader is amazing in itself and you are a true credit to the NV community. I am glad I got to know a little bit about you through your awesome photo articles of your global travels. I look forward to more... JJ

  • 15 votes
Reply#20 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:41 PM EDT

I love coming to your articles, Physicist! Kudos to you for being so informative and congratulations on your RAV!

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Reply#21 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:51 PM EDT

Salutations Physicist Retired! You so graciously dumbed down your reply to my intellectually bereft question that I actually felt like less of a dolt. You are the perfect example of proper Newsvine decorum. Thanks and congratulations.

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Reply#22 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:55 PM EDT

Welcome to the wall. I look forward to reading your articles. I have seen your comments and agree they deserve special notice. I blame my tracker for not making me familiar with you sooner. Congratulations.

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Reply#23 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:01 PM EDT

Woo Hoo! Great decision, Newsvine! Congratulations Physicist! you deserve it!

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Reply#24 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:04 PM EDT

Yay Phys! :)

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Reply#25 - Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:19 PM EDT
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