RAV: Viki Babbles Gonia

Viki Gonia, Newsvine Correspondent.

At last, we are happy to announce that Viki Gonia, aka VikiBabbles, is just the 15th Newsviner to ever receive the Random Act of Vineness award. Long overdue - we want to recognize not only the big things Viki has done, but also the many small things.

Many of you know that Viki recently represented the Newsvine community on national television, and she did a tremendous job of it. Viki is a kindhearted, genuine person - who puts her heart and soul into various thankless acts around Newsvine, day in and day out. Yet, she also steps up to the plate when asked to do so by the Newsvine Team.

Many Newsvine members may remember a comment or email from Viki as they first landed in our Greenhouse. That is because VikiBabbles and a few other dedicated Newsviners spend countless hours combing through the Greenhouse to not only help new users along, but to alert the Newsvine Team to malicious users and spammers who intend to do harm to our community. For this, we thank you, Viki.

Viki also does a variety of other good deeds through her contributions on and off the web, in connection with Newsvine. For example, VikiBabbles reports from Lollapalooza, she supports other Newsvine contributors in their endeavors, she writes tutorials, babysits, inspires, interviews fetishists and chronicles Vinemeets - just to name a few.

Viki, this community loves you, and the Newsvine Team is happy to recognize all that you have done. Congratulations.

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Long overdue. Congratulations, Viki!

:)

  • 27 votes
Reply#1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:30 AM EST

Whoa !!! Congratulations, Viki

I am happy for you and you sure deserve it !

  • 7 votes
#1.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:18 PM EST

Congrats Viki!

  • 6 votes
#1.2 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:25 PM EST

Thank you Calvin! You know, you've created a community about which people care enough to participate on many levels.

Thanks, Tedd & newsguru.

My head is starting to swell. ;)

  • 9 votes
#1.3 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:29 PM EST

My head is starting to swell. ;)

Enjoy it Viki, you earned it !

Great picture that is on this article of you by the way ! Awesome smile.

  • 5 votes
#1.4 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:32 PM EST

Great picture that is on this article of you by the way ! Awesome smile.

Yep, I did several screen grabs to capture just the right moment :)

  • 5 votes
#1.5 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:37 PM EST

Yep, I did several screen grabs to capture just the right moment :)

So is that the picture that will be used on that official Newsvine + MSNBC T-Shirt I remember hearing about ?

cough cough.........

  • 8 votes
#1.6 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:41 PM EST

Huge congratulations, Viki!

You absolutely deserve this!

Great picture, too!

  • 6 votes
#1.7 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 2:46 PM EST

Yay! Congratulations, Viki! :)))

  • 8 votes
#1.8 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 4:04 PM EST

Ah, Viki...I was out a computer connection much of yesterday and missed this. I wanted to be the first to congratulate you when it (inevitably) happened, but I have been thwarted by fate. Nevertheless, here's a huge hug from me to you, and a promise of many free drinks in the future!!

  • 8 votes
#1.9 - Fri Nov 9, 2007 12:44 PM EST

....It seems that I am now the only one of us without an RAV.

[Guys... let's start dropping these little hints around the place, whip up some cryptic interest...]

Congrats viki. These things should come with physical medals.

-Dave

  • 4 votes
#1.10 - Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:34 PM EST
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Another obvious choice, way to go Viki!

Calvin, you should be glad Noah won't be at this Vinemeet - he might have had a few choice words (and hopefully actions) for you.

  • 13 votes
Reply#3 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:36 AM EST

I think I can handle Noah :)

  • 9 votes
#3.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:49 AM EST

Oh I don't deny it, but we have someone else working on the inside. Noah is simply a diversion.

  • 7 votes
#3.2 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:58 AM EST

You guys need to be careful. Noah is like a rabid chihuahua, he waits until you pass buy, and then rips into your achilles tendon.

RAV for Noah may as well stand for Rabid Animalistic Viner.

  • 9 votes
#3.3 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:20 AM EST

Does that mean I get an RAV (Really Attractive Viner) for winning the hottest member contest?

  • 8 votes
#3.4 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:22 AM EST

We all know that Noah is working on his next self nomination piece as we sift through this here. Let's turn the tables on his excellence at the art of satire. Silence is golden:-)

  • 8 votes
#3.5 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:24 AM EST

(Really Attractive Viner) Viki got that one already

Jon ? Really Annoying Viner :-)

  • 7 votes
#3.7 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 5:24 PM EST

Noah, if I actually gave you an RAV, that would deprive you of your best material. You'd soon be a distant memory on the Vine, as your "Gee it's cool to have an RAV (Part XVII)" articles drag on.

  • 11 votes
#3.8 - Fri Nov 9, 2007 2:58 AM EST
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Way to go Viki. Keep up the good work.

  • 8 votes
Reply#4 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:40 AM EST

Thanks, Jason. I certainly will!

  • 5 votes
#4.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:31 PM EST
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Congrats! It is surely overdue.

  • 6 votes
Reply#5 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:42 AM EST

lol, Rukh. I don't know about overdue, but it sure feels good!

  • 3 votes
#5.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:32 PM EST
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Congrats! You earned it.

  • 5 votes
Reply#6 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:47 AM EST

Thanks, Damian!

  • 5 votes
#6.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:33 PM EST
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Wow, my first 'real' friend on Newsvine who inspired me to stay and make a second home on Newsvine, gets the reward that she has worked hard for and deserves so aptly.

Well done Viki. Keep babblin'

  • 8 votes
Reply#7 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:48 AM EST

I surely will, Raat! I'm glad you're here!

  • 6 votes
#7.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:34 PM EST
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This is great, Viki. You've deserved it forever and I'm so glad for you :)

Hopefully the whole 13th thing turns out to be good luck instead!

Love ya darl!

  • 6 votes
Reply#8 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:50 AM EST

Thanks, Robbie. Love you too!

  • 6 votes
#8.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:34 PM EST
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Congrats, Viki. You represented us well on MSNBC. And thanks for your work with the Greenhouse.

  • 6 votes
Reply#9 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:51 AM EST

Thanks, Marilyn.

  • 5 votes
#9.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:35 PM EST
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Long overdue. I think if more people took care of the small things, we'd be in a much better position.

There's a lot to be said for someone who works and works and works and (despite some obstacles and deficiencies in the system) works some more without complaining.

  • 9 votes
Reply#10 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:52 AM EST

without complaining

I think Calvin and Tom might disagree with that statement. ;)

Thanks, Brian.

  • 7 votes
#10.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:36 PM EST

I'm sure they would. In fact, I always wonder how much eye-rolling comes in when they see an email from me. With that said, I don't think you've ever let what we don't have slow you down.

  • 6 votes
#10.2 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:43 PM EST
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I'm very happy for you, Viki - a well deserved honor. Why did it take so long? :-)

  • 7 votes
Reply#11 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:52 AM EST

Thanks, Frank. I'm happy too. It's a great capper on a truly bizarre few weeks.

  • 4 votes
#11.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:36 PM EST

Hooray! Glad tidings! Congratulations Viki!

  • 3 votes
#11.2 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 4:37 PM EST
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Cool. :)

  • 5 votes
Reply#12 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 10:56 AM EST

Thanks, Myk.

  • 6 votes
#12.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:37 PM EST
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Congratulations Viki. Can you, when you have the time, tutor me regarding Newsvine?

  • 3 votes
Reply#13 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:01 AM EST

Absolutely, james! ;) Feel free to email me any questions you might have.

  • 4 votes
#13.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:37 PM EST
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Congratulations!

  • 5 votes
Reply#14 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:04 AM EST

Thanks, Kyle!

  • 5 votes
#14.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:38 PM EST
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Congratulations, Viki!

  • 4 votes
Reply#15 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:11 AM EST

Thanks, Stacy!

  • 4 votes
#15.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:39 PM EST
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You forgot, "and helps other 'Viners find jobs" (I just sent off a freelance article to Linux.com, which I found when Viki emailed me the link).

Congratulations!!!

  • 6 votes
Reply#16 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:17 AM EST

That's fantastic, Andrew! Congratulations to you too! I'm so glad it worked out.

  • 5 votes
#16.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:39 PM EST
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I want to thank Viki for her improvement of the appearance of Newsvine. Whenever I feel things are not going right I go to her beautiful avatar and things get better right away. Thank you Viki for being here and Bravo on your RAV.

  • 7 votes
Reply#17 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:25 AM EST

Oh, you're so sweet, Jerry. Thank you.

  • 4 votes
#17.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:40 PM EST
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It's about time, baby! Congratulations!

  • 4 votes
Reply#18 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:35 AM EST

You'll probably say the same thing if I ever send you your shirt and iron-on. ;)

Thanks, Ryan.

  • 4 votes
#18.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:41 PM EST
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Congratulations, Viki! Lucky #13!

  • 2 votes
Reply#19 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:42 AM EST

;) Thanks, Eco-geek.

  • 4 votes
#19.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:42 PM EST

I messed up, she's actually #15, oops!

  • 5 votes
#19.2 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:40 PM EST

I thought the article says she's the 15th.

Either way. congratulations Viki. Way to go.

  • 4 votes
#19.3 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:41 PM EST

I messed up, she's actually 15

Wow...Viki is young !

  • 6 votes
#19.4 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:46 PM EST
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Awesome! Congratulations Viki. You so deserve this.

  • 5 votes
Reply#20 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 11:56 AM EST

Thanks, yasmin.

  • 4 votes
#20.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:43 PM EST
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Congratulations, Viki, well deserved!

  • 3 votes
Reply#21 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:34 PM EST

Thank you, lughshand!

  • 3 votes
#21.1 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:45 PM EST
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Wow, sorry I'm late. A very honest and heartfelt bravo to you, Viki!

  • 3 votes
Reply#22 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:48 PM EST

Am I too late? Darn, my work hours are starting to intervene with my vinetime.
Congratulations Viki, another big day after your television debut!

  • 4 votes
Reply#23 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 12:50 PM EST

Congrats!!!

  • 3 votes
Reply#24 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:15 PM EST

Nice one Viki! Richly deserved ;)

  • 3 votes
Reply#25 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:21 PM EST

WooHoo...congrats, Viki! You're a cheerful spirit in this Vinetown.

  • 4 votes
Reply#26 - Thu Nov 8, 2007 1:45 PM EST
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