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Congratulations and many thanks...

Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
... to William Brogden, a "mere" Ranch Hand (yeah, right) who, in addition to writing several books you may have heard of , has managed to rack up over 1000 posts here at JavaRanch. Without even once participating in the "Word Association" thread in Meaningless Drivel. Bill also has been a mainstay at Marcus Green's certification site,, for some time, amassing a sizeable collection of quality posts there as well. Great job, Bill! Thanks for your participation - it is much appreciated.

"I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
Dave Vick
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
Congrats Bill !!
Free books for everyone?
Ok not everyone then, how about the first few people who congratulate you?


Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Wow, great job Bill.
I believe that this is a first for a "non-Moderator" isn't it?

"JavaRanch, where the deer and the Certified play" - David O'Meara
Johannes de Jong

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
Well done Bill.
Keep on sharing you knowladge in the forums and your books :0
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13036
Thanks folks - this is a really great community and I am delighted to be a part of it!
The whole Java community reminds me of how things were at the start of the microcomputer revolution (Z-80s, CP/M, etc) with people sharing knowledge and enthusiasm.
Mapraputa Is
Leverager of our synergies

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Some time ago we discussed that our status system is far from perfect and decided that after the next software upgrade there will be �Greenhorn�, �Ranch Hand� and �Bill Brogden� status.

if (numberOfPosts < 30)
   status = "Greenhorn";
else if (numberOfPosts < 1000)
   status = "Ranch Hand";
   status = "Bill Brogden";

Kidding! 1000 posts is not enough, it has to be very high-quality 1000 posts.
Not many people can get this status. Perhaps only one
[This message has been edited by Mapraputa Is (edited June 19, 2001).]

Uncontrolled vocabularies
"I try my best to make *all* my posts nice, even when I feel upset" -- Philippe Maquet
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Well done Bill. We are really blessed to have you around. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
shailesh sonavadekar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 1874
congratulations , Bill. It is really nice to have you at ranch.
vaibhav punekar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 20, 2001
Posts: 134
Sorry Bill for congratulating you so late.But I have not been around for quite some time.
I really appreciate your will to help others.I have received prompt replies for my queries from you particularly about "JSP tag library in Tomcat" which I have not been able to achieve yet.
Din't these selfish "moderators and bartenders" offer you promotion?I think you must have refused it,isn't it?
I would have certainly given up had they not offered me promotion.just kidding.

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