Win a copy of Mesos in Action this week in the Cloud/Virtualizaton forum!
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Congratulations and many thanks...

 
Jim Yingst
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... 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, www.jchq.net, for some time, amassing a sizeable collection of quality posts there as well. Great job, Bill! Thanks for your participation - it is much appreciated.
 
Dave Vick
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Congrats Bill !!
Free books for everyone?
Ok not everyone then, how about the first few people who congratulate you?

Dave
 
Cindy Glass
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Wow, great job Bill.
I believe that this is a first for a "non-Moderator" isn't it?
 
Johannes de Jong
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Well done Bill.
Keep on sharing you knowladge in the forums and your books :0
Thanks.
 
William Brogden
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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.
Bill
 
Mapraputa Is
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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";
else
   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).]
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Well done Bill. We are really blessed to have you around. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
Ajith
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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congratulations , Bill. It is really nice to have you at ranch.
Shailesh.
 
vaibhav punekar
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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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