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paul wheaton
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The sheriffs and I spent a few weeks talking about appointing new sheriffs. The number of unique users per day has nearly doubled in the last few months, and limiting excellent bartenders to just one or two forums just seems downright goofy!
These three bartenders have made phenominal contributions to JavaRanch and I'm please as punch to give each of them a shiny new tin star.

    <h2>Jessica Sant</h2>
    <h2>Valentin Crettaz</h2>
    and
    <h2>Kathy Sierra</h2>

    Congratulations to the new sheriffs!
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Congrats!
 
Jason Menard
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Conrats! You all really deserve it!
 
Jim Yingst
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Woo hoo! Congrats to all!
 
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Congrats!!!
--Mark
 
Thomas Paul
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Super! Congratulations! Now we can teach you the secret handshake!
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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Congratulations! You three deserve it!!
 
Frank Carver
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Cool, three new people to blame.
Congratulations to all of you. You have all made immense contributions to the Ranch, and really deserve this.
Use your new found powers for good, y'hear.
 
Anupam Sinha
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Congratulations to all three of you.
 
Jessica Sant
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<evil laugh>ha ha ha ha ha</evil laugh>
First... you foolishly let me in the Moderator's Only forum -- thinking I would help all of you to take over the world. Little did you know my master plan was to play nicey-nicey, become a sheriff so I'd have all the power and be able to take it over without you!
hmmmm.... maybe I should have waited to tell y'all that til after I found out how to use my new found powers.... oh well, guess my cover's blown
Thanks for the star! I'm psyched to help out around even more.
[ September 11, 2003: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]
 
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Congratulations!! Now let's talk about your new chores . . .
 
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Congrats everyone!! You all do an amazing job here.
 
Rob Ross
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:


    <h2>Kathy Sierra</h2>


Hey who didn't see that coming!?
<h2>Jessica Sant</h2>
Oh great, she's got a mini AND a badge...we're all in trouble now!!
<h2>Valentin Crettaz</h2>
A fine choice!
Congratulations everyone

[ September 11, 2003: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Congratulations.
Regards, Andrew
 
David O'Meara
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Wow, fantastic!
Well deserved of course.
 
Mark Spritzler
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WTG guys. You are the best of the best and deserve all that extra responsibilities.
Mark
 
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Well I can certainly agree with choosing Jessica and Valentin...
 
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Well I can certainly agree with choosing Jessica and Valentin...

You're just mad because now Kathy outranks you.
 
Kathy Sierra
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

You're just mad because now Kathy outranks you.

I plan on *fully* exploiting the role of sheriff in *all* aspects of my life
 
Kathy Sierra
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:

Hey who didn't see that coming!?

Me!
Jessica and Valentin make sense, but I'm still amazed that I'm in this group. But I'm pleased that the subliminal hints I've been lacing my posts with for the past year have indeed finally paid off.
Thanks to everyone! I'm really honored to be part of this. And of course thanks most of all to Paul Wheaton, without whom there would be no javaranch. Just stop and think about that for a moment... where do you think Valentin, Jessica, Rob, Thomas, Map and all would be hanging out right now, if not here? Just imagine the sites and forums they'd be haunting... scary!
(I KNOW where Bert would be )
But I have a little disclaimer: Valentin and Jessica have to start working their butts off right now, but my official 'swearing in' won't be for another three weeks. Or Tim O'Reilly might personally show up at my door and kick my a**.
But once that book is out of our hands, Bert and I have sworn to keep a more reasonable schedule from that point on.
So for the next three weeks, I get to enjoy all the privileges, and wear the little outfit and everything (Cindy -- where'd you get that hat?), but I won't start my true sheriff-y duties until the book is done.
cheers and thanks again!
Kathy
(now where did I put those handcuffs...)
 
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Congrats guys, you deserve it
 
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Congratulations to all new great sheriffs!
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Well... What can I say except...
...Thank you very much Paul and also thanks to all the sheriffs who spoke for me
I'll do my very best to honor the ranch as much as I can.
Congratulations to you Kathy and Jess. You are great contributors of the ranch. Keep up the great work
But I have a little disclaimer: Valentin and Jessica have to start working their butts off right now --Kathy Sierra
Aha, I thought I had mine already working off
Just put the stuff in the pipe. Yeehaaaaaaa !!!
 
Matthew Phillips
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Congrats to all three of you.
You will all do an excellent job of . . . well what do sheriffs actually do anyways.
 
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Matthew Phillips:
You will all do an excellent job of . . . well what do sheriffs actually do anyways.

Mostly we make fun of the bartenders in our top secret forum.
 
paul wheaton
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Sheriffs do what bartenders do, but in all the forums. And they get the keys to the whole saloon, so they can change all sorts of stuff. They also get the keys to the static pages (which reminds me, Jim, could you please make sure that the new sheriffs have said keys?)
Oh yeah, sheriffs have the ability to disable accounts, change names, signatures, titles and things like that.
Sheriffs often head up special projects.
Basically they do what they did before only now they have more tools.
 
Johannes de Jong
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Wel deserved congrats
One thing I can't figure out though.
I thought cowgirl outranked sheriff. So didn�t Kathy get demoted?
 
paul wheaton
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Kathy can change her title to whatever she wants whenever she wants.
 
Jim Yingst
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Essentially, cowgirl was and is an honorary title, reflecting the fact that she started JavaRanch originally. But our posting software didn't actually give her any extra privieges until we made her a bartender, and now as a sheriff she gets even more. She still has the honorary cowgirl title, but now has actual power to go with it. (Insasmuch as any of us have "power" here.)
[ September 12, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
Matthew Phillips
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
Sheriffs do what bartenders do, but in all the forums. And they get the keys to the whole saloon, so they can change all sorts of stuff. They also get the keys to the static pages (which reminds me, Jim, could you please make sure that the new sheriffs have said keys?)
Oh yeah, sheriffs have the ability to disable accounts, change names, signatures, titles and things like that.
Sheriffs often head up special projects.
Basically they do what they did before only now they have more tools.


I know, just making a joke at the expense of all sheriffs.
 
Johannes de Jong
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Essentially, cowgirl was and is an honorary title, reflecting the fact that she started JavaRanch originally. But our posting software didn't actually give her any extra privieges until we made her a bartender, and now as a sheriff she gets even more. She still has the honorary cowgirl title, but now has actual power to go with it. (Insasmuch as any of us have "power" here.)

Ah that exlains Bert's reaction , the power thing
 
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Congrats Jessica, Valentin and Kathy!
 
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Handcuffs? Cute little outfits? Power games?

Do sheriffs get keys to the dungeon too? Talk about priveleges!!
 
Jim Yingst
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All right, the power games are common knowledge. But how did Pauline find out about the other two?
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Great appointments and very well deserved! Welcome aboard and congratulations!!
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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great. really great. congratulations to all the three.
Shailesh
 
Jose Botella
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Jess, Val and Kathy congratulations. Congratulations for the rest of us due to their promotions as well.
 
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