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mahesh narayan
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 41

I was wondering if ones status (green horn, ranch hand, bartender...) get updated automatically. And how is the categorization done?

Rick Beaver
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Joined: Dec 14, 2004
Posts: 464
All new users are assigned the title "Greenhorn"

Once you reach 30 posts you are automatically promoted to "Ranch hand"

Bartenders are forum moderators and are chosen by existing moderators and administrators - they have mod authority on selected forums.

Sheriff's are the board administrators who have admin rights on the whole forum. Sheriff's are normally promoted from the bartender ranks.

Other titles can be bought by donating $100 to JavaRanch.

Edit: Forgot one - some folks may have Author in the title - I think I read somewhere that the "Amazon" test is applied when deciding whether someone gets this title.
[ August 23, 2005: Message edited by: Rick Beaver ]

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Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Moving to Javaranch Forum

Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
I agree. Here's the link:
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