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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
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Sometimes a community can be more like a mob. You really test what a person is made of when you see them confronted by such a mob. Will they join the mob? Will they simply leave? Will they use their authority in an inappropriate manner? Or ... will they weather the storm and follow the path that they think is right no matter how much abuse is thrown at them?

It has been almost exactly a year since I'm appointed new sheriffs. And once again, I should have done this a loooooong time ago. By giving these three guys the keys to the whole site, JavaRanch cannot help but be a better place.


<h1>Max Habibi</h1>

<h1>Jason Menard</h1>


<h1>Bear Bibeault</h1>

Map, could you please update the contact page to show the new status for these guys?

Jim, could you add them to the sheriffs only mailing list?

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Congratulations, guys. Welcome to the sheriff club.

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

Congratulations, cowpokes! We look forward to your initiation ritual...

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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 15302


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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Congratulations to you. Wielding a gun instead of a drink, eh? I'm too much of a newbie to say if JavaRanch will ever be the same, but I'm sure Paul knows what he's doing Have one on the house!
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 33102

Congrats guys. As long as you stay helpful ...

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Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Congrats guys. Well deserved.


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Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
Congrats guys...

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Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Yeeee.... Ha!

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Andrew Monkhouse
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Marshal Commander

Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11776

Congratulations guys - very well deserved

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Well done guys, I was surprised you weren't already, so well deserved
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Wow, Look at you.


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Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Posts: 4012
Congrats to the new Sheriffses.
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

wahoo! welcome to da club!
Jim Yingst

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Congratulations, you three. I've added you to the e-mail list.

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Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Well-deserved indeed. Congratulations!

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Max Habibi
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Joined: Jun 27, 2002
Posts: 4118
Wow, this is, sincerely, quite an honor. Thank you, Paul, for the tin star. And I'm extremely grateful to the Javaranch citizenry for providing such a wonderful, bright, and interesting community.

[ January 15, 2006: Message edited by: Max Habibi ]

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Kishore Dandu
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
Congratulations to the deserved. May god keep your skills and helpfulness stay with you.
[ January 15, 2006: Message edited by: Kishore Dandu ]

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Sonny Gill
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 02, 2002
Posts: 1211

Congratulations guys!
People like you keep us coming to JavaRanch year after year

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Vishnu Prakash
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
Posts: 1026

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John Dunn
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 30, 2003
Posts: 1108
Congrats to all.

Hey Jason, great timing... now that you got a lot more time on your hands. (I mean with the Pats out of it.) tsk, tsk ;-)

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Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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Jason Menard

Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Thank you all very much, this really is quite an honor.
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63844

Yes, thanks y'all! Like Max and Jason, I'm quite flattered by this honor.

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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 10065
Congratulations Max, Jason and Bear! It's to have you with us.

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Angela Poynton
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Congratulations Guys!

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Johannes de Jong

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
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Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
Welcome guys. I'm sure the old Ranch will be better for it.

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Nick George
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 04, 2004
Posts: 815
I call next tin star.

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Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

You're in line behind me; I'm going for seconds.

Congratulations, boys.

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Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Sorry I'm late to the party, but hey, I haven't missed it yet

Congratulations and Welcome to the club!!

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Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727


Nice to see the place in good hands.

Congrats, guys.

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Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
...What everybody else said, yeah!... (Hic!)

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(Hic!) I don't know...

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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