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From one of the oldest member of Javaranch

Sanjay Mishra
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Joined: Jul 08, 2000
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Hi Friends,
I am one of the oldest member of javaranch. I joined this forum when I was a kid, back in may 2000, 3 years back. Ever since I have been in luv with this place. And many of my friends like it as well.
Since then I passed 3 certifications. I got a lot of help from Javaranch in preparing for the exams.

Thanks a zillion to the javaranch and the javaranchians. Special thanks to bartenders like ajith who are real 'Great'.

BTW, will I get some award for completing my 3 years here )
Varun Khanna
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Joined: May 30, 2002
Posts: 1400
Originally posted by Sanjay Mishra:

oldest member of javaranch.

:roll: :roll: :roll:

I was a kid, back in may 2000, 3 years back.



BTW, will I get some award for completing my 3 years here )

Congrates
[ May 06, 2003: Message edited by: varun Khanna ]

- Varun
Paul McKenna
Ugly Redneck
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Joined: Jul 08, 2000
Posts: 1006
Am three ranks senior you Infidel!!
By Order!
The Infidel Information Minister


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Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Three years and only 73 posts .
According to this topic you have some serious catching up to do!!


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Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
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In order to be considered one of the oldest members you have to have a 3 digit or less member number.


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Jim Yingst
Wanderer
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Joined: Jan 30, 2000
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Very convenient, Thomas. Personally I would require a member number of 300 or less.


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R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
long back once I became member with login name as "Ravish Singh" [if I am not wrong]. but work took me away....
when I came back ... I forgot the password .. so here I am from Singh to Kumar ..
At that time there was no provision of seeing your member number I think... and the serach was on member name .. oh.. old golden search ..
Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
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BTW, will I get some award for completing my 3 years here

The Honorary Infidel Award. Or perhaps the Don Liu Android Award.


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Ernst F. Schumacher
Ravish Singh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 26, 2002
Posts: 4
let me see my number
Ravish Singh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 26, 2002
Posts: 4
Originally posted by Ravish Singh:
let me see my number

looks like that time login name was different ..
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Very convenient, Thomas. Personally I would require a member number of 300 or less.

Well with all the old numbers currently unused I could probably arrange that for myself.
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
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Joined: Oct 09, 2001
Posts: 4
What a great idea!!!
Now I just have to figure out how to rev up that post count .
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
cool
Francis Siu
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 867
Amazing
Cindy Glass
Member # 3498 -->Member # 4
Posts: 8043 -->Posts: 2


Francis Siu
SCJP, MCDBA
John Lee
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3 years? not big deal? person joining before MAy 2000 is everywhere.
Sanjay Mishra
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Joined: Jul 08, 2000
Posts: 84
Today I am going to meet the 'Toughest Guy in the Software'. That is what they call Steve Mills of IBM. I work for IBM India and njoy the status of a veteran. Yes I would be completing 5 years in IT this July. Already feeling very old and preaching all the new comers.

BTW it is always very easy to review the work of others than really doing the work. U can always find a 'fault' in others (read subordinate) work.
And that is what I am relishing.

Hey, dont say what crap I am writing.. Just increasing the number of my post. The number of posts is very less I am told. So here I am..
Luv
Sanjay
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Very convenient, Thomas. Personally I would require a member number of 300 or less.

Aww can't it be 530 or less??
[ May 08, 2003: Message edited by: Angela Poynton ]

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R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
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Originally posted by Sanjay Mishra:
Hey, dont say what crap I am writing.. Just increasing the number of my post. The number of posts is very less I am told. So here I am..
Luv
Sanjay

You are in correct forum
Ravi Anamalay
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Joined: Apr 15, 2003
Posts: 38
3 years and only 70 odd posts means you should get the "Lurker of the Ranch" award.
[ May 08, 2003: Message edited by: Ravi Varman ]

with kind regards,<br />Ravi
James Yingst


Aww can't it be 530 or less??
If anything, I was thinking of lowering the number even more.
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
Sheriff

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Stinker!
(Cindy starts mumbling about why didn't SHE do that . . .)
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Tom should learn to keep his mouth shut.
James Yingst


Quit griping, youngsters.
James Yingst


Tom should learn to keep his mouth shut.
Now it's starting to sink in.
Melvin Menezes
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 156
doesn't the database accept zero?
James Yingst


It was taken.
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
It was taken.

I wish member #0 was a little more talkative. We could use a message from him now and then.
Melvin Menezes
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 156
Supreme Deity?
how'bout negatives?
Melvin Menezes
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I think it does allow them
http://www.javaranch.com
internally, are they stored as strings?
http://www.javaranch.com
[ May 08, 2003: Message edited by: Melvin Menezes ]
James Yingst


Melvin - it seems that some parts of the system expect the user id to be a non-negative integer, though other parts treat it as a string. I tried creating members for -1, -00000001, abc, abcdefghij - no luck getting them to show up.
Also I was disappointed to see that this number was already taken by a seemingly legitimate user.
Michael Morris
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Also I was disappointed to see that this number was already taken by a seemingly legitimate user.
We claim that number for the president of the Infidels.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20731
    ∞

I know that I created the first account. Any ideas on how I didn't get user number 1?


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Jim Yingst
Wanderer
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Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Not sure, Paul. There was no user #1 at all until I created it the other day, just like there's currently no #2, or #8. #4 on the other hand was/is occupied by a "Shama Khaan" who has been mercilessly displaced by the evil Cindy. :roll: One guess: perhaps you did get #1 originally, but later decided you didn't like something about the account, so you registered a new account and deleted the old one? We in the past we weren't able to change display names, so maybe you registered as paulwheaton or trailboss, and later decided you'd rather be "Paul Wheaton"? Once you delete an account, there's no more record of it. But the account number won't be used again, barring some unscrupulous hacking. So that's how there are several gaps in the numbering.
Let's put it another way. Are you sure that the account you're now posting from is the same one you originally registered?
Another possibility is that there was some sort of transition in numbering during an upgrade from one system to another. I'm pretty sure member numbers have been the same as long as I've been here, even through upgrades, but I don't know if that's always been true. Did electric porkchop use UBB? Did you upgrade to get to JavaRanch, or did you just make cosmetic changes using the control panel? I know that when we were looking at migrating to Jive, all our user numbers came out differently. Perhaps something like that occurred in the past?
Richard Hawkes
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Joined: Jan 28, 2003
Posts: 1340
Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
I know that I created the first account. Any ideas on how I didn't get user number 1?

Members 1-73 were all members of the CIA who've been living in your radiator. They were checking that this board wasn't going to be used for organising "underground activities", but failed to cover their tracks by reassigning #1.
That's my theory anyway...don't believe me? Look out your window... ahh, too slow...missed them.
Sanjay Mishra
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Joined: Jul 08, 2000
Posts: 84
I am not 2 sure whether some mess up going on in javaranch to decrease the membership number. If so, please dont messup my membership #. I am ok with that cute little smart number .
BTW does anyone know the significance of # 1722?

I think we should make a policy when making someone a 'bar'tender/sheriff. His/Her membership # must be less less than or equal to #1722. Because mathematics says all the guys/gals with membership # less than 1722 are real smart So there.
[ May 09, 2003: Message edited by: Sanjay Mishra ]
Francis Siu
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Also I was disappointed to see that this number was already taken by a seemingly legitimate user
hi Jim
If you want it,you can contact the user and buy it,similar to buy words
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
I know that I created the first account. Any ideas on how I didn't get user number 1?

didnt you do testing b4 going live ....
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Originally posted by siu chung man:
If you want it,you can contact the user and buy it,similar to buy words

I checked. He doesn't work there anymore . I guess 666 was not very lucky for him .
Sahir Shibley
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Joined: Apr 08, 2000
Posts: 275
Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Personally I would require a member number of 300 or less

I would settle for 800 or less
Sameer Jamal
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

I wish member #0 was a little more talkative. We could use a message from him now and then.

I thought member no 0 is reserved for anonymous/unregistered members
 
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