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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20784

It has been a long, long time since I've appointed new sheriffs. Usually, I try to do it at about the same time we get in new bartenders. But ... well ... I didn't. Twice! I'm such a slacker.

About eight months ago I put together a list and picked five ... I thought five was too many at once, and surely there were two or three that stood out above the rest. As I tried to research it more, I got distracted and forgot about it.

Well, now I've done the research, and I've decided that with this much time having passed, five is not too many.

As I look back on the history and the contributions of these five, I am embarrassed that I didn't promote them sooner. In fact, there were a couple of times I already thought I had promoted them!

Today, I hereby officially promote these fine folks to the rank of JavaRanch sheriff:


Marc Weber

Pauline McNamara

Marc Peabody

Bert Bates

Ben Souther


Y'all need to update your stuff on the contact page!

Ulf, could you update the sheriffs list please?

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Bear Bibeault
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What deserving choices! Congrats guys and gal!

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15379

Make sure not to poke yourself when putting on your tin star!

Ravikanth kolli
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Joined: Feb 10, 2008
Posts: 179

wow!!! congrats people.

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Congrats, folks!

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Congrats all!

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Muhammad Saifuddin
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Joined: Dec 06, 2005
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Congratulations.. !!

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Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Congratulations to all Let's hope you're not frustrated not to be called Javaranch's "fresh blood", you old twigs

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Jaikiran Pai

Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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Congratulations everyone

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Congratulations, all 5 of you.
Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Congrats to all !!!


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Maneesh Godbole
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Amit Ghorpade

Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2753

Congrats folks

2 marcs? I guess all the three (marcs + Mark) are tin stars now

Where's the party tonite?

[ November 02, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]

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Martijn Verburg

Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 3275

Yay!! Congrats people, now where's the free booze?

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Shailesh Chandra
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