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Naming Policy for JavaRanch staff

Treimin Clark
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We know that we have a naming policy. As the policy said, it should be followed by every member in JavaRanch.

But I disappointed, when I see this guy. He/She is a staff member (bartender), but doesn't follow the naming policy :x .
How can you say that your staff members can violate this policy?

It is very bad, actually.
Bear Bibeault
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Are you serious?


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Treimin Clark
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Are you serious?


Yes, why did you ask so?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Treimin Clark wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Are you serious?


Yes, why did you ask so?


Because it's not a person; it's a special account that is used to post book reviews.


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Treimin Clark
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
Because it's not a person; it's a special account that is used to post book reviews.


But who is behind that account?
I think "Book Review" should be a "Title" instead of "Name". ops:
Eric Pascarello
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Treimin Clark wrote:
Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
Because it's not a person; it's a special account that is used to post book reviews.


But who is behind that account?
I think "Book Review" should be a "Title" instead of "Name". ops:



Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
Treimin Clark wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Are you serious?


Yes, why did you ask so?


Because it's not a person; it's a special account that is used to post book reviews.


Again it is NOT A PERSON.
Treimin Clark
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May be it is not a person, but what I'm asking here is, who can publish posts through that account? (It should be a human no?) Is there any more anonymous account like this available on JavaRanch?

Anyway I strongly suggest to change the title of that account from "bartender" to "Book Review Team" or anything else.

Please reply kindly.
Bear Bibeault
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I rather like it the way it is.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Are you familiar with the "Administrator" account on Windows, or the "root" account on UNIX? These special accounts can be used by multiple people when they want to adopt a specific role, with specific privileges and capabilities. You log in as root, upgrade the kernel (or whatever) and log out.

The "Book Review Team" account is like that. It has specific privileges attached to it, including the bartender-ship of the Book Reviews forum (which is why the account is listed as a bartender.) When a member of the staff needs to perform the special duties that this account is able to do, they log in as that account, perform those duties, and log back out.

You're just teasing us now, aren't you?
Treimin Clark
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Are you familiar with the "Administrator" account on Windows, or the "root" account on UNIX? These special accounts can be used by multiple people when they want to adopt a specific role, with specific privileges and capabilities. You log in as root, upgrade the kernel (or whatever) and log out.

The "Book Review Team" account is like that. It has specific privileges attached to it, including the bartender-ship of the Book Reviews forum (which is why the account is listed as a bartender.) When a member of the staff needs to perform the special duties that this account is able to do, they log in as that account, perform those duties, and log back out.

You're just teasing us now, aren't you?


Thanks Ernest,

I understood now .
Treimin Clark
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
You're just teasing us now, aren't you?


Don't think like that, thanks again.
paul wheaton
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Oh, sure, we have a rule and we have a naming policy. But the reality is that this is all my site and I get to do anything that pleases me.

That account pleases me.

People following the naming policy pleases me.

Somebody using my system and not following the naming policy makes me all .... angry ... and desirous to delete accounts and stuff.

So the rule and the naming policy are things to help folks do stuff here without me deleting their account. But, of course, at any given moment I can change my mind about anything.

So when you ask about how can we permit the staff to violate the naming policy, my response is that I can do anything I want and ... this is the really fun part ... I don't have to justify my choices to anybody.

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Treimin Clark
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Sure, you can do, you are the trailboss here!
Raghavan Muthu
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Are you familiar with the "Administrator" account on Windows, or the "root" account on UNIX? These special accounts can be used by multiple people when they want to adopt a specific role, with specific privileges and capabilities. You log in as root, upgrade the kernel (or whatever) and log out.

The "Book Review Team" account is like that. It has specific privileges attached to it, including the bartender-ship of the Book Reviews forum (which is why the account is listed as a bartender.) When a member of the staff needs to perform the special duties that this account is able to do, they log in as that account, perform those duties, and log back out.

You're just teasing us now, aren't you?


Excellent explanation EFH . Much pleasing and convincing.


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Raghavan Muthu
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paul wheaton wrote:Oh, sure, we have a rule and we have a naming policy. But the reality is that this is all my site and I get to do anything that pleases me.



Yes, BOSS You don't need to justify your preferences on your own website !
 
 
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