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Rizvan Asgarov
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Is there ever a "Java Ranch Symposium" can organize by Administration?

What do you think about it...

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Is this a serious question? If so, it belongs in Ranch Office and not MD. Just reply here and someone can move it. (and answer seriously)

If it stays here, you are likely to get less than serious replies .


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salvin francis
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there was one in my house yesterday,

and guess who was there .....

The great sAlvin!

me and my pc and java !!


btw i would look forward to meet ppl like
Ulf,Fred H,Camp,Ernest, etc...

but i am in another country altogether

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Rizvan Asgarov
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Hello Dears,
How are you? I hope that everything is OK...
Firstly I want to congratulate Paul as organizes such beautiful condition...
Also I want to thank all administration according to their helps. (Sheriffs & Bartenders)

In my opinion, Java Ranch is one of the most useful sites related with Java.
I believe that all ranchers will be very glad if this kind of meeting organized.(goodwill visit)

Sincerely,
Rizvan
fred rosenberger
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Just out of curiosity, why should the Admins be the one to organize this? Is there some reason you couldn't do it yourself?


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Rizvan Asgarov
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Fred, to organize it alone will be a bit difficulty in my mind...
If organized, I think that it will be useful (advantageous) for everybody (for authors and others)...
It's a thought simply, not condition...
Thanks,
Rizvan
Ulf Dittmer
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salvin francis wrote:btw i would look forward to meet ppl like Ulf, Fred H, Camp, Ernest, etc...

I'd be happy to meet up with other ranchers at a conference like the ServerSide Java Symposium if they sponsor a ticket for me
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Rizvan Asgarov wrote:Fred, to organize it alone will be a bit difficulty in my mind...
If organized, I think that it will be useful (advantageous) for everybody (for authors and others)...

I guess my broader point is that everyone here is a volunteer. The admins here are all busy with their jobs, their families and their lives... and they all give what time they can supporting this site. I'm not sure there are any (and someone PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong) who have the time to take the lead on something like this. That's why I suggested you do it. Generally someone who is passionate about an idea or project will do a better job than someone who simply says "yeah, i might be able to do that".

but to get you started...

Where would you have it? We have members from literally all over the globe. Any location would be on the opposite side from a large portion of the members. This goes for the moderators as well. Just glancing through the (private) moderators contact page, I see:

California, Texas, Kansas, New York, England, British Columbia, Switzerland, Denver, Germany, India, Finland, Western Australia, The Netherlands, Ontario, Scotland, and Japan.

paul wheaton
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This is something we've talked about before. The trick is to have a really good coordinator take the time to put it together.





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Jeanne Boyarsky
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fred rosenberger wrote:Western Australia

Because Eastern Australia would be so much more convenient

And the list Fred posted is just a partial list. I can think of a number of others.

If you don 't want to organize something massive, you could try organizing a get together in your own city. I've done that a number of times for the moderators in NYC. (The first time I learned - It's more work than you'd think to organize a get together for 4 people who haven't met before if you want everyone to come.)

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Rizvan Asgarov
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Fred rosenberger wrote:
The admins here are all busy with their jobs, their families and their lives...

I agree. But there is work always... So I think that it is not a problem to spend 2-3 days for this meeting...

Where would you have it?

I offer the Caucasus... (near the Caspian sea)
Because I would like expanding of Java usage here...
I will be very glad if this to arranged in one of Europe countries... But to see the America is a good idea for us!!!
Also you may be able to invite famous guests to this symposium...

Thanks,
Paul Clapham
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Well, I wouldn't mind going to the Caucasus. That's a part of the world I haven't ever been to. Maybe I can fit it in with a walking holiday in Georgia or something. So let me know if anything ever happens.

(I was going to suggest you could tie it in with the 2014 Winter Olympics but then I realized that Sochi is by the Black Sea, not the Caspian Sea. Still, from where I live the two aren't that far apart.)
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I forget whose "rule" this is, but...

"Everything is easy for the person who doesn't have to do the work."


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Henry Wong
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I also noticed that the OP is referring to a real "symposium" -- multi-day, guest speakers, travel, etc.... whereas many here are suggesting, for "locals to meet for lunch". While the second is hard to setup, the first is way orders of magnitude harder.

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Arvind Mahendra
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We could do like a flash mob kind of thing. Maybe somewhere on the internet? I can't think of a website though where all of us could gather at the same time and just you know like hang around and stuff. If such an event takes place in the real world I would like to see at least some karaoke.


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Arvind Mahendra wrote: can't think of a website though where all of us could gather at the same time and just you know like hang around and stuff.

JavaRanch's MD forum?
Arvind Mahendra
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Arvind Mahendra wrote: can't think of a website though where all of us could gather at the same time and just you know like hang around and stuff.

JavaRanch's MD forum?


Thats a great idea Jeanne. Maybe we could all agree on a date and a time and to do that. I don't know if a Guiness world record entry exists for such a thing but maybe Paul could try to arrange something like that. I think if a site can do that its definately this one.
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:Thats a great idea Jeanne. Maybe we could all agree on a date and a time and to do that.

The nice thing is this part is within the realm of "easy to coordinate."

Fridays are good days for MD. How about we pick a couple of times (so at least one is convenient for people around the world) to hang out in MD for a while. I'll let you pick some times since it's your idea.

If you start a thread in MD with the times you choose, I volunteer to sticky it to the top so everyone sees it.
fred rosenberger
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:...but maybe Paul could try to arrange something like that.

Again, why are you trying to get SOMEONE ELSE to do this? You seem to have the passion and the desire... You have been told you would get assistance by Jeanne. Why don't YOU arrange it?
Arvind Mahendra
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registered on their website and sent an email to Guinness to find out if they would allow us to set this kind of a record(largest online flash mob). Will let everyone know what their response is. I agreed to a whole bunch of terms and conditions while filling out the form reading only very superficially, so I hope I don't screw something up.
Arvind Mahendra
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Just received this from Gareth.
Claim ID: 274033
Membership Number: 241506

Dear Mr Arvind Mahendra,

Thank you for sending us the details of your recent record attempt for 'largest online flash mob'. We are afraid to say that we are unable to accept this as a Guinness World Record.

While we do not underestimate your proposal, we receive over 60,000 enquiries a year from which only a small proportion are approved by our experienced researchers to establish new categories. These are not 'tailor-made' to suit an individual proposal, but rather 'evolve' as a result of international competition in a field, which naturally accommodates superlatives of the sort that we are interested in. We think you will appreciate that we are bound to favour those that reflect the greatest interest.

Guinness World Records has absolute discretion as to which Guinness World Record applications are accepted and our decision is final. Guinness World Records may at its discretion and for whatever reason identify some records as either no longer monitored by Guinness World Records or no longer viable.

As your record application has not been accepted, Guinness World Records is in no way associated with the activity relating to your record proposal and we in no way endorse this activity. If you choose to proceed with this activity then this is will be of your own volition and at your own risk.

Once again thank you for your interest in Guinness World Records.

Yours sincerely,

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Joe Ess
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"Largest online flash mob" is pretty ambitious. Some websites, for example, Slashdot, have such large followings they routinely crash sites they mention (see Slashdot Effect). Javaranch has nowhere near that kind of traffic.


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