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is Eric Pascarello a retired staff?

Raghavan Muthu
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Hello Ranchers,

On one of my recent posts in HTML and JavaScript forum, happened to hear from Eric Pascarello. I know that he is one of the authors of Ajax in Action book. Just while surfing the FAQ sections got a link about the "Retired Staff" and saw Eric's name listed there.

The URL is :

May be I missed the earlier posts or announcements on the Ranch due to the hiatus. Was it something intentional and agreed news between Eric and JavaRanch?

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Vikas Kapoor
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No he is not retired. He and Bear post there everyday. As for Eric he might have left JR temporarily because he was busy in something or to give chance to new staff moderators or something more important came up and Trailboss has moved him to retired staff. But later on Eric started posting again and that is why you see his post as your reply.

Raghavan Muthu
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Thanks Vikas. You had reproduced my instinct here However, just wanted to get a clarification on what was happened (or could have) behind the scenes
fred rosenberger
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Moderators are all volunteers. Sometimes, life gets in the way, and someone feels they don't have time to spend doing all the stuff moderators do (you'd be surprised at everything that goes on - planning to take over the world takes TIME). They may feel they can't commit to doing that work anymore, so they occasionally remove themselves from that status - but they still participate on the ranch in forums.

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Raghavan Muthu
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Agreeing with you Fred! Thanks!

Though he is back to form, Eric does not want the status to be updated back to "Active Staff" or what? Still it shows retired staff!
David Newton

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People can post and answer without being staff.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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As said above, some people want to be regular posters and not be staff. Eric is still a respected poster and chooses not to be active staff. I'm going to close this thread as there's nothing to be said on the matter.

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Eric Pascarello

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I am retired from the Ranch. I had some free time and saw some unanswered questions this week so I made some posts.

Nothing exciting to report so hopefully this does not ruin your day when you read this boring explaination.


I agree. Here's the link:
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