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A Moose with a Black Belt?

John Rizzo
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Joined: Apr 11, 2004
Posts: 16
Hi cowboys and girls,

As founder of JavaBlackBelt.com (now BlackBeltFactory.com), I had the privilege to do some great work for the community with some of you.
A common spirit of both of our sites/communities is the fun factor. Failing exams is not always fun, I admit, but bidding on auctions is fun, isn't it ;-)

As I was wondering how we could develop a richer relationshop between Java/CodeRanch and BlackBeltFactory, something fun, I did imagine the following:

For each user having both a JavaRanch and a BlackBeltFactory account, we could display some ranking from each other site.
On BlackBelfFactory, for example, we could display a moose, and amount of JavaRanch posts as tooltip.
On JavaRanch, for example, we could display a belt, and color name as tooltip.

What do you think?

BlackBeltFactory.com founder.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20861
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John, I like that idea.

I think that there are heaps of things that the two sites can do for each other.

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Stephan van Hulst
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I recently got into JavaBlackBelt (thanks to the belts!) and I really like the place.

Is there anything in the works for integration of JavaRanch into JBB?


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Posts: 32320
    
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Stephan van Hulst wrote:Is there anything in the works for integration of JavaRanch into JBB?

Yes. I'm not sure when their go live date is, but I'm sure it is soon.


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John Rizzo
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Joined: Apr 11, 2004
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Stephan van Hulst wrote:Is there anything in the works for integration of JavaRanch into JBB?

It's live, but we wait for some usability improvements before we announce it.
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 32320
    
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Cool! Mine is here.
John Rizzo
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 11, 2004
Posts: 16
I just annonced it on BlackBeltFactory.
We appreciated Jeanne's very quick and professional work on that.



I'm curious to see the stats in 6 months (how many integrated profiles), but as far as I can see in our event log, it's already a big success.
A big thanks to everybody!
D Godubi
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 16, 2011
Posts: 1
So? How are the stats now? It's pretty much six months.
John Rizzo
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Posts: 16
D Godubi wrote:So? How are the stats now? It's pretty much six months.


There are 303 integrated profiles, including 55 for the last 30 days.

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Nice stats! Thanks for stopping back to share John.
 
 
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