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promotion to a level higher than "sheriff": marshal

paul wheaton
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I've decided to add a level higher than "sheriff": marshal.

The idea is that at any given time there are exactly five marshals. In time, I might select somebody else to be a new marshal - thus displacing one of the existing marshals. These are the five sheriffs that are the biggest contributors to CodeRanch right now.

I'm trying to refocus my brain into the world of forward velocity of this site. And I think adding a few levels into the staff stuff will help.

The first task I am giving to the marshals is to select ten bartenders to promote to "saloon keeper". These will be the ten most active bartenders. It is from these ten that I will select future sheriffs. I expect them to have made their selection in about a month.

The five marshal choices are probably of no surprise to the regulars here:

Jeanne Boyarsky

Andrew Monkhouse

Ulf Dittmer

Christophe Verré

Ernest Friedman-Hill


I just tried to change their titles from "sheriff" to "marshal" - it looks like we might need a code change to do that. ??

If somebody could shuffle the ActiveStaff page to put the marshals at the top of the sheriff list - that would be swell.

Congratulations to the new marshals. I'm looking forward to see who makes the saloon keeper list.







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Bear Bibeault
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Congrats, marshalls! Well-deserved to all five!


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Marco Ehrentreich
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Bartender

Joined: Mar 07, 2007
Posts: 1282

Congratulations marshalls
David O'Meara
Rancher

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Great job
Mark Herschberg
Sheriff

Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
Congratulations to all five!

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Maneesh Godbole
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 10523
    
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Congratulations Marshals!


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Henry Wong
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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Congrats. It's well earned.


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Bharath Raja
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Joined: Jan 21, 2009
Posts: 111
congrats to all five marshals


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Wouter Oet
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Oct 25, 2008
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I bow with deep respect for your greatness


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Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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If somebody could shuffle the ActiveStaff page to put the marshals at the top of the sheriff list - that would be swell.

So done. Ordering by first name, since we're a friendly bunch :-)


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Martijn Verburg
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
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Congrats and well-deserved!


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Campbell Ritchie
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Congratulations
Deepak Bala
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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Congrats !


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Abimaran Kugathasan
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Congrats!


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Congratulations !
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Congratulations to the marshals


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Vijitha Kumara
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Congrats to all the Marshals


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Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
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JavaRanch is becoming "Tombstone"
Congrats and IMVHO, Mr. Bear and Mr. Henry should be in the list.
Bear Bibeault
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Marshal

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 61654
    
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John Todd wrote:JavaRanch is becoming "Tombstone"

The pizza?

Congrats and IMVHO, Mr. Bear and Mr. Henry should be in the list.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, John. But though I provide the brown button art for our forums, the 5 marshals listed do a lot more to add value to the forum software than I have the time to do. Paul made good choices.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Bear's too busy posting to modify the software .

He also forgot to mention he advises on jQuery problems and features.


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