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Jeanne Boyarsky
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First, a big thanks to Nick Plante & David Berube for being here to promote the book Practical Rails Plugins.

The winners are:

Kuldeep Yadav
Sumeet Gupta
Matt Williams
Rogerio Kioshi

Please send your snail mail address to bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com. To ensure the quickest response, please provide the following:

Your name (first and last - preferably the one you use on Javaranch)
Address
Phone Number


Also, please include the following as the subject of your Email.

Book Promo Winner - Practical Rails Plugins - Tuesday, September 2nd 2008

As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information.

Thanks and congrats to all the winners.

[ September 06, 2008: Message edited by: Jeanne Boyarsky ]
[ September 07, 2008: Message edited by: Jeanne Boyarsky ]

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Nick Plante
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I'm actually one of the authors, so I don't need to win a copy. But thanks!
Muhammad Saifuddin
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I'm actually one of the authors,


I think this is the first time happen in javaranch promotion... when the same book author is selected as winner by random..

Congratulation to the winners.


Saifuddin..
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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by Nick Plante:
I'm actually one of the authors, so I don't need to win a copy. But thanks!

Nick: You found a bug in my process. I manually check each winning post is eligible. One of those steps is to check for the authors of the week. I do this by checking if the winner has author status and if so checking if they are the author for the promo or an author of a different book. Since you've been happily participating all week as a greenhorn (and not an author), I didn't catch it. I did catch David when his posts came up because he had author status. Clearly I need to add a failsafe to the process like reading the winner post where it clearly states you are the author.

So I've taken three actions as a result of this:
1) Update my mental process so this doesn't happen in the future. Process improvement is always a good thing!
2) Grant Nick author status
3) Pick a new winner - this is Ulf Dittmer
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by Muhammad Saifuddin:
I think this is the first time happen in javaranch promotion... when the same book author is selected as winner by random..

For what it's worth, the program selects the authors as winners frequently. Authors post a ton which means they have a greater chance of being selected randomly. It's just that normally Dave and I exclude them manually.

I did pick the author as a winner once in the past by mistake. That one was completely my fault. Here I diligently followed a process that contained a logic hole. I blame the process . Seriously though, it is good to know the process has a flaw so I can use a better one.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Ulf has graciously passed his book on to the next winner. Congrulations Rogerio!
Rogerio Kioshi
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Originally posted by Jeanne Boyarsky:
Ulf has graciously passed his book on to the next winner. Congrulations Rogerio!



Thank you very much!


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Congratulations winners!


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