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ooh i've been promoted!!

 
Angela Poynton
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Blimey have I posted that many messages .. just noticed I've been promoted to Ranch Hand .. there's no stopping me now!!
When can I start tending bar???
[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited May 23, 2000).]
 
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I posted a message a week or two back asking for bartender volunteers and nobody wrote to me.
Until all the slots are taken up, any ranch hand can volunteer.
 
Angela Poynton
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My God what have I done to deserve this ... promoted TWICE in one day.
Thanks Paul!!
 
Tom P
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What exactly is a bartender?
 
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A bartender is a forum moderator.
 
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Basically, moderators have the ability to edit and delete posts in their designated forum, and to move threads to other forums. I suppose they could also do other stuff like change the colors in their forum, but so far we've just stayed with Paul's decor. The theory is that the mods just try to keep things running smoothly in their forum. Some of the forums need someone who knows the topic reasonably well, e.g. Sockets and Internet Protocols, others just need someone friendly and helpful, like Jobs Discussion. Meaningless Drivel probably doesn't need anyone, but Paul likes to have names appearing in all the moderator slots if possible, so I took it anyway.
Note also that there's room for expansion even after the remaining moderator slots are filled, as I for one have my name listed for multiple slots, but am not nearly as active now as I once was - if others are interested in taking one of these forums, let me know, and we can probably work something out. I think Swing/JFC/AWT is the main one that actually gets posts which I often don't have time to answer.
And of course, it's possible to have more than one moderator in a group, as seen in Programmer Certification for example. All three of us seem to be less active now than we've been in the past, as we've taken on new jobs and projects that cut into our time. So if someone else out there wanted to carve out a role for theirself in Programmer Certification, we could probably be talked into adding another person. I know there are a number of newer people who have been helpful there lately - anyone wishing to expand their role, let us know.
 
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I hadn't moseyed over to this forum before, so I didn't know an offer was being made. I'd be happy to help moderate in Programmer Cert, or one of the Java General forums -- I'm not a java.lang.guru, but I'm planning to continue studying around here for while.
Eric B.
 
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Take your pick Eric:
Sockets and Internet Protocols
XML and DOM
Java in General (advanced)
RMI/CORBA
Jobs Discussion
Cattle Drive
 
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How about jobs discussion. I'm looking for a Java job myself, so very relevant, and the topics in the first four groups seemed out of my league.
Eric
 
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Done!
You should now have access to the moderator's only forum too.
 
Angela Poynton
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If you're looking for someone to take on the Cattle Drive I'll give it a go!!
 
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I am hanging out the ranch since Feb. Though I must admit that I went into a brief hibernation after I cleared SCJP in March but want to make some contribution now. Is your offer still on?? I would be glad to help moderate RMI / CORBA forum. BTW - I am not a cat in CORBA but have a decent experience in RMI related stuff.
Milind
 
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Milind,
I would be happy to set you up with that moderatordom.
First, I need you to create a new account that sports your first and last name. This is a personal requirement I have for moderators.
Then, send me an e-mail at paulwheaton@yahoo.com - I'll take care of everything from there.
 
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Paul,
Perhaps you should re-state your request for all registered users to use their real names. You did this a while ago and it seemed to help. I have noticed an increase in "creative aliases' recently.
 
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Good point!
Although it is something I have in the registration stuff.
 
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hi paul and jim,
are there any posts available. i am eager to do some good work here at javaranch.
Rahul
 
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Satya5 has just been offered the last un moderated forum: XML and DOM.
In a week or two, we will re-examine the whole moderator thing. There are some moderators that are moderating more than one forum. And there are some moderators that are moderating forums they would rather not. So I think we'll have a bit of a shake-up and then bring in some fresh blood.
Keep checking in here!
 
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Hi Paul
I know this is a requirment to be a Moderator that we should use our first and last name, as I told you that I want to a moderator so I am now going to create a new account with my full first and last name. That is "Waliullah Memon"
Wali
 
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