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Brian Tomlin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 06, 2000
Posts: 31
Just curious, but how does one become a ranch hand? I'm assuming it's based on Java knowledge level and site participation?
Chris Cingrani
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 21, 2000
Posts: 69
Brian -
Your half right. It is based on site participation, but not directly on your Java knowledge. However, I would imagine the more you post, the more your knowledge of Java will continue to grow.
I believe you will become a Ranch Hand after your 31st post (which by the way, was just the other day for me!)
Chris
[This message has been edited by Chris Cingrani (edited January 19, 2001).]
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Yep, Ranch Hand is given after a set number of posts. Bartenders and Sheriffs have to earn their title, partner.


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Brian Tomlin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 06, 2000
Posts: 31
Oh, I see. Is a "post" only when you initialize a new message thread, or does a reply count?
In other words, did I just imcrease my chances of becoming a ranch hand?
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Yep, a post is any post. Otherwise people may be tempted to create new threads instead of responding in existing ones.
Rajesh Hegde
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 15, 2000
Posts: 112
Adding to the ongoing discussion, How does one become a Bartender or a Sheriff ? Whats the procedure for it?Just curious to know.
Rajesh
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
To be a bartender, one must be able to pour a beer without spilling.
Actually, the owners invite people who demonstrate a desire to help others on the site. Bartenders are forum moderators (I do JDBC) while sheriffs get to moderate everything. Sheriffs mostly do a lot of work around JavaRanch setting up the pages and providing content.
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20545
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Replies count the same as posts on earning your "ranch hand" tag.
Current bartenders will notice that somebody is being especially helpful and will nominate that person as a bartender. Other bartenders then check out that person's posts. If another bartender agrees, then sheriff Jim Yingst will give the nominee an invitation to be a bartender.
We have had some people join the bartender ranks in other ways. Sometimes they come up with a great idea for a new forum and agree to do all the hard work to get that forum rolling. Sometimes, they compose new content for the static pages that we all agree is high quality stuff - it gets added to the ranch, and that person becomes a bartender.
I guess the key is that we are all volunteers here. If you are caught in the act of helping out, we wanna take some barriers away!

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Brian Tomlin
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 06, 2000
Posts: 31
Hopefully some day I will get to the point where I can be as helpful in Java to other people as the JavaRanch crew has been to me and can earn a bartender status.
Until then, I'll just keep pourin' Shiner Bock for myself. And Paul, if you're ever in Texas, look me up and I'll gladly buy you a beer. If you've never had Shiner Bock, then you're in for a treat.
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20545
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Brian,
Most of the bartenders got where they are now cuz as greenhorns they were very helpful.
Shiner Bock? I have to confess, I never developed a taste for alcohol. About once a year I'll try some sissy drink, but I usually never finish it.
 
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