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JavaRanch is 1st runner up in the Jolt awards!

 
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IBM won the award, but we were 1st runner up! Much better than I expected!
Thanks everybody for cheering us on!
 
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Of course the Jolt folks call it a "Productivity Award" - but essentially it means "runner up".
Really .
(edited to remove the reference to "first" - cuz Jim made me , apparently there were 3 Productivity awards :roll: )
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Wait - does this mean . . . . yes it DOES!! This means that we beat out MICROSOFT!!!
Another point for the little guys!!!
(Not to mention the value per dollar spent)
 
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Well done.
But...
What does 1st runner-up mean? As opposed to just runner-up. Is there a 2nd runner-up? Or is that just the 3rd guy
Maybe its an Americanism?
 
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Don't you watch the Miss America Universe Pagent? There is a 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, etc down to about 20 (well maybe 5).
But in this case they only announced the one other award and we just phrased it that way :roll: .
 
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Ah yes, the Miss Universe Pagent. I should have known the answer was there :roll:
Don't they have "1st princess", "2nd princess", etc?
 
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In NCAA basketball tournament, there is champion, there is 1st runner up, there is 2nd, 3rd runner up. So there is pretty universal, at least in American English.
 
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Originally posted by Don Liu:
So there is pretty universal, at least in American English.


Which is spoken where? So it is potentially an Americanism, but I could be wrong. Maybe the English folk around here will correct me.
But I digress from the main import of this thread, which was the success being enjoyed by this Javaranch site.
Again, well done Paul and all others involved
 
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Originally posted by Don Liu:
So there is pretty universal, at least in American English.


Should be:
"So that is pretty universal, at least in American English."
sorry, I was in a hurry.
 
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Originally posted by Mark Howard:

But I digress from the main import of this thread, which was the success being enjoyed by this Javaranch site.
Again, well done Paul and all others involved


Hear! Hear! Let's raise those glasses! A toast (or english muffin, or tortilla, or ?? ) to JavaRanch!!! It is well deserved! Congrats to EVERYONE who helps out! Ya' did good!
 
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
Wait - does this mean . . . . yes it DOES!! This means that we beat out MICROSOFT!!!



Not so fast ... We did not "beat" Microsoft. The Jolt judges moved MSDN to "Hall of Fame" (It was Borland last year). But still ...
Now, I am the one who will come up with a 100 words summary for JavaRanch to appear on Software Development Magazine's official Jolt issue.
Congratulations to all again!
cheers
Michael
 
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Congratulations!
Cheers!
 
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And I was there to see it
The editor of Software Development magazine made references to javaranch (although without saying the NAME, but you could tell) as she was announcing this category -- and they put javaranch.com up in HUGE letters on the screen as a "Productivity Award" winner. Javaranch rocks. The place was way more packed than I had been expecting, so javaranch got quite a lot of good exposure to a very large crowd of alpha geeks.
The Jolt award wasn't the usual can, so who wants that silly blue bottle anyway. The "Productivity Award" is much better
cheers from San Francisco,
Kathy
 
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Congratulations to all.... this is way toooo cooooool !!
 
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Originally posted by Michael Yuan:

The Jolt judges moved MSDN to "Hall of Fame"


Ahhhhhhh
Michael - you are NO fun at all

Soooooo, do we get to see a sneak preview of the write-up . . .

And just how did YOU get to be the one to write this up??
 
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Congratulations to all!!!

Productivity award? Well, what's more better than awarded for being productive!

Thanks to all who make this place great!

Hema
 
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Michael is the one who nominated us for the award.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Yuan:


Not so fast ... We did not "beat" Microsoft. The Jolt judges moved MSDN to "Hall of Fame" (It was Borland last year). But still ...
Now, I am the one who will come up with a 100 words summary for JavaRanch to appear on Software Development Magazine's official Jolt issue.
Congratulations to all again!
cheers
Michael



Congratulations to all!
Thanks Michael! Why don't you let us know earlier? so we can behave while you are here.
 
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Yeah, like any of these cowboys would really behave :roll: .
 
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Originally posted by Michael Yuan:
Now, I am the one who will come up with a 100 words summary for JavaRanch to appear on Software Development Magazine's official Jolt issue.
Congratulations to all again!
cheers
Michael


Thanks Michael & make every word count
 
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Originally posted by Marilyn de Queiroz:
Michael is the one who nominated us for the award.


Yes, I nominated JavaRanch and asked Kathy to write a summary to distribute on the Jolt judges email list. Kathy did an excellent job. In the end, it is community that impresses the judges and wins the award. I wonder how the "reader's award" turns out to be. I will try my best to make the best out of the 100 words.
 
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Thanks Michael!
Hopefully we will do a better job next year!
 
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What does IBM have that isn't here better: besides billions of dollars?
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Congratulations. And I am happy that we are second only to a big jiant like IBM.
 
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Congrats ! That is great news that Javaranch.com is 1st runner up
 
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