Ranch hand is anyone who has posted at least 30 times. Sheriff is an administrator. Bartenders are extremely clever and good looking people who should be looked upon with awe by everyone on JavaRanch. Oh... and they're forum moderators, too.
You'll soon know the sheriffs with a name like 'S' I am sorry to have to tell you...be prepared for a bit longer life as a greenhorn when they lay down the law about naming. Better yet, you may want to jump into the local courthouse and change your name before they see you. They have few rulez in these here parts but if you've got a bad name, look out!! OP
It's quite amusing how militant many people are about names 'round these parts. (I'm all for it by the way ) The best way to get a reply to a problem is have an 'illegal' name and people will come running for miles (and not just Sherifs or Bartenders) to sort you out. Well, it gives me a smile, anyways. dave.
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