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I am Gir Bot! A rather limited bot buried deep within the bowels of this forum software. I come to life once in a while to post about my favorite things!

Today I am programmed to announce ten promotions.

These five actual living, breathing, meatspace people have been promoted from "Sheriff" to "Marshal" for the rest of this month!

Devaka Cooray
Bear Bibeault
Liutauras Vilda
Jeanne Boyarsky
Tim Cooke


These five actual living, breathing, meatspace people have been promoted from "Bartender" to "Saloon Keeper" for the rest of this month!

Stephan van Hulst
Tim Moores
Ron McLeod
Frits Walraven
Carey Brown


Oh! And these seven actual living, breathing, meatspace people have been promoted to "Ranch Foreman" for the rest of this month!

Pete Letkeman
Daniel Cox
Lilou Laure
Norm Radder
Tobias Bachert
Matt Wong
Joel Murach

I like tacos!
 
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Congratulations everybody
 
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Thank you.

It's nice to be noticed in a positive manner like this.

I hope everyone keeps up the good work to continue to make this site great.
 
Liutauras Vilda
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Thank you Gir Bot, I appear to be on the promoted list too.

Congratulations everybody
 
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Pete Letkeman wrote:. . . It's nice to be noticed . . . .
You have been noticed for general good posting; well done
 
Norm Radder
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Is a Ranch Foreman (hired hand) above a Rancher (owner of a Ranch)?
 
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Gir Bot wrote:...for the rest of this month!

Interesting...

This would seem to indicate that even if one follows the forum rules one could loose this new rank.
I think this is good as it then does not allow one to become complacent.

This would be why you might see the some of the same names mentioned in different monthly promotions.
 
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Thanks for the promotion. 
 
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Norm Radder wrote:Is a Ranch Foreman (hired hand) above a Rancher (owner of a Ranch)?

Whoever has an answer to this question should kindly update this wiki.
 
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That is a good question; if you become inactive (or less active), the foreman title can disappear, but the rancher title would remain. Maybe that is the answer.
 
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I would think a promotion would be moving up a grade.  Is it a promotion going from a rancher owner (Rancher) to someone hired by a Rancher (Ranch Foreman)?
 
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Norm Radder wrote:I would think a promotion would be moving up a grade.  Is it a promotion going from a rancher owner (Rancher) to someone hired by a Rancher (Ranch Foreman)?

I agree. It sounds like a demotion and not a promotion. It wasn't long ago when you were announced as a bartender.

Campbell Ritchie wrote:...if you become inactive (or less active), the foreman title can disappear, but the rancher title would remain.

I wonder if a bartender title remains if you become inactive. I'm curious about this because lately, Jayesh A Lalwani has not been so active and has lost his bartender title, but Sharma Ashutosh remains a bartender despite the fact that he has been inactive for the past 4 years.
 
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Please note, that I do not mean to sound harsh, inconsiderate, insulting, combative or offensive by any means with this post.
If my take on this offends you then please let me know so that I can:
  • Edit it if possible to make it more friendly
  • Learn from the post so that I do a better job next time

  • Here is my take (and I speak only for myself):

  • It is only a title after all and my day to day living hasn't changed one bit.
  • I don't have any more or any less power then I did before the title changed.
  • With this title I suspect I may have a little more recognition and maybe my opinion may matter a bit more then before.
  • My knowledge has changed, yes, but not due to a title change, but do to trying to learn Java and programming better.
  • I would be 100% fine if my title reverted back to Ranch Hand or even Greenhorn for that matter. This title does not define me in anyway that I can think of.

  • If I really want something more or something else for a title then I can remember that Paul Wheaton says and what is noted below:
    Paul Wheaton wrote:Some people have donated a big heap to JavaRanch and we let them pick their own custom title. If you'd like to pick your own custom title, check out the Tip Jar.

    As noted here https://coderanch.com/wiki/659904/Saloon-Titles

    Sure it may be nice to be on the board with someone like Campbell Ritchie (Sheriff), but to have that knowledge and those responsibilities is one thing. To earn that something totally different, and I know that I have not earned them.
    Even if I was offered those responsibilities, I'm not too sure I would want them.

    Once again I speak only for myself.
     
    Daniel Cox
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    Pete Letkeman wrote:I would be 100% fine if my title reverted back to Ranch Hand or even Greenhorn for that matter. This title does not define me in anyway that I can think of.

    I assume that you're referring to Norm's enquiry. You're right, a title or cow does not define you in any way, but we humans are sensitive creatures. In this thread, you talked about how some people get sensitive when something is described as 'Easy' and 'Simple.'  I've seen people on this website absolutely lose it when cows are taken away from them. A £1000 gift has little or no impact on a millionaire's life, but he appreciates it when he receives a £1000 gift for Xmas and he feels offended when he's asked to return the gift.
     
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    Daniel Cox wrote:...but we humans are sensitive creatures.

    You are correct and that can bring out the best and the worse of us unfortunately. If, perhaps my previous post crossed any lines then would you please let me know or let someone know so that they can take a cow away, if warranted,
    Daniel Cox wrote:I've seen people on this website absolutely lose it when cows are taken away from them.

    I have not see this side of the site yet, however I can only imagine.
    Daniel Cox wrote:A £1000 gift has little or no impact on a millionaire's life, but he appreciates it when he receives a £1000 gift for Xmas and he feels offended when he's asked to return the gift.

    Agreed and then this eventually becomes the new normal and we as a group/society suffer.
     
    Liutauras Vilda
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    Daniel Cox wrote:It sounds like a demotion and not a promotion.

    That isn't true. Here it is:

    Let's say majority of users are A, but you are B (which is better).

    Now, gir bot announced, that for the rest of the month you become C (which is even better than B). If after such month gir bot won't announce you as becoming/continuing be a C, you'll get back to B.
    Then anytime again, gir bot can announce and promote you to C. But you won't get down below B in this scenario.

    So, it is a promotion.
     
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    In common life situations, which person is senior:  the one who hires another or the one that is hired (and could be fired at any time)?
     
    Daniel Cox
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    Liutauras Vilda wrote:
    Daniel Cox wrote:It sounds like a demotion and not a promotion.

    That isn't true.

    I might be wrong since I'm not staff; I'm just a curious, nosy member of this incredibly amazing community. I would assume that a promotion gives you more privileges. I think that a Rancher has more privileges than a Ranch Foreman. For example, a Rancher has the ability to award cows.

    Awarding of cows to members
    Henry Wong wrote:Cows may be awarded once you obtained the title of Rancher.
     
    Liutauras Vilda
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    Norm Radder wrote:In common life situations, which person is senior:  the one who hires another or the one that is hired (and could be fired at any time)?

    Answer is obvious, but don't get your point in this context.
     
    Norm Radder
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    don't get your point

    I was a Rancher.  This thread lists members that were changed to Ranch Foreman (Was that a demotion for me?).  I was wondering why my name was in this list or why the title said promotion.
     
    Liutauras Vilda
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    Norm Radder wrote:
    don't get your point

    I was a Rancher.  This thread lists members that were changed to Ranch Foreman (Was that a demotion for me?).  I was wondering why my name was in this list or why the title said promotion.

    Alright, I see what you mean. Good point. Please allow us some time to clear this out. Of course our goal isn't demotion - other way round.
     
    Norm Radder
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    No problems here.  Just an observation and a question about if the gir bot knew what it was doing.

    And as an old expression goes:  I was pulling your chain a bit.
     
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    The automatic promotion thing that gir bot is tasked with is a pretty new system here at CodeRanch. I think it's a really cool system and goes a long way to call out and recognise the most active and helpful members of our corner of the internet. But with all things awesome, it's not all peaches and kittens. We're continually honing the system to iron out the wrinkles. In this case Norm has highlighted that the titles may not always make sense. Ranch Hand to Ranch Foreman... sweet promotion! Rancher to Ranch Foreman... hey what'd I do wrong? (In this case, nothing wrong of course)

    There's a constant flurry of activity going on behind the scenes at CodeRanch to make our forum software the best we can make it, all done by our volunteer staff, so if some staff member feels strongly enough about this then change will come.

    In the meantime I invite you all to take the automatic promotion to Ranch Foreman exactly as it's intended, positive recognition that you have recently been the most active and helpful people of all our members. Kudos to you all and I welcome you to bask in the glory
     
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    congratulations all =)
     
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