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Anonymous
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Paul Wheaton, local sheriff, has removed me from the JavaRanch because I was not using a proper name.
My name is Monty Ireland. On-line and within the JavaRanch I am known as MONTY6. It appears that our local sheriff did not like MONTY6 as a proper name.
Please read www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum10/HTML/000180.html for details.
I have spend the better part of a year now learning from others and giving my opinion whenever I thought it would help.
When I have tried to re-register. I have gotten the following msg! 'Sorry, but the name you attempted to use has been reserved by a registered member.'
Because, I am not a SHERIFF. my opinion is no longer needed...
It is no longer going to be provided.
My opinion as well as others have made the JavaRanch a great place to hang out. Not anymore!
Incase you have not noticed 'JavaRanch gets a kickbacks' from book publishers. Also, they are considering merchandising to make more $$$. I like money... I like to help others make $$$.

Not anymore!
Good-Luck JavaRanch....
monty6

 
Barry Andrews
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Hey dude! You must not leave us! You have helped me greatly in the past. We do need your opinions here! Don't go because of some silly rule.
 
George Brown
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now, there's an idea! why don't you register as Monty Ireland! no hassles, no worries!
 
paul wheaton
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I'm moving this to the JavaRanch forum.
 
paul wheaton
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I just checked and "Monty Ireland" is not used. You could register that name.
As for all the big bucks that JavaRanch makes, JavaRanch runs in the red. The money that comes in from the amazon and brainbuzz stuff helps, but does not cover the expenses. If I didn't offset some of the expense, my wife would have me shut this puppy down in a heartbeat. I'm trying to find that balance where the site is not commercial, sticks to java and keeps my wife from freaking out. People buy the stuff at amazon anyway. Putting the books at the top helps folks find topical books. I spent two days making the books lists to go at the top of the forum pages. The brainbuzz stuff isn't too off topic either. The cool thing is that any money that comes in from those things is when people did it totally voluntarily. Thanks folks!
The name thing has nothing to do with money. It has to do with the kind of community I'm trying to build. A professional community. Or, a least something that looks like a professional community.
There are lots of places on the internet where you can use any wild alias you want. This just isn't one of them. You've got a cool name, I don't see why you hide it.
 
Monty Ireland
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Ok Ok...
How can I get 'Monty Ireland' RanchHand status....?

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I'm glad you came back Monty.
In a few days, perhaps you would like to talk about bartender status. You certainly did help a lot of people - and that's the number one thing we look for in a bartender.
In the mean time, a ranch hand is somebody with 30 posts.
 
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