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    Thank You James!

    For the past few years, the TAT Contest Staff has made significant advancements in further automating the TAT Prediction Challenge. In recent weeks, the TAT Contest Staff also has laid the groundwork for a new, automated contest—the Slam Bracket Prediction Contest that we are currently testing and plan to launch in 2016.

    None of this would have been possible without the extraordinary skill and expertise provided by James7.

    Now that the process is nearly complete, it is time to recognize this volunteer for his hard work and dedication to TAT.

    On behalf of the TAT Staff and TAT Contest Staff, it is my privilege to award only the second Honorary Medal of Meritorious Service to TAT in this forum's history. This medal, designed personally by our fearless and deeply appreciative leader, Kirkus, is "awarded for exceptional personal accomplishment in an effort to improve the website and/or community of TalkAboutTennis.com."

    Please join me in expressing your appreciation to this honor's latest recipient—James7. Thank you for a job extraordinarily well done and for giving so much of yourself with the highest level of dedication, competence, professionalism, and good humor.

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    Re: Thank You James!

    James7, thank you for all you have done! This honor is BEYOND well-deserved!

    Your medal has been awarded! Congratulations!
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    You absolutely rock, James7! What you've done, and continue to do is nothing short of amazing. Thank you so much!!
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    Thank you James7 and well said Drop-shot! The medal is well-deserved. I appreciate your professionalism, promptness and those timely bumps. Congratulations!

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    Re: Thank You James!

    Amazing work that saves all the staff time. Love your parser addition for suicide pool as well!

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    Re: Thank You James!

    This is totally unexpected. Thanks!

    I'm happy that I have been able to help some. Hopefully I can continue to.




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    James. Anybody that can automate our misery in the SP's is simply a genius.
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    Re: Thank You James!

    Congrats James7

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    Well deserved - Congratulations!
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    Well done, James. Much appreciated!

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    Re: Thank You James!

    Congratulations as you done well in advancing the contest.
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    Re: Thank You James!

    Congratulations James. We all benefit from your talent and generosity.
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    Many thanks. Congrats on your honorary medal. Bravo
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    Re: Thank You James!

    Thank you, James, for all your hard work. It's been seriously impressive to watch.

    P.S. This being your only award just means you're extra-special and no tainted with our commoner awards

    (which I haven't won any of this decade)


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    Re: Thank You James!

    Congrats James7.....well deserved honor!!!!

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