On any one of your posts, click on the image. It should open up a profile page and your total number of posts is displayed there. The hierarchy is greenhorn->ranchhand->bartender->sheriff. You become a bartender when another bartender/sheriff nominates you in the "voting" process. The same process of meritocracy is used to promote a bartender to a sheriff. Cheers!
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The hierarchy is greenhorn->ranchhand->bartender->sheriff.
so bottomline is: a ranchhand should be on the good side of one or more (read all) bartenders and a bartender should be on the good side of one or more (read all) sheriff's.... a greenhorn automatically becomes a ranchhand if (s)he is on the good side of all ranchhands, bartenders and sheriffs.... - satya