This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I don't know if it's the right forum to ask my question.
I would want to know how,on JavaRanch, a member becomes RanchHand or Bartender; is there a system of points such that a member who initiates a thread can "grant" points to someone who has answered well to his question (to the question of the member who initiates a thread)?