• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Rob Spoor
  • Bear Bibeault
Saloon Keepers:
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Al Hobbs
  • salvin francis

what cow symbol means?

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 198
Oracle Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi All,

I can see a cow symbol against the post of some moderators. This is appearing in the left side where the users info appears.

what does it means. Please help me to understand it.

it appears below the following data in the left side:

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 30159



Have a nice day !

 
author
Posts: 23909
142
jQuery Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser VI Editor C++ Chrome Java Linux Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Moving this to the "ranch office" forum -- as this topic is definitely not "meaningless drivel".

Henry
 
Bartender
Posts: 4179
22
IntelliJ IDE Python Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The cows are a sort of rating system. Certain members of the community can rate others on the quality of posts, and these are reflected as 'Cows' awarded to the poster. So the cows would represent a trust-factor for the people posting. Right now mostly moderators have cows because we were able to use them for testing. But I would expect non-mods will start to earn them now that the system is live and we keep getting quality posts
 
Henry Wong
author
Posts: 23909
142
jQuery Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser VI Editor C++ Chrome Java Linux Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Other differences (from thumbs up). Cows can be earned for specific actions -- it doesn't have to be specific to a post. The system also provides listing of where the cows are earned, so we can use it to see the great work. Also, for the moderators, some of cows may be for testing purposes ...

Henry
 
author and iconoclast
Posts: 24203
44
Mac OS X Eclipse IDE Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
See here for cow details.
 
Manoj Kumar Jain
Ranch Hand
Posts: 198
Oracle Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks all for your replies. I got it now.
 
Rancher
Posts: 3742
16
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Henry Wong wrote:The system also provides listing of where the cows are earned


Is is possible for non-moderators to see this list - at least for our own cows.
I just noticed I have 5 cows but I've no idea where they came from, so I don't know if my bribes personal marketing budget is being used effectively
 
author & internet detective
Posts: 40798
829
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
At the moment we are trying to keep it private. This may change in the future.
 
Bartender
Posts: 1464
32
Netbeans IDE C++ Java Windows
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I just noticed I got a cow! That's cool, but I agree that it would be nice to know how I earned it. If the idea is to encourage more of whatever that was, I need to know whatever that was.

Of course, if I got it for the general nature of my outstanding quality of being, I'll just go on being the exemplary model of humanity that I am (most particularly in terms of my humility, of course).

Regardless, thanks to whomever gave me my first head of cattle.
 
lowercase baba
Posts: 13014
66
Chrome Java Linux
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Personally, I think the not knowing makes them more fun. I have one, and I have no idea how i got it. I could probably hunt around and find it (since I am a moderator), but I LIKE the feeling of not knowing specifically. I just get to think "somebody thinks I did something awesome", and that's enough for me.

But most people who know me will tell you I'm weird like that.
 
Rancher
Posts: 2759
32
Eclipse IDE Spring Tomcat Server
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Stevens Miller wrote:

Of course, if I got it for the general nature of my outstanding quality of being, I'll just go on being the exemplary model of humanity that I am (most particularly in terms of my humility, of course).



Yes, there is exaggeration there, but essentially, cows are supposed to be more valuable.

Personally, the way I have been using them is :- Like the post, give a thumb. Like the post enough to like the poster, give a cow

Edit:- And I do like knowing where my cows came from
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 570
3
Android Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

This thread has been awarded x cows

The cows are given to the thread, but not to the OP ?  
 
Henry Wong
author
Posts: 23909
142
jQuery Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser VI Editor C++ Chrome Java Linux Windows
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

John Joe wrote:

This thread has been awarded x cows

The cows are given to the thread, but not to the OP ?  



The cow count on a thread, isn't the cow count for the OP. The cow could have been awarded to someone who responded to the thread -- who is *not* the OP.

Additionally, the cow count also includes some complex math based on view count. This is actually a point of discussion, as this means that the cow count on a thread may not be the total cows awards. In the future, this may change -- perhaps to some other counter (maybe horse shoes ... ).

Henry
 
John Joe
Ranch Hand
Posts: 570
3
Android Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks you.
 
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic