Is there a plan to add @mention@ in JavaRanch / JForum?
I would like to see a purple moosage or an email fired off when someone mentions my name. i have used "@" assuming we would want to allow mentioning only the display names (which can have spaces).
Jeanne, i still dont have much clue on what this "cow" means :-). will ask google.
I'll break the suspense - Google is going to tell you it's a 4 legged animal
Cow in context of our forums, is a kind of award which one earns either because:
1) A very good, helpful or thoroughly thought out post
2) A post which offers genuine suggestions, feedback for the betterment of these forums (like in this specific case)
3) Overall good behaviour over a period of time
4) Some other action which the moderators or those who have the ability to hand out cows, feel deserves more than just a thumbs up.
By the way, a post that earns a cow will trigger a mail notification to the user who earned it and that mail gives a bit of hint on why the cow was awarded.