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Krishna Kanth
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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).
 
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Can't say as I know if there is a plan for this, but I think it is a great idea. Thanks for thinking of ways to make our ranch better. For that: have a cow!
 
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Thanks Steve for the cow. Not sure how cows work though :-).

Is it possible for me to take a look at JForum codebase and see if i can add it to JavaRanch?
 
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No, we're not making the forum code available. Besides, while we are discussing this feature, there is no consensus yet on whether we will actually add it.
 
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krishna kanth wrote:Thanks Steve for the cow. Not sure how cows work though :-).

Is it possible for me to take a look at JForum codebase and see if i can add it to JavaRanch?

On January 3rd, we are adding two features that depend on the # cows you have.
 
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Great, Thanks Ulf, Jeanne for responding.

Jeanne, i still dont have much clue on what this "cow" means :-). will ask google.
 
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Google likely won't be of much help, as that's a JavaRanch thing. It's possible that we haven't done a good job explaining this feature; maybe we can rectify that when we release the features Jeanne mentioned in a few weeks. Until then you can read some earlier discussions: http://www.coderanch.com/t/601684/Ranch-Office/Happy-Jumpin-JForum-Day-read, http://www.coderanch.com/t/602031/Ranch-Office/cow-symbol-means and http://www.coderanch.com/t/602391/Ranch-Office/cows-powerful.
 
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krishna kanth wrote:

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.
 
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I am so proud of my cows that I'm considering adding them to my CV as an achievement.
 
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Haha... me proud too of my cow :-).
 
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