My question is regarding cows awarded to members of Javaranch.
I believe cows are awarded to best answer/solution to a problem.
Any criterion to award them?
How to see the previous posts for which cows were awarded?
I'm not sure, but I don't think there are any criteria for being awarded cows. Staff member give them whenever they feel like it. Usually it has to do with a post being very informative, a very good question or helpful in other ways.
Thanks Paul. That explains quite a bit. I am responding this late because I am trying to find information on the +1, Thumbs Up, cows, and other similar incentives. Guess this is not a FAQ (since I was unable to find anything there), so is there a web-page that explains all these incentives?
As one can see, I've been in the ranch for a while, but I don't post very often. One of the mods presented me with the Rancher title well before these incentives were set up (~August 2010).
Anand Hariharan wrote:... I am trying to find information on the +1, Thumbs Up, cows, and other similar incentives. Guess this is not a FAQ (since I was unable to find anything there), so is there a web-page that explains all these incentives?
In terms of the thumbs up, it is arguably more of a feedback mechanism than an incentive. If you like a post, then give it a thumbs up. Anyone can give a thumbs up, to any post (that is not the same user), and there really isn't a daily limit.
Cows are a bit different. Only ranchers and above can give them. There are daily limits that can be granted. And having cows has benefits (explained in the link you posted).