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I understand that cows can be given by a member of code ranch to another member if the former is eligible for giving a cow. Typically, I have seen that more experienced members such as Bartenders, Authors give cow to new members if they feel his/her post is a useful one. I have two questions. 1) What is the right criteria on basis of which a member should decide to give cow to another member? 2) Is it taken as bad if a less experienced member like raunch hand etc gives cow to some very experienced member like bartenders, authors etc (which I think indicates that the former feels the post of latter was helpful for all)?
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Monica Shiralkar wrote:. . . . 1) What is the right criteria . . . to give cow to another member?

A very good post. More than a simple thumbs‑up;

2) . . . a less experienced member . . . gives cow to some very experienced member . . .Thanks.

That would be quite all right.
 
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Thanks. So, it can be given for a Thread or a post. Is that correct?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:A very good post.



And this 'good' means what I feel would be useful for all the readers and not just what I personally feel is useful. Is that correct?
 
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Yes, but if somebody puts lots and lots of effort into answering your question, surely that merits a cow, too.
 
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Monica Shiralkar wrote:Thanks. So, it can be given for a Thread or a post. Is that correct?


Technically it can only be given for a post. But the first post of a thread can represent the thread. So if you want to support the whole thread with a cow, the first post is a good place to do that.
 
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You can if you wish say something explaining that the cow is for the whole thread rather than only one post.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:But the first post of a thread can represent the thread. So if you want to support the whole thread with a cow, the first post is a good place to do that.



The first post of the thread typically is a question. What follows typically are answers. So does that mean it is generally to be given for a good question which brought out good and useful information for all through answers and not typically given for good answers which brought out good and useful information for all?
 
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Monica Shiralkar wrote:

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:But the first post of a thread can represent the thread. So if you want to support the whole thread with a cow, the first post is a good place to do that.



The first post of the thread typically is a question. What follows typically are answers. So does that mean it is generally to be given for a good question which brought out good and useful information for all through answers and not typically given for good answers which brought out good and useful information for all?


I didn't say that. I was responding to the part about how to give cows for a good thread overall.

Definitely good topics and good answers both deserve cows.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
I didn't say that. I was responding to the part about how to give cows for a good thread overall.
Definitely good topics and good answers both deserve cows.



Thanks. Understood.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:You can if you wish say something explaining that the cow is for the whole thread rather than only one post.


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