Plant Database forum: Acorn awards increased for databox proposals

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 11, 2012 7:31 AM CST

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I have updated the databox moderation system to change the acorn awards. The way it used to work was that it tried to guess how many data points you changed, and then try to give the amount of acorns that is appropriate. That number would be 0.1 up to 1. So if you went through and only entered one piece of information, you would only get 0.1 acorns.

I have now changed this. Starting now, when you have a databox proposal approved, you get a full acorn regardless of how much data you checked off. If you later on resubmit another data proposal for the same plant you only get 0.1 acorns.
[Last edited by dave - Jun 11, 2012 7:31 AM (+)]
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 11, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Hurray!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 11, 2012 9:21 PM CST
Oh, that's great! And seems quite fair to me. Thumbs up
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 12, 2012 1:49 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2012 4:29 PM CST
I agree
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 12, 2012 5:20 PM CST
Thank you Dave Thumbs up
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
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krancmm
Jun 12, 2012 5:24 PM CST
I agree Fair indeed. Sometimes it takes as much work to check references to change one piece of data as entering a bunch of changes.
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 12, 2012 8:16 PM CST
Most excellent change. Much better than the other way. Thumbs up Dave.
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