Site Talk forum: May I suggest - acorns for comments?

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Views: 1084, Replies: 52 » Jump to the end
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Aug 18, 2014 4:07 PM CST
I sure agree with Lin's post about how wonderful this site is. However, sometimes when I look up a plant in the database, there is very little useful information, even if there are pictures from members posted.

To encourage members to post comments about their plants in the database, may I suggest offering an acorn for a useful comment? eg. "this plant needs shade and lots of water in my zone" or "this cultivar is not as robust as some others I've grown". Those are the things that make the database useful to more people, I think.

I always try to write at least something about the plant when I post my pictures to the database and would like to see more people doing the same. I know you can go through the threads where the plant is mentioned, but that can be laborious, even using the "find" function.

Ps. while I'm at it, could I request a couple of new emoticons? I need one for "slapping upside the head" and one for "tearing my hair" . . in frustration y'know??
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Aug 18, 2014 4:11 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

In actuality, acorns have always been awarded for comments.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Orchids Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator
Image
terrafirma
Aug 18, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Elaine, hi! When I saw your post it reminded me of "What are these Acorns I'm seeing around here?" You'll find this in your profile telling you how many acorns you have. At the end of that it says "What's this?" Click on that, and one of the ways it says to get them , is to offer a "useful" comment...I'm not entirely sure what is considered a "useful" comment...But I don't think I've ever gotten one...Maybe it's subjective? Or maybe it's those comments that get thumbs? Shrug! It does sound like a good idea though. Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Aug 18, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Yikes, Now, I really need to 'slap myself upside the head'. Big Grin

I guess it needs to be in big, bold letters up top for those of us who don't read or don't notice?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Orchids Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator
Image
terrafirma
Aug 18, 2014 4:19 PM CST
OOPS! I guess I was typing when Dave responded! I don't remember ever getting acorns for comments before.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Aug 18, 2014 4:22 PM CST
Glad I'm not the only one, Tara.

Thanks Dave!
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Orchids Container Gardener Garden Procrastinator
Image
terrafirma
Aug 18, 2014 4:26 PM CST
I've received acorns for accepted proposals, but not for comments... Shrug!

Nope, Elaine Hilarious! You're not the only one!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Aug 18, 2014 4:32 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yes, you did receive the acorns but you don't get a system message telling you that you got them. That's probably where your confusion may lie.

To test this, go post a comment to a plant in the database. If it's more than a sentence or two in length you'll see your acorn count has increased by one. Tiny one-line comments don't get acorns.

To see every way to get acorns click on "Acorns" in the footer.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
dyzzypyxxy
Aug 18, 2014 4:53 PM CST
Well that explains why I have had more acorns than I thought, when I went to look. I have 39.50 acorns.

Hey, how the heck did I get a half an acorn anyway? Did I post half a comment? Or am I collecting interest?
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
chelle
Aug 18, 2014 5:27 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:

Hey, how the heck did I get a half an acorn anyway? Did I post half a comment? Or am I collecting interest?


Someone may have given you half an acorn, Elaine. Smiling

Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Seedfork
Aug 18, 2014 5:30 PM CST
Yes, I think you can award acorns in decimal form. But, due to inflation, I don't think half an acorn is a credible option anymore! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Aug 18, 2014 5:34 PM CST
Also when someone proposes one of your pictures for the database (or the other way around) you get half an acorn.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Seedfork
Aug 18, 2014 5:35 PM CST
I forgot about that.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Aug 18, 2014 5:39 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Dutchlady1 said:Also when someone proposes one of your pictures for the database (or the other way around) you get half an acorn.


No, you get the full acorn. The one proposing the image gets added half an acorn.

At the risk of repeating myself: all of this is explained by clicking on "Acorns" in the footer.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Aug 18, 2014 6:44 PM CST
oopsie *Blush*
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Aug 18, 2014 7:30 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Green Grin!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Aug 18, 2014 7:35 PM CST
You can get marginal #'s (less than a whole one) of acorns for filling in missing data info. You know how you will find a plant & it has some of the fields filled in but some of the fields are missing info.? Fill those in or as many as you can find research to support & depending on how many were filled in before you started & how many you filled in, then the system awards you portions of acorns. Did I make sense?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Aug 18, 2014 7:38 PM CST

Plants Admin

Ann, it doesn't depend on the number already filled in and the number you fill in. That used to be the case, but now you get a full acorn the first time you add data to an entry and one-tenth of an acorn for every subsequent time you add data, regardless of the amount of data.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
Image
flaflwrgrl
Aug 18, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Oh, I didn't know it had changed. Thanks Zuzu.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
Image
Gymgirl
Aug 19, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Elaine, the acorns are for the emoticon suggestions, LOL!

"could I request a couple of new emoticons? I need one for "slapping upside the head" and one for "tearing my hair" . . in frustration y'know??"

nodding

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Site Talk forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"