Site Talk forum: Consistency suggestion re badges

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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
May 13, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Rainy day here. I was looking through the badges and noticed that all the regions are together because they start the same "Region: xxx." The animals, on the other hand, are rather scattered. Some are "Lover of..." others are "Keeps..." or "Raises..." Still others are just the animal name. To group them all together, I would suggest changing the title of each animal badge to "Likes or keeps..." which seems to cover most animals. Just a random, and rather insignificant, thought. Back to my boredom...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 13, 2015 2:39 PM CST

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Or we could go even more generic and say:

"Animals: ..."
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
May 13, 2015 3:28 PM CST
That would work as well. Even though I have cats, I'd hesitate to call myself a 'cat lover' - sounds too much like the crazy cat lady.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 13, 2015 5:27 PM CST
Or we could eliminate the words 'likes', 'keeps' or 'raises' and just say 'cats', 'bees', 'sheep', 'goats', 'cows', etc. Shrug! ?? It seems to already be working for birds, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs and toads, mules. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 13, 2015 7:14 PM CST

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That would be fine but it wouldn't give the benefit of grouping them together in one place (Since the list is sorted alphabetically.)
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 13, 2015 7:24 PM CST
Well, um, if i am looking (alphabetically) for 'bees' I would not think to look at 'L' for 'likes'; I would look under 'b'.

How about:
Animals; bees
Animals; butterflies
Animals; goats
Animals; mules
etc.
Would that work? Easy to find under 'animals' then alphabetically to their favorite animal.

Well, then I guess you might need to put the bees and butterflies under the 'insect' heading.
I just gave myself a headache.
I'll try again tomorro Rolling on the floor laughing w.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
May 13, 2015 7:28 PM CST
Another approach might be to divide the badge list into sub-lists: Gardening Badges, Regional Affiliations, Creatures, Fun Stuff. That would eliminate the need for a preface. Perhaps even add in the Earned Badges with a short explanation of what they are and how they can/could be earned.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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!
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dave
May 13, 2015 7:30 PM CST

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I like that thinking, Deb.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 6, 2015 4:16 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Slow day at the office here so I notices that poultry, goats, horses and sheep are listed under 'K' as "Keeper of..."but for rabbits it's 'Rabbit Keeper'. Shrug! Guess I'll get back to work... Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 6, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Greene you sure can make me smile and laugh. Keep it up. Green Grin!

Great idea Deb.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 6, 2015 7:46 PM CST
Well, it was either pick apart the ATP site or do the dishes. C'mon, now. Which is more fun. Whistling
Actually, I was thinking that if someone got Llamas they would either be 'Lovers of Llamas, Llama keepers, or Keepers of Llamas...but then my brain did that thing it does and started to wonder about Gnus. Does anyone in the USA actually keep those?
I still get a kick out of 'alphabetical' everywhere I encounter it in this life. It's kind of subjective I guess. Rolling on the floor laughing
It's been a long day and it's not over yet.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 6, 2015 8:29 PM CST
The pictures painted in your mind are priceless. Green Grin!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jun 6, 2015 9:10 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jun 8, 2015 7:48 PM CST
greene said:Well, it was either pick apart the ATP site or do the dishes. C'mon, now. Which is more fun. Whistling
Actually, I was thinking that if someone got Llamas they would either be 'Lovers of Llamas, Llama keepers, or Keepers of Llamas...but then my brain did that thing it does and started to wonder about Gnus. Does anyone in the USA actually keep those?
I still get a kick out of 'alphabetical' everywhere I encounter it in this life. It's kind of subjective I guess. Rolling on the floor laughing
It's been a long day and it's not over yet.


My former neighbor's parents keep Llamas and Alpacas in OH. Even though we don't have any, I'd get a Llama/Alpaca badge if it were offered, just because they look so cute! Lovey dubby

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