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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 28, 2011 10:22 AM CST

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I have updated the list of how to get acorns. You can see the full list here:

http://garden.org/special/acorns/

New this morning is that you get acorns for helping the database moderators. If you view the unapproved queues in the plant database and see something that you think should be approved, you can give that item a thumbs-up.

If a moderator then comes along and approves that item, you will get 0.05 acorns for helping. It's not much but it can sure add up.

You also get acorns for proposing the import of images from the forums into the database and other things like that.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2011 10:44 AM CST
I like that about the thumbs up in the to be approved catch. I look there often, I think lots of us do that! And I had Thumbs up immages in there in the past already so this is a great idea for more acorns!

What happens about thumbs up to immages already approved? Any plans about that?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 10:47 AM CST

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When you do that, it bumps an image into the first slot. Sometimes I do that for an exceptional image so that it appears in that slot as well as on the genus listings. I try not to do it too often, don't want to hurt anyone's feelings if they were the first one to submit an image and then they get bumped, have to be selective.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Well, I was only doing thumbs up for exceptional photos no matter were they are located. I think it is great to give a thumbs up but it really has no value if one were to give them out to just about everything one sees. I like that about the image moving up to be the first one shown if it receives thumbs up. Seems like a great idea and only fair to me.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 28, 2011 10:54 AM CST

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I think a good rule of thumb (pardon the pun) is to go ahead and give a thumbup to anything that you like.

If I'm in the database and I see something that makes me think, "Oh I like that!" then I mindlessly click the thumbsup icon. Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 11:05 AM CST

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Yes I agree, I mostly meant that I am careful not to show favoritism. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 28, 2011 11:07 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2011 11:12 AM CST
So you both think I might be holding up too much from giving thumbs up? I really think about it before I give one to an image as I look at it. Really look lots and rarely give those thumbs up even though I like the picture. For instance if it is a plant I don't know anything about I almost never do even though it is a lovely immage. Maybe I am not getting the idea behind doing thumbs up and being TOO selective.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 28, 2011 11:22 AM CST

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I think you're thinking too hard, Rita. Giving a thumbsup is fun and easy and shouldn't be thought about to hard. Be generous! They cost nothing to give. Smiling
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Ok, I think you are right. Will be more free with those thumbs ups from now on Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Sep 28, 2011 11:35 AM CST

Plants Admin

Yep, go for it Rita, your gut instinct! It's also fun to later go through your list of thumbs up from your profile page and see your selections again as well as who gave you thumbs up! You can do that by clicking on the number next to the thumb. Big Grin
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[Last edited by Calif_Sue - Sep 28, 2011 6:35 AM (+)]
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 28, 2011 11:44 AM CST
Thanks, Sue. I already found that page that shows thumbs up given and received. I do look sometimes to see who gave me thumbs up.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2011 3:45 PM CST
dave said: Giving a thumbsup is fun and easy and shouldn't be thought about too hard. Be generous! They cost nothing to give. Smiling
I agree Just like a smile! Smiling

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 28, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Well, I'm 78 for 17... so I am doing ok in the GIVING department!! Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2011 3:50 PM CST
I just had to go check my profile page and I'm almost even at 57/53!
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Name: Jeri Nicholson
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jeri11
Sep 29, 2011 9:48 AM CST
I gave 4 acorns to friends via tree mail and they have never taken them. Since it has been so long can I take them back? If so how?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 29, 2011 9:50 AM CST

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They don't have to take them. Once you send them, they are automatically received.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Sep 29, 2011 9:59 AM CST

Plants Admin

They just never thanked you for them. Sad
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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Sep 29, 2011 10:09 AM CST
Hilarious!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2011 10:19 AM CST
jeri11 said:I gave 4 acorns to friends via tree mail and they have never taken them.

Lovey dubby Jeri: I sent you 2 acorns to say Thank You ... for the words below your post.

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