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Name: Jeanne Boucher
Huntsville, TX (Zone 8b)
Jul 20, 2014 3:20 PM CST
I'm still fairly new to this wonderful website.
Please explain to me how the "acorn" system works.
Jeanne Boucher
Jeanne Boucher
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Jul 20, 2014 3:29 PM CST
Your receive acorns for various activities on this site. Here is a list of things you can do to receive acorns.
You can also give and receive them, with other members. To do this you can click on a persons name, to go to their profile page then click on give acorns. You can also give them as a reward or thank you for a post that you like by clicking on the acorn in that particular post. You can use them to purchase micro badges on you profile page, and you can purchase tickets for our "not a raffle, raffle" when they are held.

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Jul 20, 2014 10:03 PM CST
When I read a post that I find interesting, I give a 'thumbs up'.
But when I read a post that knocks my socks off, or opens my eyes to new information, or makes me roll on the floor with laughter, I send that person some acorns. It's sort of like giving a tip to an excellent server at a restaurant.

Sometimes you get acorns when you least expect it; like if you add a photo to the database.

Some people are 'rich with acorns' and give them away as not-a-raffle prizes.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
So Cal (Zone 10b)
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Jul 20, 2014 10:09 PM CST
I was also able to purchase some ATP T-shirts with acorns last year (best shirts around by far!), I do not know, though, if they will be available again in the future.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Jul 21, 2014 8:35 AM CST
I've used mine to get the badges that represent my gardening beliefs and style, and it's fun to give them to new members so they can do the same thing. The 'burning sun' one is probably appropriate for anyone in TX. The badges are a cool way to identify with different aspects of gardening personalities without having to read paragraphs in a profile. When you purchase a badge with acorns, it shows up automatically when you post in a forum. Hovering over them makes their name pop up, so you don't have to memorize the pics if your brain isn't into that.

Like Greene, I consider them a step-up from giving a thumb-up. Glad you asked, and hope you have some fun with this site and the acorns! Welcome to ATP, if I haven't said that to you already in another discussion!

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