Plant Database forum: Bonus acorns for comments, and a contest by zuzu!!

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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
Aug 22, 2014 7:32 AM CST

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This is going to be fun Fun FUN! Hurray!

Our resident acorn tycoon, @zuzu, and I are offering up a special incentive to encourage comments in our database in the form of a fun contest.

Starting now and ending next Thursday at 7:00pm Central Time, all comments in the database will receive DOUBLE acorns (one from the system and then at the end of the week I'll give you an extra acorn for each comment you posted.)

Then on Friday we will have the big drawing - every comment is a ticket to win. I'll then randomly draw one lucky winner who will then receive a whopping 250 acorns from zuzu! What will you do with 250 acorns? That's your business! Buy shiny new microbadges, purchase tickets in future raffles, give them as tips to other members, or buy a tee shirt with them when we offer them again.

Now, please, keep a few things in mind:

1) Don't post one-line comments. I reserve the right to exclude your comments from the contest if you're abusing it (not that anyone here would do that, of course. Green Grin! ) Comments should be informative, educational and helpful to the other users of the database. Also, avoid personal notes ("I grow this over by the barn where I can see it from my workshop where I paint and make glassworks.") Smiling

2) Proofread your comments at least once before you finally submit them. Reading your comment always helps you find any little errors that need correcting (this is something I need to do more!)

3) Don't post the same comment (or nearly the same) to multiple plants. Make sure each comment is unique and specific to the entry. If your comment applies to all cultivars of a certain kind of plant, then post the comment to the non-cultivar version of that plant.

I'm not planning on doing a video of the drawing BUT if we get more than 250 comments during the coming week then we'll do a video and make a bigger deal out of it. Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 22, 2014 8:01 AM CST
How very generous of you Zuzu! Thumbs up
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 22, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Fun!
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 22, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Thanks SO much, Dave and Zuzu. Now I need to go find plants that I haven't commented upon . . .
Elaine

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 22, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Oh wow!!!
This is a win win opportunity. More acorns, and more information in the database. Hurray!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Aug 22, 2014 10:56 AM CST
OH this is a great thing to do. Thank you Dave and Zuzu!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Aug 22, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Great idea! Thumbs up
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Claudia
Aug 22, 2014 12:29 PM CST
I just happened to add a comment this morning! I just found this so had no idea but I love it! Thumbs up
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 22, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Great way to add to our growing database. Off to comment...
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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
Aug 22, 2014 12:49 PM CST

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Claudia I saw your comment from this morning and it will be included in the contest. Smiling
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 22, 2014 1:00 PM CST
Fun, fun, fun nodding
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 22, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Dave, are you going to announce the contest to the general membership, on the Home Page, too?

I've been lurking on the Daylilies forum for a couple of months, and there are great contributors there who post pictures to the DB all the time. But many of them I don't see anywhere else on the site.
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
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dave
Aug 22, 2014 4:28 PM CST

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I've put it on the homepage and will leave it there for about 24 hours. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 22, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Hurray! Thank you Dave.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 22, 2014 4:39 PM CST
Thanks Dave and Zuzu! What a great contest Thumbs up
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crittergarden
Aug 22, 2014 5:16 PM CST
HOLY MOLEY!
250 acorns is an awful LOT of acorns!!
Always opinionated, I'm sure I'll add a comment or two.
But I don't KNOW enough to add a lot of them!
Just my own meager experiences.

THANKS zuzu and dave!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 22, 2014 5:23 PM CST

Plants Admin

Giving credit where credit is due, I have to admit the idea came from @NJBob, who donated the same number of acorns to an earlier contest of this type.
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
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dave
Aug 22, 2014 5:29 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

One more note: PLEASE don't post the same comment (or nearly the same) to multiple plants. Make sure each comment is unique and specific to the entry. If your comment applies to all cultivars of a certain kind of plant, then post the comment to the non-cultivar version of that plant. Smiling
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crittergarden
Aug 22, 2014 5:34 PM CST
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SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 22, 2014 6:02 PM CST
flaflwrgrl said:How very generous of you Zuzu! Thumbs up


I agree Hurray! Thumbs up

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