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May 11, 2015 8:14 AM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
I found out not too long ago that you get two acorns instead of one when you upload the first picture of a plant to the database. I thought it was nice, and it's a good incentive to get people to add pictures to plants that don't have them yet.

Recently, I was at USF Botanical Gardens and took pictures of a plant I didn't know. I posted it on the plant ID forum and someone quickly identified it. Then, another user imported the pictures into the database which was fine. But I noticed that even though mine were the first pictures, I only got one acorn for the first photo. I didn't know if this was intentional or not so I thought I'd ask. I would just be afraid of it leading to hard feelings if someone felt like they wanted to upload it first and someone else imported the picture before they got to it. I have more acorns than a squirrel in winter so it was fine, but I just wanted to let you know that the site does that in case that's not what you intended to happen. In case you need to research what happened, the plant was this one: Panama Rose (Rondeletia leucophylla) The thread in the Plant ID forum is here: The thread "(Rondeletia leucophylla); Butterfly attractant at USF Botanical Garden" in Plant ID forum
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May 11, 2015 9:23 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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This happened to me too; if it is imported from a place on ATP already, the system gives you only one acorn.
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May 11, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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@Dave should be able to answer this.
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May 11, 2015 12:04 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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It's true, the import tool does not look at whether it's the first image or not. I should update that and make it conform to the usual bonus. In the meantime, I'll give you a few acorns to make it up. Smiling
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May 11, 2015 1:33 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Thank You! Lovey dubby
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May 11, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Thank You! Dave!
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May 11, 2015 3:02 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Okay, I looked into this and found that indeed, it has been giving double acorns the whole time (when appropriate) but the system message incorrectly omitted that information, always saying you got "an acorn" even when sometimes you got double acorns. So rest assured that nobody got the wrong number ever.

I have updated it to give the right system message starting now. Thumbs up
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May 11, 2015 3:08 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Cool! Zuzu is currently importing the roses (that weren't in the database) I took pictures of at the Tampa Rose Society show and the first two gave the message I only received one acorn but she just did one and it says two acorns so you definitely fixed it! Though, I'm glad to know everyone was getting the right amount of acorns to begin with. Thank You!
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May 11, 2015 3:13 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
To further set your mind at ease, I do log almost every action on the site that involved acorns so I checked your record, @mellielong.

May 3rd you had an image import that gave you double acorns. Today you had 5 that gave double acorns. The only error was the system message said the wrong number was given. Smiling

03/May/2015:22:38:18 +0000: id=209601 (Gave double acorns to mellielong for image 316103 (Gallery: bloom))
11/May/2015:20:37:37 +0000: id=210311 (Gave double acorns to mellielong for image 318278 (Gallery: bloom))
11/May/2015:20:50:15 +0000: id=210314 (Gave double acorns to mellielong for image 318282 (Gallery: bloom))
11/May/2015:20:57:54 +0000: id=210317 (Gave double acorns to mellielong for image 318285 (Gallery: bloom))
11/May/2015:21:03:01 +0000: id=210320 (Gave double acorns to mellielong for image 318287 (Gallery: bloom))
11/May/2015:21:09:25 +0000: id=210323 (Gave double acorns to mellielong for image 318291 (Gallery: bloom))
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May 11, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Ooh, it's all technical! Thanks Dave! I'm glad you got the message fixed so everyone can be clear now. We need those acorns to buy badges and enter Not-A-Raffles!
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May 11, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
I agree Thumbs up Thumbs up
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May 19, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine 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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
AND because it's great fun to give acorns to other people for things they suggested that you think is a great suggestion, because you know they could use the acorns, they wrote an article you think deserves an acorn tip, they ID'd a plant for you, they posted a photo you think is exceptional, and about a million other reasons. Big Grin
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May 21, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I think that identifying plants is a particularly valuable thing to do for people.

Knowing the correct identification lets you look up the entire world's cumulative knowledge about that plant, and try relatives. It gives clues about things you might change or test in the plant's care.

Or, perhaps, knowing its relatives allows some people to avoid any closely related plant ever again, if it was a thug or had other undesirable traits.!

Otherwise, all you know is: "It's green and kinda pretty and did or didn’t come back for me."Thank you, Plant ID Gurus!
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