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Sep 29, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
In case you aren't on FB, this morning I issued a challenge:

The ATP Database is growing by leaps and bounds, and I want you in on the action! Today, and today only, I will pay you an additional 5 acorns per appropriate plant comment that you make!! Go comment on your favorite plant!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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Sep 29, 2011 7:20 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Keeps Goats Forum moderator Frogs and Toads Tip Photographer Keeper of Poultry I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Canadian
well, there's a challenge I can't turn down Big Grin
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Sep 29, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Ummm- posting the same comment into multiple plants is cheating.

I'm a tough teacher....
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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Sep 29, 2011 8:33 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Keeps Goats Forum moderator Frogs and Toads Tip Photographer Keeper of Poultry I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Canadian
oh, I wasn't expecting anything for those!! I just figured since I was there I'd get them done...same info applies to all of them...we really need a "Genus" specific page!
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Sep 29, 2011 9:09 AM CST
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!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Trish said:Ummm- posting the same comment into multiple plants is cheating.

I'm a tough teacher....


What about for native status. All my comments start out, "(plant name) is native to:" then the information varies from plant to plant.
wildflowersoftexas.com



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Sep 29, 2011 9:32 AM 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'll say yes on Trish's behalf, but I'll also place a limit of a maximum of 100 acorns (per person) for today's bounty.
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Sep 29, 2011 4:41 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Do the comments need to be moderator approved before your acorns show up? I took advantage of the special offer and posted over 20 comments but don't see my additional acorns.
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Sep 29, 2011 4:56 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
I haven't given them out yet Big Grin

Since it is a manual process to do the extras, I figured I'd let the day run out and award them all at the same time bright and early in the morning!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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Sep 29, 2011 4:56 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Keeps Goats Forum moderator Frogs and Toads Tip Photographer Keeper of Poultry I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Canadian
Thumbs up
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Sep 29, 2011 5:32 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Thanks, Trish. That sounds good to me. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.

Does the 1/2 acorn which is the standard for each comment show up right after any new comments? I guess I am trying to figgure out if comments need to be approved first, just like images and proposels. There are caches for those but no catche that I can see for comments. The comments just show up as they are posted.

Not sure that it is fair to post a limit on the extra acorns here to 100 if there is no limit mentioned on the Facebook post Whistling
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Sep 29, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Sorry about that, Rita. I posted to FB a bit too hastily. Sad

I hope that you still feel good about the comments and contributions that you made!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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Sep 29, 2011 7:20 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
I do feel great. Big Grin I am going to have a lot more acorns tomorrow than I do tonight Hurray!
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Sep 29, 2011 7:49 PM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Besides it is not like you loose anything because the comments are always worth the regular 1/2 acorn that you get.
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Sep 29, 2011 10:59 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
That's exactly right!

Also, look for more bounty opportunities in the coming days and weeks!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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Sep 29, 2011 11:06 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
Actually, you should be getting a full acorn for each comment, unless it is extremely short. If the comment is one or two lines, it skips giving the acorn. Maybe I should change that.
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Sep 30, 2011 4:57 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
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
I think you should, some people are just naturally more wordy than others.... Whistling
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Sep 30, 2011 5:16 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 sometimes it can be a very important fact which only takes one short line to deliver. Retroactive?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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Sep 30, 2011 6:03 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I agree with Ann. Most of mine are one line Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant is an important fact (I think) it might get a word or two longer when I add honeydew to it but not usually
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Sep 30, 2011 8:32 AM 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
Here is the report on all the comments from the past 24 hours:

Newyorkrita: 48 comments with an average word count of 30 words.
mattsmom: 44 comments with an average word count of 13 words.
zuzu: 43 comments with an average word count of 38 words.
Skiekitty: 34 comments with an average word count of 8 words.
rebloomnut: 21 comments with an average word count of 12 words.
mom2goldens: 15 comments with an average word count of 57 words.
stetchworth: 12 comments with an average word count of 44 words.
plantladylin: 11 comments with an average word count of 78 words.
threegardeners: 11 comments with an average word count of 54 words.
Danita: 10 comments with an average word count of 101 words.
Calif_Sue: 10 comments with an average word count of 42 words.
Mindy03: 10 comments with an average word count of 8 words.
Sharon: 8 comments with an average word count of 39 words.
mcash70: 8 comments with an average word count of 21 words.
flaflwrgrl: 8 comments with an average word count of 106 words.
kqcrna: 7 comments with an average word count of 52 words.
Horntoad: 7 comments with an average word count of 22 words.
SongofJoy: 6 comments with an average word count of 32 words.
daylily: 5 comments with an average word count of 43 words.
Dutchlady1: 4 comments with an average word count of 17 words.
Moby: 3 comments with an average word count of 23 words.
wcgypsy: 3 comments with an average word count of 55 words.
DdeTex: 2 comments with an average word count of 17 words.
Robynznest: 2 comments with an average word count of 48 words.
jmorth: 2 comments with an average word count of 19 words.
kimbar: 2 comments with an average word count of 10 words.
valleylynn: 2 comments with an average word count of 83 words.
pardalinum: 1 comment with 33 words.
porkpal: 1 comment with 3 words.
gingin: 1 comment with 20 words.
Boopaints: 1 comment with 12 words.
fiwit: 1 comment with 71 words.
chelle: 1 comment with 63 words.
Patti1957: 1 comment with 21 words.
virginiarose: 1 comment with 1 word.
glevely: 1 comment with 11 words.
dmac: 1 comment with 54 words.

In total, 1,290 additional acorns were awarded through this 24 hours bounty. Pretty nice!
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Sep 30, 2011 8:37 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
*Blush* Guess I have run off of the mouth (fingers?) I have the highest average word count per comment. YIKES!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown

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