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Name: Christine
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Sep 19, 2017 1:49 PM CST
I did a search about my question re: acorns for comments and found this thread -
The thread "May I suggest - acorns for comments?" in Site Talk forum

According to the discussion, acorns are given for each comment so my question is: Is there any specific rules to collect acorns for comments, maybe a minimum number of words or?? I ask because I wrote a couple of comments today and noticed that I did not get any acorns.

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krobra
Sep 19, 2017 2:04 PM CST
dave said

"If it's more than a sentence or two in length you'll see your acorn count has increased by one. Tiny one-line comments don't get acorns."

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lauribob
Sep 19, 2017 2:12 PM CST
It looks like your comments should have earned you acorns to me. Did you happen to notice how many you had before your comments? Sometimes it seems like the notifications don't always let you know when you've received a nut.
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Baja_Costero
Sep 19, 2017 2:19 PM CST
This is how my last comment appeared within my system messages.

Your comment about Bromeliad (Deuterocohnia lorentziana) has been posted. You got an acorn!

If you are seeing the first sentence without the second one, I'm not sure what's up. Your comment earned you a thumbs up anyway, and that was before I saw this thread. Thumbs up
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 19, 2017 3:20 PM CST
I did notice the amount of acorns I had in my account did not increase after either of the posts. I double checked on the second post before and after. No acorn.

I was thinking it would say "You get an acorn" but when I read the comments on that other post, Dave said it would not tell you but would give you the acorn.

The system did not say "You get an acorn!"
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 19, 2017 3:22 PM CST
Christine, did your comment actually get posted?
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 19, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Yes, if you look at the newest comments, you will see them posted. Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 19, 2017 3:25 PM CST
Sandy, I see your post. Did you get an acorn?
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 19, 2017 3:28 PM CST
Yes, that's why I was wondering if yours even went through... I got a system message like Baja showed above. Strange!
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 19, 2017 3:34 PM CST
Hm. I guess maybe my comments weren't considered informative enough to warrant an acorn. Shrug!
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dave
Sep 19, 2017 3:54 PM CST

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If there is less than 250 characters in a comment, it won't give an acorn. That was the case here. But I'll send you a few separately since they were good comments. Smiling
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 19, 2017 4:13 PM CST
Thank you, Dave. *Blush* And now I know the magic number of characters. nodding
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 19, 2017 5:31 PM CST
You just need to be a little less succinct, Christine! Hilarious!
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Bonehead
Sep 19, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Personally, I like short concise comments that pack a punch without getting too wordy. I've seen some comments that are just blather that tell me nothing, and short comments that are very informative. Shrug. I don't care about the nuts, so will continue to go with short and succinct whenever possible.
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coboro
Sep 19, 2017 11:09 PM CST
We can get acorns for rambling on like a madman? Who knew???

Now I guess I have to go on for a few more paragraphs and dispense wise words of wisdom.

Nah. As Deb said, "I don't care about the nuts."
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 20, 2017 7:01 AM CST
I admit it, I do like getting acorns. I guess I can come up with more info like how big the plant got? But not really interested in adding meaningless words just to get one. Acorn

Thanks for the Acorn 's from all who sent them to me. I enjoyed every one of them. Green Grin! Green Grin!
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signet
Oct 5, 2017 6:54 PM CST
Speaking of acorns. ......it would seem I have 15 in my account . Free to a good home as I am Canadian and therefore they are useless to me ......so if anyone is interested I am giving them away . I will give 5 acorns each to the first 3 people to contact me assuming I can figure out how to transfer them to you .
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 5, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Signet, that is very generous of you! I don't need acorns, so please don't send yours to me -- but all you need to do is click on the user name of anyone who replies and there will be an option to send them acorns
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signet
Oct 5, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Thanks for that info Sandy B.!!!!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 5, 2017 7:13 PM CST

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Couple things to keep in mind:

1) Acorns never expire. You'll always have them until you spend them or give them away.

2) There is a chance we may have prizes in the future that will ship to Canada. We may one day even have prizes from Canadian companies that are only good for Canadian recipients!

No harm in holding the acorns.

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