If you ask me, the link about earning acorns (http://garden.org/special/acor...
) should be a lot more prominent than hidden at the very bottom of the Profile page. Here's why. I'm fairly new here and I wanted to understand how the Acorn thing worked, so I went looking for a Help page. I checked the Home page - couldn't find one. No Help link there. Checked the About Us link - nothing there about Acorns. I checked the "Tips" tab at the top. Nope, that's not tips for using the site, that's tips about plants. Went to my profile page and clicked on each link. Couldn't find anything. I looked at my microbadges. Clicked on Browse and add more badges. Well, on that page I could see that badges cost
acorns, but still nothing about how to get
them. Next I checked my tree-mail. Very nice message there from Woofie, but not a thing about how to get acorns. Next I came to the Site Talk forum and there I found lots of threads about
acorns, but still nothing about how to earn
them. Finally I went back to the Profile page and there was the link I needed, sitting at the very bottom of the page. I had not scrolled down far enough previously.
Since Acorns are playing a more integral part of this site - lots of contests and raffles depend upon acorns - you need to make it easier for people to find out how to earn them. For example, just check out this thread: Announcing an April "not a raffle" raffle, sponsored by Dutchlady1!
(The thread "Announcing an April "not a raffle" raffle, sponsored by Dutchlady1!"
in Site Talk forum
). Near the bottom of the first post, there is a link next to "Buy Tickets Here". Guess what it leads to? Well, for me, all I get a screen that says:
You do not currently own any raffle tickets.
By entering the contest, you are giving permission to have your username publicized in the event of your winning.
Nothing useful. No links. No explanation. It may as well say "Hey you LOSER!" Now I'm pretty computer savvy, but I suspect a lot of folks would not have been as persistent as me. I think I should get some acorns just for posting this message!
Just my two cents. I LOVE the new site! I will be sticking around for a long time.