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! Which Badge Bits (BB's) do YOU think are easiest? :: Apple Poll

 
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We need your help. The people need your help.
The SkIP Program is coming along nicely, and there is a FREE EVENT at Wheaton Labs this October for anyone who's completed 20 Badge Bits (BB's), and is BB20 Certified.

There's a ton of people working towards BB20.
Help these people get to BB20 in time for the FREE EVENT at Wheaton Labs.

This is where you come in.
All you have to do is participate in this Apple Poll, by saying which BB's YOU think are the easiest.
 
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Hahaha, I put a thumbs-down on the basket making. It sounds so easy. I mean, people always talking about "Basket Weaving 101" as if it were this useless and easy task. NOPE! It took me like 5 tries to finally make a basket. The correct materials really help A LOT!
 
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I gave my one and only thumbs-down to the kindling cracker. I think the person who suggested this to me was having a bit of fun.
 
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I put all of my apples into the pee on a plant merit badge.  It is the only one I'm aware of that requires literally nothing from you.  No broom, knife, whetstone, kettle, time, effort, or thought.  You merely do something you were going to do anyway, only scoot over a few feet.  

It is a unique photography challenge as you need to somehow hold the phone and take a picture midstream without peeing all over yourself.  

So that brought the total up to 23 for the new winner, which was tied with Sweep a Floor.  But then I felt bad because it was probably violating the "spirit of the poll" or something so I hit the minus apple button a bunch of times.
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:But then I felt bad because it was probably violating the "spirit of the poll" or something so I hit the minus apple button a bunch of times.


Not at all, Rob. The spirit of the poll is for you to vote what you truly think.

Vote how it pleases you!
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:I put all of my apples into the pee on a plant merit badge.  It is the only one I'm aware of that requires literally nothing from you.  No broom, knife, whetstone, kettle, time, effort, or thought.  You merely do something you were going to do anyway, only scoot over a few feet.  



Unless you're a woman, and probably want some sort of device to direct the pee without squatting, and probably toilet paper to wipe. Or to pee in a jar and bring the pee outside in the jar and pour it on the plant. Neither of those is nearly as easy as it is for a guy!
 
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BTW there is a new fire extinguisher called Element that was featured by Jay Leno. It last longer, stores indefinitely, is usefully for more types of fire, and never needs recharging. here is the website https://elementfire.com/

video from Jay Leno


Just thought people might find this helpful.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:


Unless you're a woman, and probably want some sort of device to direct the pee without squatting, and probably toilet paper to wipe. Or to pee in a jar and bring the pee outside in the jar and pour it on the plant. Neither of those is nearly as easy as it is for a guy!



See, believe it or not, that's mostly why I minused the apples.  I thought "why is this not number one?" And then I recalled that 50%ish of the people of world are women.   Then i thought about my own male centric view of the world and how maybe bopping ten apples on the Pee on a Plant was showing my bias.   So humbled, I retracted nine apples.
 
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Would a Google Doc that tracks each badge and the badge bits required to complete it be useful? Could be a place where individual folks could track their progress. It looks like full badges are tracked in signatures, but is there anywhere that individual BBs are tracked in the forums or is that something that only admins and staff see? If just like to have an easy reference to chart my progress toward world domination.
 
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Rob Lineberger wrote:I thought "why is this not number one?"


In the confines of my childish humor needs, it is! :D
 
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D.W. Stratton wrote:Would a Google Doc that tracks each badge and the badge bits required to complete it be useful? Could be a place where individual folks could track their progress. It looks like full badges are tracked in signatures, but is there anywhere that individual BBs are tracked in the forums or is that something that only admins and staff see? If just like to have an easy reference to chart my progress toward world domination.



The PEP tracker might be handy for you https://permies.com/t/119155/PEP-Badge-Tracker-easier-track#963012

Some people just make a thread in the PEP forum (https://permies.com/f/178/) to track their badge bits. If we get enough people who are tracking their badges that way, we'll might just make a new forum and move all of them to there. But, for now, you can track all your BBs in your own thread in the PEP forum if you'd like!

R Ranson has a tracking thread like that: https://permies.com/t/117871/Raven-PEP-adventure
 
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D.W. Stratton wrote:If just like to have an easy reference to chart my progress toward world domination.


Hey DW, I felt a similar need for that. So I made one. It's the first link in my signature line.

In case you can't see signatures, here's a link: https://permies.com/t/119155/PEP-Badge-Tracker-easier-track

 
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Ash Jackson wrote:

D.W. Stratton wrote:If just like to have an easy reference to chart my progress toward world domination.


Hey DW, I felt a similar need for that. So I made one. It's the first link in my signature line.

In case you can't see signatures, here's a link: https://permies.com/t/119155/PEP-Badge-Tracker-easier-track



The neat thing about Ash's PEP tracker--apart from all the time and effort he put into the three different ways to track--is that he actually offers all of them free through our Dailyish Freebies. Anyone who's subscribed to our dailyish will receive it in one of their dailyishes. And, if you're not on the dailyish right now, you can claim it right here
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:

Rob Lineberger wrote:I thought "why is this not number one?"


In the confines of my childish humor needs, it is! :D



I mean, I've thought it.
 
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Not much to add in terms of which BB is easy or hard, but I'm looking for a thread with them all collected, if not collated.

Anyone have a link to throw me? I'm already working on some of these, but the cooking ones will all be pretty easy for me.
 
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Hi Nicholas, welcome to Permies! Welcome to SkIP!

Did you see the "Everything about SkIP" thread? It's linked at the start of this post.

Have you seen the badge pages? Each Badge lists all the BB's related to it.  example: https://permies.com/wiki/107858/PEP-Badge-Animal-Care
 
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gir bot wrote:Last vote in apple poll was on September 15, 2020



I'm new to the forum, but I just wanted to point out how awesome this bot's signature is... especially since it's a bot.

ETA: The signature: "There are 10 types of people:
Those that understand binary, and those who don't."
 
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I used all my apples to let some of the ones that were easy to me climb up a few steps. Still I didn't manage to get them higher up than some others that were less easy to me.
For example sharpening a knife is considered easy here. But I don't consider that easy. I mean really sharpening a knife in the right way and using a stone (I don't even possess such a stone).
And cooking grain. I did it, and I am able to do it, but that took me years of practice, rice that came out too wet, or burned rice at the bottom of the pot ...
 
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