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I see an apple next to my name and also next to other people's name with a number in it.
What is the purpose of it?
 
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the apple means that a steward thought something you posted was of especially high quality. consider it a crude measure of your reputation here.
 
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And the number in the apple is where we land on the ecowheaton scale?
 
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It is possible for a person to write one post and five of the staff like that post. So there are five apples for the one post.

Each of "the 94" have been given ten apples.

It can be viewed in many ways. One is to help the staff find future staff. Another is that when reading a thread, one might place more value in the words of somebody with 30 apples than the words of somebody with zero apples.

It is a new feature. Let's see how things go over the next few months.

 
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Cool idea. This helps to lend credibility to ones thoughts.

Don't suppose there's a way to know what post received the praise?
 
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Craig Dobbelyu wrote:
Don't suppose there's a way to know what post received the praise?



not at the moment. the thinking is that it may be more effective if folks don't know which posts earn apples. the thumbs up feature also covers that territory to some extent.
 
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I like the idea. Its another level of feedback, transparency and organic growth.
 
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I like the idea, too. I especially love that Paul gets "infinity" apples, LOL! : )
 
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Who or what is "the 94"?
 
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Wyomiles Hogan wrote:Who or what is "the 94"?



It's 94 folks who bought something through scubbly per Paul's post in his podcasts gummed up thread.

The rest of that thread can give you a bit more info, too.
 
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Wyomiles Hogan wrote:Who or what is "the 94"?



Sparta needed 300 men to defend Thermopylae. paul only needs 94.
 
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Hey, I'm one of the "94" (wasn't it 92 at first?), but (right now) I ain't got no apple!

I did get the early links for the podcasts, but no red fruit for me.

(Now I'm unable to think of a line that will let me use this guy: )

Perhaps I should check my gmail and see if there's something there about this. . .
 
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tel jetson wrote:

Wyomiles Hogan wrote:Who or what is "the 94"?



Sparta needed 300 men to defend Thermopylae. paul only needs 94.



I suppose that the 300 recieved Spartan apples for their reward.
 
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Whats that you want some more apples,
Maybe if we post some really good ideas, or share permies.com with friends (facebook/etc), or support pauls advertising fund, we can "maybe" get some more apples.
 
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What about awarding rotten apples for bad behaviour or incredibly silly ideas. Or suppose a seemingly great idea is posted and awarded an apple followed by a barrage of evidence against its implementation. Big bites could be taken from the apple until only a core remains. This could be a sort of blood sport. Highly entertaining but I imagine that some would simply take their basket and go home.

Edit: I just picked up an apple. Does that mean that this post got it or was I rewarded for one of my MANY BRILLIANT, WELL WRITTEN PAST POSTINGS. : I fear that my best days may be behind me and would like to IMMEDIATELY recieve a truck load of apples or I plan to pout. ---- Would I be punished if I were to take a picture of a bushel of apples and post it whenever I quote something I'm fond of. Or I could write big long winded pontifications and immediately award myself a truck load of apples.

See what happens. The moment a new law is passed, some dirty SOB finds a way to twist it.

 
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Bring the gamification on.
I would however wait to start taking bite out of peoples apple.
Wait until the apple giving is mature and people really like it.
Dont want to kill it before it even starts.
 
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I think a tracking mechanism is needed if we are to truly love those who give apples and hate those who take bites away. I don't know if I'll be able to sleep tonight while knowing that some bozo may receive an apple for sucking up or for posting a really bone headed idea, while my own valiant efforts and dry wit may go unrecognized.

I hope people don't start to self edit so heavily that Paul no longer feels compelled to dole out an occasional public spanking. I don't mind missing out on stuff that is plain silly, but sometimes the truly bizarre may be stifled and that would be a shame.

Perhaps we could all earn apples that we may dole out to deserving members or we could hit the “rot” button and then deliver them to the object of our scorn in a sort of electronic "drive by fruiting." The brave would also hit the “trace” button so that everyone could see who threw the rotten apple.

I recall that once or twice our glorious leader has said to be nice. That little rule might have to go, if this apple thing is carried to its logical conclusion. “FRUIT FIGHT” !!!
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I see that three "lucky" members have more than ten apples each while many have none at all. I'll bet that many proponents of redistribution would like to run off with those full baskets and pass them out willy nilly. Or they could state firmly that nobody really needs more than 15 apples, so let's draw the line there. "Electronic fruit should not be monopolized by a lucky few, while many undernourished egos go hungry !!! CHARGE THE BASTILLE FRUIT STAND !!! "
 
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I am going to change my signature to:

Whats that you want some apples like me too.
Well I just found out that if you facebook share/like permies.com to 10 people then you get 1.5 apples

Do you guys approve this. How would you modify this.

Another nice addition would be:
A way to show that I am a rising star 19 post/share/etc in the last 24 hours (red apples with 2points) vs a now 1/month, poster/share/referal old hero (brown apple with 79points).

The apple giving should focus mainly on who brings in new permies and also a little on good replies esp to new members.
 
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This is just being rolled out.
I am sure the all the 94 will get their apples momentarily.

Julia Winter wrote:Hey, I'm one of the "94" (wasn't it 92 at first?), but (right now) I ain't got no apple!

I did get the early links for the podcasts, but no red fruit for me.

(Now I'm unable to think of a line that will let me use this guy: )

Perhaps I should check my gmail and see if there's something there about this. . .

 
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Maybe we should have a breakdown of 3 fruits hidden deep in the profile/somewhere page.
So that people think that it is fair,
Red apples for good replies to new members.
Purple Plums for facebook/etc shares.
Greenbacks for those who contribute 10cents to pauls advertising funds.
OK greenbacks are not technically a fruit.
 
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Some hidden apples could encourage people to read old threads. Sort of like packman hitting hidden treasures.

I just discovered the leader board which is the pie in the sky scoreboard for apple acquisitions. According to it, the current leader is one Cassie Rauk. These stats show that this new member has yet to post anything. I suspect a bad apple has set up a test to see if anyone would notice. Here are his/her impressive stats.

Registration date:
Nov 08, 2012
Number of messages posted:
No posted messages available
Created topics:
No topic created
My Bookmarks and Watches:
There are no bookmark entries for this user.

Cassie, are you real, and if you are, where did you get all those apples ?
 
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Its obvious he got in the old school way.
Cold hard cash baby. I think he should have been given greenback not apples.
Or maybe that is ok. That just means that I can pay to Paul's advertising fund like him and move up, And I see that just as important as "preaching to the regular converts here at permies.com

Edited: Turns out he was doing behind the scene work that benefits alot of people.

Dale Hodgins wrote:Some hidden apples could encourage people to read old threads. Sort of like packman hitting hidden treasures.

I just discovered the leader board which is the pie in the sky scoreboard for apple acquisitions. According to it, the current leader is one Cassie Rauk. These stats show that this new member has yet to post anything. I suspect a bad apple has set up a test to see if anyone would notice. Here are his/her impressive stats.

Registration date:
Nov 08, 2012
Number of messages posted:
No posted messages available
Created topics:
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My Bookmarks and Watches:
There are no bookmark entries for this user.

Cassie, are you real, and if you are, where did you get all those apples ?

 
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I just found this in an old post. I could so see my friends re-sharing this on facebook because its so funny.


How can I share this and still let it link back to permies.com
Also who can make some more interesting/funny pics like the above.
http://www.permies.com/t/13643/md/teens-experiment.
It would be kinda nice to hijack or piggyback on the whole farmville crowd.
 
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Instead of calling "bullshit" when unsupported "evidence" is cited, try to turn it down a notch and say to yourself --- "HORSE APPLES". You'll feel much better. Just think it, don't write it down. The be nice rule still stands.

Rules of etiquette are often relaxed during snowball fights. Here's a money maker. Sell rotten apples for say $10 per bushel and then occasionally relax the nice rule so that they can be slung with impunity. Publish stats after the event. On Christmas or Valentine's Day, sell good apples or pies that may be awarded to the deserving. On Halloween, switch to pumpkins.

Remember Sleeping Beauty ? A fun way to deliver a spanking would be to award a poisoned apple which would disable that member's submit button for a few days.

I have a fence that needs whitewashing. It's great fun to paint a fence. I'll trade you three apples for the privelage.

I'm sure there's room for William Tell and Johnny Appleseed as well.

Let's not forget Eve who somehow found a domesticated apple 6000 years ago. Or the Greek guy who harvests from the tree of life, or the Norse apples that impart eternal life, or the Celtic guy who ate an apple which lasted a year or the unemployed doctor whose patients have all started eating apples. Have I left anyone out ?


 
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I am new to the forum and Permaculture in general and i am still getting used to thing around here. I have not posted anything because most of my newbie questions can be a answered by looking through old posts. I am however one of the 94 and have taken a lot of my spare time over the last month or so to help Adrien by doing podcast summaries.

Yes Dale I am a real person!
 
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Welcome to the forums and thanks for all the hard work.

Cassie Rauk wrote:I am new to the forum and Permaculture in general and i am still getting used to thing around here. I have not posted anything because most of my newbie questions can be a answered by looking through old posts. I am however one of the 94 and have taken a lot of my spare time over the last month or so to help Adrien by doing podcast summaries.

Yes Dale I am a real person!

 
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I am the one who granted the apples to Cassie. She has been awesome helping with the podcast and with the book summaries. Her work was impeccable and did not require me to do any editing, so it saved me time and I could focus on other tasks for the Empire! Thanks Cassie.

Bart Glumineau also helped with the podcast summaries and got an apple. Paul Gutches helped with some wonky html and got an apple. Eivind helped with the podcast too and got two apples. Now I hope I did not forget anybody.

For the 94 who don't have apples yet, it is simply because you used a different email address with Scubbly than the one you use at Permies. Send me a PM with the address you used at Scubbly and I will grant apples.
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:Let's not forget Eve who somehow found a domesticated apple 6000 years ago. Or the Greek guy who harvests from the tree of life, or the Norse apples that impart eternal life, or the Celtic guy who ate an apple which lasted a year or the unemployed doctor whose patients have all started eating apples. Have I left anyone out ?




Maybe we should of started asking for GMO labeling 6000 years ago...
 
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Cassie Rauk wrote:I am new to the forum and Permaculture in general and i am still getting used to thing around here. I have not posted anything because most of my newbie questions can be a answered by looking through old posts. I am however one of the 94 and have taken a lot of my spare time over the last month or so to help Adrien by doing podcast summaries.

Yes Dale I am a real person!



Sorry to have doubted you Cassie. As you may have noticed, I've had a little fun exploring the apple thing. Is it Casandra, Casanova or Castro... ?
 
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Matthew Nistico wrote:I like the idea, too. I especially love that Paul gets "infinity" apples, LOL! : )



I thought that was awesome too.

Julie
 
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Cassie Rauk now has 16 apples. Her stock is going up faster than that of Castle Rock entertainment rose when Harry met Sally.
 
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Off course it is. She has been working hard behind the scenes!
 
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Dale Hodgins wrote: Cassie Rauk now has 16 apples. Her stock is going up faster than that of Castle Rock entertainment rose when Harry met Sally.



Dale, I am glad you are taking such personal interest in my rise to the top . . . .
 
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Thanks for the heads-up. I've listened to all of the podcasts. I must offer praise for Paul. Over the past year, I've noticed that Paul has continued to examine the 3rd ethic. I have had similar issues with the 3rd ethic, and I appreciate that he is willing to consider us as part of his community.

Thanks!
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Cassie Rauk wrote:

Dale Hodgins wrote: Cassie Rauk now has 16 apples. Her stock is going up faster than that of Castle Rock entertainment rose when Harry met Sally.



Dale, I am glad you are taking such personal interest in my rise to the top . . . .



More than you know. The other day, I thought it might be fun to bring it up again just to see if Adrien would award you another apple. So, it was a bit of a sociological experiment. I don't have any way of knowing who added the apple and I'm sure they did it in recognition of your hard work with those reviews. But the timing may have been influenced by it being brought up. Who knows, if I had complained bitterly about the desparity between my basket and yours, the all powerful stewards might have taken away my apple and awarded you five more. Now I'm going to use my time here in a more productive way, going over threads where I may learn something about growing and building and such. Cassie is working her fingers to the bone. Somebody, give the girl an apple !!!
 
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i thought it might be soem sort of rep system, my comments are thus:
1) i think it is an amazing idea, many other forums have rep systems but this is unique in that you are not just awarded rep because another member was drunk and thought you made the most hilarious post ever, but you are awarded rep, or brownie points, if you will by the sites administrators and such meaning that the post will likely only be +rep'd for things of value or that help the site, i should say i like this idea and must give kudos to those who came up with it

2) i personally dont think that the apple, as it stands, makes the best image for added reputation as it sorta looks "tacky" to me with the box around it and such (no offense meant by this, just meant to be constructive criticism) and the red apple doesnt seem to match the sites overall color scheme

that being said i understand that taking that image as opposed to making a cleaner image or whatever is much simpler and given what is all going on with paul life (i cant say i know as much about other staff members since i dont listen to podcasts about how things are going with them) and just how much i sometimes dont feel like spending an hour making something look pretty if it can be perfectly functional in ten minutes, so with the criticism and all, i have to finish saying i do like the new feature, good job guys:)
 
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I don't like the new apple feature.
 
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I like the new apple feature.
 
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grumble grumble...who needs stinkin apples.

 
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Here, you have my permission to use the apple in this picture:

 
So I left, I came home, and I ate some pie. And then I read this tiny ad:
To all organic gardeners and farmers
https://permies.com/t/107935/organic-gardeners-farmers
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