Andrew Greaves wrote:how do you get apples and what do they mean?
They are awarded for helpful, insightful, delightful, interesting ... posts. They mean we are smart, sexy and part of the in crowd. I may hold the record on lost apples. That usually means that I hold an unpopular opinion or that someone in power doesn't share my sense of humor.
Apples are a means of rewarding forum members who have gone above and beyond typical participation, and for those who have performed special projects for Permies.com.
They are also a means of awarding special recognition for posts that offer keen insight, specialized knowledge, are especially helpful or motivating.
Seed the Mind, Harvest Ideas.
paul wheaton wrote:Pollinators are able to give away an apple a day.
Volunteers are able to give away three apples a day.
Stewards are able to give away unlimited apples a day.
What exactly does "pollinator", "volunteer" and "steward" signify?
I mean, how do you become one of these, or who are these people, generally?
Volunteershould be straight forward probably but I've seen forums where the titles themselves don't mean much other than the user's forum post count (more posts mean a higher, "better" title).
Edit: and I see Burra Maluca has "Mother Tree"... I like the title; it has a nice sound/feel. But what does it mean?