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Apple tree sterilized?

 
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So I've been waiting to see if they'd show up for a while and they never did. I have gotten apples for posts and they never showed up, well at least I got emails telling me I did. A long time ago I got into an argument with Paul and pissed him off. I have since repented and have a live and let live policy about disagreements, understanding it's his site and he can do whatever he wants and I'm just a person with no real sway here who should just enjoy the community and information sharing. Can one be blocked from having apples and thus prevented from being in the cider press or was this just a mishap? If so. how do I regain privileges? I have gotten PIE from others and that did show up (the pie all expired by now.)
 
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Hi,
It's possible to get negative apples (that show up as apple cores) as well as positive apples. No, users don't get blocked from ever getting future apples, but if they have a negative balance then it will show up as no apples.

The way to get apples is to post things that are rich with useful information. There's no automatic apple generator, you just have to impress people with useful posts, so they'll give you apples, one by one. So if you want apples, poke around your mind and your computer for some interesting stuff you know, preferably from your experience, and share it with us.

Hope that helps.
 
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Behold the post of shame for all to see!

How do you check your status of cores vs. full apples?
 
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Hmmm, I've always just checked my public profile, but I've never gotten apple cores before. I looked at your profile and saw no listing about how many apples you've gotten. I looked back through your old posts (if you got apple cores, I'd assume that they'd be attached to a post), and I've only found 2 in the publishing standards thread. I also looked for the post's that earned apples, and I only saw one in the thread about Paul's back. I could very well have missed an apple somewhere, but it could very well be that you still have a negative or zero balance.

I can only give one apple a day, and I just gave you one for your post in "What can a 12 year old do?" If you had two apple cores and only one apple, this new apple should bring you to zero. If you get one more apple and don't see any show up on your profile, then there's probably something wonky going on.

To earn them, like Rebecca said, post some helpful replies to people's questions. Though, I have to add, that even if you make an amazingly helpful post, you mignt not necessarily get apples. Earning apples is never really that consistent. Volunteers, Stewards, Pollinators, Burra & Paul can all give out various amounts of apples per day. Pollinators (like myself) can give out one/day. And, so, if none of these people view an excellent post of yours and like it, then you don't get an apple, even if the post is amazing. I often venture into small threads where someone gives another person some really amazing help, but since no one with apple-giving powers saw it (or saw it when they still had an apple left to give), no apple was given. Other's get apples for funny posts, or for doing helpful things on the site (how I got most of mine), or for saying something salient in a philosophical discussion thread, or for a less-helpful post that happened to be seen by an apple-giver (I've been known to hand out apples to anyone that helps me, because I have that power, lol! I don't know what influences the other apple-givers).

In summary, whether you get an apple or not really varies! Oh! Another thing that seems to easily earn apples is writing book reviews, especially of new books without reviews.

I hope that helps!
 
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I just gave you an apple to see if the system is working. Yup, it is. So you're now on your way to earning apples! 😉
 
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Ok thanks, I have officially learned the ways of the forums and will promote the cause from now on.
Thanks,
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I just want to know where you attach the rubber band (or, for the barbarous, cut) to sterilize an apple tree?
 
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LOL! I think first you have to locate it's nuts .....oh I mean, apples.
 
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