Win a copy of Mudgirls Manifesto this week in the Natural Building forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

New Profile--and a Scavenger Hunt!!!  RSS feed

 
master steward
Posts: 3900
Location: Pacific Northwest
1012
cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
  • Likes 10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi everyone!

Our awesome programmers have added some spiffy new things to our site, in honor of "JForum Day" (over on Code Ranch, Jforum day marks the anniversary of when they switched to Jforum software). What this means for us is that we all benefit from their celebrations. Our new features:

  • New Profile: We now have a spiffy new profile, with the ability to see a person's recent posts on the side of their profile, as well as the ability to add a profile picture and cover picture. I'll be posting a how-to pretty soon about that, in case you're as confused about it as I was!


  • Scavenger Hunt: Also on our new profile page, is a scavenger hunt! This is a fun way to learn about all the spiffy things we can do on our forums. There's scavenger hunts for every level, even Steward have one, though their's is top secret ;)


  • Pioneer Title: Speaking of the scavenger hunt, it introduces a new title called "Pioneer" (think "pioneer species"--those plants that are the first to grow in a disturbed soil). This is a title any one can earn! We hope to have it automated that, when someone completes the Pioneer Scavenger Hunt, Gir Bot awards them the shiny new title of "Pioneer"!


  • If you have any questions, or find any bugs, please post about it on this thread. And, happy Jforum day!
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
     
    Posts: 6367
    Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
    509
    bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
    • Likes 2
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I like the new look...

    ...and posted my 'bug' in the wrong place at the same time Nicole posted this so am reposting it here.
    It appears that my 'likes' given and 'likes' received are reversed.

    profile-page.JPG
    [Thumbnail for profile-page.JPG]
     
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Likes 7
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I'm a little ashamed to admit I just now learned that I can click on a user name in a post and learn about other permies. Heh!
     
    Judith Browning
    Posts: 6367
    Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
    509
    bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Peeking at a few other profiles to check, it appears that 'likes' given and 'likes' received are reversed on more than just mine (reported in a post above). 
     
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Hi all.

    So I have just finished the Pioneer scavenger hunt, or at least I should have. I have everything checked off, but it wouldn't check off the last two, even when I made two new posts just to qualify for them (I am surprised that, as with most of the other items, they weren't already checked off sometime long ago).

    Have I done something wrong?

    -CK
     
    Mother Tree
    Posts: 10447
    Location: Portugal
    1166
    bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar tiny house wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Chris Kott wrote:I am surprised that, as with most of the other items, they weren't already checked off sometime long ago.



    We've only just started tracking them so most of us will unchecked boxes for things that we've done dozens of times already.  Don't worry about it.

    Your profile is showing two items not checked - Create a post with an image and Create a post with a youtube or vimeo video  Are you certain you've done those two things recently?  Can you try again, maybe even if this thread, so we can see if things are working or broken?
     
    Chris Kott
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Okay
    IMG_20170820_173104.jpg
    [Thumbnail for IMG_20170820_173104.jpg]
    Fist tomato harvest
     
    Chris Kott
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    And here's the youtube link, from Ben Falk.


    I am not worried. I just noticed I had a couple left, and in the OP, we were asked to report any issues so you guys could see to them.

    Thanks for this, incidentally. I already look forward to my time spent on this site, but this is a fun idea.

    -CK
     
    Burra Maluca
    Mother Tree
    Posts: 10447
    Location: Portugal
    1166
    bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar tiny house wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Aaaand they're still not showing up as checked. 

    OK, thanks for that.  It gives us something to work with.
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Yeah, I noticed that my images and videos that I'd attached/added weren't showing up, either. Must be some sort of glitch in the matrix.

    And, thank you so much, Chris Kott, for trying to complete the Scavenger Hunt. I was actually going to moosage you and see if you could do it, since you were only a few checks away. But, you went completed it before I even got the chance!

    Thanks for testing the new feature, and reporting bugs!
     
    pollinator
    Posts: 1423
    Location: USDA Zone 8a
    171
    bee dog food preservation greening the desert hunting cooking purity trees
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I really like the new profile page, thanks.

    So I never watch you tube and just found out today that you can make them do "Closed Captions".  I have to be real careful about what I watch as I don't want to use up all our data (I hope this is the right word).

    So I don't know how to post a YouTube video on Permies so I found this thread to share in case I not the only one:

    https://permies.com/t/30463/post-YouTube-video-Permies

    I will try this in a few days so I can complete the Pioneer Scavenger Hunt.

    Thanks everyone for making Permies better and better ...
     
    pollinator
    Posts: 1493
    Location: La Palma (Canary island) Zone 11
    34
    bike forest garden solar tiny house purity wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Nicole Alderman wrote:Here's a link to my How to Add a New Cover Picture and Profile Picture. I hope that helps!


    Have fun with all the new features!!!



    Yes it was fun adding!
    Now i have a beautiful page with my beautiful face and a beautifully coloured pic I have taken! hahaha! :)

    Thanks!

    Edit: I also tried to add more videos, but they are not registered. Posts with pic, yes.
     
    pollinator
    Posts: 285
    Location: Poland, zone 5
    52
    books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur urban
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    "Report a post to the moderators" :D

    I have never seen a post worth doing that here, either the people are too nice, or the mods are too quick .. ;)
     
    master steward
    Posts: 9528
    Location: Left Coast Canada
    1566
    books chicken fiber arts cooking sheep
    • Likes 3
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Richard Gorny wrote: "Report a post to the moderators" :D

    I have never seen a post worth doing that here, either the people are too nice, or the mods are too quick .. ;)



    If you think a post is amazing, you can use the report button to request it gets an apple.
     
    Xisca Nicolas
    pollinator
    Posts: 1493
    Location: La Palma (Canary island) Zone 11
    34
    bike forest garden solar tiny house purity wofati
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    r ranson wrote:

    Richard Gorny wrote: "Report a post to the moderators" :D

    I have never seen a post worth doing that here, either the people are too nice, or the mods are too quick .. ;)



    If you think a post is amazing, you can use the report button to request it gets an apple.



    lol thanks, I do not have to look for this you said elsewhere, and wanted to quote! You brought it to me all fresh...
    I clicked "report", for your post above, and did not report it as it gave me this:

    "Please explain why you feel this post is either abusive or in violation of forum policies or needs to be copied or moved to a different forum:"
    ... A little bit of change needed in this! Don't you think, hehe! ;)

    I think I deserve enough apples to make a big pie!! (I will stew them, as I eat gluten-free...) :)
     
    Chris Kott
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    So any news about the last two items on the scavenger hunt? They still don't show as complete, although as you can see above, I have completed them.

    Is there a next stage of scavenger hunt once we complete the pioneer stage?

    -CK
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    We've let the programmers know, but I know they're busy (and they're all volunteers!). Also, sometimes fixes of this nature have to wait until the next software update, and I totally don't understand all that's involved in that! They'll hopefully be able to get our Pioneer title operational, too, at the same time.

    There's scavenger hunts for every title--so one for Pioneers, Pollinators, Gardeners, and Stewards. I'm pretty sure the Pollinator scavenger hunt isn't available unless one is a Pollinator. Pioneer is the only hunt available to someone BEFORE they get the title. So, a new person has no title. Once they complete the Pioneer scavenger hunt, they should be automatically turned into Pioneers. If they become Pollinators, then they have the Pollinator scavenger hunt to do if they want. Finishing the Pollinator scavenger hunt does not result in an automatic upgrade to Gardener. Does that make sense?
     
    Chris Kott
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Likes 2
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Yes, thanks. It's not a big deal. I just figured whoever went to so much trouble would want to see the result.

    It was fun, anyhow, though I had unknowingly completed most of it beforehand.

    Thanks again.

    -CK
     
    James Freyr
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    While we're on the subject of troubleshooting, I've given away a slice of pie and also been given pie, but my counter says 0/1. Granted these weren't recent as the creation of this thread, they were a little ways back. I do notice some other fields are filled with things that go back since I became a member, like total apples and total posts.
     
    James Freyr
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    If it helps the programmers, I just gave Chris a slice of pie to see if it would change since this is new, and my counter still says 0/1.
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I gave James a slice of pie--it did not show up on his scavenger hunt. So, currently neither the give nor receive pie ones are getting updated.
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Also, I just noticed that our lovely programmers added in the feature that: if you hover your mouse over a checkmark, it shows you from when it started tallying for that check mark. Some are "from the dawn of time" and some started counting this month (January).
     
    James Freyr
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Clearly there's some sort of pie monster on the loose.
     
    James Freyr
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Likes 3
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    So just for the hell of it I googled pie monster and this is what they look like.

     
    Burra Maluca
    Mother Tree
    Posts: 10447
    Location: Portugal
    1166
    bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar tiny house wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Chris Kott wrote:So any news about the last two items on the scavenger hunt? They still don't show as complete, although as you can see above, I have completed them.

    Is there a next stage of scavenger hunt once we complete the pioneer stage?

    -CK



    My last one has only just been checked off, and it did it when I started a new thread with a video in the first post. 

    Can you try that and tell us what happens?  Maybe it's only recognising the first post in a thread.  Maybe stick an image in it too so we can try both things at once.

    And I think there might be a whole load of 'levels' to this to keep everyone checking out all the features of the site. 

     
    r ranson
    master steward
    Posts: 9528
    Location: Left Coast Canada
    1566
    books chicken fiber arts cooking sheep
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    The pie thing should be working now.

    James, I gave you some pie.  does it show up?
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I don't know if this helps, but I made a thread for testing stuff, posting profile/cover pictures to link to, and generally doing things to complete (and test) the scavenger hunt.

    It's here: https://permies.com/t/74446/Scavenger-Hunt-Testing-Add-Profile
     
    Anne Miller
    pollinator
    Posts: 1423
    Location: USDA Zone 8a
    171
    bee dog food preservation greening the desert hunting cooking purity trees
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I have been watching some members profile's to see if anyone has gotten the Pioneer Scavenger Hunt completed for the "attach a video".  I haven't seen any completed yet I know some have completed this task.  I have so I am waiting patiently  for our programmer to fix this before I start on the Pollinator Scavenger Hunt.

    I was surprised at how easy it was to attach a video.  I had more problems with my slow computer not letting me watch the video.  I didn't want to attach a video I hadn't seen. 
     
    Burra Maluca
    Mother Tree
    Posts: 10447
    Location: Portugal
    1166
    bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar tiny house wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Mine seems to be completed now - and yes, I have to work them too!
     
    James Freyr
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    r ranson wrote:The pie thing should be working now.

    James, I gave you some pie.  does it show up?



    Thanks for the pie R! Yes, the counter changed and it reads 1/1.
     
    Chris Kott
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    First and foremost, thanks for the pie, James.

    Secondly, I made a test post on a new thread in the Tinkering forum, and posted both an image and linked to a YouTube video. It didn't work. Just thought you guys might like to know.

    And thanks for all the effort. We might need an Unsung Heroes of Permies thread to document the work that is done to keep this site amazing. Without that volunteer effort, we wouldn't have such an amazing place to be at home in.

    -CK
     
    James Freyr
    gardener
    Posts: 1056
    Location: Middle Tennessee
    151
    books cat chicken food preservation homestead cooking purity trees
    • Likes 2
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Chris, you're most welcome! I think you write great posts all over Permies and totally deserve it!
     
    gardener
    Posts: 1504
    Location: Virginia (zone 7)
    340
    books dog fish food preservation forest garden hugelkultur hunting solar trees
    • Likes 1
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator

    Nicole Alderman wrote:There's scavenger hunts for every title--so one for Pioneers, Pollinators, Gardeners, and Stewards. I'm pretty sure the Pollinator scavenger hunt isn't available unless one is a Pollinator. Pioneer is the only hunt available to someone BEFORE they get the title. So, a new person has no title. Once they complete the Pioneer scavenger hunt, they should be automatically turned into Pioneers. If they become Pollinators, then they have the Pollinator scavenger hunt to do if they want. Finishing the Pollinator scavenger hunt does not result in an automatic upgrade to Gardener. Does that make sense?



    Just to make sure I understand the scavenger hunt, this is just a fun way of learning all of the cool features of this site and challenging yourself to complete the list. Right? This has nothing really to do with awarding titles, except a member without a title may become a Pioneer upon completing the requirements for Pioneer level. It is not a direct way of a Pioneer becoming a Pollinator, or a Pollinator to become a Gardener, etc. Is that correct?

    Assuming I'm understanding the premise here and once the kinks get worked out, I think this will be a fun personal challenge.


     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Yes! The only promotion that will automatically happen when completing a scavenger hunt is the one for Pioneer (we need to get that title up and running somehow!). The other scavenger hunts are fun ways to learn forum tools.
     
    Chris Kott
    pollinator
    Posts: 1591
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    99
    bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I still haven't had the last two on the pioneer scavenger hunt recognised. Any idea on a timeline?

    -CK
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
     
    Nicole Alderman
    master steward
    Posts: 3900
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    1012
    cat duck fiber arts forest garden homestead hugelkultur kids cooking wood heat
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    I checked in my profile, and it seems that they're showing up on my scavenger hunt. Maybe there's something wonky in the non-titled scavenger hunt? Could you try posting an image and a video for me? Thanks!
     
    I'm still in control here. LOOK at this tiny ad!
    Thread Boost feature
    https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
    • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
    • New Topic
    Boost this thread!