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Great job Ash!  I did some minor tweaks around the edges.
 
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Sorry guys I'm super busy this week Won't be able to make the meeting tomorrow. Putting the first seeds in the ground for my CSA and chicks are arriving.
 
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Ok. All Gardening BB's now use the 'new best final' naming convention.

Old: PEP BB aspect.level.bbname - Normal Legible BB Name

New: Normal Legible BB Name - PEP BB aspect.level.bbname
 
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Not no more!  I just erased that sentence.  It's now live, done and complete!!!  Yay, just a few more to go
 
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Mike,

1) I recall other badges Wood/Iron including "certify X number of others' sand/straw badges." Is that still a thing, or is that going away?

2) Do you know which badges are both "mostly no longer changing" and also "not actively being worked"? (i.e. Fair Game to BB)

These Badges look (to my totally untrained eye) mostly built out all they way up through iron:
[strike]- Gardening
- Natural Building
- Woodland Care
- Roundwood Woodworking
- Earthworks
- Dimensional Woodworking
- Rocket
- Foraging
- Metalworking

I'm sure you'll know which of those aren't actually complete; and which: if any? are!


I found your previous post earlier in the thread. I'll start in with Foraging.

Current status:
Foraging - Ash
Metalworking - unclaimed
Plumbing - unclaimed
Electrical - Mike
Homesteading - Liv
 
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Hey, will y'all tell me what you think, by vote of thumb (this is choice 1 of 2):

I did this: https://permies.com/f/178/

Each badge is a link.  
Question: Where should that link take you?

Choice 1: Clicking on the badge should take you to the Badge Page.
(e.g. Gardening would go here: https://permies.com/wiki/pep-badge-gardening )
(thumbs up for this)
 
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Hey, will y'all tell me what you think, by vote of thumb (this is choice 2 of 2):

I did this: https://permies.com/f/178/

Each badge is a link.  
Question: Where should that link take you?

Choice 2: Clicking on the badge should take you to the Aspect Subforum.
(e.g. Gardening would go here: https://permies.com/f/388/pep-gardening )
(thumbs up for this)
 
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Obligatory Control Choice 3: Who cares? I like PIE!
(e.g. To gauge total number of folks who've seen the survey )
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Ash Jackson wrote:Mike,

1) I recall other badges Wood/Iron including "certify X number of others' sand/straw badges." Is that still a thing, or is that going away?


I'm not sure...  Let's leave it in for now but don't make it a BB thread.

Ash Jackson wrote:
I found your previous post earlier in the thread. I'll start in with Foraging.

Current status:
Foraging - Ash
Metalworking - unclaimed
Plumbing - unclaimed
Electrical - Mike
Homesteading - Liv


Perfect, thanks!
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:I'm not sure...  Let's leave it in for now but don't make it a BB thread.


It's the reverse issue, where it's not in Wood/Iron Gardening. But I'll hold it still all the same, and ignore for other badges until we've clarified.
 
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I like when it takes you to the badge page because 99% of the time that's what I'm trying to find!
 
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A fun question came up today in the PEP call:

"What do you call a person who's pursuing PEP certification?"


We PEPPERS are building out PEP; which is a different part of the Venn Diagram. (Obviously, some of us fit in both categories).

My thought: perhaps our name is too good to keep just to ourselves. Especially when our task is finite (ostensibly finite, ha ha)
 
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Ash Jackson wrote:

Mike Haasl wrote:I'm not sure...  Let's leave it in for now but don't make it a BB thread.


It's the reverse issue, where it's not in Wood/Iron Gardening. But I'll hold it still all the same, and ignore for other badges until we've clarified.


Paul's answer: take it out of the Badge wiki, don't make BB's for it.
 
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I just started back in on the electrical BBs.  If anyone with an electrical background wants to double check them, please do so

I did the four links lowest down in Straw - Electricity Badge
 
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Please check over this BB:
Jump-start-vehicle-Homestead-straw

Hopefully it makes sense what i have said about the minimum requirements.

Cheers
 
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Awesome Jordan!  I tweaked a few tiny things.  I added a requirement to show the vehicles hooked together (or partially hooked together).  Otherwise someone sneaky could fake it by charging the battery with a charger.  

Very cool, thanks!!!
 
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Here is another homestead one:
Set-fly-trap-drowning-style

Please look it over.

Cheers
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:I just started back in on the electrical BBs.  If anyone with an electrical background wants to double check them, please do so

I did the four links lowest down in Straw - Electricity Badge



hey mike i would have just edited this myself, i however was not able too.

In Charge-Carry-lithium-battery-power

Listed under the minimum requirements
 - Plug to charge from grid power source

I would change this to say either :
- Plug to charge from 110V or 220V

As i do not have grid power access, which makes this hard for people who are completely off grid.
 
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jordan barton wrote:Here is another homestead one:
Set-fly-trap-drowning-style

Please look it over.

Cheers


Looks great, thanks!!!  I changed the order of the requirements so that the collected flies are last.  And I changed the wording for it to the "standard" wording we've been using lately:

   To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
   - blah
   - blah
   - blah

And good catch on the charging options for the lithium pack.  I changed it already
 
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We posted Animal Care a week ago so it's ripe for BB creation at Straw, Wood and Iron levels.  Have at it but let us know so that two people aren't making BBs for the same things at the same time.  There are plenty of BBs in that badge so 10 people could work on it at the same time if they coordinate.  Go team!!!
 
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is there a listing of badges with bits left to wiki? i will look into animal care
 
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Awesome, thanks Michael!  I just edited the top post to list the badges that need work.
 
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Reporting for duty!

Are any un-linked BBs still fair game?

I'll likely be slower than everyone else, maybe a week per BB. I'd like to claim a couple BBs at a time to make sure no one else is writing them.

Shall I post here which ones I'm working on? Or is starting the wiki with "under construction at the top" a better way to claim BBs?

Wiki's are infinitely editable by the creator, right?
 
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Amy Arnett wrote:Reporting for duty!

Are any un-linked BBs still fair game?



Awesome! Yes, please and thank you!

Any amount of help is still help.
 
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Amy Arnett wrote:Reporting for duty!

Are any un-linked BBs still fair game?

 Yes!

Amy Arnett wrote:I'll likely be slower than everyone else, maybe a week per BB. I'd like to claim a couple BBs at a time to make sure no one else is writing them.

 Go for it.  But I bet once you've done a couple you'll knock them out faster than you think.  I really need to get back on the electrical ones.....

Amy Arnett wrote:Shall I post here which ones I'm working on? Or is starting the wiki with "under construction at the top" a better way to claim BBs?

 Posting here to "stake your claim" is a great way.

Amy Arnett wrote:Wiki's are infinitely editable by the creator, right?

 When you set up the WIKI, it defaults to WIKI is editable by staff.  So then us staff folks can all tinker with it.  That's why if you make it 90% good, we can go in and touch it up easily.  And we can change it in the future to add/remove requirements.

Yay, welcome to the team!
 
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Thanks!

I'll try these two straightforward sounding ones from Homestead-Straw:

Cover something with a tarp so that it stays put for 6 months - ½ point
Cover cargo with a tarp so it stays dry during transit - ½ point
 
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Tried one:)

https://permies.com/wiki/143646/pep-homesteading/Cover-tarp-Homestead-straw-tarpsomething

Not sure if you wanted to add a size requirement for the tarp used.

Required pictures list might be too long.
 
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That looks good to me. I think a tarp-size is inherent in the requirement showing the thing covered is fully covered.

Way to go! Thank you!
 
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Wow, you did a perfect BB on your first attempt!  Great job Amy
 
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Thanks! The How to create a BB was well written!

I tried the other tarp one: https://permies.com/wiki/143781/pep-homesteading/Cover-cargo-tarp-transit-Homestead

Since "transit" was in the description, I focused on that. But if it doesn't rain in transit, the cargo would be dry anyway. so I don't know if it's better to change the requirements to spray cargo with a hose and show that it remained dry?


I think I will claim these two next, if no one else is working on them?

Set up a mosquito trap - ½ point
Add appropriate minnows/goldfish to animal water trough - ½ point
 
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Thanks Amy, you're kicking it!  I did make some changes.  I fiddled the "provide proof" section to use the standard wording about pics or video.  

I figure we can't expect them to time their trip around the rain so I just put a clarification that the certifier can decide if it was good enough.  Minor tweaks here and there.  

Great job!  Thanks for doing these!  I should be working on the Electrical ones but the days are too long in mid summer.  Last night I didn't get inside till 8:30...
 
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Cool! The corrections make more sense.

It's rainy season where I am and not much I can do outside in the pouring rain. So working on BBs is a welcome creative outlet!
 
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I got the Straw badge for Electricity done!  Yay me
 
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I did some plumbing Straw BBs tonight.  If anyone has some know-how about water filters, please review the ones for water filters
 
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Knocked out some more just now.  I'm halfway through Plumbing Straw!!!
 
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I just got plumbing completely done!!!

And Dave Burton has started cranking out the metalworking BBs.  And Amy is knocking out Homesteading ones.  Yay team!!!
 
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Sorry I've been out of the loop. Anyone have time to fill me in? What can I start working on?
 
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Hi Ashley, I'm working on Homestead a couple BBs at a time. It takes me a few days to finish, so I post here the ones I'm working on. That way there is no overlap.

Next I'm working on these three:

Set up an equipment file for owner’s manuals and other equipment information - ½ point
Set up a spare parts kit in the shop for a piece of equipment - ½ point
Make, attach and fill a mobile tool kit for a piece of equipment (shear pins, wrench, etc) - 1 point

So other than these, any unlinked BB in homestead is open.  :)
 
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