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Companion Planting (in Australia) - Judith Collins
-only book i physically own. brilliant
 
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Jason Machin wrote:Companion Planting (in Australia) - Judith Collins
-only book i physically own. brilliant



cool Jason! do you wanna make a book summary for it? I can send you the template to make it super easy.
 
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sure, i guess i can do that. i'd need to find it though. moving over seas is hell for locating your possessions

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let me know when you've found it and I will email ya the book summary template.
 
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The first six people to write twelve or more reviews will receive goodies.

The first three people will receive ONE HUCKLEBERRY PIE delivered to your door (US only), plus they will each receive a $100 gift certificate to amazon.com.



Has anyone got pie yet?

 
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R Ranson wrote:

Has anyone got pie yet?



I think three members in total have written the requisite twelve reviews and we're waiting on three more before sending the pies out.
 
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I need to see the review links in the grid before the pies go out. But I'm ready to send pie!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:The first six people to write twelve or more reviews will receive goodies.

The first three people will receive ONE HUCKLEBERRY PIE delivered to your door (US only), plus they will each receive a $100 gift certificate to amazon.com.

The next three people will also receive a huckleberry pie (US only).

So that means that SIX people will receive ONE HUCKLEBERRY PIE.


I suspect that there are a hundred of you that have already read about 40 relavant books. And if you just put that book in your lap, you could write a paragraph or two in just a couple of minutes. Complete with the first line of your post mentioning the number of acorns you would give it.

Plus, once you have written a dozen, I will be able to arrange with publishers to get you free books so you could write more reviews.



The coderanch staff have made code modifications to make it easier to fill out the grid. Takea look at the grid to see the current tally:

https://permies.com/t/31762/staff-reviews/Book-Review-Grid

It looks like the most reviews one person has done is 7.

Keep in mind that this is currently done algorithmically. The algorithm looks for "__ out of 10 acorns" in the first line. If that bit of text is not in the first line, then the post is considered to be a comment and not a review.




 
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Keep in mind that this is currently done algorithmically. The algorithm looks for "__ out of 10 acorns" in the first line. If that bit of text is not in the first line, then the post is considered to be a comment and not a review.



Hi Paul

Is there some way I can edit my old posts so that the magic computer thingy you made to find the correct phrase works better?

Some of the reviews I said it in the wrong order "I give this book 9 acorns out of 10" , "I give this book 7 acorns out of 10" and the like.

Some of my other reviews aren't showing up either, and I think I phrased this right. It could simply be my dyslexia and I'm not reading it correctly. Could you let me know why my eyes are missing?
"I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns."
"I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns."

The only difference I can tell between the one that showed up in the grid and these ones is that I forgot the punctuation in the former.

There's others, but no point listing them all here.

Thanks in advance.

And thank you for hosting such a wonderful, informative forum.
 
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R Ranson wrote:

Is there some way I can edit my old posts so that the magic computer thingy you made to find the correct phrase works better?



I'm sure there are quite a few not showing up on the grid yet! If you hit the report button on the posts that need to be modified we'll see what we can do.
 
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A quick glance and I see two problems:

1) You phrased it incorrectly, so you just need to edit the post so that it is phrased correctly. Anybody on the staff can put your post on probation so that you can then edit it. My guess is that that is what you would like to do. Just be clear in this thread asking for a post to be put on probation.

2) You reviewed a book that is not yet in the list. Anybody on the staff can add books to the list. Just ask!

 
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Thanks Paul and Burra

I've a bit of farming to do before the weather turns too hot, then I'll be back and see what I can do here later in the day.

2) You reviewed a book that is not yet in the list. Anybody on the staff can add books to the list. Just ask!



Would you like me to ask here, or find someone to do it through Purple Mooseage?
 
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R Ranson wrote:

2) You reviewed a book that is not yet in the list. Anybody on the staff can add books to the list. Just ask!



Would you like me to ask here, or find someone to do it through Purple Mooseage?



Yes.
 
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I've reviewd quite a few that aren't on the list, do I have to ask someone to add them? I've reviewed more than 14 I guess and now I'm up reading new ones, thats why I'm slowing down
 
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Lorenzo,

Given the information that is in this thread, do you see a reason why your review is not showing up? Did you use a different format for the acorn count? Is the book you reviewed not in the list? If you can tell us why your review is not showing up, we can take the steps to get it to show up. If you don't know why your review is showing up, pick one and we can look at it and start the process of finding out why it is now showing up.

 
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Hi Paul, I've already maybe resolved the problem, a few of my reviews were missing the correct "out of 10 acorns" part, and I did the procedure for editing them that Burra had explained to me. Then I sent Jennifer Wadsworth the list of my reviews and there are the titles that have to be put on the list. I'm waiting for her to reach back if necessary.
Thanks
 
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Lorenzo Costa wrote:Hi Paul, I've already maybe resolved the problem, a few of my reviews were missing the correct "out of 10 acorns" part, and I did the procedure for editing them that Burra had explained to me. Then I sent Jennifer Wadsworth the list of my reviews and there are the titles that have to be put on the list. I'm waiting for her to reach back if necessary.
Thanks



Cool - it sounds like everything is on the mend!
 
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Given the four that are already on the grid, I have one that is to ba added on an existing title, and another 15 that have to added as titles to the grid. I actually am writing another two, but a bit caught up by work issues, and reading another batch of books that could be put up on the forum.
 
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I added all of the books you've done reviews of to the grid lorenzo!. You're awesome!
 
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Thanks to you smiley one
 
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paul wheaton wrote:The first six people to write twelve or more reviews will receive goodies.

The first three people will receive ONE HUCKLEBERRY PIE delivered to your door (US only), plus they will each receive a $100 gift certificate to amazon.com.

The next three people will also receive a huckleberry pie (US only).

So that means that SIX people will receive ONE HUCKLEBERRY PIE.




Okay, I now see the following:

Lorenzo Costa 29
Miles Flansburg 17
Burra Maluca 16
Amber Fauson 12
Simon Johnson 8

So I now owe one huckleberry pie and one $100 gift certificate to Lorenzo, Miles and Burra. Each of you need to email me with your mailing address for the pie (you can have it sent to somebody else if you like), and your email address that makes amazon happy (although I think that might not matter).

Amber, I owe you a $100 amazon gift certificate. Please send me an email with your email address that charms amazon.

This means I have two $100 amazon gift certificates left - so if you want this $100 gift certificate, all you have to do is email me when 12 reviews show up on the grid and include your email address that amazon likes.





 
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Dear authors and publishers,

Are your books lower on the grid than you would like? All you gotta do is persuade reviewers to review your book. I would like to suggest that you start by offering our reviewers a copy of your book. Maybe a post in this thread that says that you will supply a copy of your book to any of the top 12 reviewers and then give your contact info. Chances are that two or three will reply. I think it is fair to say that if you send a book, they have two weeks after receiving the book to write a review.

The list of books is sorted by the number of reviews. So if your book gets more reviews than the book at the top of the list, your book will be at the top of the list!

 
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Dear reviewers,

The book grid list is sorted by the reviewer with the most reviews appears first. So the more reviews you write, the more prominent your name is in the review list - and the more likely you are to get free books (and maybe other goodies) from authors and publishers.

Also, the list is limited, at this time, to 24 reviewers. So it is possible that you could be bumped from the list if 24 people have written more reviews than you.

Note that the grid is not, at this time, automatically updated. But manually updated. But a mention in this thread will often times nudge a staffer to go and update the list.
 
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I thought I would process all four people in one gob. I've heard from burra and lorenzo. Miles and amber, please email me with the particulars asap! paul at richsoil.com.


 
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I think I have squared up with lorenzo.

I am in the process of squaring up with burra.

Miles? Amber? I just searched my email for your names and have nothing.
 
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thanks Paul the smackers arrived!!! awesome and just for reading books that I am interested in!
 
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just ordered these books :

Woodland Craft
Practical Permaculture
101 Uses for Stinging Nettles
Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power
The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

can't wait to start reading
 
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Sorry Paul, my home computer died this week so I am just getting caught up with all this, and missed your post back in September.
I just sent an e-mail from work so hopefully it will get through to you.
 
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Miles, pie and gift card are en route!
 
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I guess I have two pies and three more gift cards to give out.

Lorenzo and Burra are outside the US so I cannot send them pie.

So, the next two people to get to a total of 12 book reviews AND email me their info, will get a $100 gift card at amazon, plus one huckleberry pie (if they live in the US).

 
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Looks like I better get some reviews written!
 
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Alright, that should put me at twelve reviews. You should have my info already from when I did bounties while I was there during the PDC but I'll email the info again shortly.

Is the pie made from huckleberries gathered from above the lab? I had to leave the day everyone went up there picking so I missed out on all the purple goodness.
 
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I've treated myself to

Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach
The Art of Fermentation
Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide

Plus I'm waiting for a review copy of Eric Toensmeier's latest book, The Carbon Farming Solution

Plus the backlog of incredible books I already have that are waiting for reviews.

So many books, so little time...

There's still some balance left on the gift card, too, so I'll have to think what else is out there that desperately deserves a place on my cloud-reader. Suggestions?
 
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Michael Newby wrote:Alright, that should put me at twelve reviews. You should have my info already from when I did bounties while I was there during the PDC but I'll email the info again shortly.

Is the pie made from huckleberries gathered from above the lab? I had to leave the day everyone went up there picking so I missed out on all the purple goodness.



Pie and amazon gift card are now en route.

Pie is from a place in montana that makes and sells huckleberry pies. You probably don't want a huckleberry pie made by me.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Pie and amazon gift card are now en route.

Pie is from a place in montana that makes and sells huckleberry pies. You probably don't want a huckleberry pie made by me.



Su-weet! Thanks!
 
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I added the acorns to my review of Mark Shepard's Restoration Agriculture.
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Some books I have reviewed are not in the grid, shall I post links somewhere to have them included?
 
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Richard Gorny wrote:Some books I have reviewed are not in the grid, shall I post links somewhere to have them included?



I've been bumping the grid software quite frequently over the last day or two, so if there are still any that have been missed, yes - post the links!

I need to make sure that every thread with a review has been manually added to the grid software, and you'll need to check that your review contains the magic words 'out of 10 acorns'. If any don't, edit them if you can, or if you can't edit, report the post and I can put it on probation so you can.
 
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All sorted out now, big thanks for your assistance Burra The grid shows now all 14 book reviews I have posted.
 
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Richard Gorny wrote:All sorted out now, big thanks for your assistance Burra The grid shows now all 14 book reviews I have posted.



I knew I should have stayed up later to finish the last few reviews. Great job Richard.
 
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