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Posted 4M ago by @Kiersten

๐Ÿ“ฃ Quick update from the #GregTeam and a call for #GregFeedback!

We wanted to share that weโ€™ve made a small update to the criteria to become a Top Contributor.

โœ… To join the blue check club:

- Have 5 answers chosen as โ€˜Bestโ€™ by the poster
- Set yourself a fun, custom username
- Draft a little bio so folks know who you are
- Upload a profile pic to your oasis!

Weโ€™d love to hear your thoughts on where youโ€™d like to see the Top Contributor program grow in the future! We know you loooove the mugs, what other kinds of rewards would you like to see?

These guidelines are always available at bit.ly/gregverified if you need a refresher!
Best Answer
oh sure, change the criteria when iโ€™m close to meeting to old criteria. lol. kidding! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–
Well, I donโ€™t know if I count anymore because my username is my surname ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿชด
Iโ€™d still love to interview and photograph ticked members and their fave plants too for posts โœจ๐ŸŒฑ
@Nallon Change it to BeckyGoodPlants ๐Ÿ˜
@riverzend One step closer ๐Ÿคช
Oh no Iโ€™m missing 3 out of 4 requirements now!

Maybe after a certain amount of โ€œbest answersโ€ people can be sent a plant as a reward ๐Ÿชด
@AMG Ooooh I love this idea!!

PS. You have an avatar and a username so youโ€™re halfway there!
@Nallon Surnames are totally cool! Just something other than the generic @user123xyz that we autogenerate ๐Ÿ˜ and YES! We love your photography idea and Iโ€™ll reach out tomorrow to see what we can get rolling!
@Kiersten ok phew ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
@Kiersten HAHA! i nearly spit out my coffee! youโ€™re the best! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–
@Kiersten canโ€™t wait!! โœจ๐Ÿชด
Well I should change my user name since mine was auto generated..hmmm ๐Ÿค”
@Sassylimey We can make an exception. Yours is so good ๐Ÿ˜…
Thank you @Kiersten ๐Ÿ˜†
Unrelated, but I wish we could edit water dates. I sometimes forget to log ๐Ÿ˜ž
Oh yay! Hmm what about Greg pins or magnets? Those could be super cute and fun to collect ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š
Gah! 4 more โ€œbest answersโ€ to go. ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿชดโ™ฅ๏ธ
It would be cool to have an option to see how far you are from reaching Top Contributor?
I would totally sport a Greg shirt!
A Greg pot or other plant accessories โ€ฆ like a Greg leaf trellis would be super fun ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’š
@melodey like a progress bar!
@MommaNature yes! ๐Ÿ™Œ
@melodey oooh the progress bar could start as a cute little seedling ๐ŸŒฑ and then it grows as we progress until we reach big beautiful plant status ๐Ÿชด
Also, can we do something with the experience points? I understand how you earn them but idk what youโ€™re supposed to do with them. Maybe you can redeem points for different rewards. Like a Greg version of Chuck E. Cheese
Oh no ๐Ÿฅบ don't think I have ever been picked as best
@Kiersten Ooo!! We could have Greg plant pots!!! ๐ŸคฉThat would be so cute!!โœจ๐Ÿชดโœจ
Ali
4M ago
@foliagegirl me neither I hope I donโ€™t lose my blue check :(
Added a bio. Woot woot. Had the rest already. Now on to the comment thing, which I think will be my downfall....lol.
@JadeHaze yes! I was thinking about this too this morning ๐Ÿ™Œ
Greg plant pots as @PinguDog suggested would be absolutely amazing! Also @Nallon good luck ๐Ÿคžโœจ๐ŸŒฟ
It would be great to see Greg notebook or socks, pencils, stuffed greg toys, pack of different seeds(as a rewards) ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคญ
@Kiersten do the users that already have a blue check not have a blue check anymore?
I think a great reward would be a Greg themed beanie/hat/cap, pot, shovel (a mini one ๐Ÿ˜‚), stickers, hoodies/jacket/shirt, bags(?), Keychain, water bottle, or an eco friendly bag!

If the Greg logo won't fit then maybe green colored?? Sorry if I have too many suggestions โ˜บ๏ธ
@Kiersten OH I SEE HOW IT IS cc @Nallon ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
@Kiersten I love having my blue check mark. I hope I donโ€™t lose it. The blue check mark makes me a happy person ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
@KikisOasis agreed! If we're currently a top contributor, but don't meet a new criteria, will we no longer be top contributors?
Oh, what about a Greg pot?
I love all of this!!! Iโ€™m still in learn mode (new plant mama here)- I want to help others but find it hard bc I donโ€™t know a lot yet! Would love there to be additional ways to earn top contributor. For example - engagement with Greg and Family, fun facts we learn as new plant parents, following up with our plants progress when we follow advice, etc
What do you have to do to get a mug? My coffee is lonely!
Other reward ideas I would love to see @Kiersten :):):)
-Bonus/free months for SuperGreg (my referral months are about to run out soon!)
-Enamel pins! I collect them and they are kinda my thing.
-Maybe some sort of plant journal with a template on each page where we can track growth old school paper style
-Moisture meters or some sort of fun poker with a Greg topper so people can check their soil moisture (since this is such a common problem/question!)
-Some sort of physical name tag for plants - something we can write on and put in the soil. Resuseable would be best!
-Greg themed sticky traps (summer is coming soon and fungus gnats will make a come back!)
-I always love a reusable tote.
-I too, would rock a Greg tshirt on the days Iโ€™m not wearing my Jungle House Goods tshirt.
-I bet I can think of some other creative ideas. Will report back!
@AMG I like that idea!
@BotFarm me too! Maybe a range of colores check marks. Newbies work towards earning an orange one and then the next step is another color. Then people can see how experienced you are by the color of your check mark. And the newbies arenโ€™t thrown into answering questions. Plus, not everybody is marking answers as best answers either.
@Katy410 Iโ€™m guilty of not tagging best answers! I just learned that the user does this- I thought the Greg team decided which answer was best ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
@FinlayQuinn83 @KikisOasis All current Top Contributors will keep their status ๐Ÿ’• Weโ€™d never take that away from yโ€™all!
@ali @foliagegirl No need to worry! Your blue checks are safe ๐Ÿฅฐ
Tee shirts/ Tank Tops
Lil ceramic pots
BPA Free water bottles
Travel Coffee Mugs
Oh, and wouldnโ€™t it be cute to change the blue check marks to either โœ… (green) or to a little ๐Ÿชด or ๐ŸŒฑ or ๐ŸŒฟ ??!??
It would be super cool to have assorted sizes of clear and green Greg stickers or window clings! Then we could put them on planters, mugs, windows, backgrounds, tags, anything! I just adore the Greg logo and itโ€™s super fun to put in my pics!
@Katy410 YES ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป a color scale of checkmarks! And have ultimate Greg friends and contributors who have the Greg logo with a cape!! But also, I donโ€™t like the pressure of picking best answers. Sometimes there are several good answers, mediocre answers, and other times nothing but random comments to get points ๐Ÿ˜… Separately, Iโ€™m too analytical to choose the best answer immediately, unless I know they work and are truly the best answer! Wait, the other ways work really good too! Daaaahhh! ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿคช
Oh Greg vinil stickers i could slap on my cars butt would be lovely ๐Ÿ™โœจ
Change it to PlantsAre Us Breathe cleaner air
If I update my profile it wonโ€™t let me keep my username :( it says it canโ€™t be longer than 15 characters anymore ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป
@Coolcatsnplants Aw man ๐Ÿ˜” I know itโ€™s a huge bummer, but since rolling out community weโ€™ve had to introduce some rules for usernames. Usernames longer than 15 characters were extending past the end of the screen and we want to make sure everyone can read the whole thing!

Iโ€™m so sorry about this, your username is so good!! ๐Ÿ’•
@Kiersten thanks for letting me complain! All good now. Love this app ๐Ÿ˜
I love the idea of reusable bags/tote bags!
Now Im trying to figure out how I got one ๐Ÿค” maybe its because I live here ๐Ÿ˜‚
Two other ideas I thought of!
-Window clings that are suncatchers. I have like six of these from Etsy in different designs (providing link for example). So beautiful. I have rainbows everywhere!
www.etsy.com/listing/1118972310
-For folks wanting different shades of check marks - what about milestone badges instead? So like - first plant added, first comment added, top comment, watering streaks, etc. Kind of like FitBit if anyone has badges there. If youโ€™re interested in more ideas for this #GregFeedback team, let me know and I can send ya an email!
@Kiersten is there a way to take off the username character limit? my username was @Taylor_Made_Blooms but in order to save my bio I had to limit my characters to 15 so now Iโ€™m @TaylorMdeBloomz but if possible I would like to add an โ€œsโ€ on bloom
Wait do I lose my check if I donโ€™t have all of those? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Can I get a Greg mug to put in my profile pic? ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜‚
Detailed features of the week, for people and plants! ๐Ÿ˜€
We should have a section for plants that we are propogating!
GREG plant friends (like the plant animal things) ๐Ÿ’•
Ali
4M ago
@Kiersten oh good thank you!!!! I will still try to get 4 best answers though haha
@motherofplants yes Greg leaf trellis!!
@motherofplants and pots! Always needing more pots ๐Ÿ˜€
@AMG yes! I always wonder the same thing!
For swag- how@about one of those โ€˜water buddyโ€™ that you can@put in a plant to keep it watered when your away??
How do you check how far your from meeting the criteria?
@AMG I think that the #GregGang use for giving credit toward continuing membership? Yea??
@kaleena like the sun catcher idea! I have old chandelier crystals for rainbows ๐Ÿฅฐ
Maybe little baby garden wind chimes.
Greg saucers for plants or trays in logo shape? Kind of like the medallion on the mugs! So many ideas!
@Kiersten OMG we need eco friendly tote bags!! โœจ๐Ÿ’šโœจ๐Ÿคฉ
@Kiersten woot!! ๐Ÿ™Œ
@PinkPrincess yes! I love love your ideas and I totally was thinking of those plant friends too! That would be fun!
Yay this is all so exciting!

As for ideas for other rewards:

1. Some sort of Greg figure/figurine to decorate our plant spaces (either clay, glazed porcelain etc)
2. Greg moisture reader
3. Greg watering can or mister
4. Tasteful planter with Greg logo somewhat like the mug
5. Greg cold cup like the coveted Starbucks Cold Cups with lid and straw

But to be honest I just want the muggggg ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜‰
I would love a mug - see if I can qualify
I would actually love to work with someone to design a plant-care caddyโ€”something specially designed to tote around all the things we need when weโ€™re doing plant care chores. If Greg branches out into creating any product lines, I think this would be an awesome one. (I realize creation of products is a big idea and has nothing to do with being a top contributor, but while weโ€™re throwing out ideasโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚)
I'd be happy with a cool Greg propagating glass jar! I'd like to see less plastic overall as rewards.
Soooo what Iโ€™m hearing you say is that we have to compete amongst ourselves to earn a coveted โ€˜best answerโ€™? How do I know how many I already have? If I have any. I think I have the rest doneโ€ฆ๐Ÿง
@CultivateEdu I agree with not liking having to get best picked answer cause there is too much pressure as they majority of posts have good points in them โ˜บ๏ธ
@Kiersten oh yay, thank you so much ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’›
@kaleena milestone badges would be great! I was heading in that direction with the colored checks, but you came up with the right words for more of what I was thinking! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
@FinlayQuinn83 me too! So many people answer with the same answer or add to an answer that it is hard to pick one answer as the best. Plus, what works for one person, may not work quite the same for another: ex- sticky traps, cinnamon, nematodes, chemicals vs organic for plant pests. And depending on where in the world you are, you may or may not have access to some of the items. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ I know it should be a helpful thing, but I like reading through everyoneโ€™s comments and seeing the convos about worked or not.
@PinkPrincess and @motherofplants water is now a soil option! ๐Ÿ˜‡
@CultivateEdu I saw that! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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