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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Badges

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,489 mod
edited April 26 in New Members
You might have noticed that there are badges on this forum.

You earn badges by being active and with most badges you get extra points.

If you would like a particular badge you can request one, but you have to give a reason.

Country Badges

Country badges show what your first language is. You don't have to display one, but it might be fun to find other native speakers who are learning English, or people who are learning your language.

After interacting on the forum for a while, you can request a country badge here, but first you will need to upload an avatar.


Target language badges

If you are learning a particular language you can display a target language badge.

After interacting on the forum for a while, you can request a target language badge here, but first you will need to upload an avatar.

The new avatar rule: Quite a few people are asking for language badges, and then not interacting on the forum again. It's strange behaviour, so I hope getting you to upload an avatar will make you realise it takes a bit of effort on my part to create these badges and take care of the forum.
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Comments

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    edited January 2014
    Which Arabic country @Science24?

    Oh, and which English? :D
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Algeria

    British English :)
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @Lynne for the new Badges.

    Oh, I forgot to ask you about French, I speak it fluently ? So...... :-?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    You can have a French flag if you want. It's more about the language than geography. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    I'd like to request target badges for Nepali, Hindi and Tibetan please @Lynne. I am revising the Sanskrit alphabet and have just started learning the Tibetan alphabet. They sound similar but are written differently.

    As for country badges, French and British are obvious but does nine years in Nepal qualify me for a Nepal flag?
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    @science24 Pourquoi haïr? Nous aimons Napoléon. :)
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I mean if I can have a french flag in addition to the Algerian one, because I speak Arabic and french fluently. :D :-/
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2014
    BTW, Prosey , Why you didn't request for language badges?? :-/ :-?
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  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh, I got it, Science. Yes, you are right. I will request them. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    I'm not sure what waving flags is about though? I mean, how is it helping with English?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    edited January 2014
    Totally agree @mheredge, no English no badges. =))
    So I can forget my "retired" badge too.
    Don't think I'll ever get that. :))

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    You posted here!
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  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    Hi @Lynne
    English / German and French (target)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    @Mheredge, Don't worry, it's not compulsory. I just thought it would be nice for some people to do a language swap, or just find support from anyone who is having similar "issues" learning English. :D
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    @April - Let me know what kind of picture you would like for a retiree badge, and I will see what I can do.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    edited January 2014
    Have you transfered the comments from another topic @Lynne?
    I don't remember posting in Badges . :)
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    We are definitely ageing, @april :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    I'm still an aspiring retiree but there's a few more years to go. Two days ago I was asked if it was okay to have given my age as 40 to book a rail ticket. But today I was asked if I'd taken advantage of the old age concession (60)!
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Hi @Lynne!
    I would like a Brazilian Portuguese country badge and a English target language badge.

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    @April,

    Look above!

    I am creating the flag badges. Other badges will need to be discussed (like the traveller badge).
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    What's the traveller badge?

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,180 mod
    edited January 2014
    I'm afraid we are not talking about the same thing @Lynne.
    We are not on the same wavelength. :)

    BTW @mheredge, if you get your traveller badge just remember that I have nominated you for that badge. :))
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So did I @april :D
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    @april @science24 these are old boy ties on the forum. =))
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭✭
    Of course, I was for it too. ;)
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2014
    the later childhood, no excuse =))
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So, no one will deserve it as me. @april
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