So how do you get these rather elegant BLUE badges?
Simply by ANSWERING someone else’s recorded question from this Going Green thread and post it here. (Please don’t start a new thread)
You must have posted your own question here (and got a GREEN badge) before you can do this - but once you’ve got GREEN, as soon as you answer someone else’s question using the Recording Tool and posted it here in this thread, you’ll go BLUE…
Now, we’ll be checking for Recorded Answers on Mondays - so most of the time, when we see a GREEN has posted an answer, we’ll upgrade them to BLUE!
But if you post an answer and you don’t get upgraded, just let @Novem know in this thread by tagging him.
Having just found out there is an in-built microphone on my laptop, recording should be much less of a faff now. However, I do like the green tag… I don’t mind adding more questions and doing some answers before long, but there’s no rush to turn me blue!
edit - oh yes, much easier to record and move about. So much so, I’ve had a bit of a binge. Still happy to be green though
OK @aran I finally found my ateb I Jane - it took me ages for some reason. I think I just don’t spend as much time on the Forum as I’d like so haven’t quite got the hang of moving around in it/knowing it that well yet. All in good time Popeth mewn amser da! So… assuming this copied link works:
Thank you one and all for your amazing help and patience as I negotiated the challenges to get here. I have learned so much just this past week, am chuffed to beans to be in the ‘blue’ and have had a ball.
On the technical side, maybe I can add a discovery I made yesterday that may help iPad or Mac users that takes advantage of 2 Apps that are probably already loaded on them, plus SoundCloud that needs to be downloaded. There are 4 steps:
—record in GarageBand
—save in iTunes
—upload to SoundCloud
—post link to SSiW
This is not the route (softeware) I took to get to ‘green’, but experimented with icons/apps on my Mac and iPad yesterday, pushing buttons I never tried before. Hey presto, this really streamlined my process because I cannot record directly to SoundCloud for some reason. The trick—step 2. Without that SoundCloud will not accept the file, so you keep getting error messages.
Most folk here may know this, or it is covered somewhere else on the Forum, so sorry for any repetition, but this is my little offering by way of thanks, even if it seems obvious to some, or is just a reminder to others.
Eh? From green to blue? Dw i’n dal yn coch! I posted my own question and answered someone else’s. But no matter - it’s a techy hitch is all…but gives me a chance to say thanks again to Aran and the crew. This course is super fab…
If you posted in the Going Green or Going from Green to Blue threads, I’m afraid I missed it - if not, for anyone reading this, that’s how you flag yourself up for badge change… Sorry for that… caught you now…
I haven’t turned blue yet possibly because I did it backwards - I answered a couple of questions before posting mine!
Great fun this and so good for improving listening skills.
Thanks to you all for the effort you put in to making learning Welsh such a great experience.