Plant Database forum: Reference Area

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Dave is there some way each moderator could have an area to keep a record of database entries for plants that we need to watch and research further for correct ID?
In the sempervivum we can have a plant look quite different because of growing conditions, such as excessive heat/humidity, intense sun conditions due to altitude and much more. At some point the year the plant will show the correct attributes.
It would be helpful if we could some how tag the database entries that need special attention.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Jun 26, 2012 12:44 PM CST
I keep a notebook handy for that sort of thing but a special area would be great, especially if it is searchable.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 12:44 PM CST
I agree
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Jun 26, 2012 1:06 PM CST
Maybe this could be done using that ID number that each plant has. Copying the ID number from the database into the reference place would automatically convert back to the cultivar name. Really save on typing and eliminate typos in a search.

Anyway, I think I know what I am talking abut, maybe Rolling on the floor laughing .
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 1:10 PM CST
I need them in an area that is easily accessed for a look through what needs to be followed up. So that might work Connie. It would be nice to have a name with the ref. #.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 26, 2012 2:14 PM CST
Couldn't you use a category in your List for that?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jun 26, 2012 2:21 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

A category in the list would be a workable solution, potentially. I'm willing to give you whatever you want, including a custom feature that you could access, I would really need it spelled out very clearly how you wanted it.

We currently let people post comments about each plant. What if we extended that and allowed you to post a "Moderator's Comment" that was flagged in such a way that it was clear that it was moderator-only information. I could (if you preferred) make it so that only you could see the comments, if you felt that was important.

I could then make a separate page where you can view a list of all the plants that have a moderator's comment associated with them.

Am I thinking along the right lines here?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 2:27 PM CST
I do comments that are for every one to read, so not sure that would work. Unless there was a place to click for it to be a private comment only. And it would have a separate category on my profile page?
Would that work?
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Jun 26, 2012 4:03 PM CST
I prefer private... it would essentially be a tool for the moderator to use.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 26, 2012 4:32 PM CST
I agree with the private. I was thinking the new place on our profile page would only be seen by me for the areas that I moderate.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 27, 2012 9:09 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lynn, I want to make sure you saw my post above.

In considering what to do for you, I'm not really exactly sure what you're looking for.

Are you wanting to make notations about plants? Or images? Or comments? Or something else? I need a little more specificity. I am enthusiastically ready to provide you with whatever tools you desire. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2012 10:05 AM CST
I just need a way to tag database entries that need further research. So, if I have the ability to 'Tag' an entry, and the entry would be in a newly created place in my Profile, where it would be easy to find, I could retrieve it easily when I found the info I needed. All I would need is the name of the plant as a click-able link taking me back to that entry. And it would only be visible to me, like Connie said above.

Or it could be part of the 'List' feature, but only visible to me. Maybe name it 'Research'. With the name of the entry as a click-able link.

Either place would work for me. I have trouble keeping papers organized and it would be much faster to be able to go to the 'Research' list to see what needs further work.

Am I making any sense? Smiling
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 27, 2012 10:10 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Ok, so the simplest solution here may be something that can kill two birds with one stone.

It's been requested that we allow our Lists feature to support private categories. So I think that's what we'll do here. I'll make categories be able to be marked as private, and then the category plus all the entries therein are only visible to you.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 27, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Group hug
What can I say, you are the MOSTEST MAGIC MAN.
Thank you so much Dave. Can you tell I'm excited. Hurray! Hurray!

What a help this will be.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jun 27, 2012 10:24 AM CST
Dave is a mind reader! I was just going to suggest that, because I'd also like a private place on my list. Would it also be possible to have both public and private comments on a list item?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 27, 2012 10:55 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

This is done!

The thread "Privacy settings are now available in Plant Lists" in Site Talk forum

woofie said:Would it also be possible to have both public and private comments on a list item?


Let's have that conversation in the site talk forum.

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