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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 19, 2013 7:27 AM CST
Could we add the thumbsup feature to each company's Recommendations page?

And perhaps the star feature as well? As one is looking through the list, it would be nice to be able to mark a *would like to try* company for later retrieval.



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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jan 19, 2013 8:41 AM CST
I agree
Currently to increase their number of recommendation someone has to write enter a comment. It would be a lot easier if we could just click a "thumbs up". A star system could be used to rate a company's service by category. Speed of shipping, Quality of packaging, Prices, Customer Service, Quality of Products, etc., then maybe the system could generate an overall rating based on the stars given.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 19, 2013 9:02 AM CST
I like the idea of a star system for the various categories. Seems most accurate that way.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 19, 2013 9:07 AM CST

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Do you mean you want to be able to give a thumb to a company, rather than posting a review?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 19, 2013 9:11 AM CST
I agree
And the rating list that Jay posted above.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 19, 2013 9:31 AM CST
I was thinking more like being able to do both so we had the option of writing a review but can just leave a thumbs-up if that's all we want to do.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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
Jan 19, 2013 9:33 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

These are all interesting ideas! I've got quite a bit in my queue to do right now but I'll certainly give these good ideas some thought!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 19, 2013 9:38 AM CST
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 19, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Thanks, Dave. Thumbs up

And yes, I agree that writing reviews is best, but there's not always time available to compose them. Smiling We'd have an idea of where the company stands in the ratings by the number of thumbsup given.

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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
Jan 19, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Thumbs up Thank you Dave.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 19, 2013 12:56 PM CST
And we'd be able to see who gave the thumbs ups? So we could see if they were in an area similar to our own?
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 19, 2013 1:06 PM CST
What do you think of having the country that the supplier is located displayed on the main page of Recommendations?
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!
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woofie
Jan 19, 2013 1:37 PM CST
That could be useful. And maybe narrow it down a bit; the US and Canada are big places. I'd rather order from Oregon than New York! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 19, 2013 1:58 PM CST
woofie said:And we'd be able to see who gave the thumbs ups? So we could see if they were in an area similar to our own?


That's what I was thinking, Woofie. Just like we can look to see who likes other ATP items/plants/etc., so that we can ask them questions if we need to. Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 19, 2013 2:05 PM CST
Joannabanana said:What do you think of having the country that the supplier is located displayed on the main page of Recommendations?


Thumbs up

It could be added at the time of each company's initial entry, perhaps?

Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jan 19, 2013 8:51 PM CST
dave said:Do you mean you want to be able to give a thumb to a company, rather than posting a review?

I would think that you would still have reviews, especially by the original poster, but after there have been a few reviews, I would think "what more could I add". The previous reviewers have already said it better that I can so why not just give them a thumbs-up.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Nov 21, 2013 8:06 PM CST
If not a thumbs-up, perhaps at least some way to mark it so that we can find it again?
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


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
Nov 21, 2013 9:08 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

They are all listed right on your profile, actually. It's prominent.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Nov 21, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Wow, this site just keeps growing all the time. I rarely order by mail so don't pay any attention to this facet, but I can see that there could be many nuances to the recommendations. Good luck all. I'll stay out of the fray.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Nov 22, 2013 4:58 AM CST
Sorry, Dave. I was referring to my first post. I'd love to be able to mark a recommendation posted by someone other than myself.

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