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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
May 30, 2013 7:57 PM CST
You sneaked another feature in on us Dave.

I like it. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 30, 2013 8:02 PM CST
Green Grin! Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 30, 2013 8:12 PM CST
I love it! I just noticed it and it is band new! Wow, I have been a chatty one at ATP. I have a lot of posts.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 30, 2013 8:32 PM CST
I am not sure I like it. Will have to wait and see if it grows on me. Smiling
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 30, 2013 8:52 PM CST
feels like a contest of some sort.
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
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valleylynn
May 30, 2013 8:53 PM CST
No contest, just a way to recognize when we have a newcomer, so we can welcome them to ATP. Hurray!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
May 31, 2013 5:34 AM CST
As ValleyLynn explained, we will soon have a designated icon next to our name that indicates our status from newbie on upward. It's not meant to be competitive, just so we can recognize people who are new and may be reluctant to jump in and post away, so all of us can make these folks feel welcome. Others will be automatically recognized as 'Old Hands' and so they might be a good source of information.

Dave is always improving this site! Thumbs up
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
May 31, 2013 6:57 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Definitely not a contest. Smiling As Lynn says, it's intended to give everyone a view of members who are new. So when you see a new member you know they are new.

My intention is to change this to not show a number, but instead show a little button that indicates your participation status. Those who have only posted 5 times, for example, get a little seedling graphic, then when you've posted more your graphic becomes a large plant and finally a mature tree. Or something like that.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 31, 2013 7:23 AM CST
Hee hee, going to post here just to see how noisy I've been. Big Grin
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 31, 2013 7:32 AM CST
Now that I understand the purpose & future "icon" usage for it, I think it's a swell idea!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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CDsSister
May 31, 2013 7:38 AM CST

I would prefer the icon to the actual numbers too.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 31, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Hurray! This is going to be another one of those awesome new tools Dave is always creating for us. Hurray!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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gardengus
May 31, 2013 8:58 AM CST
Personally I find it distracting and a bit annoying . Would prefer it be somewhere else or smaller , My eyes are forced to read it when I look at who is posting and date and time. That is info I need to respond but this is well? I am not sure just not needed info for response .


Thanks for being a sight where we can speak our thoughts
Cinda
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all else is just existing.
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
May 31, 2013 10:05 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I agree that it can be distracting and I'm finding myself looking at it all the time. Smiling

I've disabled it for those who have posted a lot and now it only shows for those who have less than 10 posts.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
May 31, 2013 10:37 AM CST
good move. Thumbs up
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
May 31, 2013 10:45 AM CST
Definitely don't like the number for reasons above. Little icon better idea. As usual, I'm sure people will get used to it.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
May 31, 2013 11:18 AM CST
Thanks for disabling the numbers. Earlier on this thread I posted nothing but two little smileys. I wanted to see if they counted without words. Of course they do. So the numbers include the smiley stand alone posts too.

I think I agree with Bev. If we intend to do this, then a little icon is a much better idea.

Some of our members have very few posts, but the value in what they have to say is priceless. Just randomly thinking, and forgive me J and Kent, but Jmorth doesn't post often but I hang onto every word he says, same with KentPfeiffer. Their words are truly valuable. Same with Janet (JRsbugs). Same with a lot of others.

Anyway, just thinking out loud. ATP is very quickly becoming an excellent social gardening site as well as a valuable source of information. I love seeing it grow in positive ways. Somehow seeing those numbers didn't feel very positive to me.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
May 31, 2013 12:09 PM CST
Sharon, you made some very good points regarding value of posts. I also noticed that some people on here since 2010 appear to be newbies looking at their post numbers and some people are newbies just coming onto certain forums (like succulents) but with high number of posts probably from hanging around the iris and lily forums...
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
May 31, 2013 1:16 PM CST
Sorry, where is this number or icon?

I went to the Welcome and Help Center forum to see if I could find it, but the closest I saw was "New ATP Member" under a name in a post, where we might have seen "Moderator".

Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
May 31, 2013 1:22 PM CST

Plants Admin

Too late Rick Green Grin!
dave said:I agree that it can be distracting and I'm finding myself looking at it all the time. Smiling

I've disabled it for those who have posted a lot and now it only shows for those who have less than 10 posts.


Things move fasssssssst here.
Evan

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