Plant Database forum: Search for genus images by user name

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 10, 2013 11:32 AM CST

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We can currently see what images we or other members have posted by going to the relevant profiles page. A recent thread in Hosta highlights the potential usefulness of searching a genus by username.

ex. User A is a known Heuchera lover with lots of greats photos and experience. I could select Heuchera and user name A and see what they've posted.
Evan
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Jun 10, 2013 11:33 AM CST

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Thumbs up that sounds like a nice idea!
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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 12, 2013 8:38 AM CST

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What a great idea, thanks for suggesting it! This morning I implemented this feature. Here's how to make it work:

Go to the user's profile page (click on their username).

Then under "Plant Database Contributions:" click on the first link (their images).

Now you will see at the top a pulldown menu containing (alphabetically) all the genera of the images they have uploaded. Choose one and click Update View and you'll then see only images they have posted to that genus.

Works great! And it's fun to look at your own photos and see what genera you've uploaded.
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
Jun 12, 2013 9:00 AM CST

Plants Admin

Sweeet, works great! Nice avatar...and timely. Green Grin!
Evan
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 12, 2013 9:04 AM CST

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Thumbs up
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
Jun 12, 2013 9:37 AM CST
What a week of ATP gifts we have had. And the week isn't even over. Hurray!
This is such a great feature Dave. On my way to spread the word. Hurray!
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 12, 2013 10:17 AM CST

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Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Jun 12, 2013 10:33 AM CST

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That's really cool, love it!
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 12, 2013 10:34 AM CST

Fun to browse mine and others, Thanks AGAIN, Dave Hurray! Hurray!

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Jun 12, 2013 10:36 AM CST
OH my, my head is just spinning with all the new stuff. Have not had time to try either one.
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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 12, 2013 10:45 AM CST

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I have a wild hibiscus growing and wasn't sure what it was, so in a burst of inspiration I went to Horntoad's profile and browsed the images he's posted of Hibiscus. Sure enough, there was my wild plant!!!
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jun 21, 2013 9:09 PM CST
dave said:What a great idea, thanks for suggesting it! This morning I implemented this feature. Here's how to make it work:

Go to the user's profile page (click on their username).

Then under "Plant Database Contributions:" click on the first link (their images).

Now you will see at the top a pulldown menu containing (alphabetically) all the genera of the images they have uploaded. Choose one and click Update View and you'll then see only images they have posted to that genus.

Works great! And it's fun to look at your own photos and see what genera you've uploaded.


OK, so you have to start at the user profile level... I suppose it would be too much hassle to have it available in the plant database area as well? I'm just thinking that sometimes people don't know who they'd want to look at. For instance, I refresh my ATP home page and a beautiful daylily in random plants catches my eye. (yeah, it happens, and that's how I went from 2 dozen to 20 dozen daylilies in 18 months).

So I click on the random photo, and it shows me a beautiful picture by Calif_Sue. Now, if I want to see MORE daylily pictures by her, I need to click on her user name, then click on her database images, then click on hemerocallis. It would be ever so cool if I could just click a button next to the random image I looked at, that says "see more daylily pics by this user."

Just dreaming... but you know me, if the idea pops into my head, it has to pop out of my keyboard... Hilarious!
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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 21, 2013 9:21 PM CST

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My son asked me for a similar thing today. He was pointing out that it is inconvenient to have to go to someone's profile in order to access their stuff or send them acorns or what-have-you.

But my logic for him was that if we add links all over the place, then things start to get cluttered.

Making it so that you can be certain that ALL options are available on the profile page for the member, then you get accustomed to just clicking their name and you have full access to all their stuff.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Jun 21, 2013 9:30 PM CST
I understand your logic, but hate to surrender my dream. Hilarious! But as the dying man said to Khan -- "Yours is the superior intellect." Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...

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