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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 10, 2013 6:25 PM CST
I posted an offer of irises for postage on the 8th, a person who joined on the 8th requested 3 boxes of irises. Long story short, when I clicked on their named again today to see if they had posted anywhere in any forum or posted any information about themselves yet I got a message that said URL not found or something like that.
Does that mean Dave deleted them? If so, that is a good thing. If not I was going to start asking some questions before I had any further communication with this person.
Any idea what is going on here?
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2013 6:57 PM CST
Lori, I wonder if it was just a momentary computer/system glitch ... I'd try refreshing the page and click on the persons name again and see what happens.
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jul 10, 2013 7:09 PM CST
Actually it sounds like the scammer who frequently gets banned when the subject is irises. He/she keeps rejoining under new names. My guess is Dave or one of the iris moderators took care of it.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 10, 2013 7:14 PM CST
Oh, ok. Good. I won't concern myself with it then.
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
Jul 10, 2013 7:22 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I deleted his thread and banned his account. We don't need that kind of trouble here on our happy and friendly website.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 10, 2013 7:46 PM CST
Thank you Dave. I was getting ready to contact you about his tree mails. You are the best! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2013 7:36 AM CST
Aaah ... I didn't realize we had such scammers lurking around here! Glad to know he's gone for good! Thumbs up We sure don't need negative people like that around here!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jul 11, 2013 7:49 AM CST
Dave is good at catching them right away, so we aren't be-grubbied by them. Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
Jul 11, 2013 7:59 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Actually, usually I don't catch them but they are pointed out to me by various people who notice it first.

We usually have to remove a scammer or spammer about once a week. You don't really see it happen because they come in, post their spam, and it's noticed and deleted all within the space of a few hours. Our moderators are the best moderators in the world. Hurray!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2013 8:29 AM CST
I agree
The best nodding
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 11, 2013 8:29 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree and deserving of every accolade they get! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Jul 11, 2013 10:26 AM CST
I agree
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 11, 2013 11:00 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 11, 2013 1:03 PM CST
Well, I don't know who watches over the iris world but they are doing a great job! He was back at 9 am with a new account and gone before 1:58 pm when I checked my tree mail.

I am so happy with ATP, you guys are doing a wonderful job here! Keep up the good work everyone, I know keeping a site like this under control is not an easy task. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Hurray! 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
Jul 11, 2013 1:13 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lori, you were specifically targeted for contact by this guy and I got pretty uncomfortable when he kept coming back with new names after I banned him numerous times.

This is a good lesson to keep in mind: when a brand new member signs up and starts asking for plants, you should almost always simply ignore it altogether. Let them get established in the community a little bit before extending offers for plants.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 11, 2013 1:31 PM CST
I have learned a valuable lesson here. I looked at his membership page after I communicated with him. I won't make that mistake again. Thank you for watching out for us, I can't speak for everyone but I pretty gullible most of the time.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Jul 11, 2013 2:36 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Trading and co-op buying is 100% user risk, meaning that we don't get involved at all. That's different from scammers, though- we're happy to keep the place cleaned up of any riff-raff Green Grin!

I totally agree that we Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby our moderators, and members for that matter! All working together on the same team to grow ATP and keep it the BEST!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 11, 2013 2:42 PM CST
I've had people tree mail me asking for plant(s) and I always look at their profile ... if they have not posted anywhere else on site or contributed to the site in any way ... I ignore the request. At first I felt guilty about not responding with a reply ... but not anymore. Green Grin!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
So Cal (Zone 10b)
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OldGardener
Jul 11, 2013 4:14 PM CST
enidcandles said:I have learned a valuable lesson here. I looked at his membership page after I communicated with him. I won't make that mistake again. Thank you for watching out for us, I can't speak for everyone but I pretty gullible most of the time.


You are not gullible - you just have a very kind heart and we all appreciate you for it!!! Group hug

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 11, 2013 5:16 PM CST
That is so sweet, thank you.

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