Site Talk forum: Raffles and other news

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Name: Sandra Williams
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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rositoes
Jul 20, 2013 9:52 AM CST
When I receive the newsletter announcing the raffles they are already over and done with. What do I need to do to receive announcements in a more timely manner? Thanks.
Sandra
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 20, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Welcome! Sandra and that is a very good question! Sorry you missed this week's raffle. I will alert Dave to your question.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 20, 2013 2:35 PM CST

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We post the raffle to the front page of ATP and it stays on the front page for several days. We also pre-announce them on the podcasts and we also discuss them on the forums ahead of time. The raffle ticket buying window is open for 3 full days.

We do the raffle each month, always on a Monday, and usually the 3rd Monday of the month. Hitting the homepage is the best way to keep up with the new and exciting things happening on the site.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 21, 2013 1:07 PM CST
There was a raffle this week?!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 21, 2013 1:09 PM CST

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Sure was!

http://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/1379/The-Lilies-Week-Not-a...
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jul 21, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Wow, I missed it too, and the ATP Home Page is one of my home tabs on my browser. I was at a client site, but was on ATP at least twice/day all week, and don't remember seeing the raffle announcement at all. Weird!
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Jul 21, 2013 2:53 PM CST
So who were the winners, cause I didn't see that announcement either?
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 21, 2013 6:07 PM CST
Whenever there's a raffle it appears at the very top right of my home page ... large box right in the top spot where currently it says Today's Idea. Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 21, 2013 7:13 PM CST

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You can see who the winners were at the link I posted in my last reply.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Jul 21, 2013 7:18 PM CST
dave said:You can see who the winners were at the link I posted in my last reply.


I went there before I asked the question. What I saw there was a list of the 3 prizes, and a notice that the thread was closed. I just clicked again, and still didn't see any winners listed. I'm willing to concede that sometimes I skim rather than look closely, but I saw a one-post thread announcing the raffle with details about the companies providing the prizes, a final comment that the raffle would be open for 3 days, and the link to learn more about acorns.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 21, 2013 7:35 PM CST
Here ya go Mary, second post: The thread "Announcing the winners of the Lilies week raffle!" in The Lilies Week Not-a-Raffle Raffle!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 21, 2013 8:01 PM CST

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Right. It's at the very, very end. Click on "Announcing the winners..."

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