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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2013 6:36 PM CST
I signed up at Pinterest awhile back and pinned a few pages but haven't really learned much about how it works so I haven't really done much with it. Anyhow, I was browsing ATP just now and came across this thread in the Plant and Seed Trading Forum: The thread "Anybody got peanuts I can plant?" in Plant and Seed Trading forum

Crittergarden gave a link to her pinterest page for people to see what plants/seeds she has available for trade and I was surprised to see a photo of my Echinacea purpurea plant; it didn't have my watermark on it but I recognized my photo right away; and when you click to enlarge the photo it takes you directly to the entry in the ATP database! That's so cool! Thumbs up

Pinterest seems to have become very popular with a lot of folks; I'm always hearing people talking about "pinning" stuff and I see the little red "Pin it" symbol around the internet where you can pin things to your page ... I got to wondering if that "Pin it" symbol is available here on ATP so that we could pin articles, ideas etc. instead of having to copy/past a link?
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 8, 2013 8:12 PM CST
There is a bookmarklet on the pinterest site that you place on your toolbar. Then you can pin from any pages from any website that allows it.
Go to this page and drag the bookmarklet to you tool bar.

http://about.pinterest.com/goodies/
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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!
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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2013 6:41 AM CST
Thanks Jay, I didn't know how that worked ... I'm going to try and see if I can figure out how to drag the bookmark to my tool bar! Smiling
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2013 11:31 AM CST

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LOVE Pinterest! I get so many ideas, I have 454 followers so far (I have a lot of craft/sewing and furniture painting type boards) and I am following 67, here is the ATP one http://pinterest.com/atplants/
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 10, 2013 12:31 PM CST

Plants Admin

How bizarre it is to see so many of my photos there when I'm not a member! Maybe I should join. Big Grin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2013 6:01 PM CST

Plants Admin

You should! Green Grin!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Aug 10, 2013 7:08 PM CST
Ok
I don't do pinterest but went to check the ATP board and under some of the titles like garden there are a bunch of weight loss photos Thumbs down not what I wanted to see when expecting to see flowers.
Is this a form spam?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 10, 2013 7:20 PM CST

Plants Admin

yep. looks like it was left open for others to be able to pin on those boards? They need to be cleaned up and locked. Whoever is admin over there, @Trish or @Sharon? With the huge number of pins on 2 of those boards, it may be a better idea to delete the boards and lock the other ones.
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 10, 2013 7:47 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sharon has permission to pin to the "Blooms" board, but I am the only pinner to the rest of the ATP boards.

The ones that are community boards (which are designated by the community symbol at the top right of each board), I was asked to be a guest pinner to those boards. I use it to advertise ATP.

Personally, I think it is a flaw of Pinterest's to force users into showing the community boards on our own pages, but I don't get a say in that. I can (and do) move those to the end so that they aren't prominent.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 11, 2013 1:09 AM CST

Plants Admin

Ahhh, that's what those are. Well I agree, there is a flaw when someone comes and spams a board clearly marked for gardens and then no one can report them to get rid of them as spam.
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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
Aug 11, 2013 1:17 AM CST

Plants Admin

Trish, there are two that have spammed both gardening boards, you can click on their name and go to their board site and then click on the flag to report them as spam. In the one labeled 'gardening', about 1/2 way down there is a pin where someone is asking for help marking them as spammers.
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 11, 2013 7:20 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks, Sue. I'll do my part in reporting the spam! Those community boards really to do a lot in helping us spread the word about ATP Thumbs up
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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
Aug 11, 2013 7:15 PM CST

Plants Admin

Hey, it worked, the boards are all cleaned up! Hurray!
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Aug 11, 2013 7:18 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Hurray! Hurray!
I spent quite a bit of time reporting nearly 100 of those spams this morning.
I hope they stay gone Blinking
If not, I'll just take us off those community boards. I would hate to tarnish our reputation based on the actions of spammers! Thumbs down

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