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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Sep 21, 2013 2:14 AM CST
Maybe it's been there for a while and I never noticed, but I see we have advertising here now. Just a reminder to everyone to be sure to click on those ads and check them out frequently as it brings in revenue! Smiling
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 21, 2013 5:24 AM CST
I haven't seen advertising here in a long time. On what section of the page are they shown?
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Sep 21, 2013 5:35 AM CST
Its showing up on the far right hand side of this page for me..... under the banner.
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
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
Sep 21, 2013 6:42 AM CST
Yes, it's been on the far right side panel below the banner for some time now ... and I do click on stuff that I find of interest and want to check out; others I just ignore. Green Grin!
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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
Sep 21, 2013 6:49 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

It's been there for a while. Smiling I'm not sure why you haven't noticed but it's often easy to overlook stuff that's way over on the right side of the page. In the database we have advertising running along the bottom of the pages, as well.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Sep 21, 2013 6:56 AM CST
I guess it's because on so many website I've just programmed my brain to ignore all the ads. But on here I do want to click on the interesting ones!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Sep 21, 2013 7:13 AM CST
I've been seeing something strange in the right-side ads area lately; it's a large "download" button with no additional information given. Any ideas what this might be?
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Sep 21, 2013 7:17 AM CST
chelle's post is a good reminder that if you see something "off" to please tell Dave. Once there was an advertisement of a female that was totally inappropriate and just as I started to tree mail Dave about it, it was gone. Someone else must have seen it as well.
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
Sep 21, 2013 7:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I do have the ability to block inappropriate ads and have done so a few times in the past. The ads here should be interesting, tasteful and relevant.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Sep 21, 2013 9:46 AM CST
chelle said:I've been seeing something strange in the right-side ads area lately; it's a large "download" button with no additional information given. Any ideas what this might be?


chelle, I would run some scans for malware on your computer. I have found out recently that some types of malware can place ads on a web site to make it look like it is from that site, when it is not. I would be suspicious of any ad that said download.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Sep 21, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Thanks, Jay.

It appears to be clear right now, but I did need to do an update. Your reminder was very helpful! Thumbs up
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Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 21, 2013 5:12 PM CST
Thank you for the reminder Chris. Thumbs up
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Sep 21, 2013 5:57 PM CST
chelle said:I've been seeing something strange in the right-side ads area lately; it's a large "download" button with no additional information given. Any ideas what this might be?


I too saw that earlier. Had not noticed it before, but will pay closer attention now. I also need to do a "cleaning" of stuff
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 21, 2013 6:29 PM CST
I had kind of an odd one happen, too, either yesterday or today, don't remember which. I had been looking at some bulbs from Michigan Bulb and had stuffed a few things into the cart, but had left them there for a while because I wasn't totally certain I was going to order them. I had a message show up at the bottom of one of the pages here, reminding me that I had stuff in my cart! Didn't really bother me, but it did seem just a bit strange.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Sep 21, 2013 6:35 PM CST
Big Brother watching over you Blinking does seem strange, but hopefully here BIG DAVE is watching over you. Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
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
Sep 21, 2013 7:42 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Wow, that is really strange, and I have no idea how they did that. I'd suspect malware because I have nothing on ATP that would permit such behavior.

And BTW, never order from Michigan Bulb...
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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gardengus
Sep 21, 2013 7:52 PM CST
I agree
Not!! Michigan bulb Blinking
You'll be sorry Rolling my eyes.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
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
Sep 22, 2013 7:06 AM CST
I agree, before ordering from that company, do some research and read a few reviews:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/michigan.html

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ratevend/msg09123628...
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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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 22, 2013 8:29 AM CST
Wow, that is sure ugly. Blinking
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Sep 22, 2013 8:53 AM CST
Well, I have ordered a few things from them in the past and was actually quite pleased. Some lilacs and peonies that were a very good price and the quality was perfectly fine. Those are certainly some damning comments, tho. Too late, I went ahead and placed the order yesterday, but it's not very big, and if I have problems, I'll complain to my credit card company. I'm REALLY good at complaining. Big Grin
And I just scanned my computer for nasties, and nothing showed up. Using MS Security Essentials.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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