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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 27, 2013 9:06 PM CST
Dave, I see no way that I can remove a recommendation I gave to an online nursery at the beginning of this year.
How can I remove it?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2013 11:37 AM CST

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I don't currently have a way to let people delete their own reviews but I can see that this would be useful and necessary in the future as things change with companies.

In the meantime, I can delete it for you if you let me know which company it is from which you want your review deleted.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 28, 2013 11:43 AM CST
Lynn, it might actually be more useful for you to simply edit your previous recommendation. That way, we could see as consumers that a company that previously was up to snuff has now had some problems. Perhaps they will even correct their problem, in which case you could edit again. Just a thought. Unless their service is now so horrible you don't even want your name associated with theirs (ha ha).
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2013 12:04 PM CST
Thank you Dave.
I think I like Deb's idea of doing an edit. It is hard for me to do, as I don't like to give negative reviews, but that is the only way to let people know if there is something that needs to be addressed.

Deb, their service isn't in question, but the identification of their plants are. They have been contacted by several customers as to incorrect ID of some of their plants, but refuse to make corrections. Even though links verifying the correct plants were sent to them. Sad
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 28, 2013 12:05 PM CST
I was thinking the same thing, Deb. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2013 12:16 PM CST
Okay, on my way to make the a new post. Thank you all.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2013 12:38 PM CST
Okay, if we don't want to put negative reviews, I need some one to delete all of my recommendations for Simply Succulents.
Thank you Dave.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 28, 2013 1:10 PM CST
Lynn, I read your revised review and found it helpful. I did not think it was negative so much as it was informative. Sharing information, good or bad, is always welcome in my book. But, I suppose you could edit out your edit, which then leaves your rather glowing review which is not exactly what you want to impart now, correct? Are we limited to only good reviews for some reason?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 28, 2013 1:16 PM CST

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They're called "Recommendations," so the list should only include the nurseries we're recommending, as I see it. This is such a litigious society that it's probably better to avoid negative reviews on a list of companies. I think negative comments can be made in the forums without causing any legal problems for the owner of the site, but adding negative comments to the "Recommendations" feature might cause these problems.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2013 1:21 PM CST

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I figure we can allow the watchdog to continue to handle the negative feedback and we'll handle the positive recommendations. Smiling

valleylynn said:Okay, if we don't want to put negative reviews, I need some one to delete all of my recommendations for Simply Succulents.
Thank you Dave.


I deleted it. Thumbs up
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 28, 2013 1:30 PM CST
Hmm. I suppose that makes some sense, but then what's the point? Wouldn't that penalize any company which has not yet been recommended - a no-vote could easily be construed as a negative. But, I so rarely use mail order that this is all rather philosophical to me, and I will politely bow out. Carry on...

(Oh shoot, the one time I might have added a smiley face or something I have them disabled -- I mean no disrespect or criticism)
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2013 1:34 PM CST
I understand Dave. Thumbs up
I am not saying that they don't have wonderfully healthy plants, but that they do not do a very good job of keeping their inventory up to date on correctness.
If I am just interested in getting some healthy plants, or plants that I know by their photos are correct, it wouldn't be an issue.
But we now have ATP members that now have quite a few new NOIDs in the collections.
Very sad and disappointing. Smiling
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2013 1:38 PM CST

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Bonehead said:Hmm. I suppose that makes some sense, but then what's the point? Wouldn't that penalize any company which has not yet been recommended - a no-vote could easily be construed as a negative.


The feature isn't intended as a warning against certain companies at all. Rather, it's specifically to reward a company for being recommended by the members. If a company isn't listed, it doesn't necessarily mean that they aren't a good company, only that they aren't specifically recommended by any ATP members.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 28, 2013 3:24 PM CST
A fine point. Perhaps a note to that effect on the Recommendations page might be in order?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Oct 28, 2013 3:35 PM CST
I agree
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 28, 2013 4:35 PM CST

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We already have such a note at the top of the Recommendations feature.
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
Oct 28, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Thumbs up
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 28, 2013 5:50 PM CST
dave said:We already have such a note at the top of the Recommendations feature.


Yes. My only thought was that I've noticed that a number of people don't seem to quite understand that the Recommendations are for exceptional companies, not just for general feedback on all suppliers. As I said, a fine distinction.

Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Oct 28, 2013 7:10 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I think in looking through the reviews posted that everyone gets it. This only came up because a previously good experience is overshadowed by a new negative experience.

I'm happy with how the feature is setup.
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!
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woofie
Oct 28, 2013 7:24 PM CST
Smiling Not fussing. Just an observation. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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