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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 23, 2014 11:55 AM CST

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Sometimes I'm just struck by how Dave has designed such a fluid site. One piece flows into another and even brand new members get the hang of it quickly. Thanks Dave and Trish!
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Mar 23, 2014 11:57 AM CST
I agree and Thank You!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 23, 2014 12:14 PM CST

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I agree although some need a bit of extra tutoring and tips to really find the full use of all the features!
Others on other sites complain about the features.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 23, 2014 12:17 PM CST

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How nice! Thank you! Smiling I'm always trying to find ways to bring the features of the site altogether and I still feel like I've barely scratched the surface. Trish and I spend a lot of time in discussions, trying to find new ways of making the site flow better.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 23, 2014 3:55 PM CST
It is a lovely site you've created here, Dave, and feels like a real community. It's so nice that people can make suggestions and actually see them implemented, and in short order, too! Seems to attract good people, too. Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2014 4:32 PM CST
And, one of my favorite things about this site is there's always someone willing to offer advice and assistance!
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Mar 24, 2014 8:11 AM CST
ATP is by far THE BEST forum to post pictures! Thumbs up …besides all that "nice people-stuff"…. Smiling Example - I would never have been able to post my Orchid trip to/in Ecuador anywhere else with such ease.
Name: Karen
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
typwc
Mar 29, 2014 4:44 PM CST
*ahem* yes, I agree that so far I have found this site very much to my liking. Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Mar 29, 2014 6:47 PM CST

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Green Grin! nodding so glad that you do @typwc, Karen and Welcome! ! Like a breath of fresh spring air isn't it?!
ATP has a very knowledgeable and forward thinking webmaster who, in a relatively short period of time, has done a bang up job with this site!
It's members, with their wide range of ages, interests, and demographics, have been a huge contributing factor in suggesting and testing new features. Not all features have been equally liked by everybody, that's OK, this is not one-size-fits-all, many just ignore what they don't care for, others eventually tried it and liked it (hey Mikey! that's from my generation Hilarious! ) and in many cases Dave has been super accommodating by providing customization preferences to turn off things that they found just too annoying.

Power trips and rudeness doesn't really fit in here, but if you have garden questions, tips, want to start a blog tracking your garden, create an inventory list of your plants or a wish list of plants you lust after, chit chat about nurseries you like to visit, what you bought, how it grows for you, ask for help IDing a plant, ID a bug eating your blooms, contribute photos to the database, help fill in the details and collect acorns in the process, listen to fun podcasts, use your acorn collection to play in the Not-a-Raffle Raffle or simply just check in on occasion to see whats' up, then you should fit right in. We'll be all I'm all ears!
And you can tag anyone and they won't mind. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 30, 2014 7:21 AM CST
I am a little late seeing this thread but I do want to say I am amazed every time I come to this site (which is very often now) and see all the work it takes to create and maintain it, I think it is a terrific gardening booster! Thank You!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 2, 2014 12:54 PM CST
I agree 100%! I am one of those who is still finding things I did not know exist and I have been here long enough to be able to get around without asking, but unfortunately, I still ask because I am too lazy to look it up. Everyone is so willing to help! You just ask............and the answer appears. I love it here and I love all the wonderful people who make it the place it is. I must give Trish and Dave so much credit for doing all this over the years and still keep a wonderful home and family that they do. They are two very special people. Group hug Thank you all so much for putting up with this old lady. Lovey dubby

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