Plant and Seed Trading forum: Matchmaker bot?

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crittergarden
Apr 25, 2014 3:59 PM CST
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@dave I just received this mail:
Hi there! I'm the ATP Match Maker Robot! Dave programmed me to go through the trade lists here at ATP and see if there are some matches, and sure enough, I found them!!
with a list of what haves in her list match the wants in mine and vice versa.

I think I like it!
Hurray!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 25, 2014 4:00 PM CST

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Neat little toy I put together. It found about 20 matches and sent tree mails to the matching parties. I'll probably run this once every 6 months or so.
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crittergarden
Apr 25, 2014 4:02 PM CST
I'd run it once a month if nobody tells you a reason not to!

I add things like crazy to my want list - thanks to the random plant photo mostly!
But I rarely go track a plant down to the point of tree mailing them about it. I DO that, but not often.
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Apr 25, 2014 4:11 PM CST
Whoa--run it on me, run it on me! The time I spend trolling through lists... Knew there was a reason I joined ATP.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 25, 2014 4:13 PM CST
I love it! I got matched up but the last time my match posted anything was a year ago.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 25, 2014 4:48 PM CST
@dave, rather than you running the bot periodically, could you put a button on our list page, so we could run a search ourselves. That way we could run it when ever we add new plants to our list, rather than waiting for you to run it. Of course it would have to be programed to run just for the individual that ran it, instead of for everyone like it is now.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 25, 2014 5:13 PM CST

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I like the idea, Jay. Let me contemplate it a bit.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 25, 2014 5:24 PM CST
And while you're contemplating Dave, I'm going to say there are bound to be people who don't want to be a part of this & will want an "opt out" option so their plants are not considered when the matchmaker search is done. I am NOT one of those but I know there will be those.

I am THRILLED to the bottom of my boogedy, woogedy toes with this! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Apr 25, 2014 5:54 PM CST
I'm thrilled too. This is great. I've been itching to do some traden. Lol is that a word. Hilarious!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 25, 2014 6:23 PM CST

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Ann, I don't think it's going to match with someone who just has the plant in their inventory, just ones who actually checked it off as available to trade so they shouldn't mind. Thumbs up
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 25, 2014 6:28 PM CST
@flaflwrgrl, If I understand this correctly, it only matches people that have plants listed for trade. So there is no need to opt out. If someone did not want to participate then, they would just not list any plants as available for trade. Cross posted with Sue.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 25, 2014 6:43 PM CST
Sue, I'm thinking that it's been about a year since the person has posted here that they probably don't log on much anymore. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they do soon! I'm really wanting the Yellow Lady Banksia.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Apr 25, 2014 6:49 PM CST

Plants Admin

Well, cuttings might be arranged elsewhere. nodding
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Be a voice - not an echo!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
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Xeramtheum
Apr 25, 2014 6:54 PM CST
That would be nice!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 25, 2014 7:07 PM CST
*Blush* *Blush* I totally forgot I had anything in my list for trade. Thanks Sue & Jay for reminding me. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Apr 25, 2014 7:07 PM CST
THANK YOU for this feature.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 25, 2014 9:05 PM CST
Wow, what a great new feature this is Dave.
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jackieshar
May 1, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Me 2, I am in

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