Plant Database forum: Photo Scavenger Hunt

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
May 30, 2014 7:29 PM CST
I know that there is no such thing as too many photos of a plant, but....sometimes it's a bit disheartening when you think you've scored a good find just to find 100 photos already entered.

I KNOW Dave can pull all kinds of reports :)

My idea is every once in a while pull a report of 20 or so plants in the database that have NO photos. I bet he could even pull reports by area.

It could be like a scavenger hunt!! A challenge for the members to go out and find photos of plants that have none.

What do you think?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 30, 2014 7:35 PM CST

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I like the idea.

It also might be fun to offer a reward, like say double acorns for the first photo posted to a plant's entry.
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jmorth
May 30, 2014 7:40 PM CST
Cool idea; won't you it, but I just entered about 50 or so that were heretofore w/o a photo (entries to DB were from a botanical garden in Houston)
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 31, 2014 9:03 AM CST
dave said:
It also might be fun to offer a reward, like say double acorns for the first photo posted to a plant's entry.


I think that is a GREAT idea! Thumbs up

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May 31, 2014 10:26 AM CST
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Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
May 31, 2014 4:45 PM CST
I think if you are finding a photo on another site, it may be copy writed and we would need permission to use the photo. @Dave, am I correct ?

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Lyn
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
May 31, 2014 5:20 PM CST
I meant it to go out and find the plant :)
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 31, 2014 5:51 PM CST
What a great idea Lee Anne.

Maybe he could do the same kind of report for plants that have no information added for the entry in the database?
Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
May 31, 2014 6:15 PM CST
@threegardeners, Lee Anne ...

Sorry, I took it to mean that we should look for photos. I think it's a great idea.

Lynn ... yes, adding info to the db would be fantastic. I have to Google almost every plant I see a photo of that I like because there is no info in the ATP database.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 31, 2014 6:56 PM CST

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Yes @Roseblush1 you would need permission before you can copy and post their images here.
Name: Lyn
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RoseBlush1
May 31, 2014 7:31 PM CST
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Bonehead
Jun 3, 2014 10:18 PM CST
Great idea, both for the photos and the info - I love that this is such a collaborative database.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 4, 2014 5:43 AM CST

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threegardeners said:My idea is every once in a while pull a report of 20 or so plants in the database that have NO photos. I bet he could even pull reports by area.


Well, I did some looking, and it turns out that about 90% of the entries in the database have no images, believe it or not. So this kind of report wouldn't be terribly useful.

I am going to program the system to give double the acorns for the first image posted to an entry.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 4, 2014 7:04 AM CST
Hurray! Wahoo, just look at the acorns a person can earn. Hurray! Big Grin

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