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Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 11, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Find members close to me by ZIP code. I really liked that feature on the now going downhill fast DG. It's nice to know other gardeners that live close to you but don't necessarily frequent the same forums as tastes differ. Plus when we start having ATP Roundups we can blast all the people in a certain state or area with the info!

Doug
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
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dahtzu
Jul 11, 2011 12:49 PM CST
Find members close to me by ZIP code. Like the idea.
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
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psa
Jul 11, 2011 12:59 PM CST
Yes, I always appreciated that feature. It can be so hard to find members close by when you don't live in one of the areas that traditionally had a lot of DG members.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 11, 2011 1:02 PM CST
Great idea!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 11, 2011 1:04 PM CST

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That's something that I'd like to think about. It'll be challenging to get there, though, because right now I'm not capturing anyone's zipcode, although I am indeed giving people a place to enter their location.

That may not be enough. Paul's location, for example, is "Eastern WA" which is too vague to be useful for calculating distance. So I would have to make some architectural changes to ATP to accommodate this nice feature request.
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
GW & DG: tropicalaria
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psa
Jul 11, 2011 1:34 PM CST
You'd just about need to ask for a postal code to do it, I suppose, or at least a city, state and country. I put in "Eastern WA" because no one knows Richland or the Tri-Cities, as we call it. And I have to say WA or people mistake it for the District of Columbia. Western WA is a different world entirely for growing plants, with its rain and mild temperatures. We get 7" of yearly precipitation, lots of river water for irrigation, and large temperature swings.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 11, 2011 1:36 PM CST

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If I plug "Eastern WA" into my algorithm, I get coordinates back that are pretty near to Spokane. I'm not sure if that's enough granularity.
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 11, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Would be kinda cool if you could merge the USDA Hardiness Zone map with a ATP members zip code list and ID every member (who opts in) in a growing zone.

I know... in my wildest dreams. Seems it would be very complicated Confused

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Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
GW & DG: tropicalaria
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psa
Jul 11, 2011 2:22 PM CST
Dave, good enough for me. I have more in common with Spokane (~2 hours away) than most anywhere else. But I would be more specific about my location if I knew there was any reason to.
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
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1AnjL
Jul 11, 2011 2:57 PM CST
If there is a way to do it without broadcasting my zip code to the world them I am all in. For personal reasons, I dont want everyone to have instant access to my exact zip code, so there should be an opt-out option for people who want to stay private.
Maybe if we could locate people by state....instead of zipcode?
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Name: leaflady
planet earth
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leaflady
Jul 11, 2011 3:19 PM CST
I use Planet Earth for my location for privacy and safety issues. I don't mean to insult anyone here in the world of Dave and Trisha's sites, but so many people use the internet one can hardly be too careful. Dave and Trish have no possible way of screening who signs up on the sites to see if they are good or bad. They just have to take them at their words and trust GOD to help them catch anyone who is up to nogood.
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 11, 2011 3:39 PM CST
Just a suggestion, but if one wants to maintain privacy one should not include their last name & state or town or even proximity to another town. Too many tools on the Web to make a "search" really easy. Zone would be enough or, of course, first name and zip code would be OK.
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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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 11, 2011 3:43 PM CST

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Zipcode is very easily converted to not just the state but also the city...
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 11, 2011 3:50 PM CST
Absolutely. In NY city and parts of Dallas it can even ID a building.
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Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Miniature Gardening Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 2 Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Garden Art Hostas Bulbs
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1AnjL
Jul 11, 2011 4:20 PM CST
I'm just saying I wouldnt want my zipcode out there for all to see. too easy to locate my exact address in this tiny village I live in, I dont mind people knowing my state...and even CA sierras because it encompasses most of the eastern half of the state Smiling
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 12, 2011 5:36 PM CST
Smiling With google earth we could see each others gardens Rolling my eyes. from above.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 12, 2011 6:01 PM CST
gardengus said: Smiling With google earth we could see each others gardens Rolling my eyes. from above.


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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 12, 2011 6:56 PM CST
Ha! while some zip codes may include a whole state, I live in a tiny little county that has about 5 zip codes, maybe more. California could easily be 2 separate states, and zip codes only have meaning to the postal service and realtors.. The rest of us go by drive time. Hilarious!
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Charter ATP Member Region: Tennessee Region: Georgia Garden Art Cat Lover Butterflies
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knoxred
Jul 12, 2011 7:17 PM CST
gardengus said: Smiling With google earth we could see each others gardens Rolling my eyes. from above.


Ahem, I would just like to get out in front of this issue and say those aren't weeds in my yard, they're "volunteers". Yeah, "volunteers", that's the story I'm going with.
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Miniature Gardening Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 2 Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Garden Art Hostas Bulbs
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1AnjL
Jul 12, 2011 9:13 PM CST
knoxred said:

Ahem, I would just like to get out in front of this issue and say those aren't weeds in my yard, they're "volunteers". Yeah, "volunteers", that's the story I'm going with.


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing oh then I have plenty of volunteers here! We even have volunteer pine trees Blinking

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