Site Talk forum: Announcement: About requests for new forums

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 12, 2011 9:33 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I am enthusiastic about all the ideas for new forums that people have brought, and we have created quite a few forums over the past couple days.

At this point, I'd like to take a short break from creating new forums (*), and try to build up this community and grow our active membership a bit before we create any more. Creating too many forums too early will segregate the members from each other too much and spread ourselves out way too thin, and that's not good for anybody.

So, my proposal is that for now we utilize the forums that we now have, and for topics that don't have a specific forum, let's use the "All Things Gardening" forum. That forum is a catch-all forum for any gardening topic not already specifically covered by a forum.

If that forum starts to get a lot of threads about a certain subject, then we will, of course, create a new forum for that topic.

* Exceptions can be made, of course, especially for those who still want to move something over from Cubits.org.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 12, 2011 9:36 AM CST
A-OK with me to put the brakes on for a bit.

Might help me catch up... Whistling Whistling
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 12, 2011 9:38 AM CST
Check! What Vic said about catching up!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
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postmandug
Jul 12, 2011 9:42 AM CST
Makes sense to me, I know you've had a LOT on your plate the past few weeks! The tortoise beat the hare by going slow and steady!!

Doug
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 12, 2011 9:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 12, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Big Grin good for me and what Vic said, too. I need to catch up and read for a bit.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 12, 2011 4:28 PM CST
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jul 13, 2011 10:00 PM CST
I'm already immersed too deeply. I checked this thread again to see if we were past the "slow down for a while phase" ...
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was that only yesterday?

Funny that, even though 99.9% of what's posted here must have already been in cubits, it LOOKS LIKE so much more, here.

What would the appropos variation on "divide and conquer" be?

Come together and thrive?

Good luck Dave, and catch up on your sleep. Has anyone mentined what a smooth and RICH rollout it was? BOOM and its there! Like a skyrocket/fireworks.

Corey


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
Jul 13, 2011 10:02 PM CST
RickCorey said:Come together and thrive?

Good luck Dave, and catch up on your sleep. Has anyone mentined what a smooth and RICH rollout it was? BOOM and its there! Like a skyrocket/fireworks.

Corey
I agree
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 13, 2011 10:03 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 13, 2011 10:11 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks, Corey!

The two things that we kept saying while we were rolling this over in our minds was:

"the sum of the parts is greater than the whole"

and

Synergy!

I think it shows! We can do a lot together!
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 13, 2011 10:21 PM CST
You're very welcome, and thank YOU! Most software rollouts include lengthy periods when nothing works in either system, and then days or weeks of frustration. You seem to have skipped that part! Be very proud.

You should receieve ballcaps or Tee shirts, at least. Were any champagne bottles harmed in launching this pleasure cruise? I hope so!

>> "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole"
>> and
>> Synergy!

Or like new stars and galaxies coalescing. If they are tooo diffuse, they just float around as thin cold gas and there's nothing to see or do. But once they condense "enough", they attract even more matter in escalating feedback and put out ever more heat and light, until fusion begins and brand new elements are born.

And so to bed!

Corey
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
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dahlianut
Jul 14, 2011 3:39 AM CST
okie dokie Smiling WHEW! Time to 'watch' and get familar with the existing forums Smiling
Name: Jon
Japan
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pajonica
Jul 14, 2011 4:10 AM CST
I guess were all a little impatient and expecting this all to happen at once but we're with you Dave and fully understand the difficulties you have in creating this web site.

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