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Celebrate ATP by Inviting Your Friends To Join

By dave
January 4, 2015

We're having a membership drive, and you can earn acorns by inviting your friends to join! Do you have friends who love gardening, are online, but don't know about ATP? Now's your chance to let them know about your favorite gardening site, and earn acorns while doing it.

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jan 3, 2015 6:43 PM CST
It would be nice if we had some graphics that we could attach to the links. I use Google Skyscaper, Banner and Leaderboard ads on my site, so anything in those sizes would fit in there. It would be even better if the graphics had the links embedded in a code like a Google ad.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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
Jan 4, 2015 7:39 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Let me see what I can come up with Jay.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Jan 4, 2015 10:04 AM CST
@dave
I sent my 500 local FB friends an invitation via Facebook instead of 500 emails or a group list. I added my link within the body of the text but there is an ATP graphic that automatically appears at the bottom of the message. Though I didn't check it yet, it must have the general link embedded within the graphic because I notice now that 3 or possibly more of my friends who commented on FB joined ATP. They must have joined via the graphic link because I received no notice that they joined. Others who used my link and joined, I did receive notification. So if people click on graphics, it might not have our individual links.

Also, when 'shared' on FB, only the graphic appears in the share, so it happens there as well.

It isn't as if I'm aching for more acorns, but others might be and I wanted you to know this is happening.
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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
Jan 4, 2015 10:20 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sharon, a couple things:

1) I want to make sure that the referrals get properly credited. So if you see their names in the memberlist and you didn't get a system message from me about their signup, please let me know here or in a tree mail so I can make the link.

2) On facebook, it's aggravating how the site does that. You give it a link and then it goes in and grabs whatever it thinks it wants to add and then adds it to your post. BUT you can get rid of all that extra stuff by hiding it. There's an X on the box after you've made your post. Get rid of that and then only the link is left in your text.

I'd like to see the post in question on facebook to see if maybe I can program a way around this issue. I searched on your name and couldn't find it. If you have it in a place where I can see it I'd be grateful for a link (perhaps via tree mail)
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
Jan 4, 2015 10:24 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

One final thing, I just checked and Sharon you've had ten people signup from your referral link. BUT the actual link isn't established until they actually login. So far only 3 of those ten people have actually logged in.

So it may be that the system is working properly but they just haven't checked their mail and clicked on the login link just yet.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Jan 4, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Dave, here's the link to the FB Post, my privacy settings are pretty open so I think you and everybody else can see it:
https://www.facebook.com/sharon.w.brown1/posts/1020554397786...

I can't find an X in the ATP graphic box, but that's OK, I just wanted you to know that something like that was happening.

If that link doesn't work, let me know and I'll copy/paste and send it to you in a Tmail.
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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
Jan 4, 2015 11:36 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I think your privacy settings have made is so only certain people can see it. I can't access it. But don't worry about trying to change it lest it get messed up.

I do appreciate you letting me know about this and I'm going to give some thought as to how to prevent facebook from allowing those boxes to be automatically added.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Jan 4, 2015 11:48 AM CST
Trish should be able to see it via our ATP membership, if you need it. Smiling
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
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
Jan 4, 2015 11:53 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thank You!

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