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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: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2015 7:37 PM CST
Dave - Great idea!

So how does this link work? Cut and paste it on our private blogs or in emails to invite our friends? How long does this membership drive run with the potential to earn acorns?

I found it in my profile and clicked on it to see what would happen. I see it takes me right to the ATP home page. How can you tell that it is someone one of us referred to ATP who may "later" decide to sign up. What if they don't sign up when they click the link, but instead take a day or more to decide?

You know me .... always curious to know the details.

So we get 10 acorns? What if we split them with any newbies we get to join to further entice them?

~Becky~
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jan 3, 2015 7:57 PM CST
Becky, the reason you were taken to the home page is because you were signed in and the site recognized you. If a non-member or someone who is not signed in uses your link they will see this page.

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If you look at the link you will see your screen name is part of the code, that is how Dave will no that you sent them. If they decide to come back later, it will depend on how they return to the site. If they just type in allthingsplants.com, then you will not get credit, but if they bookmark it on their first visit, then they are bookmarking you link and you will still get credit.

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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 3, 2015 9:15 PM CST
Becky, I can assure you the link is already working, just as Horntoad says.
Worked really well for me. Big Grin
Two new members in about 2 minutes.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Thanks to both of you!

So we just cut and paste the link, correct? Most of my friends procrastinate about joining anything. LOL! I've never understood their perspective. Maybe they just aren't as interested in plants as I am. Probably because most are birders, not so much gardeners. Sad Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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 3, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Then send them a link to the Birds and Bees and Butterfly forum too. Wouldn't hurt.

Right, I just copy and paste.
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Thumbs up Good idea!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 4, 2015 7:03 AM CST
Do we get notified when a friend joins?
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 7:38 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks Sharon and Horntoad. Your answers were helpful and accurate.

Hetty, yes, you will get a system message when anyone signs up using your referer link.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Jan 9, 2015 5:38 PM CST
@dave my link:
http://garden.org/users/join/webesemps/
just gives my friend the same message I get when I click onto it which is the message I see

This page is a place where new members can sign up, referred by you (webesemps)! Just give them the link to this page and instead of seeing this message, they'll see a nice signup page.

Is my link correct?
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 9, 2015 6:19 PM CST
So, will the link remain active after this week even though the "drive" will be over?
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Jan 9, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Well, I resorted to by phone, registering my friend on my laptop instead since her IPad kept showing the member message for that sign-up link from my profile. Don't know why she couldn't get the sign up screen so to make the deadline I registered her in. Hope that was OK...whatever it takes to get 10 acorns, Oh brother!
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 9, 2015 6:40 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yes, the link is correct and it will continue to work even after the drive is over. And you'll always get a 10 acorn bonus for referrals. Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 9, 2015 7:12 PM CST
Great! I just asked all the members of our garden club to join! I hope at least a couple actually do join.

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