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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 7:41 AM CST
Is anyone else seeing the whole bunch of spam sales posts in All Things Gardening section?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Nope, not me. Can you copy and paste what you are seeing there?
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Jan 9, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Yes. They are annoying.
Perhaps someone will stop them? @dave ?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 9, 2015 7:54 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

They're gone. Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 7:58 AM CST
What exactly is a "spam-post", Dave?
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Jan 9, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Thanks Dave.
These were adverts for shoes.
This is a gardening site!
Any inappropriate posting is spam.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jan 9, 2015 8:02 AM CST
Ken,

In this case it appeared to be a series of posts advertising athletic shoes for sale. Not exactly a plant item, though fungi might thrive in that environment after a while. But fungi are still a non-plant item that got permission.
Donald
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jan 9, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Smiling We cross posted, Caroline.
Donald
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 8:05 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Both accurate and correct! Smiling

Ken, usually spam == unwanted, unsolicited and off-topic advertisements posted to a forum or received in email.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 8:08 AM CST
I know what spam is, I just don't ever remember seeing anything like that on any of the forums. I just wondered what "specifically" y'all were seeing.

Of course, with so many (spam) advertisements on what seems to be every website, I could have simply blocked the spam out when they were right in front of me.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 8:10 AM CST
I did not click on any of them. But they were actual threads in the All Thing Gardening Forum. the member name was something like salesallthingsplants

Hey was that a new member part of the membership drive Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Not one of mine!!!!!!! Sticking tongue out
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 8:15 AM CST
I don't see a member "salesallthingsplants" listed.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jan 9, 2015 8:25 AM CST
I'm sure Dave "composted" whomever it was
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 8:26 AM CST
Oh, OK. Thumbs up

Gosh, I hope I don't get "composted" one day. Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jan 9, 2015 8:48 AM CST
I dunno, Ken. I think 'composted' might be better than 'preserved' like a peach. You aren't in Georgia, you know.
Donald
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 8:56 AM CST
At my age, I am a little bit of both. Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jan 9, 2015 8:59 AM CST
Well, I'm gonna hold out for 'pickled' myself.
Donald
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 9, 2015 9:03 AM CST
That too! Sighing!
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]www.tropicalplantsandmore.com[/url]
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 9, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Oh I saw those spam postings last night too. Geez such long diatribes over whatever it was. Too much dull time on that one I guess. Such abuse of freedom of speech..

Oh well, glad it is gone!

Anyone got a tree-mail from someone asking for a trade or sase recently..forgot the name of that member..but I gently told the person, to post on the plant and trading forum. Did not identify his location and was a new ATP member too. So far I have not seen the person post anything anywhere.

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