Site Talk forum: celebrate #20k member?

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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Feb 17, 2015 8:56 PM CST
We now have over 18K members. Anyone think it would be fun to celebrate the person who is the 20k member? Maybe by each of us sending an acorn? Or something? Any ideas?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 18, 2015 4:38 AM CST
Fun idea, what do you think, @dave?
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 7:59 AM CST
That would be an interesting and fun thing to do. Not only could we congratulate and welcome that twenty-thousandth subscriber, all we members, or perhaps just Dave, could make a celebration of that milestone. What do you think, Dave?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 18, 2015 8:37 AM CST
What if is causes everyone to wait to try and be 20,000?
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 8:41 AM CST
I would think that the vast majority of (future) subscribers would have no clue what's going on with that 20K "celebration". I would imagine most find their way to ATP simply by searching for a gardening site. I could be wrong about where new subscribers come from though. Shrug!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 18, 2015 9:08 AM CST
I think each member is equally important Lovey dubby .
So whether they were number 200 or number 20K, each on is a welcome addition to ATP and each will earn acorns in their own time. Participation is the way to earn acorns. Thumbs up
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 9:13 AM CST
I agree Greene. But I still think it would be a "fun" thing to plan and do.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 18, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Well, a celebration for the 20,000th member or a celebration for all 20, 000 members? What ever it is, it should be fun.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 18, 2015 9:35 AM CST

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I think most people who signup do so in order to receive our weekly newsletter. More than half our members are subscribed to it. They signup and generally just read it. So I feel like showering the 20,000th signup with acorns might even go un-noticed by the person!
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Good point, Dave. I did not realize that. I am so active on ATP (no joke!) that I don't even subscribe to the newsletter. Perhaps I should. *Blush*
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 18, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Doing something special for the 20,000th member would be nice, but it is also a celebration of a site milestone. So we should plan way to celebrate the site as a whole. Perhaps give 20 acorns to each member (1 acorn per thousand), a special banner for that day. An article about how ATP came about, from DG, to Cubits, then ATP. You could talk about the early days of building the site, submit questions to charter members about those days and add them to the article. Anyone else have Ideas on how we could celebrate, that milestone?
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Calif_Sue
Feb 18, 2015 10:18 AM CST

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drdawg said:Good point, Dave. I did not realize that. I am so active on ATP (no joke!) that I don't even subscribe to the newsletter. Perhaps I should. *Blush*


Yes you should! You may discover all kinds of fun things you missed! nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 10:20 AM CST
I will do just that, Sue. Thanks.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 18, 2015 10:26 AM CST
I'm with Calif-Sue - I'm here everyday too and spend way too much time looking at current photo's and I'm always surprised at the ones I missed that come through the newsletter.

I like Jay's idea. Those of us that have followed Dave and Trish for 14 plus years love to reminisce and I think the newer members would love seeing the stories. Lovey dubby That said, everyday here is a celebration of some sort. It's a colorful, informative, fun place to be Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 18, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Crossed Ken - glad you're signing up Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 18, 2015 10:32 AM CST

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I love the thought and idea of making a big celebration, but we kinda just did that. Smiling In January we dedicated a whole week to ATP and had lots of articles about the site and its history, etc. I feel like it's a little early to do another big celebration about the site.

We've got a lot of great events coming up this year that celebrate the various plants and I think we should look more to those. Smiling
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 10:35 AM CST
Done!

Gosh, Vicki, I am a "toddler" subscriber compared to you. Fourteen plus years is really something to celebrate! Hurray!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 18, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Ken - I can't tell you the number of friendships, friends that are as close as brothers and sisters, that I have - all thanks to Dave and Trish. I am forever grateful to them. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

We also seem to celebrate ATP's birthday as well so there ya go...
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Feb 18, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Beverly
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vitrsna
Feb 18, 2015 11:06 AM CST
greene said:I think each member is equally important Lovey dubby .
So whether they were number 200 or number 20K, each on is a welcome addition to ATP and each will earn acorns in their own time. Participation is the way to earn acorns. Thumbs up


I agree with @greene but everyone else seems to want a celebration of sorts and i like the idea of a site celebration a little bit more than a random 20k person celebration...maybe at 25K members, again at 50K members, etc....something participatory for all admin and members...maybe a place for people to express what ATP means to them and why it is important for them...something like that.

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