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Name: Don Shirer
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DonShirer
Feb 25, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Just read a great book on tomatoes. Is there a book review section on ATP where I could post a review?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 25, 2015 2:15 PM CST
No, but that would be a great idea for a forum or a recommendation database like the green pages. @dave
I like the idea of a Green Pages type database. It would be cleaner looking and easier to find the books.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 3:37 PM CST

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The Green Pages was designed to be easily extended to include other forms of things to be reviewed, and I have added books to the list. So when you add an entry to the green pages you can now select to add a book, and if you do then it'll ask for the author, publisher, ISBN, etc.

Thanks for the suggestion!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 3:37 PM CST

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Example of a book that I just added: The Tao of Vegetable Gardening
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 25, 2015 4:13 PM CST
I think the Popular Categories needs to include Books.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 25, 2015 4:15 PM CST
I was just going to ask. How do you search for recommended books in the Green Pages?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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!
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 4:29 PM CST

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I've added an option to the Green Pages front page to browse all the books.

At the moment the "Popular Categories" can't include books. I'll need to think how to do that.

For now, click on "New! Browse our list of recommended books."
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 25, 2015 4:30 PM CST

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Is there a way to change an entries category or to list it in more that one category?
Rainbow Gardens Bookshop is in E-Commerce Companies.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 4:33 PM CST

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Well, there's no way on the site to do it right now but I can manually change it. But what should they be changed to?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 25, 2015 4:49 PM CST

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If you ever add a separate book review section, there are a few articles that could be moved there. I remember two book reviews by Sharon and at least one by you, Dave.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 4:58 PM CST

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I don't think we'll ever separate the books out of the green pages, but I can definitely see moving those articles over to the green pages as reviews under their corresponding books.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 25, 2015 5:19 PM CST

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dave said:Well, there's no way on the site to do it right now but I can manually change it. But what should they be changed to?

I was thinking of moving it into Books, Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 6:52 PM CST

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But that's not really a book is it? From the name is looks like a seller or publisher.
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
Feb 25, 2015 7:17 PM CST
I clicked on their web link and it looks like a parked page anyway. I tried to look up Rainbow Gardens Bookshop and the only link I found with that name was a .org link. My antivirus flag it as a threat. Perhaps this one should just be removed.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Feb 25, 2015 7:30 PM CST
Is this the same rainbow gardens bookshop?

http://www.rainbowgardensbookshop.org/index.html
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
Feb 25, 2015 7:55 PM CST
That is the one my antivirus is blocking it as a threat.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Feb 25, 2015 7:56 PM CST
Humm. mine is not detecting a threat.
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
Feb 25, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Could be a false positive. But I hate taking chances.
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Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Feb 25, 2015 8:21 PM CST
Dave:
Thanks for adding the book/printed matter option. Talk about rapid response!
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!
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dave
Feb 25, 2015 9:58 PM CST

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Always glad to serve, especially when great suggestions are given. Thumbs up

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