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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
Jul 19, 2011 1:28 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

We've been launched for a little over a week now. During the past week, I think I have pretty much got the site all developed and looking and feeling pretty good.

We've had over 10,000 new posts to the forums in the past week and we're busy keeping up with all the interesting threads!

Now, I'm starting to think about the next things that everyone wants. So, (other than naming specific forums that you may want created) do you have any features for the site that you're wishing for? If so, let me know by posting here! What's your wishlist for new features for ATP?
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
Charter ATP Member Hostas Container Gardener Hummingbirder Cat Lover Birds
Region: New York Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Tropicals
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Christine
Jul 19, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Could we have a separate forum just for trading? I dont know if I missed this discussion before Smiling

You've done a GREAT job Dave and I'm happy to have been here from the beginning Hurray!
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jul 19, 2011 1:54 PM CST
1) A "watch this blog" feature.

2) Somewhere on my home page that lists new posts to forums I'm not watching. Same thing for new blog posts (voluntary only by blog owner of course).

3) Can you make some kind of "bookmark" feature so I can keep track of posts I might want to refer to another day maybe? Like, if somebody posts a recipe or something...

4) Trade tracker of some kind...

I'm still thinking, but that's a good start Whistling

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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
Jul 19, 2011 2:04 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Good lists so far! Keep them coming. I'd like to build a collection of everyone's wishlist ideas and then I can start to make decisions about what we'll create and in what order.

Christine, we have a temporary hold on new forums for the time being. You can certainly post trade requests in the All About Gardening forum for now.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 19, 2011 2:39 PM CST
A blog or journal that can be private if we want.

And it's not a big wish, just a little wish Smiling
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
Jul 19, 2011 2:43 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Keep in mind that if you want a place to store private information, you can always start your own private cubit at Cubits.org and post whatever you want in it. Whistling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 19, 2011 2:46 PM CST
I just KNEW you were going to say that Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

and you are so right.... - Thank you Dave!
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
Jul 19, 2011 2:47 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jul 19, 2011 3:46 PM CST
oh, oh, oh **jumping up and down** a photo contest!!
Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
Twain Harte, CA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Miniature Gardening Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 2 Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Garden Art Hostas Bulbs
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1AnjL
Jul 19, 2011 5:59 PM CST
well, if its not too difficult... an instant messaging system? Big Grin I know it kinda falls in the 'Big Dreams' category and not the 'little wishlist' but it would be nice Smiling
All Things Hobby
Miniature Gardening

All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jul 19, 2011 6:34 PM CST
A private forum for moderators on each forum. Well, you did say wish list.

Karen
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
bbrookrd
Jul 19, 2011 9:08 PM CST
A new and improved Journal. One that has a secondary sort feature. A journal that puts the plants in the correct order, Genus, species, cultivar so they can be copied and pasted without having to change the order. A journal that lists the complete date including year. A Journal that has a space for vendor or source. A blank space for our own needs that can be sorted. I will be back with more thoughts if this is something you are considering. Sure would be nice to have, though I would need some seamless way to import my current journal into ATP. Patti
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 19, 2011 9:50 PM CST
A way to better organize my forum. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Gulf Coast Region: Louisiana Region: United States of America Lilies
Roses Irises Garden Art Container Gardener Amaryllis Bulbs
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Debbie
Jul 20, 2011 12:27 AM CST
Someday bring or duplicate, all of the databases from Cubits over to ATP and have them all in one place called Plant files, Oops, Plant databases. Whistling
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Name: Doug
Bardstown KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Kentucky Ferns Hellebores Heucheras Hostas
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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postmandug
Jul 20, 2011 9:12 AM CST
Something similar to the Garden Watchdog. I love knowing which vendors are credible in the eyes of true customers. A box above the reply box or a new thread box that lets me do bold, italic, change font size or color without having to know BB code! (#1 on my list)

Doug
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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NJBob
Jul 20, 2011 9:31 AM CST
I agree Something similar to Garden Watchdog would be of great use.
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Jul 20, 2011 10:15 AM CST
1. I'd love a way to send mail to more than one person at a time.
2. I'd like a way to watch my blog for comments so I don't miss them.

Also, I do utilize cubits for a private dream journal. I love it. Lovey dubby
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2011 1:15 PM CST
postmandug said: A box above the reply box or a new thread box that lets me do bold, italic, change font size or color without having to know BB code! (#1 on my list)
Doug

Hurray! I love this one. Lovey dubby

In the Sempervivum Forum we have a form of Watch Dog. But it is something that I feel might help with the legal aspect of liability. I might be wrong though. Each person just tells and shows their experience with the nursery they receive plants from.
The thread "Nursery: North Hills Nursery" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "So Succulents" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Hummingbirder Butterflies
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gardenersdetective
Jul 20, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Replace upload image, bottom smileys, and members using bb code with a tool bar line of symbols that appear at the top of every page (explaination of symbols on a home page). Some of the symbols I would like are gardening smileys img, bold, font, color, insert picture, hyperlink, insert video, audio articles, rate vendors, calendar of events, link to cubits databases, coops, trading, marketplace, print, tree-mail, my account, copy/paste. I would also like the search box to take me to the specific area I'm searching once I click the link of a forum that comes up in the search. Takes me forever to find something from the search box if at all. I don't want to have to know anything about computers, technology, or code to use and maximize my experience at this site. Thanks for askingâ˜ș
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Jul 20, 2011 3:29 PM CST
I hope the little trees you added to us "Charter Members" will change with the seasons... for example, in the fall you could change the color to an orangish/red like a sugar maple in the fall, in the winter it could be branches covered with snow, and in the spring apple blossoms?!?!

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2 Corinthians 9:6

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