Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Announcing the new moderator for the BBB forum

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 11, 2015 7:46 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Hi everyone!!

I'm pleased to announce that @mellielong has agreed to be the moderator of the Gardening for Butterflies, Birds, and Bees forum! I asked her today if she would be interested, and she agreed Hurray! Hurray!

Melanie brings a lot of enthusiasam and dedication to the forum, which is why I'm so glad she's agreed to be a moderator.

ATP is such an incredible site with the most wonderful people that our moderators aren't needed as "police officers" Lovey dubby Rather, they are around to ensure spam gets deleted and forums get put in the right place, and any other housekeeping duties can be done in a timely manner just in case Dave or I am unavailable. So, if you see any spam on the forum, feel free to tree-mail Melanie, and she can zap it gone Thumbs up
As always, Dave and I are always available if needed as well Lovey dubby

Join me in a "welcome" and a "thank you" to Melanie!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Aug 11, 2015 9:29 PM CST

Moderator

I'm excited to take on more duties here at ATP! The people on this site are great so I doubt I'll need to intervene much, but hopefully I can keep the enthusiasm going. I know our forum gets a little slow in the winter when a lot of our butterflies, bees, and birds go away, but that's why it pays to have a Floridian running the show. Hilarious! Plus, we've gotten quite a few international visitors over the last year which has really livened things up. I'm looking forward to my new role as moderator!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Aug 11, 2015 11:02 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Aug 12, 2015 12:05 AM CST
Wonderful choice of moderator! Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 12, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Melanie, this is great news. I agree Wonderful choice!
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Aug 12, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Melanie
as all here I agree
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Aug 12, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Who was (were) the previous moderator(s)?
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Aug 12, 2015 12:11 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

There was no moderator.

In fact, most of our forums are without a moderator. There are a few that came with one because their forums were moved over from Cubits. ATP is full of such awesome members that there's no real need for them from a "policing" viewpoint. It is handy to have a few extra people with delete powers when spam hits, though Thumbs up For the BBB forum, its awesome to have a dedicated person who is passionate about the subject to help move things along and drive discussion Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Aug 12, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Thanks Trish. I was just wondering.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 12, 2015 1:09 PM CST
congrats, Melanie Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Aug 14, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Congrats, Melanie! You'll be a wonderful moderator! Hurray!
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 17, 2015 5:15 AM CST
Danita said:Congrats, Melanie! You'll be a wonderful moderator! Hurray!


I agree
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 18, 2015 4:18 AM CST
Congrats on the new job title. I love looking at pics thru the winter for sure!

I just found this locally and hope to get it out before my hummingbirds leave. It was marked down to $21

http://www.kmart.com/essential-garden-red-glazed-pot-fountai...

Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Aug 18, 2015 3:26 PM CST

Moderator

Looks pretty swanky, Teresa! Be sure to post pictures of it in your garden!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Aug 19, 2015 5:29 PM CST
Welcome! Just want to officially welcome Melanie as the new Moderator!! Welcome!
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Aug 19, 2015 5:49 PM CST

Moderator

Thanks, Claudia!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!

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