Welcome and Help Center forum: Newbie Has An Idea For This ATP site

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Name: Jennifer Temple
Welland, Niagara Region, Ontar (Zone 6b)
Abrasive personality,corrosive even
Organic Gardener Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover
Region: Canadian
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jenniferatemple
Aug 25, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Sighing! Would it be possible to have some kind of general tutorial for newbies at ATP that would cover all the basic issues we may have? Things like all places pictures may be up loaded, how to add plants in a generic fashion when one has no cultivar, criteria and how to for adding "useful" comments, what constitutes useful and any other basic stuff that makes it fun to come here. I know it all seems very intuitive to people who have been here for a while but it seems a little difficult to beginners. OR if such a thing already exists, could it be pointed out to me. Confused

People have been very kind in trying to instruct me on the forum, Thank You! but the when I follow up I find myself still confused. In fact, I still don't know where to look for information on the "cultivar" that may be applicable. Most of my plants a traded with friends or collected WILD seed from various nature walks.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 26, 2015 7:50 AM CST
It's okay to ask questions. That's how we learn.
Trish has added tons of information in the form of 'Stickies' in the Welcome and Help Center. I would suggest you start there. After that, just take your time and learn as you go. It's a big, beautiful site and it will take some time to learn the ropes. Thumbs up

Edited to add:
I forgot to say that if you use Control F with a key word as you search pages you can find what you are looking for without having to read all the words.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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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
Aug 26, 2015 7:54 AM CST

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In addition to that, I'm starting to make video tutorials on how to use some of the feature of the site. You can view them by clicking on the youtube link in the footer of the site. Just scroll to the bottom and you'll see it.

If you have a specific area of the site you'd like a tutorial on, let me know and I'll push it to the front of the list.
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
Aug 26, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Welcome Jennifer Welcome! Welcome! and I've seen some of your photo's - Beautiful Thumbs up

The more you're here, the more comfortable you will be in navigating. Until that happens, please don't hesitate to ask.

ATP has the most knowledgeable gardeners in the world that are always more than happy to help you.

We're gardeners - we have infinite patience Lovey dubby
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Hi Jennifer, Welcome! from me too! I've been a member of ATP from the beginning and I still ask questions all the time ... folks here are always so accommodating and helpful!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Jennifer Temple
Welland, Niagara Region, Ontar (Zone 6b)
Abrasive personality,corrosive even
Organic Gardener Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover
Region: Canadian
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jenniferatemple
Aug 26, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Thank You! For all tjhe welcome messages. As you have, no doubt, noticed. I am slowly figuring out how the site works, but then, I am a slow learner! Big Grin
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 26, 2015 9:12 PM CST
It's a good idea to go slow and take your time to learn all that ATP has to offer. Learning is what it's all about! Thumbs up
Once you know everything, people will expect you to give the answers. Rolling on the floor laughing
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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