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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 24, 2015 6:51 PM CST
I realize that not every forum requires a moderator; the forums with moderators have the names listed over on the right side of the screen. Sounds good.

Recently I communicated or tried to communicate with two members each of whom is listed as a moderator. One responded to say that they are no longer moderating the forum; the other has not responded and a quick check for their recent posts it looks like they haven't posted since 2013? Shrug!

Can we update the names of the members who are actively moderating forums?
Thank You!

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 24, 2015 7:10 PM CST
good idea. Thumbs up I'm actively moderating the Plumeria forum.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 24, 2015 7:42 PM CST
Is it only the Plumeria forum that you moderate Dutchlady1?
Looking at the Cactus and Tender Succulents forum you are listed as the moderator there also.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 24, 2015 8:10 PM CST
@greene

I (only) moderate the Agastache and Salvias forum.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 24, 2015 8:21 PM CST
Is there an actual list of the moderators somewhere?
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 24, 2015 8:44 PM CST
I'm not asking people to tell me what they moderate. Only asking if the named moderators for each moderated forum should be updated to show who the current moderator actually is.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Sep 25, 2015 3:36 AM CST
Sorry yes I am also the moderator for the Cactus and tender succulents forum.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 25, 2015 6:46 AM CST
It would have been nice to see a moderator on the Adenium forum recently to deal with the spam attack. Yes, a list of the active moderators is surely a good idea.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 25, 2015 10:20 AM CST
I contacted gone2seed who was was listed as the mod for the Adenium forum.
I had been attempting to notify the mod about the spam which is how I learned that at least one listed moderator was no longer active in that position.
That's one of the things that prompted me to start this thread.

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 9, 2015 6:39 AM CST
Greene - your post here made me go check out Adeniums, because I didn't know what they were. Confused The first thread with a picture I came across.....it's so beautiful! Lovey dubby Some look like roses, others look like large plumeria, sort of... I must do more research now. Shame on you for getting me hooked on yet ANOTHER plant that I want to have. Hilarious!

My house is going to turn into a jungle this year, I just know it, LoL!

[Edited to add modifier on what plant looks like.]
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 9, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 9, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I tip my hat to you.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Oct 17, 2015 6:29 PM CST
We still have 3 mods for the seeds forum:
Mom2goldens
Onewish1
kqcrna
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 17, 2015 6:49 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Last week I ran a report on all the moderators. There were 46 of them total and I checked the activity logs of all of them. 3 of those moderators have not even accessed the ATP site a single time in 3 months, so I removed them as moderator.

There are others who have accessed the site during that time, but haven't posted to any forum at all. I am considering dropping those are moderator, as well, but I haven't made my full decision. But it seems appropriate that if someone hasn't posted a single time in 3 months, they shouldn't still be a moderator.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Oct 17, 2015 7:50 PM CST
(My thought.) Maybe the mods could "check in" once in a while so you know they are still interesting in assisting members and keeping their chosen forum accurate, friendly and happy? Kind of the way I check my smoke alarm once a month just to be sure it will be working if a fire breaks out. Thumbs up Accessing the site and being accessible to the members who ask for assistance are two different things.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 18, 2015 11:27 AM CST
I haven't seen the moderator of the Florida Gardening Forum around ATP in awhile either but maybe I've just missed posts by her; members from Florida seem to keep the chat going on that forum. Green Grin!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 5, 2015 10:00 AM CST
plantladylin said:I haven't seen the moderator of the Florida Gardening Forum around ATP in awhile either but maybe I've just missed posts by her; members from Florida seem to keep the chat going on that forum. Green Grin!


I haven't seen a post by the moderator in longer than I can remember. Like Lin, perhaps I've missed her posts but I don't think so.
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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!
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dave
Nov 5, 2015 10:09 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

@Budgielover is the moderator of that forum, and has not posted in over a year. Consequently, I removed the moderator from that forum.

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