Site Talk forum: Local Bookmarks/Favorites on ATP (...and an Integrated Calendar?)

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 29, 2015 7:46 AM CST
Okay, not to add more to Dave's plate, but one thing I would love to see considered for the future is something to organize the idea articles (and, perhaps, other pages such as individual posts, a particular thread, a podcast, etc.) that pertain to things I'm interested in.

For example, I'm currently interested in finding out more about Hoyas because I'm thinking about purchasing one or some soon. My random Idea Article of the Day popped up as this: http://garden.org/ideas/view/AlohaHoya/1593/Growing-Hoyas-an... ....perfect! So I bookmarked it in my browser. This is fine, but an imperfect solution, in my opinion. Ideally, would love the ability to collect all of my ATP-generated information all in one place on ATP to refer to easily--something that would allow me to save ideas into different categories. It doesn't need to be set up like folders on our computer, it could be organized in a different fashion that would be equally (or more) intuitive to the user. Maybe it would even allow for simple notes or personalized key words/tags that the user could add so we remember why we added that to our bookmarks.

And since I know someone will suggest it...yes, I know that the search feature helps to find articles on a particular topic. Thumbs up ...but once I read an article and I'm thrilled with it, I'd like to mark it somehow so that:
a) it's easier to find (especially over time as we generate more and more articles)
b) I know I've read it
c) I don't have to remember which one it was six months from now

(And after awhile, I may forget that I'd even found an article about that topic on ATP, so if it were in a particular 'favorites' section that I can easily see and access on a regular basis, that might help.)

I could see future uses for this, too, in that maybe someday our 'Bookmarks' (or even non-bookmarked articles?) could be linked or integrated with our plant lists so that when we update our plant list with a "have" that we have articles for (key words to be used?), it could suggest those articles as helpful tips.

And maybe in the future our hypothetical bookmarks and plant lists could be integrated with an ATP calendar that could be used to keep us on task with our gardening?

A series of events might be:
1) I save an ideas article on ferns...
2) I purchase a fern and it's the first fern on my plant list, so I get something to remind me that I have a saved article on ferns.
3)Then, that information is either automatically entered with (or I'm prompted to manually enter) a fertilizing schedule or watering schedule or anything else that might be relevant. Big Grin
4) When I log into ATP, if something is due to be tended to in some way (fertilized, planted, divided, etc...)...it reminds me.

(If this integration were to occur on ATP, I could see it encouraging even more people to access the site on a regular basis than we already have. Although I love that this site already has such an active user base...it's one of the greatest parts to ATP. Lovey dubby )

This is all me sort of talking it out as I go. I've been so enamored with ATP since I really got into it this year that I find myself practically living on it lately, Hilarious!

@Dave, please consider tucking this idea into a folder for things to think about in the future when there isn't so much on the burner right now. Rolling my eyes. Big Grin

(And if I'm missing a function of ATP--I am still something of a newbie!--and there is already the ability to do some or all of this within ATP, please let me know! I'm still discovering new things about ATP every week. Big Grin )
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2015 7:58 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Well for now we do have the stars feature. When you see content (like a post, or an article, or what have you) you can star it. Click the star icon next to the acorn/thumb icons and it'll star it. Later you can look at your starred items from your profile page.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 29, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Thank you, Dave! I've seen the stars before, but didn't know where I was supposed to access the starred pages and didn't give it much thought since then. Now that I know, I'll use the star feature for the time being. Smiling
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
Oct 29, 2015 9:12 AM CST
The starred pages feature is great. Just make sure when you add your notes over on the right that the first word is something that will let you know why you starred that page. The starred pages are put in alphabetical order according to the first word in the notes.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 29, 2015 9:26 AM CST
Thank you, Larry! That helps, too.
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Oct 30, 2015 8:20 AM CST
Seedfork said:The starred pages feature is great. Just make sure when you add your notes over on the right that the first word is something that will let you know why you starred that page. The starred pages are put in alphabetical order according to the first word in the notes.


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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 30, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Great article from @dave about all the cool tricks and tips on ATP and yes, I have it starred Green Grin!

http://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/2175/Little-Known-Facts-Ab...
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 30, 2015 8:26 AM CST
another cool one to star

http://garden.org/special/pages/bbcode.php
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
Oct 30, 2015 8:29 AM CST
I use a multi word system to help identify the thread. Start with the most important point of the thread as the first word. Then secondary word to help separate.
Example.
Roses: Diseases
Roses: Pruning
Roses: Propagation, Seeds
Roses: Propagation, Cuttings.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 30, 2015 8:32 AM CST
ATP is a fantastic site. Hurray! Dave has created lots of great stuff available for us. It does take a while to learn where and how everything is located, but "it's in there". We can always post on the Ask A Question or Welcome and Help forums if we need assistance. Thumbs up
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 30, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Thank you for the great tips on storing starred articles! :)

I still hope this thread will be saved, though, because the idea is still different than what currently exists, so this might be a good project for the future when there isn't as much going on as there is right now.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Dec 27, 2015 10:04 PM CST
How do I "star" the Welcome forum? I know that I can Watch it.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
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!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Dec 27, 2015 10:06 PM CST
You can't star a forum, you can only watch it. You can star individual post that you want to remember.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DavidLMO
Dec 27, 2015 10:09 PM CST
Ah Hah TY
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976

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