The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: Seed Swap Beta, Thread #4

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 5, 2015 1:07 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I made a new forum, the Group Seed Swaps forum. Let's use this forum for the continuing discussion of this feature. If you're participating in the beta, please add this forum to your watch list so you can keep up with the posts.

If you got a little behind in the posts, the previous threads about this are:

1) The thread "ATP Annual Seed and Plant Exchange Idea" in Site Talk forum

2) The thread "Moving forward with the seed swap feature" in Site Talk forum

3) The thread "Signup for the Dave and Trish Beta Seed Swap :)" in Site Talk forum
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Nov 5, 2015 1:48 PM CST
@Weedwhacker I just added that morning glory and you are right, it's not clickable!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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
Nov 5, 2015 2:27 PM CST

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Important news:

I just updated the code for the swap list management system. Nothing externally has changed much but I changed a lot of the internal things. If you notice any trouble with it, let me know.
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
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duane456
Nov 5, 2015 3:16 PM CST
What's the easiest way to get to my seed swap list? I get there now in such a round about way.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Nov 5, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Good question, Duane. I keep doing the same.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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 3:37 PM CST

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I just now added a link to the swap area control panel from the top-right box of this forum. So if you ever need to find it, just open this forum and it'll be there on the top-right.
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Nov 5, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Thank you, Dave Thank You! ----works great.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 5, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Thanks Dave! Big Grin

To get directly to my list, I just bookmarked:
http://garden.org/apps/swap/list/view/
Smiling

I also just added it to my custom menu bar here on ATP so it's always accessible with one click when I'm on the site.
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Nov 5, 2015 4:16 PM CST
@Dave I just went looking for the link to the swap page and I can't find it on my phone. It isn't a big deal for me, just letting you know.
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 4:31 PM CST

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Ahh, yes, you're right. That right-hand side bar doesn't show up on phones. Hmmm... Ok, I've added a link to it from Goodies. Just click on Goodies (it's in the menu) and then click on "Group Seed Swaps"
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
Nov 5, 2015 4:37 PM CST

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I just uploaded a huge new batch of code. I have completely rewritten the "Add a new item" as well as the "import from plant list" features. It's now much, much more user friendly, and much more compact. Hints and information is now hidden under Question Mark icons to keep it tidy. Mouse over the icons to get tooltips that tell you what to do.

Also, the whole problem with plants not linking should now be fixed. Past plants already added aren't fixed (and can't be, but that's what happens with beta software) but any new item you add should link properly, assuming you select the plant from the list and don't change its name once you choose it.

I'd be very grateful if some folks could try adding a few new items to their swap list, and let me know if they run into any trouble.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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RickCorey
Nov 5, 2015 4:47 PM CST
I added two - very smooth.

The roll-over question marks ARE very intuitive and helpful.

My only wish right now is that I could STAY in a certain My Plant List category and add multiple4 seeds, click-click-click. Then I would go to my Swap List and fill in details as I dig through my stash and count pkts and measure pinches.

(It would be eaisiest for me to just weigh representative pkts and then report the "quantity per packet" as so many milligrams. But I think that would only annoy people, and not convey useful information!)
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 5, 2015 4:51 PM CST
Did some adding,deleting ,editing and such Thumbs up
Looking good
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all else is just existing.
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 4:52 PM CST

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RickCorey said:My only wish right now is that I could STAY in a certain My Plant List category and add multiple4 seeds, click-click-click. Then I would go to my Swap List and fill in details...


You can do that, but it's a function of your browser.

When in your plant list, hold the ctrl key down and then click on each icon for the import. That'll open each one in a new tab.

Then just go from tab to tab filling in the details.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Organic Gardener
Composter Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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bxncbx
Nov 5, 2015 5:37 PM CST
Thanks Dave! I found my list under Goodies and could see my comments when I tapped the ?. I'll try to add some plants not in my plant list soon. I'm not anticipating any problems!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 5, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Off to edit...I'll be back nodding
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 5, 2015 7:31 PM CST
The linking thing seems to be working fine for me now, too -- thanks, Dave!

I also love the rollover question marks Thumbs up
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 5, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Dave, would a quote icon be more appropriate, do you think? ("") I see a lot of people love the question mark, but to me, a question mark implies a question Rolling my eyes. Big Grin I wonder if we could reserve the question mark icon for future features that might require an instant explanation (such as an unknown term or a button that people might not know what it does, etc...) That's just a cosmetic thing, though.

Thank you for all of the changes. I also like that there's a forum dedicated to this so that it's easier to find!

I haven't played around with adding seeds since the new updates, but I should have more time for that tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 5, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Hurray! Linking is working fine now Hurray! Still have two that are not alphabetical...deleted them and re added and they went to the same spot Confused
Everything else looks great I tip my hat to you. Love how easy it is Thumbs up
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
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Weedwhacker
Nov 5, 2015 7:50 PM CST
To me the question mark says "what is this?" I'm not sure what I would interpret the quotes as...
If there's a need to change the icon, maybe an "i" for info?
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