The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: Beta seed swap: you can now view other people's list

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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
Nov 6, 2015 12:32 PM CST

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Ok, you can now view each others' lists! Go to the main Swap area control panel and you'll see a new link:

"Check out everyone else's list"

Click on that and it'll show you everyone in the group. Click on their name to view their list. We're not ready for you to start selecting what you want, of course, but at least now you can start looking at what is actually being offered in this swap.

To make sure everyone sees this, I'm tagging everyone involved:

@bxncbx @chelle @Chillybean @christine00 @Danita @DogsNDaylilies @duane456 @Emquinn @gardengus @greene @Horntoad @luvsgrtdanes @poisondartfrog @RickCorey @valleylynn @Weedwhacker @wildflowers @Windigo

Feel free to use this thread to chat amongst yourselves about what's being offered. Ask each other questions and/or make suggestions, etc.
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 6, 2015 12:33 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Shortcut to the page:

http://garden.org/apps/swap/showlist/
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
Nov 6, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Thumbs up I found everyone's list, thanks!

Just to be clear...I/greene did not sign up to join the fun. This will be a virtual swap for me; I'll be participating in spirit only. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
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
Nov 6, 2015 2:23 PM CST
@Dave, I can already see that having images is going to be a HUGE time-saver for people scrolling through long lists. I'm already noticing I'm most drawn to the listings with pictures and so I'm wondering if you might be willing to allow us to 'use database picture' for our listings (for when we don't' have or don't' want to use our own).
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
Nov 6, 2015 2:26 PM CST
I need to get my list updated this weekend! Between work, houseplants, and dogs, I'm behind on my list!

@luvsgrtdanes - you are on the ball! 72 listings! Whoo-hoo! Hurray! Thumbs up
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 6, 2015 2:27 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

My initial inclination is to say no because if the plant is linked to the database (not all are) you can click to see the photos. Plants not linked to the database would have no nice picture and that would make them appear bland and less enticing to the other traders.
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 6, 2015 2:30 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

dave said:My initial inclination is to say no because if the plant is linked to the database (not all are) you can click to see the photos. Plants not linked to the database would have no nice picture and that would make them appear bland and less enticing to the other traders.


I might make it so that:

1) You can optionally add a photo of the plant itself

or

2) If it's linked to the database, then automatically show the thumbnail from there.

I'll need to give this a little more thought.
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
Nov 6, 2015 2:38 PM CST
dave said:

2) If it's linked to the database, then automatically show the thumbnail from there.

I'll need to give this a little more thought.


Thank you. #2 was what I was hoping for.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Nov 6, 2015 2:51 PM CST

Looking forward to checking out everyone's list. Smiling

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 6, 2015 2:51 PM CST

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Well, #2 is not going to be a standalone concept. It's both or neither.

As I said, I'll have to give it more thought.
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 6, 2015 4:12 PM CST
@Dave -- why is it that some "comments" in the lists show up and others have the rollover question mark?

I thought maybe it was only really short comments (like "collected in 2015") were showing, but that's not the case -- it's particularly obvious on Poisondartfrog's list.
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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
Nov 6, 2015 4:53 PM CST

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It the comment has more than 10 words, it gets put into a rollover icon.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Nov 6, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Sandy, it looks like it is based on word count as opposed to character count. Entries with 9 or less words (numbers not included) show the text. Poisondartfrog's longer view-able entries include a website address. Since there are no spaces in the website address, it is considered as one word by the program. That's my guess anyway. Whistling

edit: cross-posted w/Dave Smiling
[Last edited by Danita - Nov 6, 2015 4:57 PM (+)]
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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Nov 6, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Oh. I'm too long winded... I'll fix it.
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 6, 2015 5:00 PM CST

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Alana, if you want your entries to automatically link to the plant database, then as you're typing the plant name, be sure to actually click on the actual plant in the little pulldown menu that appears once you start typing. As soon as you see your match, just click on it. And then, don't change the name once you've picked it.
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 6, 2015 5:09 PM CST
poisondartfrog said:Oh. I'm too long winded... I'll fix it.


Alana, that's not what I was getting at, at all! *Blush*

I think your entries are great -- and I think Danita is right that the website addresses are counting as one word so that's why those all show in the comments box.

Actually, I think it would be nice if ALL the comments showed in the comment box instead of having to mouse over the question mark, but it's not a big deal to me either way...

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Nov 6, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Hilarious! I probably should just stop "adjusting".
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 6, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Hilarious!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
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Danita
Nov 6, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Dave, could we please get the lists to default to having the listing order alphabetically by scientific name (or have the choice of choosing that viewing option.) Having it ordered by common names is total chaos to my mind. It would cause me problems even if it was static. However, the fact that anyone giving a thumbs-up to any of the common names in the database could cause the order of my swap list to completely change might completely fry my brain cells. I'd also prefer to see the scientific name listed first for each entry, followed by the common name.

I think that may also be the reason why Alana didn't link her entries to the database.

Thanks much! Smiling
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Nov 6, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Danita,
I started by linking to the database and for me that was too distracting. I often don't even look at common names and my eyes danced around like fireflies. So, I went back in and deleted each one of my entries and re-entered them by by scientific name; time consuming but I feel much better now. Hilarious!

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