The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: Thread #5: Important step everyone needs to take

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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 11, 2015 11:28 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I have finished a huge amount of the backend work that needed to be done to proceed, and I'm ready for all the beta testers to actually use the system to officially join the beta swap. Here is what you must now do:

Go to the main Swap page:

http://garden.org/apps/swap/

You will see the Beta First Swap entry listed on that page. Click on its name.

You'll then see all the details of this swap. Scroll to the bottom and click on "Join This Swap" and then confirm the action.

Once you're done, proceed to return to that swap's page, and at the top you'll see a new option that says, "Manage your swap list" - click on that.

That will take you over to your main swap list that you've already set up. You'll notice now there's a new column: "Swap #1" and there are grey checkboxes all the way down the list.

For each item that you want to make available to this specific swap, click the icon and it will turn green. That's all you have to do - the change is saved automatically.

Go down the page and enable each item.

Why do it this way? This is so you can maintain a full list, and one a swap-by-swap basis you can decide which seeds to offer. So if someone makes a Tomatoes-Only swap in the future, you can join their swap and then check off the box for just the tomatoes.

If you are a member of multiple swaps occurring at the same time, there will be separate columns for each swap you're a part of.

Ok, check it out and let me know if any of ya'll run into problems.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
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Chillybean
Nov 11, 2015 11:32 AM CST
It all worked like you described. Thank you for all the work you have done. Hurray!
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 11, 2015 11:37 AM CST
@Dave, as a mobile user I can't see any grey buttons to push in my seed list. Help! Otherwise, signing up for the swap worked fine!
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 11, 2015 11:37 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

@bxncbx @poisondartfrog @duane456 @luvsgrtdanes @gardengus @christine00 @wildflowers @windigo @LynneHTx @horntoad @Chelle @RickCorey @Chillybean @Weedwhacker @Valleylynn @GardenQuilts @DogsNDaylilies @DomehomeDee @SCButtercup

Paging you all to make sure you see this thread. Smiling
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 11, 2015 11:41 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

@bxncbx I just tested this on my phone and I do see the icons. It's the first thing in the list and says:

"Swap #1: " and then shows the grey circle.

The line under that then shows the plant name.

Could you check again? And if it's still not there, could you upload a screenshot of what you're seeing?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Nov 11, 2015 11:46 AM CST
Works great Dave. I need to update my list.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Nov 11, 2015 11:55 AM CST
I have to get back to work but on the top line I see Swap 1: then the rest is blank. I'm using an older iPhone that hasn't been updated so maybe that's why.
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 11, 2015 12:00 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Elena, unfortunately I don't have access to an iphone so I can't test this for myself.

Do you have access to another device or a desktop that you could use? Or is this something that I'll really need to fix for iphone?
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 11, 2015 12:06 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I think I found the problem! The button only appears for items that are available. Right now that means they are ordered a little strangely - your available items are further down the list (I'll be changing that later.)

Scroll down to your available items and see if the checkbox is there.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Nov 11, 2015 12:13 PM CST
Everything works fine, but when I looked at someone else's list, I noticed the Info/question mark misplaced. I took a screen shot to show you how it appears on my list. The ? is no longer under Comments, but pushed over, but it still shows the info. I double checked; the images still expanded and the edit button worked.

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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
Nov 11, 2015 12:34 PM CST
I'm just on a break at work, but so far it looks great! Functionally, I was able to select the checkbones for a couple of them, just to test. I like how there is a grey check already on our items marked 'available' to make it easy to find the seeds were most likely to check. Thumbs up nice touch!

Cosmetically, I notice colons right before the pictures and right before the edit icon, but that's tiny.

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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 11, 2015 12:47 PM CST
chillybean---do you have anything marked green yet? When I pull up your list your icons are still grey.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Nov 11, 2015 12:56 PM CST
That's interesting. They show green for me.
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 11, 2015 1:02 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Ok, definitely I have some bugs in the viewing of other peoples' lists. I'll be fixing that soon.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 11, 2015 2:00 PM CST
What a great system so far!! Yay for not starting until my birthday nodding Whistling

Everything looks good on my page but like others when I check out their page I don't see any green checks.
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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 11, 2015 2:24 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yes, you're not supposed to see green checks on other pages. That is only a feature of your own list to enable or disable your own seeds from being offered.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Nov 11, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Mine were gray and I checked them all off to make them available (green). I also added a few seeds to my list. They were grey until I made them green.
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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 11, 2015 5:04 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

New entries will will always be grey until you specifically add them to the swap by making them green.

This is kind of non-intuitive, but if you are participating in multiple swaps at the same time, you'll need to have a way to add "Available" seeds but only let some be available in certain swaps. That's what the extra step is for.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 11, 2015 5:24 PM CST
I'm in -- everything seemed to work fine for me, once I figured out that I had to actually "join" before I would see the checkmark column *Blush*

Seems like a great way to set this up to accommodate having multiple swaps going at the same time!
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Nov 11, 2015 5:53 PM CST
@Dave you were right! The grey buttons were there for the available ones! Sorry I didn't look at the entire list. *Blush*

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