The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: You can now add items to a wishlist

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 13, 2015 5:11 PM CST

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Ok, I finally have the beginnings of a wishlist feature, just in time for you all to use it over the weekend. Here's how it works:

When you're viewing the official swaplist for the swap

http://garden.org/apps/swap/swaplist/1/

You will now see stars above each plant name. (If you're on a smartphone it might be just under the plant name)

To add something to your wishlist, click on the stars that appear above each plant name. Give it 1 to 5 stars depending on how much you think you want it (1 being least, 5 being most.) To remove an item from the wishlist, just click the cancel button to the left of the stars.

You don't have to submit anything. As soon as you click, your response is recorded. You can always change it by clicking on a different item.

Later, I will make a special page where you can view just your wishlist items with nothing else, sorted from the 5 stars down to the 1 stars.
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
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 13, 2015 5:57 PM CST
YESSSS!!!!

Thank you, Dave!

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
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 13, 2015 6:08 PM CST
YESSSS!!!!

Thank you, Dave!

Now I don't care how low or high the daily limit is. Now browsing the lists contains its own reward!



Here's a wacky, half-baked idea. As traders star various offerings, they are expressing interests that might be captured for some other purpose (like "Big Data").

Right now the Plant Database has categories for "Have and Want" that name individual people.

Would there be any value in logging how many people put 5 or 4 stars on a certain variety?
If it was just one "Popularity" statistic that was logged, maybe each star should increment that statistic by the square of the # of stars, or maybe the 1.5 power.

1 star = +1 (+1)
2 stars = +4 (+2.8)
3 stars = +9 (+5.2)
4 stars = +16 (+8)
5 stars = +25 (+11.2)

The Plant Database could have a field displaying how avidly people "starred" that variety during ATP Seed Swaps. Over time that would generate "Popularity" rankings.

It would be cool if the stat had some "trending" aspect that aged the popularity. Maybe one stat for "all-time popularity" and one stat reflecting only the current quarter's fashionability.

Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Nov 13, 2015 7:31 PM CST
@rickcorey, can I ask what is your work discipline? I'm amazed. Wasn't aware you can raise a number to a fractional power. Wow.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 13, 2015 7:39 PM CST
I'm a little confused (yet again) -- will we be able to see the stars that other people have given to an item, or is this just for us to find the seeds that we want to request, based on our own priority?
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Nov 13, 2015 7:52 PM CST
FYI @Dave on smartphones the stars are above the plant name. Same as on the computer.

Now to decide what I want most. Decisions, decisions. 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!
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dave
Nov 13, 2015 8:06 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Weedwhacker said:I'm a little confused (yet again) -- will we be able to see the stars that other people have given to an item, or is this just for us to find the seeds that we want to request, based on our own priority?


You will not. The stars are only there as a guide to help you later find the ones that sparked an interest.

This way you can star the stuff that looks good. When trading begins, find your starred items and actually get them at that time.
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 13, 2015 8:21 PM CST
Can someone else check this but when I went to look at SCButtercup's list of seed that name wasn't an option. My phone is out of juice so I can't check if it is under everyone. Thanks!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
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wildflowers
Nov 13, 2015 8:46 PM CST
Fantastic option! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Nov 13, 2015 9:06 PM CST
bxncbx said:Can someone else check this but when I went to look at SCButtercup's list of seed that name wasn't an option. My phone is out of juice so I can't check if it is under everyone. Thanks!
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I now see scbuttercup, but there are no items to view

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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 13, 2015 9:40 PM CST
I don't see it either.
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 13, 2015 9:43 PM CST
dave said:

You will not. The stars are only there as a guide to help you later find the ones that sparked an interest.

This way you can star the stuff that looks good. When trading begins, find your starred items and actually get them at that time.


Thanks! (Rick confused me again Hilarious! ) Hilarious!

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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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SCButtercup
Nov 13, 2015 9:48 PM CST
So @Dave why do people say they can't see my list?
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 13, 2015 9:51 PM CST
I don't see SCButtercup's listings, either -- I think somehow Judy got kicked off because there are 20 swap members on the dropdown list?
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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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LynneHTx
Nov 13, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:

Thanks! (Rick confused me again Hilarious! ) Hilarious!



I'm still trying to figure out if something raised to the 1.5 power is the same as cubing the number then taking the square root (since 1.5 is the same as 3/2) from Rick's earlier post. Don't know if I'm going to get much sleep tonight cause of that.
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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Nov 13, 2015 10:03 PM CST
I can see Judy's list
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
Nov 13, 2015 10:04 PM CST
Her name is in the drop down list but when I selected it this is what I get.
Thumb of 2015-11-14/Horntoad/594d98

wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
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Weedwhacker
Nov 13, 2015 10:16 PM CST
LynneHTx said:

I'm still trying to figure out if something raised to the 1.5 power is the same as cubing the number then taking the square root (since 1.5 is the same as 3/2) from Rick's earlier post. Don't know if I'm going to get much sleep tonight cause of that.


Lynne, you're giving me a headache!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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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
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
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Weedwhacker
Nov 13, 2015 10:18 PM CST
Dave must be working on it -- I can see her user name in the list now, but it doesn't bring anything up...
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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
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Nov 14, 2015 4:16 AM CST
Lynne, sorry about that!

You're right about the 1.5 power being "the square root of cubed". But I haven't used my log-log slide rule since I got a calculator.

On the Windows calculator, 5 to the 1.5 power would be:

5
x^y
1.5
=
(11.18...)

You have to select "View ... Scientific" to get the "x^y" button.


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