The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: You can now view your "bought" and "sold" items

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 17, 2015 10:48 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Go to the Swap Page:

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

Click on our swap name and then in the list of links up top, you'll see a couple new options:

» View your "bought" items
» View your "sold" items

Click on one of them to view the report.

Note: the link will only appear if you have items. So if nobody has yet claimed your items, then you won't have a "sold" link at all.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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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 17, 2015 11:10 AM CST
How cool is that! ! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Nov 17, 2015 11:11 AM CST
Thank you, this is handy to prepare our seeds ahead of time for shipping. :D
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Nov 17, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Nice !!! Thank You!
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 17, 2015 12:31 PM CST
I like it

I have a trading question. Would you ever allow someone to put dibs on the same thing they got the day before? Like if I really want apple seeds and put dibs on one packet yesterday, would I be able to get another on Day 2 if they are available?

It's just a question I had (Part of my regular job is to test applications so 'what if's' pop into my head normally.so please ignore if irrelevant)
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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 17, 2015 12:46 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

You can only call dibs on each item once. If you wanted additional quantities you'd have to tree mail the person and ask it as a special favor.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 17, 2015 4:06 PM CST
dave said:You can only call dibs on each item once. If you wanted additional quantities you'd have to tree mail the person and ask it as a special favor.


Oh, interesting. I'm glad you told us that because that might change things slightly...in the future, anyway. I was expecting that if people wanted more of an item, they could simply request multiple packets.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 17, 2015 5:49 PM CST
dave said:You can only call dibs on each item once. If you wanted additional quantities you'd have to tree mail the person and ask it as a special favor.


Awesome! This is pretty amazing programming, IMO. Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 18, 2015 7:15 AM CST
@Dave wondering if there is a way we could use a check off system to mark the packs that we sold and have ready to go. Maybe have them turn red or an x mark...something to be able to keep track?
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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 18, 2015 7:52 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Well, I'm not sure I understand the need. The packs you've sold appear on this list that you can access so that seems like what you're asking for is already there?
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Nov 18, 2015 9:59 AM CST
This entire system is fantastic, Dave! Thumbs up I think the tallies are a valuable feature for the actual swapping process. Being a 'seed swapper', especially in group swaps like this, I don't know how many times I've had to double and triple check myself to make sure I didn't miss anyone or a seed pack. It can easily happen during the thrill of the moment (as you witnessed during the actual swapping) and you confirm all of your swaps. Now I don't have to go back and mark the seeds, going to whom, etc. because the system is calculating it all for me.

The tallies eliminated all of that! I can look at the auto-tally and know exactly what is going out and coming in. Thumbs up Awesome!!!

RE: The need to know how many, it could be helpful when looking at your seeds, it will coincide with the tally; if I'm offering 5 packs of marigold and 3 people have asked for them, then there should only be two packs left- if there are 4 packs left I know I missed giving them to someone.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 18, 2015 10:08 AM CST
I agree

And you can print out your list of "sold" seeds and physically check off the ones that you have labeled for the "buyer" -- Thumbs up
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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 18, 2015 10:21 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

When the trading is over, you will be given a printable page that contains a list of all the packages you need to put together. It will look something like this:

For Horntoad, send:

Crepe Myrtle
Tomato
Beans
Carrots

For Weedwhacker, send:

Tomato
Cassia
Zinnia


Then you can just print that out and check them off as you put the packages together. Bundle them by member, and then send the whole lot to the host.
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 18, 2015 10:35 AM CST
That will be really great! Hurray!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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 18, 2015 11:39 AM CST
I like the idea of a printable list if you can do that. I was thinking more on the lines of while I am packing my seeds up as I sell them I could check off what is on the list as I pack them. Just thought it might make packing easier. I personally don't have them pre seperated.
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: Andi
Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a)
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GardenQuilts
Nov 18, 2015 4:13 PM CST
I love that the computer keeps track of everything and counts it too! It makes everything so much easier for both the swappers and the host (unless the host is also the programmer)
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Nov 18, 2015 5:41 PM CST
>> You can only call dibs on each item once.

Excellent. That prevents re-requesting a thing unintentionally. I agree that larger quantities can be requested offline.

Sometimes the seeds are precious and counted out by hand parsimoniously, and "extras" means 22 instead of 20.

Sometimes we have lots and a request turns into a tablespoonful.

Invariably (in other swaps), there is something I've been looking for, for ages, and I forget within a day or two that I clicked once. Invariably I will forget, then start to request it again, and sometimes my paper records will inform me I already asked for it, when I go to record the request.

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 18, 2015 6:21 PM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:I like the idea of a printable list if you can do that. I was thinking more on the lines of while I am packing my seeds up as I sell them I could check off what is on the list as I pack them. Just thought it might make packing easier. I personally don't have them pre seperated.


I don't either, Ronnie (just so you don't feel like you're the only one!) Big Grin

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