The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: Another new feature: you can view recent events

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 20, 2015 2:25 PM CST

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Has anybody called dibs recently? Has anyone added a new plant? Perhaps someone retracted a dib? You can now view the recent history of the swap.

Go to the swap page and you'll see the link. "View recent events for this swap". You'll also notice it conveniently tells you when was the most recent event, so you know if there's anything new to see.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 20, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Wow! It just gets better and better. This is soooo cool!!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 20, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Another very helpful feature! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 20, 2015 4:46 PM CST
Amazing I tip my hat to you. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Nov 20, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Way cool! I never even thought of that!
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 20, 2015 5:09 PM CST

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Ok, even better. Now you can add items to your wishlist or even call dibs on items you see in the events page.

It's an obvious need - you are watching the events and you see someone added or dibbed something, and you think "I want that, too!" Well, now you can wishlist or dib it directly from that screen. Smiling
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
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poisondartfrog
Nov 20, 2015 5:26 PM CST
dave said:Ok, even better. Now you can add items to your wishlist or even call dibs on items you see in the events page.

It's an obvious need - you are watching the events and you see someone added or dibbed something, and you think "I want that, too!" Well, now you can wishlist or dib it directly from that screen. Smiling


Like I just did. nodding
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 20, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up
I so love this feature
Now I won't miss out on anything nodding

THANKS a bunch
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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 20, 2015 6:11 PM CST

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I apologize but I had to temporarily remove the dibs and wishlist functionality from the events page due to a bug I discovered. I'll try to have it fixed and restored soon.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Nov 20, 2015 7:07 PM CST
Wow, what a fun feature! Now I just wish there was the option to "audit" a swap so I could watch the fun even though I can't participate this time! Big Grin
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 20, 2015 7:10 PM CST

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I might make a spectator mode available in the future.

In other news, I fixed the bug that I had earlier, so you can now once again add items to your wishlist, or call dibs, from the recent events page.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Nov 20, 2015 7:15 PM CST
I thought I broke it. After I spent the last of my tickets, I started watching what everyone else was doing, But there were no new dibs after mine. I keep watching and watching but nothing.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 20, 2015 7:15 PM CST
That's a really good idea, Danita! I think being able to "watch" a swap, even though a person isn't participating could give people who have never done a group swap before a better idea of how it works and the courage to join a future swap.

I hope some of the other beta swap members will offer their opinions on this!
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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 20, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Oh good -- as usual, Dave is way, way ahead of me! Hilarious!
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Nov 20, 2015 7:24 PM CST
Yes Danita! I'm bummed I cannot see the actual swap
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 20, 2015 7:24 PM CST
Danita said:Wow, what a fun feature! Now I just wish there was the option to "audit" a swap so I could watch the fun even though I can't participate this time! Big Grin


COOL idea!

Maybe a "ticker tape" scroll along the bottom of the website.

Man, that would scroll fast at 12:00:01 ATP Seed Trading Time!

Hmmm, Rss feed ... cable TV franchise ... NASDAQ ...



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 20, 2015 7:25 PM CST

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RickCorey said:Maybe a "ticker tape" scroll along the bottom of the website.


That would be pretty cool. And doable, too. You're giving me some ideas...
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 20, 2015 7:29 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:T

I hope some of the other beta swap members will offer their opinions on this!


My first impression was I did not like it, but read some of Dave's reasoning of catching what others dib and then maybe get it yourself. I guess it can be handy.

I am trying to find the easiest method of seeing when someone requests something of mine since there is no notification for this. I feel I am making too many clicks to get from the main site to the section of the swap letting me know when someone dibs something of mine. I guess I am really eager for people to get my seeds. Smiling

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 20, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Horntoad said:I thought I broke it. After I spent the last of my tickets, I started watching what everyone else was doing, But there were no new dibs after mine. I keep watching and watching but nothing.


Jay - YOU BROKE IT!!! Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing

At the very instant the Great New England Blackout started, a young kid was walking along a picket fence with a stick, dragging the stick across the pickets to make an annoying noise.

He came to a telephone pole, wound up, and gave that pole a good whack with his stick.

EVERY light in sight went out!

He went home in panic to find out that he had just taken down the ENTIRE Northeast power grid: from space it looked like someone had spilled copious amounts of black paint over that part of the continent.

(It was actually caused by a software defect: one changed line in an assembler program that was such a "trivial" fix that they had not bothered to verify and test it as they do "real" changes. It caused one "burp" by one switching station take down the next station. That wouldn't have been so bad, but it was a consistent and reliable defect, so it brought down EVERY switching station connected to any other station. Not sure how they limited it to "just" the Northeast. )

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 20, 2015 7:38 PM CST
and... that boy has been in therapy ever since? or has been trying to duplicate the results by hitting power poles with sticks ever since?

geez, Rick -- talk about leaving us hanging! Rolling on the floor laughing
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