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Contest: Associate Forum Images with Plants

By dave
December 12, 2015

It's December and we're holding a fun activity that will have you exploring the forums, finding photos that have been posted, and associating those photos with plants in the database. Open to find out more!

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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Suga
Dec 12, 2015 9:43 AM CST
And this I'm loving this Lifesaver plant......A LOT!!!!
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
Dec 12, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Yep, great idea!
I had noticed the wording had changed from "Import" to "Associate" but I just thought it was one of @jon's subltle tweaks at work. Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
Now that I realize it's a contest I will join in the fun. Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Dec 13, 2015 7:39 AM CST
I love this idea! I was a little confused at first when I saw the "associated" in my messages this morning. Then I saw that it was a game and went to work finding photos and associating them with the database.

Now, though, after reading some of the comments from other posters regarding this, I am feeling a little guilty. And then I thought maybe the other person may not appreciate it, but just hasn't seen the contest yet and had a chance to opt out. Nothing was said about not associating bad photos or having too many photos of the same thing in the rules, so I thought any and all photos were up for grabs, benefiting both parties.

This is going to be a lot of work for the admins (who I appreciate wholeheartedly!). I am hoping I haven't already submitted photos that will make it difficult for them. But I still love this idea!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Dec 13, 2015 1:51 PM CST

Plants Admin

You're doing fine. "Bad photos" can be useful (unless they're bad in the sense of being too blurry or too small), and there's no such thing as "too many photos of the same thing." Photo owners can take remedies if they object to the inclusion of their photos, by opting out of the process and proposing the deletion of photos that were imported before they opted out of the process.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Dec 13, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Thanks, zuzu! I have had some that were declined because they were duplicates, but hopefully have been doing better lately.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Dec 13, 2015 9:40 PM CST
I disabled the association feature in my profile a long time ago. Prior to this new wording of the same feature (formerly Import to Database), when someone tried to import a photo of mine to the DB, a message came up: "This image is ineligible...." I was always miffed, as this sets an ambiguous implication that the decision was not mine, and that I am being punished for something. But, I was just happy that Dave allowed me to opt out at all, so I didn't complain.

Now the new wording clearly states that the determination is my own. Thank you Dave!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Dec 14, 2015 6:43 PM CST
This is a good idea, and gets people working to update the data base.
I have come across several pictures where the plant was not already in the data base.
I don't mind if people here at ATP use my pictures, but I don't want people using them in the big "scrap books" that then charge money for people to use the pictures.
So I copyright them.

And now that we have done this--I will more likely note whether an image is in the data base--
either my own or others' !
[Last edited by CarolineScott - Dec 15, 2015 7:26 AM (+)]
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