Site Talk forum: Question re: "Sticky"

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 20, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Call me stupid, but I have been trying for a long time to figure out what is and what is the purpose of a "Sticky" on these forums?

Sorry, I am unable to figure it out myself. Thanks for the explanation in advance.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 20, 2011 4:27 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

A sticky thread always appears at the top of the list of threads, regardless of how recently it's been posted to.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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JB
Aug 20, 2011 5:25 PM CST
I see that, but why? Was that the first thread? Why am I not understanding? Who makes it a sticky? Just curious, I see them all the time and always wanted to ask.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 20, 2011 5:39 PM CST
Forum moderator creates a sticky because they think the thread should remain visible on every visit. For example a welcome thread. You would want all new visitors to the forum to see it but if the thread has not been posted to in a while it will be far down the list and may be missed. Also on Texas forum I have a couple of resource threads about native plants. They are the type of list that people might want to refer back to, so they are stickies so they don't get buried and hard to find.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Aug 20, 2011 5:55 PM CST
Thank you so much Jay, I thought they were all welcome threads, then I read a few that were not and that threw me off big time. I appreciate your very clear explanation. That's all I needed to know. Very kind of you to step in and help me. I will pray for rain for you all. If that does not work maybe I could work up a rain dance. Big Grin Have a good evening.
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!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Aug 20, 2011 6:26 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Pat Barlow
Apple Valley, California (Zone 8b)
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dragonfetti
Jan 17, 2015 3:52 PM CST
Thank You! also...I wondered if it was something you could transfer to your personal page, ex., a plant guide. I get it now! Hurray!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 24, 2015 5:41 PM CST
JB: Yes, they are threads that "Stick" at the top of the forum main page and never move down the page. A Sticky usually contains pertinent information that one can find easily each time you visit the forum. For instance on the Orchid Forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/orchids/ there is a Sticky at the top that contains lots of links for information regarding orchid plants. I see there are two on the Houseplants Forum. Not all forums have Stickies but if there happens to be good information for one on any forum, I'm sure the forum moderator could be convinced to add a sticky. Smiling
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