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Name: Juli
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daylily
Aug 21, 2011 7:19 PM CST
After reading Horseshoe's blog entry about his tractor driving mailman, I really do not want to miss any future entries he makes, even by a few days!

I can use all the Rolling on the floor laughing I can get!

Dave, is there a way to "watch" a blog? Or is this on your to do list?
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Aug 21, 2011 7:27 PM CST
I agree
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 22, 2011 6:55 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I need to get on it. That's been low on my priority list for some time. Glare
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Aug 22, 2011 6:59 AM CST
I'd love to encourage Shoe to make more blog posts by knowing he has people "watching" for updates! I liked reading his stories on Sharon's writer's forum on Cubits!

I try to remember to click the Blogs tab to check who has new entries -- but I have become so used to seeing the thread updates, I admit that I don't think to click the tabs very often unless I see a red Mail tab. Whistling

Thanks Dave!
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Aug 22, 2011 7:00 AM CST
Maybe Dave could make the blog tab turn red when someone makes a new entry into their blog? Whistling
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Sep 9, 2011 12:29 PM CST
Is there a way to sort the list of blogs alphabetcally by author's name?

Also, in forums, is there a way to view only threads with "New? = YES"?
Or sort threads by date of most recent post?

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 9, 2011 12:40 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

These pages can't be sorted automatically by the user. The forums page shows you all threads whether they are "New" or not.

Lastly, the sorting is already by date of most recent post. 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
Sep 9, 2011 1:08 PM CST
>> the sorting is already by date of most recent post.

Whoops!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 9, 2011 2:06 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Big Grin
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Oct 3, 2011 7:37 PM CST
Just wondering if a Blog Watcher has moved up your to do list?

It would be great to have a box show up like the thread watcher.

I think it would also encourage the writers if they knew "x" number of people were watching their blog.

I have not checked out everyone's blog, but Sharon and Horseshoe's new blog entries always brighten my day!

Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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threegardeners
Oct 3, 2011 7:39 PM CST
threegardeners said:Maybe Dave could make the blog tab turn red when someone makes a new entry into their blog? Whistling


I'd still like to see this too! Big Grin
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Oct 3, 2011 8:09 PM CST
Not trying to be confrontational, but how would this be better than watching a person's blog, like we watch a forum or a thread? If the tab turned red, it would be for anyone making a blog post, wouldn't it? That would happen frequently. What if you only want to watch certain blogs?

Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Oct 3, 2011 8:10 PM CST
I'd like both...watch a blog, and have the tab turn red when anybody posts to their blog. Would save me checking it a dozen times a day Big Grin
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Oct 3, 2011 8:19 PM CST
oh, OK! I thought you wanted the red tab **instead** of a watcher.
Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 4, 2011 2:16 PM CST

Plants Admin

On DG, we could set a blog to watch and when it was updated, it would pop up like a d-mail, set apart from the threads and d-mail. At least I think that's how it was.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 4, 2011 2:17 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

That was a shoe-horned in solution that I wasn't happy with. We'll have a good system here, I just need to get this up my priority list. Smiling
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Oct 4, 2011 4:26 PM CST
Big Grin Thumbs up
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
Oct 5, 2011 7:51 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Okay, well, it only took me 3 months but the Blog Watcher is finished!

When you are viewing someone's blog, at the top of the right-side bar you will find a link for "Watch this blog". Click it and then from there out, anytime their blog has been updated, you will be notified on the homepage just like the thread watcher, tree mail, etc.
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
Oct 5, 2011 7:56 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Moreover, you can now see who is subscribed to your own blog through your Blog Control Panel.

Keep in mind that this watcher is brand new, so it'll take a while before people start watching the various blogs.
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Oct 5, 2011 8:35 AM CST
Thank You Dave!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I tip my hat to you.

Big Grin

can you tell I am happy about this Whistling

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