Site Talk forum: What 'drives' the photo contest photos on the home page?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 21, 2016 3:52 PM CST
I would have thought these would switch out now and again, but they seem to be rather static. Should we as members go to the photo contest area and start new discussions of photos we like, or...? I think all of them would be worthy of a bit of exposure and comment, there were some really outstanding photos.
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dave
Jan 21, 2016 4:12 PM CST

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You sure can do that, but I'll be replacing that section with a basic "All new threads" experiment soon.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 21, 2016 4:21 PM CST
Ok. I'll just wait and see what's up your sleeve. Must be play time!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jan 21, 2016 5:34 PM CST
Oh, I like that new look. I don't watch all the forums, so active threads are a great way to jump in when my interest is piqued.
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zuzu
Jan 21, 2016 6:33 PM CST

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I like it too. I rarely traveled down to the bottom of the home page, so I like the threads in this new prominent position.
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pirl
Jan 21, 2016 9:34 PM CST
So do I.
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Weedwhacker
Jan 21, 2016 10:27 PM CST
dave said:You sure can do that, but I'll be replacing that section with a basic "All new threads" experiment soon.


I love having the new threads on the right side! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Jan 21, 2016 10:31 PM CST
I like it too!
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CDsSister
Jan 21, 2016 10:59 PM CST
I agree I agree -- Like the new position of the recent threads. Hurray! Thanks Dave. Thank You!
Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 21, 2016 11:13 PM CST
I agree with the others. I agree Thumbs up
Since I only follow a few forums it's nice to see the "news" on the right side. It grabs the eye and makes folks want to visit different forums, to branch out and join new conversations. When that space was occupied by the featured plants it looked (to my eye) like too much empty white space. This is a good change. Thumbs up

I was wondering something.
What do non-members see on the home page when they visit the ATP site? Is it the same thing that we see?
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Marilyn
Jan 22, 2016 12:33 AM CST
zuzu said:I like it too. I rarely traveled down to the bottom of the home page, so I like the threads in this new prominent position.


I like it also Dave. Thumbs up

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Calif_Sue
Jan 22, 2016 3:09 AM CST

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Trish
Jan 22, 2016 7:53 AM CST

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greene said:

I was wondering something.
What do non-members see on the home page when they visit the ATP site? Is it the same thing that we see?


They see all of the forums listed (since they haven't "watched any")

Log out and see for yourself! Thumbs up
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jan 22, 2016 8:26 AM CST
I signed out then came back using an "incognito" window; this is what I see:

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mcash70
Jan 22, 2016 1:04 PM CST
I like it too! I also really like how easy it is to vote for, and add photos to your "Favorite Shade Plant"! Dave Thumbs up Thumbs up

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