Site Talk forum: Best way to discuss posted messages

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Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Sep 12, 2011 8:31 AM CST
I'm new to this website, but I see a lot of familiar usernames from other garden websites, so I know I'm among good gardeners. What is the best way to contact a gardener who had displayed their garden pictures on this site to make it easy for them to know which pictures I am referring to, etc. ?

Should I tell them the name of the thread and date posted and the name of the forum and post#?

If known, it would be so much easier for the person reading the thread to have the names of the plant names with the pictures. Since I'm not computer savy, I don't know what is involved in that procedure, if it is a feature that is built into the software or what. If they can't print out the name of the plant on, beside or under the photo, could they type it in same post below all the photos? Hope this makes sense. I don't know any other way to say it.

I envy you persons that know how to download pictures period. One of these days, I'll find somebody that can teach me by sitting here beside me and showing me and letting me do it for myself. I can't learn by written directions. Sorry but it is just me and a comprehension problem I've had all my life. At 69, it's not going to change.

Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Sep 12, 2011 9:35 AM CST
Pippi, do you know how to download pictures from your camera to computer? That's the first step.

Karen
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 12, 2011 9:41 AM CST
Don't know about Pippi but I have trouble with that as I have to scan pictures from a CD not sure how to do that either. typing the pictures as you people post them would be useful, rather than just a series with no comment. Wait to you get older Pippi, it get worse as they 'improve' technology.
Name: Trish
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Trish
Sep 12, 2011 10:32 AM CST

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Welcome, Pippi!!

You'll note that at the bottom of your post above you'll see "Quote" and "post #148156"

The post number, I believe, is what you are looking for. Also, if you click on that post number, it will allow you to view just that post, which you can copy/paste into another post if you are referencing a picture.

Click around and explore- we're always here to help, and I'm pretty sure you can't break anything!

Glad you are here!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Sep 12, 2011 4:11 PM CST

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Pippi21 said:I'm new to this website, but I see a lot of familiar usernames from other garden websites, so I know I'm among good gardeners. What is the best way to contact a gardener who had displayed their garden pictures on this site to make it easy for them to know which pictures I am referring to, etc. ?

Should I tell them the name of the thread and date posted and the name of the forum and post#?

If known, it would be so much easier for the person reading the thread to have the names of the plant names with the pictures. Since I'm not computer savy, I don't know what is involved in that procedure, if it is a feature that is built into the software or what. If they can't print out the name of the plant on, beside or under the photo, could they type it in same post below all the photos? Hope this makes sense. I don't know any other way to say it.

I envy you persons that know how to download pictures period. One of these days, I'll find somebody that can teach me by sitting here beside me and showing me and letting me do it for myself. I can't learn by written directions. Sorry but it is just me and a comprehension problem I've had all my life. At 69, it's not going to change.



Pippi, here's how to quote someone:
Thumb of 2011-09-12/eclayne/501fb7See red circle. Press quote and you'll see a screen like this. Then add comments, pictures,... after the quote

If this is too simplistic I apologize.
Thumb of 2011-09-12/eclayne/44ed30
Evan
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Sep 13, 2011 5:14 AM CST
Thanks for trying to help but I don't know how to scan pictures into my computer, cut & paste..I'm hopeless until I can find somebody that will sit down here beside me, show me and let me do it while they are here, repeating it many time till I get it. Recd a message that I'd earned an Acorn..what's that all about? Did I do some right or something wrong?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Sep 13, 2011 5:24 AM CST
Acorns are good Pippi. Smiling Read here:
The thread "Announcing a fun new feature: Acorns" in Site Talk forum

Re: pictures: you should have software for your camera where you connect your camera to your computer with a cable, and a few clicks will transfer those photos from the camera to computer. (That is, assuming it's a digital camera?). Actual photos printed on paper would have to be scanned in though.

Stick around ATP Pippi. Lots of nice people here and I think you'll like it.

Karen
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gardengus
Sep 13, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Pippi ,
I know how you feel I have to do something many times then I might get it , lucky for me I have a computer nerd in house and I just yell Help, but it is hard to get him to understand I need to let my own fingers do the work to learn.
I do have a stack of 3x5 cards with my own instructions for things I don't do often enough to remember.

Good luck and keep trying
Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
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CherieCoogan
Sep 19, 2011 9:39 AM CST
Hey thanks for the info. Thumbs up Shrug! Thumbs up I always wondered how people would do the quote boxes amd wondered what that quote on the bottom of each post meant......... Now I have an answer for both and I didn't even come looking for it.....
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Sep 20, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Hi Pippi, welcome to ATP, I'm sure you will love it here. Smiling There are a lot of us here that aren't too computer savvy so you are not alone, take it one small step at a a time! Blinking

Margaret

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