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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 25, 2016 5:55 PM CST
When searching the database, if you entered a name, and were sent to the page the first thing you saw in the top right corner was a picture of the plant. Now it is a big ad I don't care about, with the plant picture below it. Pretty much sandwiched between two ads. It took me awhile to realize that was a picture of the plant and not another advert. Really bad ad placement. I know it pays the bills, but I want to search a plant not a bed store ad.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 25, 2016 6:12 PM CST
I'm not seeing that... ??
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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!
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Horntoad
Apr 25, 2016 6:51 PM CST
I'm seeing it also.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
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Weedwhacker
Apr 25, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Interesting... I see the ads when I search the Hibiscus, but when I search on "bean 'blue peter'" I see this (no ad):

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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
Apr 25, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I am seeing it on the plants database page not the search results.
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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
Apr 25, 2016 7:27 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lestv said: Really bad ad placement.


I moved it back.

The others don't see the ads because they disabled it in the preferences. That option becomes available once you've posted a certain number of photos to the database. Active contributors can turn off the ads altogether.
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
Apr 25, 2016 7:33 PM CST
Much better but it's still creating a huge gap between the date and photos.

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wildflowersoftexas.com
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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
Apr 25, 2016 7:40 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Can't really be helped in the case of entries that don't have a lot of data fields. Feel free to disable it, Jay.

In time (sooner rather than later) I'll be making some pretty nice changes to the Plant pages, including making them customizable on a member-by-member basis. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Apr 26, 2016 5:19 PM CST
The entry pages are looking much better now Dave. Thank you. Thumbs up

I'm looking forward to seeing the pretty nice changes to the Plant pages, including custom memeber by member basis. That sounds very interesting. Hurray!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 26, 2016 5:52 PM CST
Dave - so how many posts before the ads go away? Just wonder how many years it will take me! Whistling

Thanks for the alteration too! I tip my hat to you.

And for the smaller logo on the banner too!!!!!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Apr 26, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Leslie, you should have more than enough database contributions to see the "disable ads" option in your preferences. Based on a previous post by Dave, 100 was the magic number.
http://garden.org/users/prefs/preferences.php
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
Apr 26, 2016 5:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yeah you're already there, @Lestv. Go to your profile then preferences, and you'll see the option to disable them. Smiling
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 26, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Big Grin oh boy! Thanks.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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