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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
Birds Irises Daylilies Xeriscape
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HemNorth
May 12, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Hello, I am wondering how one can create a page where one can have starred items, and how one lets a photo know that you would like to have it starred.
Out of curiosity, I touched someone's starred pages, and a long list of Daylily names emerged. I would find that helpful in flipping back and forth from Daylily entries to see which ones I would like to have.
Once a list is made and I find I don't need an item, how can I make it disappear?

Thank you for your helpfulness. I just noticed the "View past questions" up above, but didn't want to look, in case all I've written would disappear. That has happened several times already, and it is most frustrating. One time I saw a box, down with "preview" for "draft" and was able to save my letter and come back to it. I found that extremely helpful.
Gratefully, Nora
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
May 12, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Hi Nora

On this website, any time you see one of those five-pointed stars, you can just click on it. Those stars exist on plant database entries, photos and posts in forum threads. Tips and articles. Lots of places. They look "dim" or like a faint outline of a star at first.

Clicking on a dim star will turn it gold add it to your "List of Starred pages". The only way I know to see that list is to click on the link in your profile (I guess you've already seen that link in other people's profiles.)

Once you click upon a star, that page "adds itself to" your list of starred pages.

I think those are listed in some inconvenient order (maybe chronological?) until you add a COMMENT. Then that item shows up in your "Starred Page" in alphabetical order of comments. I use that to group together stars that are related in my mind, like a tag.


>> Once a list is made and I find I don't need an item, how can I make it disappear?

You have to go back to that page and click a SECOND TIME (on the gold star). That turns the star dim and removes it from your "starred pages".

(The star in plant database entries is in the upper right corner. In posts, it is in the lower right corner, with the thumb and acorn.)

Is that helpful?

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Or, here's a possible alternative:

>> helpful in flipping back and forth from Daylily entries to see which ones I would like to have.

Create some "categories" within Your Plant List. (Maybe first you need to put a few plants INTO YPL so it exists.)

FIRST, find a plant in the database, and then add it to YOUR Plant List. There's a button for that in every plant database entry.

Look very near the bottom of the page, on the left, but not the far-left blue menu bar. It will say:
Plant list:
(Add this plant to your list)


I would go ahead and add a few more plants so you have some things to put into categories. These are easy to delete.

Now, when you go to your profile you'll see an entry for Your Plant List,

Maybe that's all you need, because now you'll have "Your Plant List" with a bunch of interesting plants, and can browse from there.

But, assuming that you want to keep your "daylily-shopping-list" separate from other plants in "Your Plant List", create a category and move certain plants in Your Plant List into that "category".

Now, when you go to your profile you'll see a row for each category plus the row for "YPL".

Perhaps create one category for "maybe" plants, and another category for "OH YEAH, I LIKE these ones!!". Many people set up "HAVE and WANT categories, or "Available For Trade".

Now you can "comparison shop" from YPL. You can delete ones you don't like from Your Plant List. Move the ones you like a lot to the "OH YEAH!!" list to save them.


This is the only way I know to create a category:

Within YPL,
look through the far-left, blue menu bar. Find :

"Plant Lists"

"View and Manage Your List"
plus one more row for each category ...
THEN an entry for "Manage Your Categories".
Click on "Manage Your Categories".

Now you can add a name for a new category, and do other things with categories, including making some categories private.





Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Roses Organic Gardener Garden Photography Echinacea Butterflies
Birds Irises Daylilies Xeriscape
Image
HemNorth
May 12, 2016 3:49 PM CST
Rick, thanks so much! what a revelation! Now I see stars!
It will take me a while to digest everything you've laid out, but Thank You! for getting me on the right track.

You and others have been so helpful, it makes me in awe of all the good will out there.
So glad to have joined this special group of gardening friends. Group hug
Cheers, Nora
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
May 12, 2016 3:53 PM CST
You're very welcome, and I agree that lots of nice people hang out around here.

When you find a system that works for you, please look for an opportunity to teach it to others! The most usually answer when someone asks for a new feature is that SOME ONE already knows how to do that with the tools already built in.

But it's only when someone spells out THEIR method that we ALL learn the good ways to use the tools.

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