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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 23, 2016 2:19 PM CST
How do I go about removing a thread I started...I already figured my answer out...Thank you !!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 23, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Moe, only administrators can remove threads. If there is a moderator for the forum you posted your thread to, perhaps they will be able to remove it. You can always go back to the thread and post a comment that you figured out the answer. Green Grin!
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 23, 2016 3:11 PM CST
Thank you !! I tried removing it and now it is an empty post with my question at the top...I have since sent a T-mail to one of the moderators... *Blush*
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 23, 2016 3:17 PM CST
Sometimes it's better to just leave a thread intact. Someone else with the same question may come along and find it useful. Smiling
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 23, 2016 3:20 PM CST
You are absolutely right, @Woofie. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a post on a thread that was started over a year ago and has not had a post for many months. I don't know how anyone stumbles on old threads, but they sure do.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 23, 2016 3:32 PM CST
drdawg said:You are absolutely right, @Woofie. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a post on a thread that was started over a year ago and has not had a post for many months. I don't know how anyone stumbles on old threads, but they sure do.


I have come across lots of old, useful threads when using the search function.

Ha! Look at that! I just tagged myself when quoting Ken. How silly. :-)


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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 23, 2016 3:49 PM CST
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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 23, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Thanks folks !!! Darn newbies !!! Whistling
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 23, 2016 4:54 PM CST
Way back when I was a newbie I also wanted to remove a thread that I had started. Mostly I was getting tired of receiving the notifications. The information in your thread...well, if you hadn't edited it out...could be useful to future newbies. Maybe you can "unwatch" the thread?

Edited to add:
Not too long ago I started a thread to ask a specific question about Bumblebee behavior. After I was satisfied with the answer folks kept using the thread to talk about other things - lots of other things. I wanted to close that thread and ...well...it got pretty ugly for a while. The thread started here:
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/957165/

Hopefully everyone will be nicer to you than they were to me.

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Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
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Moe
May 23, 2016 7:43 PM CST
I fixed it the best I could !!
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
May 23, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Iv'e seen a thread where a person deleted all of their messages. That just made me wonder...why Greene why! Rolling on the floor laughing : I do agree that most post in time will come around again and be of help to someone else. Threads that go on like that one end up in what is called the Sandbox forum. You can buy a micro badge for that. Now I'm going to look and see who has one. Acorn edited for spelling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 8:46 AM CST
HamiltonSquare said:Threads that go on like that one end up in what is called the Sandbox forum. You can buy a micro badge for that. Now I'm going to look and see who has one. Acorn edited for spelling

I have that badge! Green Grin! My motto has always been "Playing in the dirt is my therapy and I'm in threapy a lot!" I guess since I live in Florida, I could change it to read "sand" instead of dirt. Rolling on the floor laughing


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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 24, 2016 8:47 AM CST
Here we would have to substitute "clay" for dirt. Whistling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 8:54 AM CST
My youngest sister lived in North Georgia for many years and I remember when visiting her one time, she asked me to help her plant something or other in her yard; geesh ... I was even young then (if you consider early 30's young) and I couldn't dig through that hard red Ga. clay! I tried using a shovel and then a post hole digger ... no luck! My sister laughed at me ... she had no trouble at all! If I lived someplace with soil like that, I'd have to hire a lot of help with the digging. We sometimes complain about our poor, sandy soil here but it's easy to dig and easily amendable.
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 24, 2016 9:19 AM CST
Yep, all of my "major" digging, anything more than a wheelbarrow load, is hired out. It just kills me to pay big bucks to have someone do things like that, but I have no choice. Age is undoing me at a rapid pace. Sighing!
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 24, 2016 10:33 AM CST
An elderly neighbor of ours, many years ago, was fond of saying, "Old age will break ya, kiddo." When I asked him what he meant, he just smiled and handed me a dollar. "you'll see how fast that goes".... Sighing! Boy was he right. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 10:49 AM CST
drdawg said:Yep, all of my "major" digging, anything more than a wheelbarrow load, is hired out. It just kills me to pay big bucks to have someone do things like that, but I have no choice. Age is undoing me at a rapid pace. Sighing!

LOL, I know what you mean. My husband hates to hire someone to do something that he says he can do himself and he is a real handyman but we both are realizing our ages after the move three weeks ago! He keeps telling me "Getting old isn't for sissies." Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 24, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Moonhowl said:An elderly neighbor of ours, many years ago, was fond of saying, "Old age will break ya, kiddo." When I asked him what he meant, he just smiled and handed me a dollar. "you'll see how fast that goes".... Sighing! Boy was he right. Rolling my eyes.

Rolling on the floor laughing So true!

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Jeff
Hudson, Fla (Zone 9a)
Region: United States of America
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Moe
May 24, 2016 1:10 PM CST
If you dig a hole in my yard it just fills back up with sand...I'm exactly 1 mile from the Gulf Coast...
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
May 24, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Dig a hole in my yard and fill it with water. Tomorrow, the water is still there. I cold easily build a swimming pool, using just our clay as the liner. Whistling
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