Plant Database forum: Moderators: You can now choose which image is used as the main thumbnail

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 7, 2011 10:39 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

As you know, the thumbs-up feature is used to let the community's most approved photo be treated as the thumbnail for that plant. I think it's a good idea for a database that has almost a quarter million plants in it and only a handful of moderators.

But there are plants that need a personal selection, and I am pleased to say that moderators can now control the thumbnails. Here's how to do it:

Go to the plant you want to change. Select the photo that you want to be the thumbnail, and view the full size image of the plant. Then scroll to the bottom where the actions are located, and click on "Make this image the plant's main thumbnail". Then confirm your choice and you're done.

You can always go back later on and change your mind, choosing a different image to be the thumbnail. But once you choose one, then the thumbs-ups for that plant will no longer affect the thumbnail selection.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 7, 2011 12:03 PM CST

Plants Admin

Hurray!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Nov 7, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Wow, very handy, thanks Dave. Clearly you spend your days just thinking of ways to make us EVEN HAPPIER Smiling
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!
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dave
Nov 7, 2011 12:22 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Well, this one came after a lengthy discussion with everyone else on the subject Smiling
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 7, 2011 2:44 PM CST
Dave is very busy striking items off that TODO list of his today.
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Nov 7, 2011 2:47 PM CST
Good solution, makes the most sense.

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Nov 7, 2011 2:51 PM CST

Plants Admin

Yippeee! Thanks, Dave.
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
Nov 7, 2011 2:55 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Nov 7, 2011 3:33 PM CST
Dave what happens with plants that don't have moderators.
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
Nov 7, 2011 4:03 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

In those cases, an admin of the site can still over-ride the thumbnail choice. But the thumbsup votes will determine the thumbnail unless an admin specifically ove-rides it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 8, 2011 10:17 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Awesome Dave.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 9, 2011 7:04 AM CST
Thumbs up I agree
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all else is just existing.
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Nov 9, 2011 7:59 AM CST
Like this idea! Hurray!

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