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May 19, 2020 2:54 AM CST
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I would very much like to start a blog about my start as a gardener and the struggles of starting gardening etc. However, I have been listed as a new member for nearly a month now. Does anyone who blog on this site know roughly how long it will be before I can blog my experiences? Thank you.
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May 19, 2020 11:15 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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May 19, 2020 4:07 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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@oneeyeluke, not the answer @readysteadysell is looking for. Thumbs down

I don't think the restriction is that long.
@Dave, what is the time limit before new members can start a blog? I
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May 19, 2020 5:43 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I'm not sure and am not at home right now but I'll check into this as soon as I can.
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May 20, 2020 3:09 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Ok it's not based on time at all, but activity. You must post at least 2 images to the plants database and make at least 10 posts in the forums and then the blogs feature will be unlocked for you.
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May 20, 2020 3:22 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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That's what I kind of remembered , that it wasn't time based but activity based, just forgot the details. I now bookmarked your post Dave.
Ok, so 2 images and one more post and you're all set @readysteadysell. Thumbs up
This restriction had to be implemented because we had spammers come in and abuse the blog function.
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May 27, 2020 7:22 PM CST
central ohio (Zone 5b)
Seems the images requirement could be a bit onerous for those without a good digital camera, (or those who join in the winter Hilarious! )

Is there an appeals process where other 'community service' could be substituted for the pictures? Big Grin
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May 27, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
PlantingOaks said:Seems the images requirement could be a bit onerous for those without a good digital camera, (or those who join in the winter Hilarious! )

Is there an appeals process where other 'community service' could be substituted for the pictures? Big Grin


You don't need a good digital camera. Do you have a cell phone? Do you have any images from previous bloom seasons? I personally don't think asking for 2 photos could be deemed as "a bit onerous". Blinking
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May 27, 2020 8:26 PM CST
central ohio (Zone 5b)
Actually, I do have a swanky digital camera (though this is my cellphone:
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no, it does not have a camera Rolling on the floor laughing )

and I honestly haven't run into any restrictions on my account that interfere with what I want to do on the site. (other than I can't figure out how to make a signature - but that's hardly a serious issue)

I was just surprised given I've found plenty of gardeners (even online!) with reams of data and experience tucked away in meticulous antiquated systems and no plan whatsoever to modernize it. I think it pleases me a bit how intentional and sterotypically 'backwards' the gardening community has remained in the era of instagram and facebook oversharing. Which I know, there are garden communities in those places too, but I like the mythos of some of the best data being in a text file, if it's digitized at all, and of enthusiast sellers with extensive plain text catalogs and no online ordering.

I guess I am getting old enough to be a curmudgeon after all. Phone should have tipped me off Smiling
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