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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 18, 2021 10:26 PM CST
I am so tired of seeing all these ads :(
I have been on here for years but now it is just covered up! I hate to leave but when I use the database to research plants I want to purchase I have to scroll down everytime.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 18, 2021 10:48 PM CST
I see you've uploaded 58 images to the database. Upload another 42 images, or make that number of contributions in a few other ways, and you will gain the option to turn ads off.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies Region: United States of America Garden Photography
Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Bulbs Brugmansias Hostas Irises
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bluegrassmom
Mar 19, 2021 1:12 AM CST
Does it matter if the plant already has pictures?
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Mar 19, 2021 5:52 AM CST
The database has few or no comments for many entries. I think those count as well? Would be nice to have multiple zone comments on many plants.I added entries and pics and got out of ads, it is nice.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
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Baja_Costero
Mar 19, 2021 8:48 AM CST
bluegrassmom said:Does it matter if the plant already has pictures?


No.
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
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NMoasis
Mar 19, 2021 10:50 AM CST
I have long accepted that I need to reach the magic 100 mark to go ad-free (working on it), but as a couple of people have mentioned recently, I've noticed that the ad content has increased considerably of late and has reached the point of being intrusive. Have the ad frequency metrics changed?
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Mar 19, 2021 11:58 AM CST

Plants Admin

Only @dave can answer that, I personally don't see ads so can't comment on the amount.
Lots of entries can use extra details filled in so it doesn't need to be photos.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2021 12:24 PM CST
nmoasis said:I have long accepted that I need to reach the magic 100 mark to go ad-free (working on it), but as a couple of people have mentioned recently, I've noticed that the ad content has increased considerably of late and has reached the point of being intrusive. Have the ad frequency metrics changed?

It looks like you've made more than 100 contributions to the database so you should be able to set your preferences to turn off the ads.

Go to your profile page
Select: Change your site preferences
Scroll down to Disable ads on site
Select Yes, remove the ads
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and select Save your changes
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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dave
Mar 19, 2021 1:03 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I did make a change to our ad network a few days ago and as part of that change I emphasized to the new network that one of my goals is to improve the experience for our visitors and members. Previously, we had what I considered to be too many units, and often they would be doubled up, with one appearing right on top of the other. That has been unacceptable to me for a long time.

So the new network is supposed to be friendlier and better.

I took a look in the plants database and I see a big ad at the top of the plant view page, that is a bit too big. I have disabled that ad unit for all logged in members. I believe this should really help your experience in the database. I'm interested in hearing your feedback. Also, yes, everyone who posts 100+ photos to the database gets a preference option to completely turn them off.
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 19, 2021 1:30 PM CST
I turned ads off a long time ago. I just set it back to see ads, big change Dave. Not so intrusive. I no longer see adds that look like they are part of some ones post. Thumbs up
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
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NMoasis
Mar 19, 2021 1:33 PM CST
plantladylin said:
It looks like you've made more than 100 contributions to the database so you should be able to set your preferences to turn off the ads.

Go to your profile page
Select: Change your site preferences
Scroll down to Disable ads on site
Select Yes, remove the ads
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and select Save your changes


Sue, thanks so much for pointing that out! I've been looking at only the images figure D'Oh!
On my phone I don't have a Disable Ads option under Site Preferences. Will revisit it later on my laptop, but I've looked for it before and not found it. Where am I missing it?
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 19, 2021 1:45 PM CST
Under the site preferences it is the 11th block down on my iPhone
Isaac Asimov, once wrote, “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
Bookworm Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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NMoasis
Mar 19, 2021 2:04 PM CST
crawgarden said:Under the site preferences it is the 11th block down on my iPhone


Hmm. These are my 10th, 11th & 12th options. No option relating to ads in the entire list.


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For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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dave
Mar 19, 2021 2:17 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

The preference option does not appear until a day after you exceed 100 photos posted to the database.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 19, 2021 2:33 PM CST

Plants Admin

nmoasis, you have made 98 contributions. Add some more. Smiling

90 images
1 Plant Combination
7 comments
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2021 4:12 PM CST
Your profile page shows your current database contributions as:

90 images
1 Plant Combination
7 comments
4 plants

*Blush* I included the 4 plants but I guess adding plants to the database doesn't count towards the 100 items needed to disable ads, so you will need to add 2 more comments or 2 more photos.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
Bookworm Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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NMoasis
Mar 19, 2021 4:36 PM CST
plantladylin said:Your profile page shows your current database contributions as:

90 images
1 Plant Combination
7 comments
4 plants

*Blush* I included the 4 plants but I guess adding plants to the database doesn't count towards the 100 items needed to disable ads, so you will need to add 2 more comments or 2 more photos.


Lin, that was you who lead me astray! (Sorry Sue D'Oh! ) Last time I looked into this, I figured I didn't have the option because I didn't have enough entries. I've gone full circle.
Thanks @dave & @zuzu, sorry for the kerfuffle.
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2021 5:06 PM CST
*Blush* Please forgive me, I really didn't mean to cause confusion.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover Container Gardener
Bookworm Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Image
NMoasis
Mar 19, 2021 5:22 PM CST
Lin, my confusion was already well established. No worries! Hilarious!
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies Region: United States of America Garden Photography
Vegetable Grower Hybridizer Bulbs Brugmansias Hostas Irises
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bluegrassmom
Mar 19, 2021 9:23 PM CST
Is this the right place?
I don't see a option to turn off ads.
https://garden.org/users/prefs...
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