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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 20, 2013 5:14 AM CST
Our "ideas" section has grown and grown, and that's a nice thing. However, it can be hard to find a specific item. I think it would be helpful to have something of a sub-directory, maybe dividing into more general categories:
podcasts
articles
quick tips, etc

Things are being added to that section quickly now, which is good. But that unfortunately buries other topics quickly.

Karen

Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 20, 2013 8:24 AM CST

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I've been thinking about that too, Karen!

Dave did split out the podcasts, and you can find the link to them over on the right hand side, so that's a start.

Categorizing all of them at this point makes me want to cry Rolling on the floor laughing <----laugh or cry, right?!?!? There are a LOT of ideas!


Meanwhile, while in the Ideas area, the search box only searches Ideas. For example, if you search roses, only the rose ideas will show up. Thumbs up

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 20, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Yes, there's that, but searching for something assumes that the user already knows that the item exists, if that makes sense.

e.g. On a recent thread, someone mentioned a podcast. A member (who obviously spends less time on the site than I do Hilarious! ) asked "what's a podcast?" He might inadvertently stumble upon them eventually, but something as simple as categories, bullet listings, would maybe make that more likely?

The current system just seems to bury things quickly.

Karen
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Apr 5, 2013 6:12 PM CST
I just looked for a way to "Thumbs Up" an idea someone else posted. B ut I didn't see the green thumb.

Is that a fluke, intended, or an oversight?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Apr 5, 2013 6:40 PM CST
Thumbs up it's here...
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Apr 5, 2013 6:51 PM CST
I should have said a " Random Idea" from the Random Idea window on the right side of the main page.

B ut I went looking, an d "normal Ideas" on tghe "Idea" page do already have their thumbs on that page.
http://garden.org/ideas/

And maybe I just missed a thumb in the "Random" idea, because now I see one tucked away in the right-hand panel for other ideas.

I withdraw the question!

*Blush*
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
Apr 9, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Does anyone know a way to "get back" to a random idea?

I noticed an interesting one AS I clicked on a thread. By the time I got back to the home page, that Random Idea had already been replaced by a different RI.

Something like a history of recent RIs, or a "Random Back" button?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 9, 2013 4:42 PM CST

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The system keeps no record of what it shows you and there's no queue. It just loads up a random one each time you load the page.
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
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RickCorey
Apr 9, 2013 4:46 PM CST
That's a motivator for me to keep my eyes open and never defer curiosity!

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on:
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 9, 2013 6:02 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 9, 2013 6:45 PM CST
I use my back arrow, and the same RI is still there.
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
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RickCorey
Apr 9, 2013 7:07 PM CST
I'm going to try that! I just had another corner-of-the-eye glance at something about "other tools ... "
but I had already clicked on a thread.

It does add an element of video-game excitement!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 9, 2013 7:28 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 9, 2013 8:13 PM CST

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And you can click on 'Ideas' and scroll away, probably get distracted by all the other ideas, forgetting which one you were hunting for in the first place! Green Grin!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Apr 9, 2013 8:32 PM CST
I agree Big Grin
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 9, 2013 8:35 PM CST
valleylynn said:I use my back arrow, and the same RI is still there.


Same here.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


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
Apr 9, 2013 8:39 PM CST
>> And you can click on 'Ideas' and scroll away, probably get distracted by all the other ideas, forgetting which one you were hunting for in the first place!

Oh no! Sue, what have you DONE to me? Now I'll NEVER go offline!

(wink)

Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Apr 9, 2013 8:39 PM CST

Plants Admin

Hilarious! Green Grin!
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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
Apr 9, 2013 8:45 PM CST
Where's the emoticon for "I've been awake for three days continuously, paging through Ideas and the Plant database ..."?

Maybe: Drooling

Or: Blinking
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Apr 11, 2013 12:51 PM CST
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