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Name: Linda
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chickhill
Mar 23, 2014 9:50 AM CST
Have suggestion on the My Lists feature. Can it be fixed to download not just my plant but also my photo?
Not meaning to degrade anyone's photo but I want a photo of my plant on my plant list.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Mar 23, 2014 10:52 AM CST

Plants Admin

Hi chickhill,

This is something @Dave would have to answer, as it's a feature request for the site.

You can find other info about feature requests and also post your own feature requests in the 'Site Talk' forum here... http://garden.org/forums/view/sitetalk/

Since I tagged Dave's name up above, I'm sure he will come along to address this for you soon.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 23, 2014 10:53 AM CST

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If you have added a photo to the plant in question (in the database) then it should use your photo in your list rather than the default thumbnail for the plant.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
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robertduval14
Mar 23, 2014 10:57 AM CST

Plants Admin

really?? I've never even noticed that...gonna go check now!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
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robertduval14
Mar 23, 2014 10:58 AM CST

Plants Admin

Nope...when I'm on the page that say's 'This is your list as others see it' the thumbnail shown for each plant is the top 'thumbed' picture for that plant.


So....something not working corretly.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Mar 23, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Same here. I don't think my list photos have ever worked like that. I just always get the first photo showing in the DB.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 23, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Same here. I just checked on one where I knew I'd added a photo to the db.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2014 11:30 AM CST
It also works that way for me (the most thumbed photo is what my list uses), but I have no problem with that. I prefer to see the 'best' photo which is often much better than whatever I may have contributed. Also works as personal encouragement to submit only the very best photo I have of a particular plant, hoping it will be the princess photo. Or, if there are already plenty of beautiful photos of the plant bloom, perhaps take a different approach and submit one of the leaf or stalk. I think it helps grow the database, which we are all sharing and contributing to.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 23, 2014 11:41 AM CST

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I'm with you Deb. Some of the plants in my list I've not added a photo for usually because they're too young or because the only pic I have is of a tuber.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 23, 2014 1:10 PM CST

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My original plan was to design it so that if you have uploaded a photo to the plant, then your own photo takes precedence in your list. It sounds like I never got around to completing that part.

But if the consensus is that you'd rather it not be that way, we can leave it the way it is. Otherwise I'll update the feature to use your own photo.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 23, 2014 1:46 PM CST
Would it be possible to make it a selectable option? Why, yes, I AM greedy. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 23, 2014 2:07 PM CST

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I've shied away from making the site functionality differ like that because consistency has been important to me, and to site stability.
Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
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Cahac
Mar 23, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up I personally would rather have my picture on my plant list. sometimes i take several of the same plant and use the best 1 i can come up with and everyone is welcome to use my pics if they want to.
cliff
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 23, 2014 3:42 PM CST
It really isn't that important to me one way or another. But I can see that it could be a bit disconcerting if the only photo you've uploaded is of seeds!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 23, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Confused Does any of this effect which picture is shown on the 'public' view of the plant? or does this only apply to what each person sees when they view their own list?

Good thing @dave is a whiz with computers because if it were up to me we would all be back in the ice age!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Mar 23, 2014 4:02 PM CST
I was wondering that too, greene.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Mar 23, 2014 4:38 PM CST
I'm happy with it the way it is. I consider the whole database to be a group effort and to pick and choose which photo to show up in my own personal list strikes me as a bit much. I have no clue how difficult such a change might be, and will defer to Dave on that. As Woofie notes, to have the system automatically default to a photo submitted by me would result in some weird pics. If there are quite enough beautiful bloom portraits, I don't usually add to the clutter, but rather focus on a different life stage - early emerging, front and back of a single leaf, or end of season mess. Useful photos, but not something I'd particularly want to showcase on my list.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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
Mar 23, 2014 4:39 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

You make a great point!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
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robertduval14
Mar 23, 2014 5:03 PM CST

Plants Admin

I know we can make 'notes' when putting plants on our list...is it possible to put links in those notes? That way someone could link to their plants picture? I'm unsure, I've never tried, nor find the need, personally. But for those that may want to showcase their plant directly, it could be useful perhaps?
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
Mar 23, 2014 5:25 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

You should be able to do that, yes.

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