Site Talk forum: "Garden Deals" expiry

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Dec 24, 2014 12:10 PM CST
I had an idea for encouraging people to go back into the "Coupon Forum" ("Garden Deals") and mark their old posts as expired.

You could give an acorn for marking your thread "expired".

That would also reward posting coupons in the first place.

(Would you default that forum to showing "open threads only" as the default?)
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Dec 24, 2014 4:17 PM CST
I agree, defaulting the forum to showing "open threads only" seems like a good idea (with the option to see all of the entries by clicking the link in the right column.) I don't delete the expired posts because the search engines cache them and I don't want to lose any new people that come in through that way. Personally, I don't like being automatically re-directed to another page when visiting a new site.

I do the majority of marking deals as expired but I miss some, particularly when posters don't include the expiration date.
There are a few that I need to investigate to see if they are expired or not, but I think that will happen after Christmas.

Merry Christmas! Angel

Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 25, 2014 3:18 PM CST
I like both ideas! And even a fractional acorn would be a good incentive.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Dec 26, 2014 11:48 PM CST
I didn't realize you were tidying up all of them. Thanks for taking care of it!

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 27, 2014 4:18 PM CST
RickCorey said:I didn't realize you were tidying up all of them. Thanks for taking care of it!



I had no idea about that, either -- thank you!

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