Site Talk forum: How to use the site... Facebook??

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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Aug 3, 2011 11:30 AM CST
When I mentioned clicking on the ATP logo to my Daylily forum members, quite a few people had no idea that worked. They didn't realize they had a home page.

Trish has mentioned that members should go to Facebook for tips and tricks on using ATP. I do not understand this at all. I don't use Facebook. Is it really a good idea to have to go to Facebook to find out about ATP? I'm just saying' Whistling

If a person does not know to click the logo, etc. how would they know to go to Facebook? What about people like me, who really do not want a Facebook account just to get tips on using ATP?

I think that info should also be here, in the Site Forum, or in a user guide etc. Anyone else feel that way too?
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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: Texas Daylilies Lilies
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Marylyn
Aug 3, 2011 12:04 PM CST
I think FAQs (on site) are coming, Juli. That will help a lot. Smiling
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Aug 3, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Well, look at that! We have a light bulb with a TIP about the homepage! Thumbs up
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Aug 3, 2011 3:47 PM CST
I just now noticed that!!

Super coooool!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Aug 3, 2011 3:53 PM CST
Pretty cool! Great idea.

I think nearly every website I visit uses this feature. I'm surprised others weren't aware of it. Now they have the education to use it not just here but everywhere, eh?

See? ATP, "The Learning Center". :>)

shoe
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
Aug 3, 2011 3:59 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

This is just a temporary box to let everyone know that they can do this. At some point in the future Trish will be bringing us a schedule of "how to use the site tips" but for now, I wanted to get this up there so everyone can learn about the logo clicking concept.
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Aug 3, 2011 5:52 PM CST
Oh, good. I really didn't want to have to try to figure out Facebook again! I could learn Photoshop, but Facebook eludes me! *Blush*
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Aug 4, 2011 2:38 PM CST
I don't do Facebook either. Don't want to. I cancelled my account long ago.

Karen
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Charter ATP Member I sent a postcard to Randy! Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Art
Region: New York Cat Lover
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nap
Aug 4, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Same here. I agree I did too.
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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Samigal
Aug 6, 2011 8:29 AM CST
I just discovered the "light bulb" too about home page. I'm all for tips on doing everything in ATP. I'm addicted to facebook, bad bad habit!!!
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Aug 6, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Pegi, maybe you can find the tips on using ATP on Facebook, come back here, and tell those of us who don't use FB!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Aug 8, 2011 9:27 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Juli- I'm not posting anything different on FB that is not already on the site.

You aren't missing out on anything. Smiling

When a new feature happens, I post on FB. The information is here in the site talk forum, and also in the newsletter.

I sometimes do the random tip on FB, and that is here too.

No worries Lovey dubby
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
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daylily
Aug 8, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Oh, good. I really appreciate that you told me this! I imagined some great site talk going on over there!

Something about FB I just could not get the hang of, and so I got paranoid that I would give away personal info. I want to cancel my page, but don't know how. Someone told me I could start a business page, then not worry about private info. The whole site confuses me. When I did try to contact a couple people, their pages seemed to only consist of Farmville posts or some kind of game thing. Looked like they were addicted.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Aug 8, 2011 7:08 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I get on, post, and get off as quick as I can Rolling on the floor laughing

Neither one of us has personal pages *shudder*
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: Texas Daylilies Lilies
Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Marylyn
Aug 8, 2011 7:29 PM CST
Hilarious! I have fun on Facebook, but I check the security settings at least once a week to make sure they haven't changed anything. I keep up with my family there (most of them live in Ohio), and have enjoyed reconnecting with some old friends. One of my high school friends is giving my daughter piano lessons over Skype because of Facebook. It isn't all bad, as long as you're careful. Smiling It does take time to learn where all the settings are, though (including the ones to turn off the posts about all of the games!)

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