Site Talk forum: Do we no longer have a moderator for the Florida Gardening Forum?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 2:47 PM CST
What happened to our Florida Forum Moderator? We no longer have one listed and I see that former moderator Budgielover last posted in 2014, so I'm assuming she isn't around the site anymore.

The reason I'm asking is, I comprised a list of Florida Arboretums & Botanical Gardens (name, address, phone and web address) and wanted to ask the moderator if it could be included in a *Sticky* at the top of the page or in the *info box* on the right side of the page for our Florida members as well as members who may be planning a visit to our beautiful state.

Do you think this would be a good idea? I'd love to see something like this for all specific state forums ... I know it's the first place I'd look if I was vacationing in one of the states represented here on garden.org. Smiling

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 31, 2017 2:58 PM CST

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I don't recall the specifics here but if a moderator doesn't access the site for a year I know that it's my habit to remove their account's moderating permissions. Nothing against the person, of course. I just like to keep things tidy.

If you'd like to post that thread, please do and I'll be very happy to add it as a link to the sidebar! Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 3:01 PM CST
Thanks Dave, I'll start a new thread and post the list.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 3:07 PM CST
Dave, here's the post with my list: The thread "List of Florida Arboretums and Botanical Gardens" in Florida Gardening forum
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 31, 2017 4:33 PM CST

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I've added it to the sidebar! Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Thanks so much Dave!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 31, 2017 5:43 PM CST

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Thank you too!
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JamesAcclaims
May 31, 2017 5:52 PM CST
Great idea, Lin! Thanks for sharing! I'm already using it! I had no idea the Cummer Museum even existed.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 31, 2017 6:27 PM CST
Can this one be added, @plantladylin ?

http://www.pinecrestgardens.or...
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 6:29 PM CST
@Dutchlady1/Hetty, @Dave can add it.

There are probably many that I didn't come across!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 31, 2017 6:44 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

You can just edit the thread, Lin.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 6:50 PM CST
dave said:You can just edit the thread, Lin.

*Blush* I'm on a roll tonight ... I didn't even realize we could edit anything in the info box on the right side of a forum. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 6:54 PM CST
Pinecrest Gardens has been added to the list. Green Grin!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 31, 2017 7:37 PM CST
Maybe Lin could be a moderator on the forum? Smiling
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 31, 2017 8:00 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:Maybe Lin could be a moderator on the forum? Smiling

Nope, not me ... too old ... too scatterbrained ... too lazy ... don't want the responsibility. Green Grin!

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 31, 2017 8:01 PM CST
I nominate you anyway, Lin Smiling

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Australis
May 31, 2017 9:06 PM CST

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plantladylin said:Nope, not me ... too old ... too scatterbrained ... too lazy ... don't want the responsibility. Green Grin!


Given how many times you pick up errors and post questions in the Plant Database or Site Talk forums, you seem pretty on-the-ball to me... not scatterbrained at all! It's also said that age is in the mind.

As for the other two... I'm afraid I can't help with those!

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Calif_Sue
May 31, 2017 9:41 PM CST

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Forum moderator is easy stuff Lin, really. You are already on the site a lot and that's one important ingredient. I moderate several and it's not a big chore at all, it just gives you the editing privileges to keep things running smooth should they be needed.. I do occasional editing of thread titles, when they are misspelled or blank, on rare occasions I fix something in a post. You can create 'sticky' threads and later unstick them if you want. The Rose Forum has a monthly bloom and chat thread, it stays sticky for that month and then when the next month's thread starts, it gets unstuck so it now rolls down with the other threads. See, all simple stuff, not a biggie! nodding
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Australis said: It's also said that age is in the mind.

I agree, age is all in the mind ... and my 69 year old mind is always telling me to be lazy. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Forum moderator is easy stuff Lin, all simple stuff, not a biggie! nodding

If I was ten years younger, I'd feel perfectly comfortable being moderator but at this point in my life it's not something I'm interested in doing. Even though I know I could handle it fine, I feel like I'd have to watch the forum on a daily basis and although I don't have a super busy life, I'd rather not take on that obligation or responsibility. There are a few Florida members who'd do a wonderful job as moderator so hopefully someone who has the ambition will step up and volunteer for the job. Smiling


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