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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 7, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Apparently this person tried to post a link which didn't work. Looks like he's trying to sell something. @Dave, is this a spammer?

Karen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Jun 7, 2017 5:53 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Who are you referring to?
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
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jun 7, 2017 6:47 AM CST
I'm sorry... I forgot the link.



Karen

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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dave
Jun 7, 2017 6:57 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yeah that's spam. I deleted and it banned the spammer. Thumbs up
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jun 28, 2017 12:32 PM CST
This looks more like an add than a blog!
https://garden.org/blogs/view/...
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jun 28, 2017 12:36 PM CST
I've seen a few others like that, and did wonder about spam.
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Jun 28, 2017 1:11 PM CST
I guess I'm confused what constitutes spam. This guy has a blog and is promoting a product he sells on his blog. It is a garden tool. Is that out of line? I rarely look at anyone's blog so it's certainly not bothering me any. Shrug.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jun 28, 2017 1:14 PM CST
In my opinion, all sales belong in the classifieds and blogs aren't meant to be sales promotions.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Jun 28, 2017 1:25 PM CST
And yet I believe it is acceptable to include a personal website link to products sold online in your post ID, correct? That actually gets more traffic than a random blog entry as it shows up on every post one makes. I'm just not that tweaky about someone trying to get word out about their products, particularly when they are garden related. At the very least, the person involved should likely be invited in to this discussion? I have no stake in this one way or the other (just curiosity), so will back out.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Jun 28, 2017 1:27 PM CST
Maybe the blogger just wants to share his love for that particular gardening tool. It is in his personal blog anyways, so he is entitled to it.

Now unless that blogger keeps linking that blog to all his comments in any threads, or putting it in all the threads as a totally irrelevant reply to an ongoing discussion, then I would say he is spamming.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jun 28, 2017 1:28 PM CST
I am afraid by allowing spam advertising in the blogs, soon they would become the dominant subject, just like spam advertising in email. If it not controlled it takes control.
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 28, 2017 1:31 PM CST
The blog is the only contribution that member has made to the site but he just joined earlier this month. The blog entry does read like an advertisement and if you clink the link provided, it's to a website for the Mini Trencher. If he did mean to place an ad, hopefully he will eventually find the Classified forum and move it over there.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Jun 28, 2017 1:34 PM CST
This is an advertisement pure and simple for a product, should be in a classified. Spam
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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!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jun 28, 2017 1:37 PM CST
I'm sure @Dave can take care of removing it from the blog area.
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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dave
Jun 28, 2017 2:50 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

This one really skirts the line between what's appropriate and what's not. The blogs feature is not intended as a place to advertise your products and on that basis alone, I deleted this particular entry.

If it had been posted by a regular person who also has other quality blog posts, I would probably not want to do anything, but in this case the person signed up specifically to post this one entry. It is unsolicited commercial advertising and that's not what the blogs are for.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jun 28, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Thank You! Dave!
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Jun 28, 2017 4:35 PM CST
I hope the poster was provided an explanation. He could just be new to the site, not aware that there is a specific spot for classified ads, or he could well be an opportunist looking for free advertising. Who knows. In any event, I would rather encourage than discourage folks from utilizing the site. Just my 2 cents.

Oops, I see I already said I would bow out. Now I really will.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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