DnD's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) #4: Important Notices From the Host

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 15, 2017 8:17 AM CST
Oftentimes there are important issues that come up during the course of a swap, before it, or after it. This is where I will post those important notices, so keep an eye out here for updates, particularly as we get closer to the swap start time and during the swap.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 2, 2017 12:34 PM CST
Good news! Due to the expansive list of seeds that you have all entered, I have increased the multiplier to FIVE (5)! (It was at the default of 3, previously.)

That means that on the first day you will receive FIVE (5) tickets, the second day you will receive 10, etc...

Keep in mind that means things may move VERY quickly, especially when you consider the bonus tickets awarded when your seeds are claimed. Please 'star' your wishlist items accordingly! ...and be sure you understand the start date and time, there will be a LOT of claims going on the first night or two, for sure. If you have questions, please feel free to ask in the forums (best method) or ask me directly via Tree-Mail (I check at least once per day).
California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
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EricaBraun
Nov 2, 2017 8:53 PM CST
@DogsNDaylilies For those of us on Daylight Saving Time, the first day of the swap starts at 5pm PST. Will the following days start at 4pm or will it still be 5pm?
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 3, 2017 10:39 AM CST
Great question! Before I answer it, can I ask a favor of you? I want to test and make sure of a feature within the swap....if you go to the main swap page ( https://garden.org/apps/swap/v... ) and scroll past the white info boxes all of the way down to the information right above the 'Want to start a new thread about this swap?' part...does it show you the start times in your time zone? For me, it shows everything in EDT, but I don't know if Dave set the EDT up as a standard, static time reminder in that area, or if it adjusts to each member/user. Could you let me know?

To answer your question, though, the start time *will* change. I always have to think about which way it goes, myself. But yes, the first day it will start at 5pm your time, and thereafter it will start at 4pm.

I know 4pm can be a rough time for some people; if I had my choice, I would move the start time forward to allow west-coasters a chance to get home from work, but it starts at midnight server time and that element is un-changeable. That is why the first couple of days work best as weekend days, though...most people won't be stuck in traffic coming home from work at 4pm on a Saturday. Thumbs up I *have* considered going back to the late-October swap time, so I may do another follow-up thread again after this swap to see how early-mid November ended up working for everyone.

okieheart
Nov 3, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Mine lists it as 7 pm Central. So there are a few bonuses to living in the middle of the country. Everything is convenient for us.
California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
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EricaBraun
Nov 3, 2017 2:12 PM CST
Yeah, I see the start times for my zone: "Trading Begin: Nov 4, 2017 5:00 PM PDT (6 days)."

And thanks for the clarification. I've been wondering, and for awhile I thought I'd just try to figure it out come time, but then I decided that I didn't want to accidentally miss any action. Lol. So much thanks! I'm super excited for tomorrow!
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Project Junkie & One Hit Wonder =P
Daylilies Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses
Region: Ohio Winter Sowing Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 3, 2017 7:51 PM CST
Mine says:
"Trading Begin: Nov 4, 2017 8:00 PM EDT (6 days)" (copy and pasted)
Is this correct? How can it start at 5:00pm my time if it starts at 5:00pm PT? I'm really confused Confused

...and then with the time change? Confused Confused
"The grass is only greener where it's watered and fertilized." - Yours Truly
Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then you should ALWAYS be Batman! - Unknown
Dana
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Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
Nov 3, 2017 8:35 PM CST
@bloominholes2fill
Hi Dana, I'm Eastern Time Zone too, So at 8pm tomorrow evening I will be poised at my computer waiting for Treasure Chests to appear on my Wish List so I can put dibs on my five ( Hurray! ) most wanted items!
I'll do the same thing on Sunday evening at 8 pm and each night of the swap.
When it is 8pm for us here, it is 7pm Central time, 6pm Mountain time and only 5pm Pacific time.
I don;t worry about daylight savings time except for the one clock I have to manually set back an hour.
See you at 8pm tomorrow and Good bidding!
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Project Junkie & One Hit Wonder =P
Daylilies Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses
Region: Ohio Winter Sowing Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 3, 2017 8:48 PM CST
D'Oh! I went back and read that....it was addressed to a PT member, not all of us. I get it now! D'Oh!
I'll be at my brother's bonfire, at 8pm tomorrow, but I'm going to try and check in.....
"The grass is only greener where it's watered and fertilized." - Yours Truly
Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then you should ALWAYS be Batman! - Unknown
Dana
https://garden.org/blogs/view/...
https://www.youtube.com/channe...
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
Keeps Sheep Daylilies Hybridizer Garden Photography Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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Lalambchop1
Nov 4, 2017 10:55 AM CST
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
Every day in the yard is a GOOD day
Dog Lover Bee Lover
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IJsbrandtGA
Nov 4, 2017 4:03 PM CST
Im still confused...sorry! I am on the East coast. It is now Saturday about 6pm. Does the swap start in 2 hours at 8p? And, is it at 8pm for me for the rest of the days?
Thank you! Sighing! Thank You!
"Speak to the Earth and it shall teach Thee" Job 12:8
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Nov 4, 2017 4:05 PM CST
Hi Terri,
Im outside Boston, also on the east coast. Yes, the swap begins at 8pm tonight. Overnight, you'll turn your clocks back for Daylight Savings time, but Sun night, the swap is still 8pm our time. The time itself doesnt change (just the clock) :D
Name: Nita Porterfield
Boerne, Texas (Zone 8b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shaggya
Nov 4, 2017 5:07 PM CST
I thought the swap started at 6:00 CST. I guess I am confused.
"In spring, at the end of the day you should smell like dirt." -- Margaret Atwood
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 4, 2017 5:08 PM CST
I'm pretty sure that the time zone that the server is based out of doesn't practice DST Rolling my eyes. ....so there should be a one hour difference in start times. Tomorrow, plan to check in an hour earlier. ;)
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 4, 2017 5:12 PM CST
Hey everyone....go here: https://garden.org/apps/swap/v...

....go all the way to the info box at the bottom, right before it says "Want to start a thread about this swap?", and look at the start time there. That should be tailored to your specific time zone.

If you are in an area that practices daylight savings time, tomorrow (and subsequent nights) will be one day earlier. I hope that helps!
Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
Every day in the yard is a GOOD day
Dog Lover Bee Lover
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IJsbrandtGA
Nov 4, 2017 5:57 PM CST

will be one day earlier. I hope that helps! [/quote]

.....One day earlier???? Oh no.....now Im REALLY confused. Rolling on the floor laughing
"Speak to the Earth and it shall teach Thee" Job 12:8
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 4, 2017 6:06 PM CST
LoL!

Sorry, I meant to say one *hour* earlier. Hilarious!
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Project Junkie & One Hit Wonder =P
Daylilies Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses
Region: Ohio Winter Sowing Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 5, 2017 3:58 AM CST
Okay, so is day one completely over? What time does it *end* each day, midnight? You say that it starts at such and such a time each day, and there are still treasure chests on available items, right now (5:00am Blinking ). Are they deactivated until it 'starts' again the following day?
"The grass is only greener where it's watered and fertilized." - Yours Truly
Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then you should ALWAYS be Batman! - Unknown
Dana
https://garden.org/blogs/view/...
https://www.youtube.com/channe...
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Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Nov 5, 2017 5:32 AM CST
Dara,

Even if you are late to the swap, your "tickets" to bid on items are still available all that day. It's never turned off. When you bid on all the items you are allowed (day 1 you get 5 tickets, and if you "sell" more of your seeds, you willnaccummulate more. At the top of the wish list where you are dibbing seeds you want, there will be a tally of " you have 2.00 tickets" When they are gone. it says 0.00. Once you dib all the items you are allowed for the first day/24 hour period, you have to wait til the next "start time" the next day to get your NEW daily tickets, but the swap is never shut down if you still have tickets to use. And if you have not used them all the first day for whatever reason, they carry over to the next day.

Re: the time/zone that shows up at DnD mentioned before the "want to start a new thread". Mine showed up at CDT. I thought this was standard and when DnD said it should be tailored to my time zone, I went into my profile/preferences and apparently I had never chosen my time zone, so it defaults to that.

Dara, I am on the East coast (outside Boston) so the swap starts for me (renewed tickets) every night at 8pm. I see you are in Canton OH, so you are also the same zone as I am, so every night at 8pm, you will get additional tickets to use until the swap ends.

Hope this helps!
val
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Project Junkie & One Hit Wonder =P
Daylilies Butterflies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Roses
Region: Ohio Winter Sowing Composter Birds Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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bloominholes2fill
Nov 5, 2017 8:57 AM CST
@vma4922 Yes this explanation helps quite a lot!! Thank You!

Perhaps @DnD might add this to their intro or article for the Rookies? Just a suggestion. Whistling Whistling Thumbs up Smiling
"The grass is only greener where it's watered and fertilized." - Yours Truly
Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then you should ALWAYS be Batman! - Unknown
Dana
https://garden.org/blogs/view/...
https://www.youtube.com/channe...

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