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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Apr 7, 2012 10:11 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Is there an announcement forum?

Yes! You should be watching the Site Talk forum. All new features, and general site discussion takes place there.

In addition, Trish posts site announcement to [url=https://www.facebook.com/Garden.Org/[/url]. If you use Facebook, don't forget to be friends with "National Gardening Association"! New announcements also go into the newsletter. Make sure you subscribe! Big announcements will also be made as a system message, which will appear in a blue text at the very top of your Homepage. It will say "You have a system message", and when you click, it will tell you what the system message is. Dave posts system messages relating to the site, and you will also receive a message when your Database entries are approved.

How do I make my text bold, italicized, underlined, etc?

Go to http://garden.org/special/page... here for the instructions for doing all
of these.

May I create my own blog? How?

Yes you can. Click on the "Community / Blogs" tab at the top of the screen.
On the upper right hand side of the screen click the "Create your own blog!" link.
Click the "Make your first blog post" link located in the paragraph on the next screen.
Enter the title of your blog post then click "Next Step".
Enter your blog post on the next screen then click the "Save your changes" button.
Your blog post will not be published until you click on the "Publish the blog post" link.

If I need help, where do I go?

-You are in the right place! The Welcome and Help Forum was created just for this purpose!

-Go to the Site Talk forum and post your question.

-Send a tree mail to dave or Trish or a forum moderator.

-Ask your question in any forum. Someone will be more than happy to answer.

-If you're not sure where to post, just go to our Ask a Question area.

How do I quote a post?

At the bottom right of every post is the word "Quote". Click it. On the next screen enter your own reply and then click "Finished."

What are acorns?

Acorns are the currency of Garden.org. You can earn them by contributing various content to the site, and you can spend them by giving them to your friends or buying badges for your profile. From time to time, we offer merchandise like t-shirts in exchange for acorns. To view your acorns, click on the "Profile" tab under the person icon at the top of the page.

How can I earn acorns?

Go here for the complete list of things you can do to earn acorns. http://garden.org/special/acor...

What are microbadges and how do I get them?

A small icon that identifies your favorite interests and forums. If you click on the microbadge, you'll see a list of people who also have that microbadge. You can hover your mouse over a microbadge and see what the badge stands for. Badges can be purchased for 5 acorns each. You can also choose what order you want your badges displayed. The purchasing and manipulating of the microbadges can be handled in your profile.

How do I sign up for the newsletter after joining?

Go to your "Profile" page.
Click the "Change your preferences" link.
Make your change and then click the "Save your changes" link.

Can I view past issues of the newsletter?

Yes, the Newsletter link is in the footer of every page of the site.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
[Last edited by dave - Nov 26, 2016 10:27 PM (+)]
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Houseplants
Jan 17, 2019 11:12 AM CST

Plants Admin

@Trish, can you update your post above a bit? The FB link seems broken and also the BB Codes info should have a clarification that it's only available in t-mails and blogs, not in thread posts.
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