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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!
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dave
May 3, 2012 1:37 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Lengthy contemplation and discussion between Trish, Sharon and myself have produced a new idea for ATP: a feature called Gardening Ideas.

What we're going to do is combine the Articles feature with the Tips feature. The new combined feature will be called Gardening Ideas. Ideas will behave almost exactly like the articles and tips have worked: there will be daily tips and frequent articles posted to the homepage just like always, but instead of being separate they will be together.

The new system will be MUCH more flexible than what we currently have. Members will continue to be able to submit full-length featured articles, but they will also be able to submit shorter articles. Tips, of course, will continue to be presented as always.

The other good part is this: once this feature is relaunched, you will be able to submit tips and articles directly! No more tree-mailing your tips to Trish. This will make things easier for everyone, and hopefully will also encourage even more participation in this fun feature!

I'm still working on putting the finishing touches on this, and I am sure that once it's launched (today? Maybe tomorrow) you are all going to love it.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 3, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Waiting with bated breath.... Whistling
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!
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dave
May 3, 2012 2:47 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

The launch is complete!

This was a massive update that affects virtually the entire site. I tested it quite extensively before upload the change, but I might have missed things so if you find any problems on the site, please let me know!
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
May 3, 2012 2:50 PM CST
Sweet!!
Couple of things....

1 - can we have a search for it all?

2 - where do members access it to write a tip or idea?
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!
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dave
May 3, 2012 2:51 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Both excellent questions. I'll answer them very soon.
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!
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dave
May 3, 2012 2:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

1) Search is coming.

2) Here's how to access it. Click on "Gardening Ideas" up top, then in the top-right hand corner, click on "Access the Ideas Posting area".

From there you will see your list of any working items you may already have, and you can post new stuff.

I encourage you all to experiment around and poke around in there.

Anybody can submit tips, articles or anything they'd like! The screen will give you information and walk you through the process, but do post any questions here.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 3, 2012 3:03 PM CST
No Articles Editor program?
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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
May 3, 2012 3:05 PM CST
wow!! Super easy!!

Love the fact that you can choose between regular "forum type" or the Articles Editor!!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 3, 2012 3:06 PM CST

Plants Admin

And will anyone double check our work? Spelling, grammar errors? Sticking tongue out
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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
May 3, 2012 3:06 PM CST
Will there be some kind of notification when it's been approved?
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
May 3, 2012 3:06 PM CST
YUP.

It has to be submitted to the editor.
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
May 3, 2012 3:07 PM CST
I was answering Sue, Lee Anne.

I'm not sure about notification yet.
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
May 3, 2012 3:09 PM CST
Got your test item, Lee Anne.
Just tested the delete feature too! Smiling
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
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
May 3, 2012 3:10 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
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
May 3, 2012 3:13 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

threegardeners said:Will there be some kind of notification when it's been approved?


When approved it will appear as approved in your queue. I can build in a system-message when approval happens, too.
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
May 3, 2012 3:17 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

SongofJoy said:No Articles Editor program?


Tee, were you able to find it?
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
May 3, 2012 3:19 PM CST
A system message would be wonderful Dave!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
May 3, 2012 3:23 PM CST
dave said:

Tee, were you able to find it?


I found it but all the icons, bells and whistles are gone again. I had that problem before and it might be my browser. I think I need to download Firefox again or one of the others. FF crashed on me awhile ago and I removed it all. So will look into that.

Thanks for asking. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
May 3, 2012 3:24 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sharon is still our editor, and will be editing everything in this feature.
I (and Dave when needed) will be acting as "publisher". We'll be scheduling articles, and maintaining the feature, and anything else that needs doing. That frees Sharon up for the added editing, and also keeps her from being the go-between when I come through and reschedule stuff at the last minute. Whistling We think that dividing the work up this way will be helpful to everyone.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
May 3, 2012 3:41 PM CST
This is really cool! Hurray!

Thank you Dave, Trish, and Sharon Thumbs up

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