What's up with bananas.org?

waiting_gwApril 9, 2012

I'd like to join but paypal says the recipient can't receive money. So I can't post or send messages.

gary

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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

I did not join because i think it is deceptive to get you to register then after tell you need to pay to use the site.

The site is already loaded with ads.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 6:11AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

yeah Im not paying either. good people there with lots of info though. I just wish this forum would pick up a bit.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 11:18AM
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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

Mksmth, best I can tell, from old post here most people there used to be here.

It is slow here but it seems to be picking up.

Randy

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 6:53AM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Yea I wish this forum would pick up a bit also. However its been busy recently.Maybe with the new fee based access many will jump over.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 8:29PM
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junglemel(9)

I recently signed up to use that site and then saw they wanted $5 to post. No thanks, on principal alone. I use many forums for all the things I grow and I'm totally fine with ads as I'm not paying for the site to use it, but ads and cash? Come on, all other forums I've seen run ads and ask for donations. I plan on donating to the sites I've consistently used, but won't give money to one I can't tell if I'll use or not. I use forums based on the people posting and how friendly, helpful, they are and the general atmosphere of a board. I can't know about that unless I can post and try it out.

I'm a banana noob though, so I can't contribute much in the way of help for others, but I've been lurking here as the information is just as good as over there. Maybe I'll be able to contribute more in the future!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 1:48PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

I will say that the types of forum that they use and the new one that some of the tropical fruit members started is much more user friendly that this one.

Mike

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 4:32PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Use Firefox and the add-on Adblock Plus. No more ads on any website.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 9:12PM
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junglemel(9)

@love the yard, The reason free websites are free is because of ads. So not only do I not use Adblock, but sometimes I'll click on an ad. Clicks generate revenue, so I'm supporting the sites that way.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 8:13PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

I agree.Ads support the website and I have no problem with it as
long as the ads are not too agressive and interfere with viewing the content.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 12:28PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

I believe the site is now free

http://www.bananas.org/f5/bananas-org-free-now-how-long-15326.html

mike

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 5:55PM
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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

An expected change. I suspect their new membership fell off and forums must have new blood to stay fresh.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 6:14PM
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Randy31513(Georgia 8b)

I think everyone has gone to banana org now that the charge for joining has been dropped.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 4:17PM
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nucci60(6 Ma.)

It is a great forum that I belong to. They tried the $5 dollar subscription for awhile, but dropped it. It is free and well worth joining.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 2:59PM
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matthew_2007(5b)

what the heck are you people talking about. I have been a member on there in 2008 you don't need to pay for anything.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 10:06PM
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matthew_2007(5b)

what the heck are you talking about having to pay? I have been a member since 2008. you don't have to pay for anything.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 10:08PM
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