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gwannouncementsOctober 17, 2012

Hi everyone,

As you may have noticed, we've been sprucing up the site a bit. Among other things, we've added new ways to upload photos and email notifications of post replies. We are still cleaning out cobwebs and weeding some areas of the site, but we are also working on some bigger projects like a better search engine (yay!) and a mobile app. We'd also like to get some feedback from you. What enhancements or additions would you like to see? What do you love? What do you hate? Think big and small!

We can't promise the moon, but please know that we will read and consider every one of your ideas and suggestions. We appreciate your loyalty and dedication to our site and we know how important your community is to you. Help us make it even better!

Please use this post to offer your feedback. But, as always, you are welcome to contact me directly by clicking on my profile page.

Best regards,

Tamara Amey

GardenWeb Community Manager

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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

keep it free!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 1:25AM
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mark4321_gw

Hi Tamara,

I just encountered one problem: Double quotes automatically get converted to single quotes. Since this is a subject area where the notation for inches (double quote) and feet (single quote) is used frequently, this creates problems. Two examples: height of plants is often given using the "feet" shorthand, while pot size is often given in inches.

I just quoted from a germination protocol. It was modified to read that the seeds should be planted one half foot deep in a four foot pot.

One more. Is there really a good reason that we can't give links or refer to the "other" garden forum? That restriction seems a little petty. To claim it is to avoid spam, with the new (!) pop-up windows (advertisements) that somehow evade normal pop-up blocking, is not believable.

Still more. Searching: in some forums, old posts seem to be gone, yet Google can find them. It would of course be nice if searches could arrange results by date.

And another. Possibly the "Have" and "Want" options in the exchange forums perhaps create more problems than they solve. The "Want:Have:..." posts can confuse. If there were a mechanism to edit posts, even if only briefly, that might correct the mistakes.

The recent changes (photo uploading and email notification) are fantastic.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 3:54PM
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gwannouncements

Hi everyone!

You asked and we listened. Today we are very excited to be debuting our newest feature -- post editing! To use this feature, go back to the post you wish to correct and you'll find the link under the 'My Clippings' links on the right side of the page.

I want to give a special shout out to all the testers who tried to break the editing tool. ;) Your feedback was insightful and invaluable. Thank you!

You may have also noticed that we adjusted the login cookie awhile back so that you should not have to login repeatedly.

Stay tuned -- we have more cool things in the works!

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Tamara

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:00AM
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