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Discussion in 'Member Requests' started by Kristen, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. Kristen

    Kristen Under gardener

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    I wondered if it would be worthwhile for Admin to create some new topics for 2014? Admin could then make any that are relevant sticky, and un-sticky their predecessor. Perhaps put a link BACK to the predecessor in the first message, and if you can be bothered a FORWARD link from the old thread to the new one.

    I can create them if you would like me to, but someone else will have to do the Sticky bit.

    I did a search for "2013" in the title and, ignoring "What looks good in XXX 2013" and "Photo competition XXX 2013", these ones might be worth creating new 2014 threads for:

    A single thread, or two, for these perennials? :heehee:
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/worst-compost-2013.50426/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/2013-best-supplier-of-compost.49793/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/compost-poll-2013.49770/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/compost-review-2013.49715/

    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/2013-growing-season.50567/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/seeds-sown-for-2013.51578/

    There are also some long-running "chat" threads. Rather than discover some thread-length bug / issue perhaps it would be worth starting a new thread for these each year? If nothing else the old threads could be purged at some point reclaiming space and saving Webmaster some money perhaps

    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/goodbye-goodnight-all.49347/

    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/whats-your-weather-like-mk7.50570/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/word-association-game-mk-8.50251/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/yawn-yawn-wakey-wakey-mk8.48900/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/plant-names-word-chain-game-mk3.47648/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/the-a-z-of-foods.14267/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/a-to-z-of-occupations-mk2.6155/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/change-one-letter-mk-10.51311/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/...-we-doing-in-the-garden-today-mk3-2013.48648/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/currently-listening-mark-ii.51476/
    http://gardenerscorner.co.uk/forum/threads/whats-buzzin-or-flying-near-you-today-mk-3.49136/
     
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    • Jenny namaste

      Jenny namaste Total Gardener

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      Very good idea Kristen. I am hooked on quite a few of the good old favourites and if it would save our Webmaster some Wonga..:thumbsup:
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      • "M"

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        I think the chat-style threads are "renewed" periodically already, Kristen :)
         
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        Indeed, but tends to be when they "break" I think - hence the "MK999" in the title - and I thought start-of-year might be a good item to renew them - otherwise they get huge and may cause problems, plus they won't be able to be purged whilst still "active"
         
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          Hi Kristen if it saves the Webmaster some money I'm all for it;)
           
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          • Marley Farley

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            You have a very good point Kristen.. We did always start new threads when they reached a certain size.. Or of course Year.. Since we moved to the cloud we were told it wasn't necessary but I have wondered about it anyway as well.. I shall certainly re-do some at least into yearly I think..
             
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              Shall I make a note in my diary to bring it up again next year then? :heehee: :heehee: :heehee:
               
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                I do renew the currently listening to one, seems the number of videos in it slows it down.
                 
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                  Good idea to have one on the subject of compost 2014 to avoid a multitude of similar threads and perhaps lock the old ones after adding a link on first & last pages to the new 2014 thread. I've a feeling that dissatisfaction with what's on offer wont going away in 2014.
                   
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                    My suggestion for a thread of it's own each year is 'Seed Catalogues'. I've receive 3 so far this year and no matter how hard I've shaken them, no money off vouchers have fallen out.
                     
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                      Where do you get the catalogues in the first place? :dunno:
                       
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                      Some seed suppliers will inundate you every year with a seed catalogue for every order you've placed with them. At least in these times of email it's usually possible to reduce mailings to one. But some companies have a habit of sending the likes of unconditional spend £5 off vouchers twice a year, and I like those (got about £30 off in vouchers/codes last year).
                       
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                      • Kristen

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                        I got one as a previous customer. There's perhaps somewhere on their website to request one?

                        I don't personally think their catalogue is useful. Very few pictures, small print, etc. and I prefer to browse on the web (that's not just Chilterns, it applies, for me, to other seed companies too- even those with glossy catalogues, although I do tend to have a browse through those when they arrive :) )
                         
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                          :biggrin: You cheeky one you....! :catapult: :heehee:
                           
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                            A single Multi purpose compost thread would be very useful , it did get a tad confusing having four last year.
                             
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