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Imagestarlight1153
Nov 5, 2014 5:02 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Kabby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Group hug Group hug So glad ya found your way here and joined. Good to see ya my friend. I'll send ya a cmail later to catch up. Cmail's will be at top of the page, just in case you don't know where they are. Feel free to make yourself at home around this cubit. Don't be afraid to jump in anywhere. Smiling

Your welcome to join in the swap if you want. Be glad to have you. We have several Daylily growers around here. Lots of other pretty flowers and such offered up to intermingle with those Daylilies. Big Grin

ImageBluespiral
Nov 5, 2014 6:13 AM CST
Ella, I have slow dial-up too and like you have been experiencing slow-downs, interruptions and just plain 'pooter balking at connecting to net. Sometimes cursor refuses to budge. Happens here most often when there's bad weather, even when the storm is down in Georgia.

So, in case anyone doesn't know this solution to some of the above, let me advise using th Text feature. Instead of keying your thoughts onto a web page where it says, "Post a reply", type onto a text page, which can be accessed by going into a folder, right-clicking and then selecting "text" from the menu that drops down.

This text feature eliminates any formatting or related glitches. When you're done, cut and paste that to the web page in the "Post a reply" box.

You will be less likely to lose what you write, and not have to wait eternities for the cursor to move when your internet connection slows down. And if it goes pouf, well then you saved it on that text document when you wrote it, right?
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagewildflowers
Nov 5, 2014 7:36 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Ella & all other piggies with slow computer issues, have you noticed that your puter REALLY slows down when you go to All Things Plants lately? I have. So, yesterday I ended up over there (from a link to look at a plant) and my computer froze, like it has been doing! I looked down at the 'status' and it showed 'waiting for Facebook, pictures, etc...'!! I thought what in the world, why is it saying waiting on Facebook?! Grumbling

After the computer finally closed and I was able to re-boot, I went to All Things Plants and deleated that link! On my computer, it's off to the left side of the screen (link to Facebook) and has an option to 'deleat this' (or something like that).

My computer is working better since! I think that may have been what was slowing it down? It's worth a try. Thumbs up
Shine Your Light

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 5, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Wild... Yep I have, somebody should let Dave know. I'd mention it to him, but don't have time to wait 3 hours for stuff to load and than freeze again. I went to try and look at a plant too and had this big screen of something cover over the top of ATP forums. Like one of them survey things. When I tried to close it , it wouldn't close. Waited and waited for it to load and it froze me up. Had to reboot and that takes me forever. Good detective work though. Big Grin

ImageBluespiral
Nov 5, 2014 12:03 PM CST
Wild and Ella, I just visited atp, and there was a box involving facebook that asked me if I would like to remove it, which I did. Another box appeared saying "Facebook widgets have been removed for you sitewide.", which after reading your posts just now pleases me very much, since I don't do facebook. Have you two seen this? Will it improve things for you?

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagewildflowers
Nov 5, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Thumbs up Yes, Blue I did see it and removed it and it does seem to have helped - everything seems to be working better since.
Shine Your Light

ImageBluespiral
Nov 5, 2014 4:21 PM CST
excellent - glad you and Ella brought this up Smiling
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imageilovejesus99
Nov 6, 2014 3:04 PM CST
Name: Sandy
Texas 9b
I am here again :) Thanks ahead of time Ella for all you do for us!!!!!
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 6, 2014 5:07 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
ILoveJesus99... SANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAs ya reading my mind. I been thinking about ya and was wondering if you was ok and such. Glad you could make it. Wouldn't be the same without ya. Thumbs up Go grab ya a stall. Get yourself situated and compfy.

Remember if ya haven't read above rule changes, only 8 Oinks a day. If ya need any help just holler out.

FYI FOLKS! I will be off line Friday morning from 5 AM til about 6 PM SAturday Night. Any tech help ya might need during that time holler at Patti1957, otherwise I'll catch up with ya Sat evening.
ImageBluespiral
Nov 6, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Ella or Patti, I just posted links on seed viability in the Seed Germination forum - if it is agreeable to you, could you make it a sticky?

JonnaSudenius' website now has a table of seed viability on one page, and I think her knowledge and experience (along with the others) that went into that far exceed what hillgardens.com is based on.

Thanking you in advance for your help.
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 6, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
IloveJesus99 has been added to the Participants List.

How we coming Piggies. Everybody getting themselves all spiffed up? Monday night will be here before ya know it.

Remember at anytime if you need any help just holler out.


Blue... I'll go check it out. Big Grin
ImageBluespiral
Nov 6, 2014 8:05 PM CST
Star - if you or anyone thinks of any improvements, lemme know :)
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
BrendaVR
Nov 6, 2014 9:24 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (zone 6a)
Aw, heck...I was trying to hold out but I got to much seed....I gota join...

....still so far from organized though...and I have a talk Monday night that is taking all my attention (and nerves)....so may be a little late to the first oinks...

Brenda
Imageilovejesus99
Nov 6, 2014 10:22 PM CST
Name: Sandy
Texas 9b
Glad to be back Big Yellow Grin Lovey dubby I thought I may have to pass this year but wouldn't be the same not rolling in the mud and making a pig of myself Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 7, 2014 1:07 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
[b] Welcome back BrendaVR. Just jump in whenever ya get done. Isn't there some saying about better late than never. Now ya don't have to nibble on your hoofs watching everybody else. Rolling on the floor laughing

[b]IloveJesus... Your avatar looking real cute there. Wonder how long you gonna stay looking so pretty and cute. 5 minutes? 3 Minutes? Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious!

Imagebluegrassmom
Nov 7, 2014 4:36 AM CST
Name: Teresa
southcentral KY
Hello, I am hoping this is where we sign up for the seed swap. I rarely come here but it sounds great!

Can someone tell me where to post a Have List and our Wish List? Thanks you! Teresa
Teresa in KY
Imagechelle
Nov 7, 2014 6:03 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Teresa,

Scroll up this page and look on the right side for the Database link. Click on it and then choose Piggy Swap 2014. Next screen look for >> Add a new entry to this database.
Weedwhacker
Nov 7, 2014 9:08 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Hi Teresa -- I'm glad you made it over here!

As another newbie to the swap, I found it helpful to look at how other people have their database set up. After you click on the database link and choose Piggy Swap 2014, scroll down a little ways until you see this:

» Add a new entry to this database
» Bulk upload images to the database
» Browse all the entries
» Advanced Search

click on "browse all the entries" and then you can look at all the databases -- try looking at Chelle's for starters, since she knows what she's doing! After you get a general idea of what you need to fill in, then go back at click on "add a new entry to this database" and you can set up your own and fill in your information. And be sure to click on "save your changes" at the bottom before you exit out ! If you run into any problems, don't be afraid to ask for help -- there are lots of people here that have done a lot of the swaps, or you can contact the admins. Smiling
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagecritterologist
Nov 7, 2014 1:10 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
I'm glad Bluespiral nudged me... coulda sworn I just posted to this thread, but *poof* it went!

I'll be in & out a lot, so I'll try to post on the swap thread when I put things on my DB "haves" list. Sometimes I get distracted between posting an oink and following up with a Dmail, so I appreciate the patience of our piggies!

Looks like we've got a big group in the barn this year... a big Welcome to the new piggies, both familiar and unfamiliar "faces," and hugs to all!
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ImageDayjillymo
Nov 7, 2014 1:17 PM CST
Name: Jill
NW Missouri
I'm not nearly ready for this swap - but I'm really looking forward to it. I love to see all the new piggies in the barn. We may need to put up some more fence to expand the hog lot a bit! There will be lots of muddy little piggy faces once this gets started! Hurray! Hurray!

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