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Imagewildflowers
Nov 7, 2014 2:50 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Hi Jill and Jill!! Hurray! Hurray!

bluegrassmom Hope you found the database okay. If not, just shout back and we'll help. Thumbs up You might also want to go to our chat thread and click on "watch" at the top left; that way you can keep up with the piggy chatter even if you don't want to join the conversation.: http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/80095/?offset=240#...
Shine Your Light

Imagetcs1366
Nov 8, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Hey Jill -- so good to see you here again. [Sir Charles is happily living the Florida life, and has a new sister]

and Teresa, I recall you from the hosta forum.

Welcome!!
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 8, 2014 6:45 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Finally!!!!!!!! Back on line. Hurray!

Welcome BluegrassMom!!!!!! Glad ya decided to join on in. We usually always have alot of fun in between oinks. With just getting online, been about a hour trying, haven't checked yet over the databases. How ya doing? Ya finding everything ok. You need any help. Don't be afraid to holler out. Once you have picked out your stall and have your name in and hit SAVE CHANGES than we can help rom this end if need be for ya.

Critterologist.... Glad to see you back this year. How's your daughter doing? Is she a master gardener yet? Hilarious!

Soon as I get enough power, i'll be adding

Bluegrassmom and Critterologist to the Participants List.


Just think Piggies only about 50 hours til the barn doors open and the rush is on. Newbies, just remember to concentrate on what your doing, feel free to shove and wiggle and go over and under the other piggies. Don't worry, they will be doing the same to you. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Oh, and I'll help carry anybody injured around, but I do not give piggy back rides. Rolling on the floor laughing

Imagecritterologist
Nov 8, 2014 10:33 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
:-) I'll let Joyanna know you asked about her! I'd probably have more seeds to offer this year, but Joyanna and her friends keep picking them... planting some, sprinkling others, turning still more into "salad" or "potion" ingredients. Hey, at least they're learning how to find seeds on all the plants! They "deadhead" some of the weeds for me, as well. LOL Maybe next year I can convince them to save some seeds for swapping!
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageDanita
Nov 8, 2014 11:10 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Terese
Hi! Good to see you, too! Big Yellow Grin I answered the treemail that you sent over at ATP...not that my reply was all that helpful.

Ella
Yes, I have my dsl from AT&T. I suspect that AT&T just isn't maintaining their old copper-wire lines very well. Whenever it rains I lose my dsl. Recently it's gotten where I'm constantly loosing so many frequencies on my bandwidth that my dsl comes to a useless crawl. Grrrr! Grumbling

My parents have U-verse from AT&T and it is always dropping out or slowing down, too. Although U-verse uses fiber-optic cables part of the way, it must transfer over to the old copper-wire telephone lines for the rest of the way.

If you have a slow connection, I highly recommend disabling add-ons like Shockwave Flash and Java. If you turn off Flash then the moving advertisements cease which can speed up page loading. If you want to watch a video on Youtube or similar, then you can always re-enable Flash.
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 9, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
PIGGIES..... Just a quick review for those that may have forgotten or are newly coming in and haven't read over all the threads here:

Only 8 Oinks per day.
No more than 4 names per post. You can use all 8 oinks at once if it is to different people in a post as long as it is not more than 4 names, nor more than 4 oinks to that one person at a time.

You can put 4 names per post.

I just don't want to see 8 oinks for one person's name in one post. If ya asking for more than 4 packs from the same person other thanTuink, it goes into two posts.

Ok Example of an OK post:

There is no more than 4 names in the post. No more than the 8 oinks for the day. This is correct.

Wilbur Can I oink for Petunia's
Marigold
Ivy

Babe
May I have some tomatoes Please!

Teddie
Toss me some of them purple greens if ya would

Sissy
Oinking and squeeling for
Salvia
Green Beans
Squash

THIS IS A DO NOT DO , ( unless it list for Tuink)... This is a no-no below. There is only one name and 8 items listed.

Zippy
Toss me some corn
and add some peppers
onions
califlower
sorgum
squash
poke salad
lettuce

It should look like this, Please! Two posts.

First post:

[b]Zippy

Toss me some corn
and add some peppers
onions
califlower

Second Post
Zippy
sorgum
squash
poke salad
lettuce

The above is the correct way when asking for more than 4 packets from one person at one time. If you want say five or 6 packets from the same person, make two posts, please!


Bolding is type words

Scratch through for if your out of something: Put a [ s ] at the beginning of line and a [ / s]
at the end. No spaces. Will look like this:

3 Tomato ..Beefsteak

Always..... Always... Remember to SAVE YOUR CHANGES . Best to do a couple of changes, hit SAVE MY CHANGES, than do a couple more changes, just to be on the safe side, so you don't loose work.

Don't worry about messing up, we'll help ya through. Thumbs up

Don't be afraid to ask questions at any time.

Keep track of your counts so you don't go over the 100 count. Remember all you Oink from Tuink is part of your 100 count. Everybody being nice and polite will be rewarded with more Oinks later in the swap. Hurray!

Let go of the breath some of you will be holding as you make your first post, with your shaky knees. It will be all right. Group hug Once ya get the first couple of posts under your belt, you'll slide through like grease.

Be polite, have fun, chat and reacquaint, make new friends, fill up on lots of eye-candy as my bacon supply getting low. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Danita... Thanks, I'll send ya cmail so maybe you can help me find where my shockwave is at. Confused Blinking Blinking








ImageDanita
Nov 9, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
posting at Ella's request...

Oinking Rules in a Nutshell:
(oinking begins November 10th, 2014 at 10:00pm EST and ends December 10th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST)

Oink from no more than 4 people per post
(use boldface on each person's name)
Oink for no more than 4 packs from each person per post
Oink for no more than 8 packs per day
(day = 12:00am EST - 11:59pm EST)
Oink for no more than 100 packs in total (unless Ella announces otherwise)
Be nice!


Big Grin
Imagetoomanyanimals
Nov 9, 2014 4:47 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Hi Ella, sign me up again for this year. One day before you go live. *Blush*

It may take me a while to get my list going. I think I will only be listing a few seeds and If I'm smart I will not be oinking for any. Sad But someone may tempt me.

I miss you gals and guys. Group hug

sharon
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 9, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Toomanyanimals.... Group hug Sharon.... Hey you right on time. Go run get ya a stall and get your wishlist and about my garden done. Ya know you can oink same as past years as long as ya have that up and then add your seed as you go along. We got all month to add to the lists, so take your time.

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I know ya gonna find some things that will tempt you. I think even if our hands were all hog-tied to keep from oinking, we'd be using snouts and hoofs still to oink with.

PIGGIES>>>PIGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remember this is the thread you will be doing all your oinking on as soon as the barn doors are unlocked.

http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/80060/

Also adding Toomanyanimals to Participants thread.
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 10, 2014 4:49 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
The Piggy Swap will be officially opening in a little more than 14 hours. If you miss the opening of the barn doors, don't worry, you can still join in.

Just Sign -Up here and than get your database going. We'll have folks joining in all month long at different times, so just make yourself to home and we'll be here to help you get set up if needed.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Imagebluee19
Nov 10, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Name: Bluee19 Huynh
Rosemead CA
When sending the Cmail, what do we put on the subject? for example, OINKING FOR the seed we want and in the body of the message, saying the same thing? Any examples would be greatly appreciated. I am 2 excited 2 start!!

Hoping everyone is having a Fantastic Monday!!

Bluee19 (Nicole)
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 10, 2014 12:52 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You and everybody else. I just took me a power nap to be ready to hang til sometime tomorrow when the first oinkers finally go to sleep and the second gang comes in.

You can put Piggy Swap, Piggy Oink, Oinks, anything like that. That way folks will know right away it is a cmail for confirmation and not just an everyday cmail.

An example would be like this:

Quoting:A couple of squeals Star, . Big Grin

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
Carpanthea pomeridiana 'Golden Carpet'


Or maybe just something like:

Quoting:

Oinking for : Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
Carpanthea pomeridiana 'Golden Carpet'


Some folks who are not good at typing or have difficulties with language or other challenges may just put the name of the seeds.

[quote] I would like Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue' (list #3)
Carpanthea pomeridiana 'Golden Carpet' (list #1)



ImageKyla
Nov 10, 2014 1:02 PM CST
Name: Kyla
Richmond,VA
Okay, I want to sign up! I am extremely confused but I see that's not against the rules, so,so far so good. Plus I see some familiar names here and about.

Nope, I don't have my seed list ready, and joining here will spur me to get that organized (I hope.) So the database will have to wait til I have some data to put in it.

I'm moving slow but wanted to toss my name in the ring. Mixed metaphors already, shoot.
Big Grin
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 10, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You and everybody else. I just took me a power nap to be ready to hang til sometime tomorrow when the first oinkers finally go to sleep and the second gang comes in.

You can put Piggy Swap, Piggy Oink, Oinks, anything like that. That way folks will know right away it is a cmail for confirmation and not just an everyday cmail.

An example would be like this:

Quoting:A couple of squeals Star, . Big Grin

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
Carpanthea pomeridiana 'Golden Carpet'


Or maybe just something like:

Quoting:

Oinking for : Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
Carpanthea pomeridiana 'Golden Carpet'


Some folks who are not good at typing or have difficulties with language or other challenges may just put the name of the seeds. Some folks chat in the cmails and some just type the request. With all the different personalities all the typing will be different from folks.

Quoting: I would like Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue' and Carpanthea pomeridiana 'Golden Carpet'


There's no set one way to type the cmail, other than just make sure it doesn't say something like gimmie some. Hilarious! And if somebody oinking for a seed and your out, be polite when you tell them ,"Sorry, that one is gone."

Just be polite in the cmails as on the threads. I can go from momma hog to red bull in a few seconds if I find out somebody being rude and ugly to another piggie in a cmail. Has only happened a very few times over the years when somebody found out a seed they wanted was already oinked up. They no longer get to play. If a seed is out it is out, you go hunt for something else.

That's why it is important after you do your oinks and send your cmails for confirmations that you update your databases when your out.

The first couple of days generally require lots of patience from everybody, while folks learn how to do things. Some folks have never been in a swap before. So they may not do everything just right at the beginning. Some are going to forget to bold, some gonna forget how many names or oinks per post. Some gonna be so excited and forget to send cmail confirmations. Everybody just goes with the flow and is understanding through the first feeding frenzies while we help guide those folks.

Only 8 hours to go folks!!!!! Sticking tongue out Sticking tongue out







ImageKyla
Nov 10, 2014 1:15 PM CST
Name: Kyla
Richmond,VA
And already I have questions about the database.

Cmail addy: Is that my mailing address?

I need to post a wish list first? And then my "haves" that are on offer?

How do I get a picture next to my name?

Is it okay to make changes to the wish list and the haves list as time goes on?

Why did I wait this long to get started? Hilarious! Whistling
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 10, 2014 1:24 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
[b]Hi Kyla!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome , new little piggy! Don't feel bad, I think I am the most confused person here, so feel right at home. Heck sometimes the piggies have to find me. Hilarious!

You don't have to have your seed list up to start Oinking, but you do have to have the start of your database up.

So go over to the databases. Make sure you have Piggy Swap 2014. I'd post ya a link, but as usual puter acting stupid.


Click on add a new entry
Put your screen name in the spot calling for it
Fill out something in your Wish List and Don't want
a bit about your garden

That' makes you good to go and than you can start Oinking and when you get ready you can list up your seeds. You may just want to list a few things at a time to start so you don't get so lost. But don't worry if ya do, I'll find ya and get ya back in the fold. Hilarious! Hilarious!
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 10, 2014 1:36 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Kyla... No, no email addy. To get your cmail addy just click on your name in the post above. It will show your profile. In the right hand corner of the page it will say send cmail to Kyla. Click on it and copy the url. That is your cmail addy.

If you can't get it don't worry about it, we'll put it in for you. Big Grin

Just whatever you do, everytime you make a change, add on, edit, whatever , hit SAVE MY CHANGES! Thumbs up

To post a pic:

Ok to post a pic.

Go to your database entry.

Look at bottom and click on Add a Picture

A screen with pop up. Give your picture a name

Than click the Browse button. Find where you have the picture and click open.

Than Click the Preview button. It won't start downloading the picture til you hit the Preview button.

Than just sit and wait for it too load. If it is a big pic may take a few minutes to show as it will be downsized to show on cubits.

Once the picture is loaded it will show you the preview and than tell you to click POst if you want to add it.

Sure it is ok to make changes to your Wish List and to your haves list. If you go to databases and click on SEE ALL ENTRIES that shows you all the databases so far. Click on the letter S and find me Starlight. You can look down my have's list and see where I am adding as I get things ready. I just put a date when I added something new.

When I run out of something I'll either put out or delete off or strike through. Choice is yours. Once we get going to night, you'll see too how some folks update their databases.

Adding Kyla to the Participant's list
ImageKyla
Nov 10, 2014 2:01 PM CST
Name: Kyla
Richmond,VA
Thank you! This little piglet feels SOOOO well taken care of already! Big Yellow Grin Off I go to do the things....
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 10, 2014 2:08 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
If ya get stuck Kyla, just squeelllll loudly and one of us will come a running. Big Grin
EricaBraun
Nov 10, 2014 3:51 PM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
I'm so excited AND nervous. I've been waiting for today, and now just a few more hours until complete and utter piggy chaos! Hurray! Being new, I worry that I might screw something up, but I have a feeling that I'll get the hang of it fairly quickly.

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