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@Arden Sage Please don't take our comments the wrong way....we are just trying to make small talk....forgive us...

You don't have to put up any pics, and you can snoop around and see ours...You may get some ideas. It's fun to see what others have to share...We all love to see pics...Sometimes I go on Google and search "hidden gardens in the UK" being I am from USA, it's wonderful to see what others are doing across the big pond. I even copy some that I take a fancy to...

Come back if you would like. We all would love to have your thoughts on stuff..

waretrop..now that is a silly name, don't you think....??? I really am Barb...LOL
 
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Welcome to the forum @Arden Sage! I'm sorry to hear there seems to have been a misunderstanding here, but I see no fault with @DirtMechanic's comment - it seems reasonable for someone to assume that your user name is a type of herb, and googling that name does bring up investment funds. The comment was therefore not an insult, merely an observation. I hope you are able to see that there was no offence intended. However if I have missed anything please do let me know.

You are more than welcome to join in the discussions on the forum without needing to share photos or videos, we're just a curious bunch and we love seeing photos of other people's gardens! You are free to share as much or as little as you like. If you have any other questions about the forum please don't hesitate to ask and I would be more than happy to help :)
 
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@Becky I was just looking for the area where @Arden Sage may change her name....some boards allow members to do that.. some admins can do it for the members...just wondering if @Arden Sage really would like to do that....
Yes it can be done, but has to be done by either me or @Ian. As a new member it shouldn't be a problem - @Arden Sage if you want your username changed please let me know.
 
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Wondering if SMELLYCAT is off to a bad start? I love gardening and going to hang around and see what you folks like to plant and grow and eat,
 
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Thank you for the generous welcomes!
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May I hold back on the photo's ( if that is ok?) because I don't have an established garden to boast of!? It is very much a work in progress right now and videos would scare me away!!!!!!
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Photos at this time when you're first starting can be very fun and motivating to look back on. It shows progress. The contrast photos I have of my yard before and after mulching/gardening are incredible, despite my yard looking horrible in the beginning.
 
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I think some people have a misunderstanding of how a good forum works. These people come in to glean information but not to contribute anything. When a forum has mostly takers and very few contributors, it is doomed to failure. The second leg of a successful forum is the comradery of the members. On a good forum you can develop friendships that last for years. These friendships develop by sharing information and interests. I learned long ago that the best way to get people to accept you is to show an interest in them. Ask them questions that allow them to talk about themselves. The posts in question in this thread were merely showing an interest in the new person. My opinion is that if the OP is going to parse responses so negatively, he/she may have done us a favor with post #19.
 
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The success of a board depends entirely on what contributors put into it. I believe photos which are easy to post on here, none of that linking a photo on a hosting site nonsense, enhances everyone's experience.
If I notice any photo someone has taken the trouble to post, I'll usually "like" it. These are usually from the "net contributors."

But all boards have "lurkers" and there's no problem with that.

I subscribe to a popular USA message board devoted entirely to the saxophone and those of us who play one. It's run from a music shop in Las Vegas.

Currently, there are at this moment, world-wide, 1826 people on-line but only 259 are members.

The number of registers members is, 57,312, of which, 3,487 are active members.


Sadly there's this information presently published on the board.

As they say "it takes all sorts." But some just want to disrupt.

20796 Spammers Denied Registration
613 Spammers Permanently Banned
740 Spammers submitted to StopForumSpam
768 Spammers submitted to Akismet

It doesn't say how many people have been banned.
 
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It’s too bad some people can’t appreciate the wonder we have in forums. I would hate to guess how much time and money Ian and Becky spend to keep their forums up and running. This forum is the first one I check everyday. I have been a moderator on 2 other sites that are now defunct because the owner just got tired of the crap people posted. :(
 
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Well I certainly did not intend this mess and apologize for having stepped in it.
Thank you, I can see that; my apologies in return for reading your post in the wrong way.
If you don't want to post photos, no one will insist you do.
Thank you; I'm in no hurry to.
Yes it can be done, but has to be done by either me or @Ian. As a new member it shouldn't be a problem - @Arden Sage if you want your username changed please let me know.
Thank you for that information.
 
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So glad you are back....look around and see what interests you...we are silly and serious and informational...sometimes...LOL
 

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Hi,

Now I post a most polite: Goodbye!
How sad; photos; images or videos are at the members discretion not compulsory Arden. What a shame your visit was so short because you didn't give it long enough to get to know just what a decent bunch of members (and staff) are on this forum. :)

WOW you're back and very welcome; now join in and have some fun. :)

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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hey, welcome!
Give it a chance, great forum with a good international vibe, as we have people strung across the globe.
Always keenly interesting to see gardens and plants and a bit of everything else from distant locales!
Side note: maybe just add a T to Arden and become the Ardent Sage? (now I'm teasing a bit.)
anyway, enjoy this place!

sending some cheer your way...

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