When I add in my zip code (98292) to indicate a plant has grown well for me, it pops up with 'Warm Beach' which is a community south of me and as the name implies right on the water. I live in 'Cedarhome' which shares the same zip code as Warm Beach but has a significant elevation gain, so a much different micro-climate. This zip also covers other communities. The correct postal city for this zip code is Stanwood. While I would like my entries to reflect Cedarhome (as listed in my profile), at the very least it should reflect Stanwood rather than Warm Beach. Any way to correct this?
Ah!, finally, somebody else has the same problem I have. Two years ago my zip was changed. My town used to have 1 zip, now it has 2 due to increase in population. Prior to the change, whenever I posted my zip in the PF, it always showed my town correctly, Richmond, TX.
With the new zip, every time I want to indicate that a certain plant grows in my area, it shows Pecan Grove, which is a subdivision, not even a town, also located in Richmond and falling under zip 77406. It is not the end of the world type of problem but since it has been going on since June 2011, I thought I would chime in. When I mentioned the problem, the responses were, "problem is bigger than we thought" or "feel free to not add zip til solved". I have not sensed an interest in solving this, and it surprises me b/c DG = Plant Files and a PF with bugs will take away its credibility. Say it ain't so and pls put this under your radar.
I take the opp. to thank the staff working in PF, I completely realize there is way more love than money in what you all do, so I hope my tugging at your shirttail will be taken in the spirit I give it. When I notice that problems are routinely fixed within 48 hrs, almost 100% of the time, this seems a little out of character.
Thanks for sympathizing with me. I find it frustrating -- in my case Warm Beach (incorrect) is not even a town whereas Stanwood (more correct) is an actual municipality. When I first started adding zip code reports, it used to enter as Stanwood, so I am guessing somehow the zip code itself has been changed within DG. That would seem to be an easy fix to me. I've quit adding zip reports because I have no clue if a particular plant would grow in Warm Beach or not. All I know is it grows in the greater Stanwood area (including where I live).
Vossner's problem is more difficult as the city now has more than one zip code.
But, I note that PF handles larger cities such as Seattle, which have numerous zip codes. I often see Seattle listed in the zip code reports, but not Greenlake, Northgate, Ballard, or any of the other communities within Seattle having their own zip codes - so there must be a way to point multiple zips to one major city.