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htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


July 10, 2005
10:13 AM

Post #1612422

Please remember to mark your thread as "Solved" if it has been solved. Thanks sooo much. :o)
TuttiFrutti
Spokane Valley, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2005
8:04 PM

Post #1613753

Thank you for the reminder, htop! It's very easy to forget to do that in the excitement of getting a name for our mystery plants. :)

Donna
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


July 11, 2005
2:57 AM

Post #1614638

You're welcome. I have forgotten to do it too. :o)
salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

July 11, 2005
6:05 PM

Post #1615902

Yes, thanks for the reminder. I kept telling myself I needed to go back and clean up my ID threads. So that's what I just did. :-) All neat and tidy now :-)

-Julie
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


July 11, 2005
11:41 PM

Post #1616752

Julie, thanks so much. Hope you and your plants are doing well. We are having a drought in my part of Texas and June and July.have been especially hot, hot, hot
levilyla
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2005
1:59 PM

Post #1625436

i know this is stupid...but what does "sticky" mean? and what does "Bump" mean?
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


July 15, 2005
2:49 PM

Post #1625530

Not stupid questions at all and it is "smart" of you to ask ... :o) "Sticky" means that the thread always stays at the top of the list of threads in a forum so that people see it first. "Bump" means that someone wants the thread to go back up to the top of the list of threads in a forum so that it does not become lost in the long list of threads. That way it is sure to be seen again. Usually in the Plant Identification Forum, this is done if a plant has not been identified yet.
levilyla
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2005
5:02 PM

Post #1625735

Thanks you.makes sense
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 18, 2005
7:57 AM

Post #1631320

I was absolutely sure that I had marked as "solved" all such threads. Imagine my surprise when I checked, via "threads started by" me and found I had 4 that had been solved but I did not so indicate.

To those of you who are trying so hard to help everyone, I'm very sorry.

Judy
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


July 18, 2005
8:35 AM

Post #1631327

Judy, no problem and no need to apologize ... I too have forgotten to mark the thread "solved". Thank you so much for checking
blckwolf256
Springville, AL
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2005
6:39 AM

Post #1674604

Im new and dumb...My plant name mystery has been solved...and I went to check out the page...clicked on closed or solved...but I do not see it as being marked solved...is there something or somewhere else I need to mark it solved??
Any help would be deeply appreciated!!
Thanks a bunch!!
Sue
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


August 6, 2005
7:03 AM

Post #1674619

Sue, I see it marked "Solved" when I go to it. You may be new, but I'm sure you are not dumb. Maybe you are not able to see it marked "Solved" unless you refresh your screen after marking it or you go back to the forum and see if is marked "Solved". Sometimes the change does not take effect immediately. Check to see if it is marked "Solved" now.
blckwolf256
Springville, AL
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2005
7:22 AM

Post #1674627

HTOP...Thanks so much...yep it is marked solved!! I am so very glad I found the DG site!! People here are soooo WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks again so very much!!!
Sue
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


August 6, 2005
7:24 PM

Post #1675506

Sue, you are quite welcome. We too are glad youi came to visit and are part of our gardening family. :o) If you have further questions, please feel free to ask them.


This message was edited Aug 6, 2005 10:44 PM
blckwolf256
Springville, AL
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2005
12:59 AM

Post #1675953

GREAT!!!! Thanks again so very much!!!!
Sue
soozer
Safety Harbor, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 11, 2005
7:01 PM

Post #1685573

What a good idea. Just had a thread moved from the Foliage forum to here. Would like to get it solved. :)

Please see Clockwise Around the Foliage Dish Garden and help solve it!
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


August 12, 2005
11:50 AM

Post #1687056

I will try ... :o)
sarahjo80
Loveland, CO
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2005
6:23 AM

Post #1713452

Alright, I'm getting a little "older" around DG, and have learned not to be afraid to ask questions! Here goes:

My thread has been narrowed down to two possibilities. While I am satisfied that I may never know, it's technically still an unsolved mystery. Should I be marking it solved (mostly this is for future reference). Does solved mean actually solved, or "solved to my satisfaction"? I'm pretty anal, so I lean toward actually solved... what'd ya think DG mentors?

Sarah

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/539131/
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


August 23, 2005
2:12 PM

Post #1713831

Sarah, I'm pretty anal too, so I lean toward actually solved also.
sarahjo80
Loveland, CO
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2005
3:59 PM

Post #1714055

Great, thanks!
Sarah
gldandrews
Andrews, NC
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2005
10:48 PM

Post #1753231

How do I make a thread solved?

Thanks Gary
TuttiFrutti
Spokane Valley, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2005
11:04 PM

Post #1753257

At the top and the bottom of a thread you've started is the following line. When you click on the highlighted words, the subject line will be updated. [quote]Is this thread finished? If yes, click here to mark it as solved.[/quote]

Once you've marked a thread as solved, you'll then see this line at the top and bottom. [quote]It looks like you marked this thread as solved... if that is incorrect, click here to mark it as open.[/quote]
Ulrich
Manhattan Beach, CA
(Zone 11)

November 9, 2005
10:56 PM

Post #1866647

Hello Dave,
What is to be done when an unfortunate incident, such as loss of life, limb, or computer, prevents a person from marking their post "Solved" when appropriate?

Edited to send copy to the DG Forum for better exposure and visibility.

This message was edited Nov 11, 2005 7:16 PM
berrygirl
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2006
2:53 AM

Post #2218417

Don't forget to mark 'em solved!!

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

May 22, 2006
10:47 PM

Post #2306868

I cant believe how fast my question was answered and solved! Thanks DG friends!
(((Eufaula))))
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


May 23, 2006
5:20 AM

Post #2308151

It is wonferful that so many DGers are so helpful.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 7, 2006
6:22 PM

Post #2794304

Uh Oh! I'm new to DG ... this is day 6 ... and I just realized, I've been posting my "What's this plant" to the wrong place, for trying to find out the ID of some of my plants! From now on I will post here, promise! I'm learning!

Thanks to everyone for such great info!

Lin
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


October 9, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2798181

Lin, welcome to Dave's Garden. It took me some time to navigate around when I first joined and I'm still learning new things to do. :o) You may also post photos of plants that you need to identify in the appropriate forums. For example, if you need an ID for an angel trumpet, posting a photo in the Brugmansias Forum might be a good idea because the Brug experts frequent it all of the time and may not visit the Identification Forum.

This message was edited Oct 8, 2006 7:29 PM

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2943176

this is a small thing (even to me), but worth mentioning. in addition to marking an id thread solved, i think it would be a thoughtful gesture to come back to the thread and thank the person who id'ed the plant. most people do, but more and more lately, i find just "solved" and nothing else. i don't know, it just hits me wrong...
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2006
6:42 PM

Post #2943286

I agree--there are some people (not me...but I know there are some) who spend hours researching to help people figure out what their plants are so a thank you at the end would definitely be nice. I also think if there were several plants brought up as possible matches, the originator of the thread should also make it clear which plant they decided it was in the end--I've seen several threads where there were a few reasonable possibilities suggested and then the thread is marked solved with no indication of which plant they decided it was.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2006
7:37 PM

Post #2943380

ecrane3, good suggestion. i have seen that also. you end up wondering which one they picked.
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


November 26, 2006
6:42 AM

Post #2944509

trackinsand and ecrane, thanks for your comments and suggestions. I hope everyone reads them. :o)
medepalma
Fort Lauderdale, FL

March 16, 2007
12:02 PM

Post #3287843

I read the above instructions on how to close a thread in order to close my first posting on this site. However I do not see the referenced highlighted words,
Is this thread finished? If yes, click here to mark it as solved
I could only edit my comments and thank the person who solved it.
can anyone tell me how to close a thread?...the blonde
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 16, 2007
3:28 PM

Post #3288493

It shows up at the very top of the thread, not in one of the individual posts which is where you'll see the edit link. So go to your thread and look right at the top of the thread before the posts start, you should find it there.
snolan65
Virginia Beach, VA

May 17, 2007
12:15 AM

Post #3505236

I saw the last reply to this was back in March, so you may not be looking at this anymore, but I thought I would ask anyway. I'm new to the DG forum as well and also think it's pretty cool to get help so quickly from so many people and even to read some of the other threads in here and the replies from all over the world. However, I digress - I'm wondering what the first colume means - the "yes" and "no"? I couldn't find anything I had not filled out.

Thanks.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2007
12:48 AM

Post #3505374

is the yes and no in the id forum? it's probably the "is it solved?" part. when you start a thread it will ask you if the mystery plant was id'ed. i think.
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2007
12:56 AM

Post #3505402

The yes or no next to the pictures tell you whether there are new posts since you last looked at that thread. It's the same in the other forums too.
snolan65
Virginia Beach, VA

May 17, 2007
10:28 PM

Post #3508610

Thanks so much claypa, that's really helpful to know. I don't think I would have ever figured that out on my own.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2007
5:37 PM

Post #3773861

Just out of curiosity . . . anyone know why some threads end up with two or even three 'solved' tags? Like this:
[quote]SOLVED: SOLVED: ID please[/quote]

Resin
sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 26, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #3779867

I have followed the directions:

At the top and the bottom of a thread you've started is the following line. When you click on the highlighted words, the subject line will be updated.
Quoted:
Is this thread finished? If yes, click here to mark it as solved.

All it does is pop me back to the home page. I have clicked it 4 times now and my thread is still not marked "solved".


sjweld
Reedsburg, WI
(Zone 4b)

July 26, 2007
1:09 AM

Post #3779868

I have followed the directions:

At the top and the bottom of a thread you've started is the following line. When you click on the highlighted words, the subject line will be updated.
Quoted:
Is this thread finished? If yes, click here to mark it as solved.

All it does is pop me back to the home page. I have clicked it 4 times now and my thread is still not marked "solved".


pjo
Harrison County, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2007
9:34 PM

Post #3868695

I need help - I can't find the 'Is This thread finished' line - I need to clean up some of my stuff - is there a trick to this - I'm embarrassed to say I'm not very computer savy
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2007
11:50 PM

Post #3869094

Go up to the top of your thread, and just above the first post you'll see a link to mark it as solved.
pjo
Harrison County, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2007
2:13 PM

Post #3870772

ecrane3 - all I see is Unwatch Thread - Mark as unread - Print- -Post reply - Skip to New - I went to 'my info' and clicked on (I think) 'threads I've started' and went from there -
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 18, 2007
2:40 PM

Post #3870873

It should show up right underneath that line, between it and the first post. If you're still not seeing it there, it could be something with your browser, seems to me someone else who was using Internet Explorer 7 was having trouble where they couldn't see that line.
pjo
Harrison County, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2007
2:52 PM

Post #3877694

ecrane3 - thanks - maybe I'm not losing my mind after all - I'm using a iMac computer with Safari browser- appreciate your help

pjo
Harrison County, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2007
4:48 PM

Post #3878152

ecrane3 - just was able to mark some of mine solved but still having trouble with one - thanks again for your help
MGED
Deland, FL

August 23, 2007
1:58 PM

Post #3890002

I know I left one open some time ago. Is there a way to search for old posts?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 23, 2007
2:04 PM

Post #3890021

If you go to your member page you'll see a link to view all the threads you've started, you should find it there.
MichaelCharters
Sierra Madre, CA

September 30, 2007
5:33 PM

Post #4033771

What's happened to the 'Mark as Solved' button? I can't find it anymore.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2007
6:14 PM

Post #4033878

If you go into your thread, you should see a link just above your first post.
omakim
Wood River, IL

October 5, 2007
1:52 PM

Post #4051305

Hi! Don't know if I'm in the right place...it's my first time on here. I'm trying to find out what kind of plant is in my chiropractor's office. Don't have a picture, but it looks like an umbrella plant, but with tiny pink flowers. it also has stems that are absolutely covered with wicked-looking thorns. Can anyone help me?

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2007
10:32 PM

Post #4058627

Omakim - You did post in the wrong spot, but not by much. This top listing, which is marked [Sticky] is for general information about the forum. You should have started a new thread (at the bottom of the page)
Euphorbia? AKA Crown of Thorns http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1925/ is very likely what you have described.
Hope you stick around DG, curious people are always welcome.
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
5:31 PM

Post #4617083

I happened across this thread and realized that I have not marked any of my posts solved. When I tried to do that I do not find a "solved" button, text or anything that allows me to do so? Am I missing something?
Em
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
5:43 PM

Post #4617114

Right above the first post in the thread, you should see a line that says "Is this thread finished? If yes, click here to mark it solved".
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
6:01 PM

Post #4617211

ecrane3, Thanks for responding. The only thing above the first post is:

"Unwatch Thread - Mark as unread - Print - Post Reply - Skip to New"

Maybe I need to clean my contacts! lol I cant find it.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #4617219

It should be right underneath that, between that and the first post. I seem to remember though that there was some browser out there where people were having trouble seeing the line I'm talking about--maybe try using a different browser and I bet you'll see it. I have Internet Explorer version 6 and I know it shows up with that, and I also have Firefox (not the most recent one, but the one before it) and it shows up fine with that one too. I think it might have been IE 7 where people were having problems but I'm not positive.
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
6:11 PM

Post #4617236

I am using firefox but I will try it with IE and see what happens. I keep going back to one particular thread I had started and looking for it - nope not there. There is nothing between the words I posted above and the first post. Thanks for the info. I'll let you know what happens.
Em.
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
6:30 PM

Post #4617304

Nope no luck - not with IE or firefox
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #4617375

Then I don't know what's going on, I know there was one browser where people had trouble but one of the two should have worked. Try looking again next time your restart your computer in case it was a temporary bug, but otherwise I wouldn't worry about it--if lots of people start to have trouble then Dave'll have to look into it and see if he can fix it, but if it's just an isolated problem then it's probably not worth investigating.

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #4617668

This is only in Plant Identification and only on posts that YOU ORIGINATED.
epb has not started any Plant Identification posts, so there is nothing to find.
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 3, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #4617744

PotEmUP - thank you so much! I thought I was losing my mind - which isn't hard to do! LOL I was looking at a post I did in Ferns trying to id a plant I had just bought.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #4618300

Oh--sorry! I assumed since you had posted your question here in the ID forum that your threads were here!
Ems_Garden
Slidell, LA
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #4619053

ecrane - no I am the sorry one. I didn't realize that the "solved" issue related only to items posted in the ID forum, and further, didn't realize that there was a ID forum until I found it today. No one told me I had posted my id request in the wrong spot. I'll eventually get it right - I hope! Thanks for all of your info and help ecrane!

PotEmUp

PotEmUp
Fremont, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2008
4:08 AM

Post #4619861

DG is such a vast and wonderful world, it is easy to get lost. BUT there are friendly helpful people all along the way to help you get back on track. Glad I could help to allay your confusion.
Remember "A waist is a terrible thing to mind!"
roxanne32550
Miramar Beach, FL

April 25, 2008
1:58 AM

Post #4860262

Can anyone identify this plant? A neighbor left it outside when they moved. I believe it is part of the aloe family, but it grows on a stalk like a dracena. I have never seen a plant like this before.

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #4860291

Hi Roxanne, you will probably get more answers if you start a new thread for your question. If you go back one page to the main forum page, you'll see a link near the top of the page (just underneath all the tabs) that says post a new thread.
pickinflowers
Lagrange, GA
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2009
4:46 AM

Post #6520372

I'm guilty also. Maybe I won't forget in the future because this is a great way to get the name of your plant and fast too. Thanks everyone
gringotamale
Seal Rock, OR

May 31, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6622475

Thanks for the reminder. Where can i see a list of questions/posts that i have made? iIcan't seem to access my "watch" list either (for posts & forums i am watching). I am a newbie but have found such helpful members here...I really appreciate it!

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6622549

If you go to your member page (either by clicking on your username next to a post, or going to "My Info" at the top of the page), you will see a link there to view all the threads you've started.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2011
12:01 PM

Post #8483067

guilty too, thanks!!!!!
fernman23
louisiana
Zwolle, LA
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8864479

What does it mean when they put CLOSED or SOLVED on the post and then still have seeds or plants to trade?I am new to all this but have been a member for awhile and still trying to learn.Thanks a lot
louisiana
ogon
Paradise, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2011
10:57 AM

Post #8864542

Closed/Solved just means that the identity of the plant has been determined. The discussion can continue, but it just lets other members know that the person who started the thread no longer needs help identifying a plant.
louisiana
Zwolle, LA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8865969

Thanks a lot. I will know now it does not mean they are not trading any more.
This is a good forumn
louisiana
Patricia_CR
Grecia, Alajuela
Costa Rica

December 2, 2011
6:37 AM

Post #8913523

[quote="TuttiFrutti"]At the top and the bottom of a thread you've started is the following line. When you click on the highlighted words, the subject line will be updated.

Once you've marked a thread as solved, you'll then see this line at the top and bottom. [/quote]

Sorry, but I don't seem to find this line you mentioned, so I'm not able to put a thread (other than id) as solved. Thanks for your help.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2011
6:49 AM

Post #8913536

Most of the forums you can't mark things as solved--only here in the ID forum and a few others like the trading forum.
Patricia_CR
Grecia, Alajuela
Costa Rica

December 2, 2011
9:18 AM

Post #8913680

Thank you so much for your reply!
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

January 10, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9380988

I would like to add a bit of (clarity) instruction on "solving" your own ID questions.

Below is a screen shot of what one would look for when marking your own post solved. It is at both the top and bottom of the "answers" people have provided.

As a general onlooker - you cannot mark someone else's post as solved - which could be why some people are not seeing the information? Just a thought/possibility.

Hope this provides some assistance.

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ansonfan
Polkton, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 4, 2013
12:10 PM

Post #9701796

closed one out. thanks for the reminder. g
Ksbradley21
Hamburg, PA

September 29, 2014
10:49 AM

Post #9949901

Ok. I can't find where I put the phot for identification. Call me dumb. I can take it. I agree! After al. Anyway I will try again. I got this mysterious plant growing in flower pot this spring and now it looks like it might grow into a tree! But I have no idea what it could be. Please accept my tahnks for your help! Kat

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Oregonbluemoon
Grants Pass, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2014
5:39 PM

Post #9954121

Looks like a tree to me. Some of these folks could probably tell yo which species from your pic. The leaves look like a maple or perhaps sycamore family.

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