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Referred here by a member of Wildlife Gardeners. 9 27.27%
A link found in an internet search (Google, Yahoo, etc.). I was searching for ... 11 33.33%
An organization I belong to mentioned WildlifeGardeners.org. 1 3.03%
WildlifeGardeners.org was mentioned at a presentation I attended. 0 0%
Email from WildlifeGardeners.org. 3 9.09%
A link found on another website. (Which one?) 6 18.18%
Other. (Please let us know what it was.) 3 9.09%
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #11
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I found this place looking for a Native Plant forum. We're the only one in the world apparently.

I'm a little surprised people are voting for "F. A link found on another website. (Which one?)" whenever I link someone here it tells them "You have to be a member to view this content." It doesn't do this for the home page but for images and threads it does.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #12
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I'm one of tne people who chose "F". One of the members from here had included a link to WG in a thread from somebody looking for some kind of wildlife or native seed or plant. There is a Natlive Plant fourm over at GardenWeb but it gets much less activity than the forum here. I first learned about the importance of growing native plants and avoiding invasive plants on some of the forums over there such as Wildlife and Bird Watching forums.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:19 PM   #13
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Equilibrium brought me. She dragged me over here and told me not to post anywhere else!
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:44 PM   #14
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At the time, I was a member of Dave's Garden and posting primarily about native plants and animals. Someone from Wildlife Gardeners invited me to check it out and I was very happy to find a place where other gardeners felt the same way I did about ornamentals/non-native exotics!

I think a good way to get the word out would be via local arboreta (sp?) and native plant societies.

Master Gardeners is a good idea, too, but some of the MG I know are really into non-native ornamentals and high-maintenance lawns!

Some environmental organizations might be compatible--for example, in this are we have the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other similar groups. . .
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At the time, I was a member of Dave's Garden and posting primarily about native plants and animals. Someone from Wildlife Gardeners invited me to check it out and I was very happy to find a place where other gardeners felt the same way I did about ornamentals/non-native exotics!

I think a good way to get the word out would be via local arboreta (sp?) and native plant societies.

Master Gardeners is a good idea, too, but some of the MG I know are really into non-native ornamentals and high-maintenance lawns!

Some environmental organizations might be compatible--for example, in this are we have the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other similar groups. . .

I have never been to Dave's Garden, but I remember reading complaints about that site on the Native Plant Forum (Gardenweb).

Also, I did mention WildlifeGardeners at a local plant sale. I wrote it down for them, so I hope they pass it along.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #16
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I was writing about the wildlife in my backyard on GardenWeb. Fearless Weeder sent me an invite to the Wildlife Gardeners Fourm. I'm embarassed to say that I thought the first email he sent me was junk mail. Then I received a second email from Fearless Weeder and opened it. Lucky I did, because then I found this forum. A forum that is all about everything I love, native plants, wildlife, & gardening!
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:12 AM   #17
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I'm a little surprised people are voting for "F. A link found on another website. (Which one?)" whenever I link someone here it tells them "You have to be a member to view this content." It doesn't do this for the home page but for images and threads it does.
I just tried some links to Wildlife Gardener threads from other websites and they do work.

The only time that I can think of where "You have to be a member to view this content." would appear is if you were trying to link to something that is limited to members only:
Introduce Yourself Please
Native Plant and Seed Exchange
Fruits, Nuts, & Vegetable Plant and Seed Exchange
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Threads in those areas are viewable only by members.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:40 AM   #18
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It may have been that. The other time my friends get the message is if I direct link them to a photo here. It says they have to log in to view. I just tried this with a friend, and even if I send them a link to a forum post normally, they have to log in to enlarge attached photos. This isn't necessarily a problem though.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:48 AM   #19
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I just now linked to some pictures in a thread here after logging out from WG.
I could enlarge the first picture, but was then asked to sign in to see more. Who knows, maybe a few will try it and sign up.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:52 PM   #20
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I don't know what the newbies are now seeing when they visit the sight.
Myself....I recall typing in the Http:// link from a Master gardeners newsletter to originally get onto the sight. At that time I could read everything but I could not view the photos UNLESS I joined. Well then, I just HAD to join, being put to me that way! I found it to be a very informative and fun way to learn and share.
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