Jill Staake

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  • in reply to: Can someone please tell me what this is? #5447617 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Hi sunshine -

    To post a photo here, you’ll need to upload it another site first and copy and paste the link here. Follow the directions here for assistance:  http://www.birdsandblooms.com/community/topic/how-to-insert-images-into-posts/

    Also, if you’re posting a bird or a plant you’d like help identifying, please post that in the appropriate forum under Birding or Gardening. Community Help is for those who need help using our Community site itself.

    Thanks!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Goldfinch #5445640 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Hi, g31961 -

    I’m going to move this question to our General Bird Q&As forum. The Community Help forum is for questions about using our Community website.

    Good luck finding an answer!

    Jill


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Other than having to log in each time #5444688 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    If your browser is set to accept cookies and you check the Remember Me box when you check in, you should only have to log in again occasionally.

    I understand the ads can be irritating, but they help us keep the site free for you. You should be able to close them easily by looking for an X or Close button in one of the corners.

    The survey popup can be closed by clicking “Close” in the upper right corner. This is a temporary popup and shouldn’t be around too much longer.

    A reminder that we recommend you do NOT use Internet Explorer. It is no longer fully supported by Microsoft and does not work well with this site (and many others).

    As always when you have issues, you’re welcome to email me directly and I can let you know if it’s something that can be fixed.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    in reply to: Enough With The Survey #5442941 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    I’ll pass along your feedback, everyone. If you’re having trouble closing the survey popup, let me know.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: *** JILL *** No email notices from B&B #5442516 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Hi guys – This issue is high on our tech team’s list now, and we should be seeing some results soon.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: This site is what it is and #5442330 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Hey all -

    Remember, you’re always welcome to discuss a wide variety of topics on this board, but our guidelines require you to be civil to others. Keep in mind the fact that sarcasm doesn’t translate well in typing (I really do wish they would invent a sarcasm font), so be sure to say what you really mean. And avoid pointing fingers at other members – if you have a problem with someone, contact me directly or use the Report Abuse button. Calling names here on the forums is not useful and is in fact against our guidelines.

    Also, I’d like to remind you that my job as moderator is mainly to be sure you follow the guidelines and that everyone treats each other with respect. For those who think my job is to block users and delete posts I don’t like, you should know that over the last six months (I just did the math and checked the site stats to be sure), I’ve deleted or closed 4 post threads that weren’t spam, and two of them were at the request of the person who started them. I’ve deleted about half a dozen non-civil comments, and blocked one user since the year started – a user that was warned repeatedly about breaking the guidelines for civility.

    It seems like recently about once a week, someone starts a post here complaining about how slow things are, and then someone else starts commenting about how the site is always down, or the moderator is terrible, or some people are mean. Folks, this site is what you make of it, nothing more and nothing less (which I think is what Charlie1 was trying to say). As long as you follow our guidelines, you are welcome to have lively, friendly discussions about any topic appropriate for an audience aged 13 and up. You can disagree, you can even argue a little… and if something on the board doesn’t interest you (or even offends you), you don’t have to click into it and you certainly don’t have to respond. You wouldn’t join a conversation at a party that you didn’t like… you’d walk away and find another conversation. The same thing applies here.

    Oh, and one last thing… if they close down the boards and put me out of a job, I guarantee you that you’d all be able to find a new place to chat faster than I’d find a new job (though I should point out that I actually write for this magazine too – I post to the blog twice a week and will have an article in next month’s magazine). So believe me when I say that it’s entirely in all of our best interests to keep these forums active, friendly, and fun. The more often you visit, the more often you post (especially about topics related to birds, blooms, and the great outdoors), the more likely Birds & Blooms will be to keep this site around for a long time to come.

    Thanks for letting me have my say. Here’s a lovely Gulf Fritillary butterfly from my backyard to brighten your day. :)

     


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Take the Survey! (Get the link here) #5441765 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Hey folks – I’ll pass on your feedback to the folks who made the survey. Thanks to all who took the time to at least take a look and consider sharing your thoughts – we appreciate it.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Saw a red Tanager on my property today. #5441560 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    I’m closing this post for further comments, for obvious reasons. Charlie1, please feel free to start a new post to talk about your tanager sighting. I know that most people here will be happy to join in and talk about those beautiful birds.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Ok, I am mad now. #5440622 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    You actually have that option on your My Profile page, lilkanyon. Click My Profile at the top right corner of any page. On that page, the menu includes “Topics Started” and “Replies Created”, which will show you all the things you’ve posted on the site. Hope this helps!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Ok, I am mad now. #5438441 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Those are just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing… I love Black-Eyed Susans. You might enjoy this little tidbit: I have a friend named Susan who also loves these flowers. Her daughter calls them “Black-Eyed Mommies”. :)

    You can always let me know about possible site issues… my job is to help if I possibly can. Have a great holiday weekend!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: *** JILL *** No email notices from B&B #5437740 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Reported. I’ll let you know what I hear back.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: *** JILL *** No email notices from B&B #5437157 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Hi, Karen -

    A couple of others have reported this today too, so it’s not just you. Email notifications can sometimes be delayed if our IT team is performing system maintenance, so I’m asking everyone to be patient for today and see if this issue resolves itself by tomorrow. If not, I will ask our team to look into it. Thanks!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Ok, I am mad now. #5437062 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Thanks, lilkanyon. I still need more details about the problems you’re having. Are you unable to close the ad pop-ups by clicking the X in the corner?


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Trying to submit pictures to June challenge #5437056 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Excellent! So glad to hear it.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    in reply to: Jill!!! #5436569 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
    Keymaster

    Read and replied, margba.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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