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CraigK's Journal

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Update on Garden.ie

27 July 2017 16:12:46

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your patience whilst we go through a period of change on Garden.ie. As you were aware, there was some instability and the website was down for a time. It seems to be running smoothly now and hopefully it stays like this for the last few weeks of its current life.

The good news is that over the next few weeks/months (I'm not even going to jinx it by specifing any time frame) we will be rolling out a brand new Garden.ie - A site which we think will be much more reflective and engaging for everybody concerned. 

This iteration of Garden.ie was ahead of its time when it launched back in 2007/8 but technology has moved on and this iteration has slowly fallen behind.

We have a great team working behind the scenes and things like uploading photos, iOS compatability, all simple things will be working and working well. There's also going to be much needed changes in the way things are set up.

We appreciate all of the support and messages we've received here and on facebook over the last few weeks, and we hope you'll bear with us with the inevitable teeething problems as we take Garden.ie onto it's next chapter. 

If anyone has any direct queries, It's best to email myself or my colleague Kim at info@garden.ie



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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 27 July 2017 17:52:23

Great to hear that the site will continue. Thank you so much for letting us know what is going on.

fraoch fraoch 27 July 2017 18:52:43

Great news, hope all works out well.

accsean accsean 27 July 2017 19:42:39

Thanks for the update, Craig. Much appreciated.

JoanG JoanG 27 July 2017 21:28:11

Great news, thanks Craig.  Through this site I have learned so much about gardening, enjoyed sharing experiences, help and advice and, above all, made some wonderful friends.  So delighted to know that the site will continue and be upgraded.  Thanks for all your work (and the rest of the team) on our behalf. 

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 27 July 2017 22:41:36

Thanks Craig . Personally I would like to see iOS compatibility as I seldom use my laptop now and the iPhone is used for everything. As you know there are many issues with iPhone when using current site 

Fleurette Fleurette 27 July 2017 23:46:46

Such good news, Craig.  I am very much looking forward to the changes that are coming along.  It had becme rather difficult and dispiriting.  As I utterly refuse to have dealings with FB., I am indeed looking forward to being able to upload an album from my Mac. I so much enjoy being part of the ".ie family of gardeners" .  Thank you for the hard work you are puting in. 

Mary B Mary B 28 July 2017 00:00:57

Great news, thank-you!

LindaB LindaB 28 July 2017 09:41:35

Thanks Craig, have made a lot of friends here, would hate to lose them!

Jackie Jackie 29 July 2017 00:13:42

Thanks Craig for the update. I'm really looking forward to seeing the new site. It's been hard trying to keep upbeat and post journals at times when you think no one is listening nor heeding us. But things are finally looking up. I too have learned so much and met some terrific people here. I want that to continue. And I will continue to support the site when it all changes for the better :) Let's hope its sooner rather than later as I'm eager to post my monthly albums but they won't load. Anyway onwards and upwards and thanks again!! ;) 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 July 2017 08:40:31

Thanks, Craig. That's music to my ears. I agree with Jackie in that you'd wonder to yourself why would you bother creating a journal when you think there's nobody out there.

But, one question please. If there is going to be a new site, will all of our photo albums HERE be gone forever?  Or will they automatically be transferred to the new site?

CraigK CraigK 31 July 2017 08:21:37

Hi DeclanFromTipp: Yes, iOS compatability will definitely come with the new site. 

Hi Jackie: Yes, I agree that we as a team need to communicate more, we see everything (that sounds awfully big brother! It's not meant to be) but we need to get better at that.

Hi Jacinta: I can't give any promises either way at this stage. All I would say is as with any site, if there are any photos you want to keep, save them to your hard drive or dropbox etc. (just right click and press save image as). 


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