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    How about having a sticky thread in this section on what people are doing this month in their tunnels? I'm being selfish here but I'm sure other newbie tunnelers would benefit from tips on what we should be getting up to a different times of the year.
     
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      Good idea - you create a thread, I will happily stick it for you :)
       
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        Good point.

        Not intending to be a know-all. I have often thought of, providing general information, Sowing and planting calender, plus much more.

        Most forums do provide stickies. How often are they looked at? I think the members questions answer that one.

        The internet has really changed our way of life in so many ways. Forums such as GC. What could be easier than to ask a question. ' Why is my plant looking sad' Do I have to water it?

        At times I refer to my books, so as to gain a bit more about this and that. I enjoy the challenge.
         
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          A lawncare one would be good as we see the questions repeatedly.
           
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            Good morning @WeeTam if you would like to do the first post I can make it a sticky thread:smile:
             
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              Agree with you Mike about the internet ....but only to an extent.:) However, as much as possible, I think we should answer questions from our own experience of growing things.....can we consult Google including our own pictures, for example? It’s ok to google answers but the combined experience of forum members can be far more enlightening and thought provoking. Even if our replies are incorrect, somebody will expand them, etc., and ultimately provide comprehensive info. Besides Google is often confusing and even contradictory.
              I think personal experience counts for a lot, hence forums like GC:)
               
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                Posting a question is quick and easy, and stickies may get ignored. I'm guilty of this myself. But... Some novices like myself might not even know what questions they need to ask.

                That calendar is something I'd love to see.
                 
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                  Good afternoon sometimes a sticky thread is invaluable IMHO,if the answer to the question that the member asks is in the sticky thread I just post a link for them to look at ;):smile:
                   
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                    Some great ideas here folks, and I can see no reason why we can't sticky whatever you want - it doesn't need staff to create the thread for it to be a sticky, just let us know what thread you want 'stuck' and we can oblige :)
                     
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                      I think the danger with this is that there would be too many sticky threads. As it is there are some in which no one has posted for a few years. Probably someone will say, that's the point but how often do they get looked at; only a close look at the numbers could determine that.

                      My view is that stickies should be limited to those that provide really sound advice. They ought to earn their stickiness.
                       
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                        Very fair point @Redwing - the other side of the coin here is that if there is a sticky that is no longer of use, we can unstick it. If there are any that you think should go, just let us know which and we can take a look at them too :)
                         
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                        For example, there is a sticky in the Allotments section about a petition from 2014. Surely this has been dealt with and is 5 years out of date so should have been "unstuck" years ago. There are others too.
                         
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                        I can't say whether it is out of date without looking at it, and discussing it with the rest of the gang @Redwing, but it does sound as though it is. Please do flag these to us though, as we don't always have time to date check every sub-forum.

                        I will flag this one though, as well as starting a general review of stickies and see if we can't get to a point where we have purged all of the old ones.
                         
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                          I will do my best to help you.
                           
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                          No problems. My main point was. Do new members take the trouble to check first to see if perhaps their question/problem has previously been raised. I am all for helping new and seasoned gardeners.
                           
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