Daniel Haynes

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Our Gardening Diaries (Incorporating My Flowers ..)

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 08:37

"I firmly believe Dove is an administrator on the forum despite Daniel's public denial of it."

Once again: Dove is not an administrator on this site. Never has been, never will be. We don't have any volunteer moderators on gardenersworld.com.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

An open letter to Daniel

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 09:12

Hello Verdun,

There's been no change in the administrative structure of the forum - it's managed within the web team, as it always has been. We don't have any volunteer moderators. This is all overseen by Nora, as Community Manager (covering forum and all social media activity). We (the web team) all receive any moderation alerts that come in. So, no change.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 16:16

Hello everyone,

First, as stated in her post earlier I’m in contact with pansyface directly about the events of the last few days, so that conversation is continuing.

Second, I’m extremely sorry for the alarm caused both to pansyface and to everybody else on the forum who feels that we’ve been unduly harsh. There was never any intention to implement a ‘ban’, simply a temporary ‘cool off’ period, while we attempted to resolve matters directly.

We always deal with people directly about site moderation issues, rather than on the forum (which is entirely routine practice). On this occasion, we went about it in entirely the wrong way and we should have posted something sooner.

I’m not going to go into any more detail here - that is something I’ll address directly with pansyface. I would like to add, though, that we absolutely are committed to improving the accessibility, as documented in my earlier update posts. More on that score shortly.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Honey Fungus

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:55

Hello shrinkingviolet,

You can change your username by clicking your your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen, then clicking 'My settings' and 'My public profile'. If you have any trouble, please let me know via private message and I'll be happy to reset it for you to your preferred option.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Trying to enter sweet pea competition

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 11:24

Hello DEW - apologies, that was a glitch. Rory has now corrected that, so you should be able to submit your entry - do please let us know if not.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

Awful new format for forum

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 11:19

Hello Gardenmaiden,

Here's a link to a thread outlining the changes that our technical team is working on this week:


Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

New Forum

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:56
Dave Morgan says:

Daniel yes I've been critical and deservedly so, but I'll be one of the first I hope to shower praise, when, not if, you get it right.

See original post


Thanks Dave! We'll do our best not to disappoint.

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:45

As I said, LeadFamer, we're doing all we can to correct the glitches and problems. I hope you'll not bail out right now, but it's up to you - bear with us a bit longer and I'm confident that we can make it a forum you'll want to use regularly.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:40

Hello Leadfarmer,

Thanks for the feedback. We're intending to address the problem of the excessive scrolling with the next site build - hopefully the middle of next week.

We're also be making further design changes that we hope will improve the experience for everyone. As ever, please leave your feedback on this forum and let us know if there's anything we're not getting right.

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

New Forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:53

fidgetbones - I very much hope that won't happen. I gather that our tech team is working towards releasing the next set of updates about midweek. We're all catching up first thing Monday morning to review those changes. We won't have a completely perfect, finished forum by then, but I can tell you that we'll make all the changes we possibly can in such a short timeframe. It's the next step in a process, so there will be further improvements to follow...

Daniel Haynes
Editor, gardenersworld.com

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