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Is the repetition of questions and answers a good thing?

This article is about stack overflow but the question is relevant here. We don't close many questions here as duplicates and that inevitably means that users are supplying duplicate answers. For ...
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Please give us the no-AI banner

Per the announcement on network-wide meta, we need to specifically request the right banner UI, stating that AI-generated content is disallowed, which is the community consensus here.
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Why did this (ignorant) question receive such a poor response?

Today, a new user asked a question about grafting pineapple and watermelon. That question currently has a score of -3, an accusation of being AI generated, and a bit of snark. A poorly received ...
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FYI: proposed site for "agriculture"

Those interested in gardening on a larger scale might want to look at the recently proposed site: Agriculture - Area 51 - Stack Exchange.
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Your new site design is live!

As you can see, the new design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it with ...
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Should there be a requirement to demonstrate previous research on questions (in particular for `identification` questions)?

Looking for [identification] is:q currently finds 3,115 questions. But [identification] is:q plantnet eliminates all but 5. Many other .SE sites require a demonstration of previous research for each ...
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Identify these trees in the USA?

I have a question about my Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange post: Identify these trees in the USA? How ought Identify these trees in the USA? to be "more focused"? Do I need to ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Gardening & Landscaping site design and logo — Draft

Nice to meet you all! I'm V2Blast, one of the other Community Managers here at Stack Exchange; I'm also working with the design team on the site themes project alongside Catija. I first want to thank ...
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What is the Gardening and Landscaping position on posts generated by ChatGPT?

Across the Internet OpenAI’s ChatGPT has gained a lot of attention both within and outside the tech community. There have been negative impacts on some SE sites, especially Stack Overflow. How are we ...
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Should I add updates throughout time to an unanswered question?

Let's say I post a question after doing some research, taking pictures, etc, and it has no answer. My problem was in a state, f.g, state A. As time passes, the plant or whatever in question, might be ...
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Custom Gardening & Landscaping design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations Gardening & Landscaping SE community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should we actively encourage users who post an answer to verify their answer with links to web sites or photos?

User benn's answer to this question What-plant-is-this-does-anyone-know-name was fine and appears to be correct, but he provided no corroboration for his answer. In the comments, he states that he's ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Gardening & Landscaping has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the newly elected moderators are... the same ones you've had as your pro-tem mods!: Please ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow has changed the way the answers are sorted: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange is scheduled for an ...
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How can I build rep when mods insta-delete my posts?

Ive been a lurker on the site for years, create an account and my comments are deleted in less than a day of me not being able to respond? OOOKAY
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When help is not helpful

It is very common for users not to understand how to upload a picture. One the reasons might be that if you search in help for picture you get no results. If you are willing to search for image the ...
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Are the [containers] and [pots] tags synonyms?

The tag containers is well established and documented. There is also a tag pots, which doesn't seem to differ at all.
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Are questions about eliminating parasites on topic?

I'm a mod on Pets.SE and we've got a new question Eliminate Ancylostoma caninum from garden. Gardening and pest control are off-topic on Pets, so I'm wondering if this question would be accepted here. ...
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How should we celebrate Gardening & Landscaping's 10 year anniversary?

Gardening & Landscaping will be turning 10 years old in a couple of months, along with some other sites in the network, and Stack Exchange is hoping to celebrate this milestone with: a blog post ...
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Question locking and migration?

Grrr, I had a nice garden related answer ready to go on the ginger question, but it was migrated to a different forum 3 seconds before I hit post. Evidently the system when it saves drafts does not ...
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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?

I do not really know outdoor gardening or landscaping but I feel a little redundancy between sod and lawn tags. Also there is a tag for turf with the following excerpt: Grass and the soil held by the ...
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What extra does [equipment] tag introduce compared to [tools] tag?

There is the tools tag with 103 questions and the equipment tag with 3. This question "Are green plastic bottles suitable for making a cold frame/greenhouse?" could be tagged with tools ...
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Should [botany] and [botanics] tags be merged?

Is there any significant difference between the terms of botany and botanics? There are two tags for these two terms with a couple of questions tagged with each. The questions "What kind of ...
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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?

I have came across two existing tags: trimming (47 questions total) and pruning (480 questions total). I am not sure if these two should be synonyms or they stand on their own. One of the trimming ...
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How to post large amount (over 3) of pictures in a question?

I often see questions where there are a lot of illustrations posted which is a good thing. On the other hand it often makes the questions:- Fragmented, text between large sized images get lost. ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Disambiguation of [cloning] and [propagation] tags

The cloning and propagation tags seem to be very similar to me. Unfortunately there is no tag wiki excerpt or tag wiki for cloning so it is not clear what is its purpose. There are only 4 questions ...
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Discussion about merging [led] tag into [grow-lamp] tag

I think the tag led is to specific on its own and could be merged into grow-lamp which is a general naming that could involve LED, HPS and other grow lamp/grow light related questions. Currently there ...
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Renaming of [Sansevieria] tag to [Snake-plants] due to its reclassification

Currently there are 22 questions tagged with sansevieria and as I have stumbled upon some dracaena (71 questions tagged) tagged questions I started to wonder if we want to address the reclassification ...
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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)

I am posting this question because I have received some mixed reactions to such edits. Partly because the tag wiki excerpt review UI only shows markdown diff but not rendered outputs, where the fact ...
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Should [figs] and [ficus] tags be merged?

I think merging figs and ficus tags could be considered. Although I do not know which one should be kept. Where I live Ficus is the most commonly used name when it comes to various species. We even ...
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Create new tag for genus or for species or both?

I had a question here about Monstera identification and I was surprised that there was no Monstera tag. Regarding the question there was no doubt that the plant is part of the Monstera genus, only the ...
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Is posting a LOT of identification questions appropriate?

I've just moved into a new house with a garden. Woohoo! It's about 7m x 15m with a lot of borders, all of which are heavily overgrown. I've started to go through the borders weeding them, but I ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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is there a shadow ban feature on stack for moderators to utilize?

is it possible to hide comments from uses with out them finding out? like can any moderator shadow ban a user without their knowledge? just because that user is gaining points with decent answers? or ...
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I'm being bullied/targeted by 2 moderators what can I do about it?

there was a fake account made be a moderator and when my answers were upvoted instead of that account my account started to be targeted by a moderator now that account has disappeared and a million ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Why is this off topic?

I posted this question yesterday and has since been marked as off topic, yet I fail to see why. It's about a garden/landscaping related issue that seems perfect for this SE. The issue of "urine smell" ...
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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?

When I ask for plant identifications, I often get a comment that I should add where the plant can be found. I don’t want to tell everyone on the Internet where I live. Can’t I just give the ...
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How does the system recognize/qualify low quality content?

Routinely, posts with certain criteria are marked as low quality and they show up in my queue. Sometimes I'm unsure how to moderate these, when it comes to the content of the posts (rather than the ...
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Additional Moderators Needed

The new replacements have been picked. See the updated Meta announcement for details. Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, ...
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How can I reword this question so it follows guidelines?

I've been trying to grow fruit-bearing plants in pots on 400 sq-ft of outdoor space (all concrete), but where I live in the Caribbean, I haven't found a single place locally that will sell plants that ...
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Can/should we change the standard message posted when a late answer by a new user doesn't answer the question?

The "late answer" review queue is triggered by a "new user's answer to an old question." When I use that queue, I always follow the link to see the context of the answer. Many of the answers from ...
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