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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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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

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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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How long does a closed question remain in the "delete" queue?

With my current reputation I am able to cast 6 delete votes per day and I wonder how many days these posts remain on queue in the "delete" tab from the Tools menu (2k rep only), waiting for them to ...
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Questions with long titles [duplicate]

All these questions have title containing more than 120 characters, perhaps some titles can be more concise: Will green, algae-like blooms in the side of a clear pot cause any damage to the plant and ...
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Questions with short titles

These questions have less than 18 characters in their titles, perhaps some of them need more descriptive title: Ash tree gender Lawn renovation Leaves seem burnt Sowing Tiny Seeds Sizing a ...
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Terminology index

Is it possible and would it be useful to have a terminology index of common terms used on this site? Something like Bicycles SE has but for gardening and landscaping? IMO, some index would be of great ...
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How come nobody from Japan?

What I like here is that people are from all over the world. India, Switzerland, Netherland, France, US, you name it... But where are people from Japan? We all know how important gardening is for ...
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Edit to correct Latin names not possible

I wanted to correct some Latin names because the species names also began with a cap (only genus should start with a cap, species not). But when I changed it, I got a message that I have to edit at ...
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High rep user acting like a noob

I asked a question yesterday and so far have received one answer. However, it doesn't actually answer my question. I was wondering how such a high rep user (over 25 000 points) could post such a low ...
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Geographic or Zone information

Should we recommend that folks add Zone information to their questions? Better yet, if we can automatically add it (based on their IP address or using their profile) to every question, that would be ...
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For identification, please only post one plant per question, and be specific when asking!

We always ask that when you post an identification question, you only ask about one particular plant type in that post. Be specific! This allows answers to be much less vague - especially if it's a ...
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Is it useful to retag questions for identified species? [duplicate]

I see that the Identification tag is very popular on GL. My opinion is that retagging with the identified species could help users to avoid posting duplicate questions. For example, if someone wants ...
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Need a new category on close reasons

There are some questions which need to be closed because information in the question is missing (e.g. pictures) and the user has not added the information despite reminders (comments) by other's. We ...
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What is the Cleanup merit badge?

I see a Cleanup merit badge, which is described as "First rollback", but it has no information on how to earn it and no explanation as to what a rollback means? Is this deleting your earlier question ...
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Are questions about installing artificial plants on-topic?

This question was just asked on the main site: Minimal install of artificial grass for small enclosed pet area As the title says, they're asking about installing a small area (from the photo, it ...
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