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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, ...
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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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Why not name “Gardening and Landscaping” as “Horticulture” Instead?

I noticed many of the other stack exchanges are based on scientific disciplines and horticulture certainly encompasses both gardening and landscaping with some added produce farming and science. ...
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Would a tag for “How to” be useful to attract new users?

I see that when I search for something on Google and it starts with "how to", there are a lot of suggestions like: how to prune xyz? how to germinate xyz? how to take cuttings from xyz? how to grow ...
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Creating a stack exchange site for Bonsai

I recently proposed a stack exchange site for bonsai trees. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/107012/bonsai As there are some really active bonsai forums out there I thought that this could ...
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What should you do with answers that you no longer agree with?

As one's education advances, one may find that answers that one has provided in the past which have been upvoted and perhaps even accepted are no longer consistent with one's latest understanding of ...
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What to do with the [diesease] tag?

I noticed there is a diesease tag on 3 questions: What happened? - Chilli plants are developing spots on leaves and the edges are curling Why is my philodendron getting these brown dry parts on its ...
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How should an editor handle adding a tag after an identification has been made? [duplicate]

As an editor, I'm seeking guidance as to the best practice for adding a tag to an identification question once the identification's been made. From the information section of the identification tag: ...
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What would change by moving out of beta?

I am familiar with other Stack Exchange sites that are out of beta and don't see a lot of difference. I think we get more elected moderators and they get special spam fighting powers and a cape but ...
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Who can see the name of the users who voted to close a question, before the actual closure takes place?

I know that when a question is put on hold or closed, the list of those who voted to do that becomes public. During the process, meaning when there are not yet enough votes to cause closure, who can ...
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How to exit Beta, after 6 years?

Note: I don't mean beta as the scientific name of beet's genus. Looking at Area51, e.g. our page: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1369/gardening-and-landscaping and comparing with other ...
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Where should I ask a question about a tree that was found on a trail but could be in a yard?

I'm seeking information about what appears to be a severe problem affecting the bark of two trees, which I think are birches. The trees were found by my husband on a hike in the woods, but they don't ...
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Are questions about animals in garden maintenance or animal husbandry on topic?

Animals are part of nature, sometimes welcome in our gardens, sometimes not. Hence questions involving animals have always been part of our site, as far as they touch our everyday gardening actions. ...
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40-minute time limit

I would encourage you to drop the 40-minute limit on postings. Allowing people to only post once per 40 minutes means that for many users they will only be making one answer (or question). I am not ...
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How can we encourage users to include images?

Especially in terms of gardening Q&A, a picture is worth a thousand words. Naturally, questions tagged identification will provide at least one image. But others don’t. How can we encourage ...
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Will a question about why a plant flowers only after rain be on-topic?

With regards to this question about identifying a plant found in a garden in south India wich only flowers after rain, I'm planning to ask in a separate question why it does that. Will that be on-...
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Best practice for quoting an offline reference

I have an extensive library of books about plants and recently had occasion to quote a section from a book in an answer. As the content of the book is not available online I referred to a listing on ...
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tag merge or redirect

I see an "ecological" tag has been added which is a poor choice as the proposed tag seems to point to "organic" in it's usage. I suggest either deleting the "ecological" tag as most tags as nouns or ...
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How do some questions get 1000's of views vs. other's are in the 10's

I am not sure how many users are on Gardening & Landscape but I see that some questions get 1000's of views and others are in the low 10's or 100's at best. Where do these 1000's of views come ...
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Should SI units generally be added to US customary units?

Due to the beta state of this site and its use of English† only, most questions and answers use United States customary units, particularly inch and feet, but also gallons and degrees Fahrenheit (the ...
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Why doesn't Gardening & Landscaping have a banner image?

Some other SE groups I'm part of, eg. Bicycles has a colorful themed background behind it. Presumably they can only be a good thing, making the site look more professional and retaining users. How ...
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What is the best way to distinguish a question as the definitive answer to a common issue

I frequently find myself repeating instructions about how to treat spider mites, mealybug and scale. These pests are common indoor and out on a wide range of species. For example there are many ...
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Are tree/log processing questions suitable for this site?

I posted this question over at The Great Outdoors SE and it has received mixed opinions on its suitability for the site. I have many trees on my land that need to be cut down. I would like to know ...
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What does the community think about a Facebook page?

I have (finally) gotten on Facebook, and have a thought. I wouldn't mind hosting a 'Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange' Facebook page, to feature highlight questions and answers from the site. ...
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What's the best way to promote more high rep users?

Looking at the users here, you'll notice something. There are 3 active users over 30k, and then the next active users are well under 6k. It's almost like tiers. This is unnatural. About 3/4 of the ...
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Can I extend a bounty?

In the Help section it says a bounty period is 7 days and points will be awarded based on most up voted answers. It is a slow time of the year for gardening in the Northern hemisphere and my question ...
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When to upvote?

I saw this question. What is this bug on my adenium plant and what should I do? It had two responses to it and had no upvotes. I upvoted. It seemed odd that the question was worth flowing to and ...
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If you want the site to succeed, you need to VOTE!

This week there are two people that voted. Me and a user named Sue. If you want your site to succeed, you need to vote. Go look at all the meta articles describing the NEED to vote on questions. ...
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Should the bulb tag be eliminated, or at least be made a synonym of bulbs?

The bulb tag had only one question. I edited it out and replaced it with bulbs. At this point, should we eliminate bulb, or at least make it a synonym?
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Do questions about the benefits of a plant or herbs fit in this SE?

Just as the title says, do any questions regarding the benefits of certain plants or herbs fit in this SE? It seems that this is all about gardening. Should I propose one?
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Do questions about aquarium plants fit in?

I've asked two questions about plants in my aquarium so far, and found that I got very good answers too. On the question "Should I let Echinodorus Tenellus flower?" there was some debate as to whether ...