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Gardening & Landscaping: Weekly Topic Challenge

Jon Ericson has come up with a wonderful way to boost the amount of questions on the site, and promote activity in topics that may otherwise receive only minimal attention. And it will be a lot of fun....
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How to ask plant identification questions

This site will have a lot of plant identification questions. Please post your entries for common terms and phrases used to identify and describe plants below. Then, edit this post to provide links ...
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Should we retag identification questions once they're answered?

We have a lot of identification questions now, and I wonder: would it would be useful to retag these with the identified plant/pest/disease when this has been determined? For example, this question ...
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Teaching a man to fish, garden, and … shop.

1. On the topic of "shopping" questions: For a bit of history, in the early days of beta, we had an explicit shopping question: Where to buy cane supports in London. The question is now ...
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Where are the boundaries on-topic vs off-topic

Two question have sprung to mind as I have played around here the past two days, and I feel like they need to be defined fairly quickly and update our FAQ to reflect our definitions. Where is the ...
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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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What is the plant tag used for?

I noticed today that there is the tag: plant. There's currently no tag wiki for it, and from the questions that use the tag I'm not really sure what the tag is supposed to be used for. I would kind ...
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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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Is there community interest in an SE gardening blog?

As we go through the year there will be topics that are borderline for our main Q&A site, but still have a lot of value to the gardening community at large and will help bring more traffic and ...
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What is the policy on questions regarding generally illegal activity?

What is the appropriate response for questions regarding growing e.g. Opium Poppies, Cannabis, Coca, etc. and other behavior that is illegal in the US? I know over on the Homebrewing SE, pretty ...
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Only 4.8 questions per day: something to be worried about?

The site currently generates fewer than 5 questions per day, although we have a good answer ratio (98% of them receive two answers), and a sufficient number of 'avid' users. Is this fairly normal ...
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Is a sprinkler/pest question on topic?

This question was asked a few moments ago, and I am really tempted to click close as off topic, but since we are new here I wanted to check in with Meta.
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What should the scope of our Blog be?

Following the track of this blog post, now that we have gauged community interest (and there is obviously some) now its time to begin talking about what our blog will look like? What topics should be ...
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Can we declare that diagnosis and Id questions without a photo are off topic?

As a part of the new close changes that are forthcoming we are allowed to add some custom close reasons. However, the only custom reasons we are allowed are for "Off Topic" questions. I'd like to ...
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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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Design ideas for gardening.stackexchange.com

Gardening may be some way off graduating from beta but it won't hurt to start thinking about design ideas. While we're still in beta our background theme is the generic "sketchy" design consisting ...
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How can we improve quality in the [identification] tag?

The identification tag is the most widely used one on the site (as I write, there are 294 questions using it, and 200 for the next most popular, trees). However, many of them are little more than the ...
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Are questions about a marijuana garden allowed?

Given the fact that it is legal to grow in some states should questions regarding growing marijuana be allowed?
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Are area specific questions OK?

Are questions like "What is a fast-growing deciduous tree for shading house in summer? (Southern NY)" OK to ask here? On one side I can see them being very helpful, but I can also see them becoming ...
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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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Announcement: new users can now post images

Since the beginning of Stack Exchange, new users—those with less than 10 rep—have not been allowed to add images to their posts. Since this can be a deterrent for them, other users on ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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Notify tag synonyms here

Tag synonyms are used when there are two different words used to mean the same thing. For e.g., hydration and watering mean the same thing. In this case, the more common word should be made the ...
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Dropping “Landscaping” from the title?

Other questions on meta deal with whether or not certain kinds of landscaping or "hardscaping" (someone else's word, but I like it) are welcome here, or better asked on the diy site. I feel it's OK ...
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Discussion on examples of possible borderline topics for Gardening and Landscaping site

Here are some sample topics/questions I thought of that may be considered borderline. I'd like to here everyone's thoughts regarding whether they fit in or not: Advice on rain barrel system to ...
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Are patio paver questions off topic?

This one was just asked. I believe it was determined to be off topic in the definition phase of this project (In the spirit of This off topic question and this one too ), but I'm not sure so I'm ...
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Getting location data from users

I posted my first question yesterday, and the person that answered my question added my location as a comment to my question. I found that just a tad bit strange considering this is the interwebs and ...
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Why is it off-topic to ask for a source for a plant?

My question, 'Where can I find a source of Schlumbergera russeliana', was closed because it was thought to be unconstructive. What was unconstructive about it and why is it off topic?
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How should we evaluate claims' authority?

While reading this question and the only current answer, I was reminded of a standard set up on Cooking.SE that might be apropos here. What standards should we apply around gardening answers? ...
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Do we really want questions asking for off-site resources?

We get a fair number of questions asking for off-site resources. Some recent examples: Competitions and lectures for garden designers A website for keeping track of my houseplants What good websites ...
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Ideas for Gardening & Landscaping's Anniversary Contest [closed]

Gardening & Landscaping turned 1 last Friday (8 June 2012) — a big round of applause to everyone who participated in the site! I've talked to SE Inc. and they've agreed to sponsor a site ...
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Weekly topic challenge: terminology [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest scoring suggestion is for terminology. So, we're going to build our base of terminology questions. These can be closer to ...
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Should we edit in both °C and °F where temperature is concerned?

Obviously a significant proportion of our audience (namely in the United States) prefer °F over °C, whereas the rest of us work in °C. If a question or answer features temperature, usually the author ...
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Should Zone-Specific Tagging be allowed?

Will allowing tags for specific gardening hardiness zones be a good idea? I think so. For instance, someone may ask a question about when to plant some veggie/fruit and the answer may be wildly ...
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How should the help center let our users know they should add location data where appropriate?

Wow that's a horrible title.. This question is to discuss the location data for Q/A questions. specifically where on the help center should we inform our users and what the wording for asking for the ...
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Weekly topic challenge: pruning [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for pruning. Please use the tag pruning when posting questions for this challenge, and remember to keep the ...
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Weekly topic challenge: bulbs [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for bulbs. Spring, summer and fall flowering bulbs are a common addition to the landscape, or in the home. ...
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Weekly topic challenge: succulents [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for succulents. From cacti to sedum, euphorbia to crassula, succulents are everywhere. As houseplants, as ...
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Weekly topic challenge: seed-saving [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for seed-saving. You can ask a question about saving seeds of any type you'd like to learn about, or you can ...
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Weekly topic challenge: trees [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for trees. You can ask about tree care, pruning, planting, or anything. A lot of tree care goes on in winter, ...
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Weekly topic challenge: harvesting [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for harvesting. You can ask about harvesting any fruit or veggie. Please use the tag harvesting when posting ...
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Weekly topic challenge: overwintering [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for overwintering. Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, so this is a good, seasonal topic for y'all. ...
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Weekly topic challenge: tools [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for tools. Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, and with the slowing down of seasonal gardening ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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Is US spelling prefered here?

Recently two questions about chil(l)i got edited to the word with single letter L. Is the US spelling preferred here and should be edited? Thanks
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Are “Where to buy X in city Y” questions on topic?

This is in reference to this question. IMO it is ok to ask "what sort of X should I use to do Y to my plant Z", with the answers most likely containing suggestions to different products. But questions ...
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why do you need 10 rep to post an image?

I see new users unable to post a picture for identification because they only have one reputation like this and this This makes the question difficult to answer and frustrates the user. I realize ...
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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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General Sprinkler questions welcome here?

This question came up today. I mentioned the author might be better served on the DIY site as its more of a plumbing question than anything else. Should we welcome general sprinkler system questions ...