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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 ...
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one or multiple questions

I have a little place where my plants are, but there are a bunch of conditions that I would like to improve. I would like posting all the situation in one single question and explaining each issue. Is ...
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Can I ask a question about making a kitchen garden on my balcony?

Can I ask this sort of question on the main site given the dimensions of the balcony?
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British vs American English: How to avoid confusion?

In this topic, there seems to be some confusion regarding the term "compost", which seems to have different meaning in AE and BE. Is there any resource on how to deal with such problems? E.g. ...
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Sprinkler Systems AND Irrigation Tags?

We have sprinkler-system tag. And we have an irrigation tag. Obviously Sprinkler systems are a subset of irrigation, but there are 28 Sprinkler-system tags and 24 Irrigation tags. Complicating ...
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The Landscaping tag with Gardening and Landscaping needs much BROADER knowledge bases

Landscaping is a HUGE title. Garden walls for example are perfectly within our scope. Grading, drainage, soils, climate, weather, chemistry, siting buildings are all so very much part of landscaping....
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Do we need the low-light tag?

The low-light tag only has two questions, both of which are from 2012. It seems like this one could be replaced by light, which I added. This already has light, so I think it's redundant. The ...
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Is there a difference between a shrub and a bush

We have a shrubs tag that is reasonably well used with 97 entries (44 this year), and we have a bush tag with 5 questions this year and none before. Is there any noteworthy difference between a shrub ...
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Is the tag [Plant-Care] too meta?

Currently there's a tag plant-care with 105 questions using it. It doesn't look like it's been used anytime recently, and the tag wiki describes itself as: General tag for questions on plant care Use ...
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Is the natives tag useful

I was searching the tags and happened to discover the natives tag. The tag has all of one question to it's name. My first instinct was that the tag would have something to do with either A) ...
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Repeat question or not?

This morning someone asked a pest ID question. There are accurate answers in the comments sections, but posters were reluctant to write in the Answers section as other questions had been answered ...
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Is it okay to embed an information link in a plant's name in someone else's question?

I came across this question. It has an answer and nobody has asked for a picture, so it appears to be one of many that can elicit good advice without a specific picture. Because I've never heard of ...
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What's up with the frugal tag?

Scanning through the tags today, I noticed that there was a tag: frugal. There are 7 questions using the tag: How bad is it to use colour newsprint for paper pots? Do homemade paper pots for ...
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Are legal questions on-topic here?

The only previous discussions I can find about legal questions here are ones asking about questions involving growing illegal plants/drugs. Are questions about a marijuana garden allowed? What is the ...
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Can we have our own Formatting Sandbox, and make it easy to find?

I think a formatting sandbox is very important, not just for new users, but because we all need a place to learn and experiment. I'd really like our site to have its own. The sandbox to which users ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 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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Question about plant DNA barcoding as citizen science project appropriate to this site?

I would like to ask a question where gardening overlaps with genetics ("Plant DNA barcoding as citizen science project?"). Is this something that is appropriate on this site or should I try Biology ...
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Does Community user delete unanswered questions here?

I was looking at Meta Stack Exchange at this question and wondered if this is in effect here as well. Questions with no answers or downvoted will be deleted after a month or year depending...
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What should a community ad for gardening.stackexchange look like?

Fully launched StackExchange sites can show community ads for anything their community chooses. There are premade templates for ads for Area51 proposals: area51 ad http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/...
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Should we blacklist the [garden] tag?

I noticed today that we have a garden tag. It is currently applied to 17 questions, and is the only tag on 5 of them. Now, the gardening tag is blacklisted because it's an intrinsic tag, one that is ...
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Should we change the order of things in the Asking section of the Help Center?

In our quest to improve the quality of questions, especially from newcomers, I wonder if we should change the order of categories in the Asking section of the Help Center. I especially think moving up ...
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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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What is “What is this plant?” as a question?

There are a fair number of "What is this plant?" questions. e.g: What is this itch-inducing twig I found in my cilantro? ; What is the name of this plant and how to make it grow horizontal branches? ;...
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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What's the limit for what's on or off topic with aquaponics?

In regards to this question: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/q/14497/2984 We have other questions about aquaponics, but it seems like there are two kinds of aquaponic systems. One that's meant to ...
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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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When and how should I flag comments for removal?

I understand that on Stack Exchange sites, comments are supposed to be ephemeral. They are intended for clarification from an author, and once they have served their purpose, they can be removed at ...
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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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What's the maximum size of the garden so I can ask questions here?

Say I have a big garden, 3,000 square meters. Is it too big? How about one hectare? What if I buy one hectare of land, I make there a small house and I live there, and make a garden on that 1 ...
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Should reputation or badges be used to encourage referring users to StackExchange communities?

I just sent out information about the site to 6 acquaintances whose knowledge and expertise I call upon regularly, because I realized that this community is improved by greater activity (assuming that ...
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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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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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Does the [chili] tag contain any scope that the [peppers] tag doesn't?

All chilis are peppers, but not all peppers are chilis. :) I don't see why the chili tag is necessary, because as I see it, the entire scope of that tag is covered by the peppers tag. I was going to ...
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Should [potted-plants] be a synonym of [container-gardening]?

I asked a question today involving potted plants. With it I made the tag potted-plants. I was kind of confused how that tag hadn't been created before, but I later remembered that we had the tag for ...
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Do we need to specify what identification is being requested using tags?

In my previous question about the tag: plants it seems like the tag is for identification requests. So a question asking for a plant identification would be tagged with plantsidentification. ...
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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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Should the closed as duplicate message be changed?

Here's what the closed-as-duplicate message looks like: marked as duplicate by johndoe1, johndoe2, johndoe3, johndoe4, johndoe5 May 5 '55 at 5:55 This question has been asked before and already has ...
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Merge tag Pest with Pests

I found that there are two tags for pests. Both pest and pests. I think it would be best if we could make pest a synonym of pests.