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Details in tag wiki

We have quite a few tags, but not much descriptions yet. The question of what should be in a tag-wiki has been discussed quite a few times on MSO, but no hard rules are set. From this discussion on ...
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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 “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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Does linking to any Amazon item allow SE to get affiliate credit?

I added a link in a comment to a weed cutter on Amazon on this question. I assumed that the link would be converted to allow SE to get credit for a potential sale as it does on Stack Overlow but that ...
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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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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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Latin name or common name in tags?

This question is an interesting case: How to prevent Sempervivum tectorum (Common Houseleek) from growing in length and not width? Both latin name and common name are in the title and question body ...
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Damp Tag Useful?

Is the damp tag necessary? I don't feel it's very resourceful or descriptive. I couldn't see anyone showing interested in subscribing or/utilizing the damp tag. In the context of the one question ...
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Should “What is an easy vegetable to grow” be made Comm-Wiki? [closed]

A question came up about asking 'easy questions'; it referred to the Easy-Veg question as an example of this. It seems to me this question was a poor example for their question (which was likely ...
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Should good answers contain references?

One of my advice questions was answered without references given, and I can only assume it's anecdotal. Is it expecting too much on this site to ask/expect people to provide references to back up ...
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Pests tag too general?

The pests tag is proving popular but i'm tempted to retag/encourage more detailed tags. ants, mice, birds are all interesting and very different in the kinds of problems they generate, how to ...
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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 ...
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Aren't we supposed to be avoiding easy questions in private beta? [closed]

Isn't this the kind of question we are advised not to have in the site at this stage: What is an easy vegetable to grow in a hot, dry summer / cool, wet winter climate? I want to try growing ...
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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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Tag needed for “what's wrong with my plant, here are the symptoms” type questions

There is a category of Q which asks for help identifying the cause of a problem, here's three examples: Some of my ferns have brown spots on the tips of their leaves. What causes that? Why did the ...
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Angling joke sounding questions for experts

So we know that cultivating a fertilised garden bed for experts is one rule of green thumb on whether or not a burgeoning Stack Exchange site will likely emerge from the husk of the beta period. But ...
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Pre-emptive meta question about book recommendations questions

So, there aren't any questions about gardening books. But there are a lot of gardening books. I don't personally think they're all rubbish. But I doubt there ever is or will be a definitive book ...
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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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How do Bonsai Trees fit in?

Are questions on Bonsai Trees suitable for the gardening and landscaping exchange? Would they be considered off-topic? Are Bonsai Trees within the scope of gardening and landscaping?
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Should tags of nouns be plural or singular?

Should tags of nouns be plural or singular? Real example: pumpkin vs. pumpkins If the answer is: "Doesn't Matter", then do we connect the singular and plural versions as synonyms?
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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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Should we report plaigarism?

It's a little depressing to realize, but after this user was outed as having copied some bullet points off of about.com, I started googling some of his sentences and everything he's written so far has ...
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List of SE sites to migrate off-topic questions to.

The list of StackExchange sites that appear when voting to close a question as off-topic is limited to a few. Currently the only option is the meta site. I think we should establish which sites are ...
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Is the 'gardening' tag going to be too broad?

I felt kind of dumb using the gardening, but I didn't feel too creative. Similar to the programming tag on programmers.SE. Every other question probably ought to have the tag right? Not sure if ...
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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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Making plant/tree care tags general

There was one question earlier today on thinning fruit trees, and was tagged fruit-thinning. Since the primary purpose of tags is for archival purposes and easy access to information, I suggest making ...
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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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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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Should references to particular commercial suppliers be allowed?

I (and others) have already used names like "Lowes" and "Home Depot" although in all such cases (and definitely mine) they have been more of a generic "you can find this at your local big box hardware/...
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Do general tool question belong here?

This question seems only accidentally related to gardening. In general, I would imagine tool and tool repair questions would be better asked at the Home Improvement site. There are tool-related ...
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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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Are questions about birds and other animals in your garden on topic?

I'm thinking questions about maintaining a yard friendly to birds attracting different species of birds to your garden keeping birds from nesting in places in your garden keeping specific types of ...
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“Accepting” Answers Too Quickly

Question authors are asked to "Accept" an answer to let others know that you have received a good answer to your question (see the faq). But accepting an answer too quickly has an unwanted side ...
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Are plant identification questions ok?

I have some photos of a weed that I'm having trouble identifying. Is that a valid question?
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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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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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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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