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Is “natural” a useful tag?

Recently created on this question: What are some alternatives to under gravel filters for a 3000 gallon pond?
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self promoting links again

I notice a user frequently links to their own site for articles they have written. They also sell gardening materials and make money from advertisements on the site. Although there is nothing wrong ...
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Gardening Anniversary Contest [closed]

Hello Gardening & Langscaping users! Following my last post asking for contest ideas, here's what we've come up with: The contest will start on 1st of August UTC (tomorrow) and last for 4 weeks, ...
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To what extent are garden/yard animal questions on-topic?

A recent question gives an the opportunity to define our scope just a bit more. How much should questions surrounding birds (and the feeding, housing etc of such) and other (potentially) beneficial ...
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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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Should there be individual tags for specific plants?

Should there be individual tags for specific plants? For example, I asked a question specifically about my Gardenia tree/bush/plant. I'd love to see other questions and answers about Gardenias. Does ...
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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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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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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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Thoughts on self promoting links

I notice a recent post by a first time user where they give a one sentence answer and a link to their commercial site where an extensive and good answer to the question is given. On other SE sites it ...
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No hard landscaping questions?

I don't see any questions about working with interlock or natural stone. Walkways, retaining walls: these all seem to be a natural fit for "Gardening and Landscaping". Are these outside the scope of ...
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Fall/winter gardening tag?

Would it be useful to have a fall/winter gardening tag? We've got a handful of questions that this would fit. If so, what should it be called? fall-gardening and winter-gardening would overlap, and ...
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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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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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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.
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Seedling identification without clarification too broad?

I was looking at this identification question. The identification request includes a picture of a nondescript seedling growing at the edge of a pot. It has been inactive for more than a year, with no ...
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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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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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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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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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“Containers” tag vs “Potting” tag

I think the Container tag is ambiguous with the Potting tag. Also (IMO) the container tag more accurately describes plants growing anywhere but inside the ground (eg 'contained' environments) better ...
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How to improve the Q & A experience for lengthy posts

I found when doing the stone steps post that the format of Stack Exchange is not well suited for a series of questions on the same topic. Specifically: questions have to have a certain length and ...
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What are good answers?

The garden site seems to be somewhat lawless. There are a lack of experts, myths abound, and everyone has rules of thumb and old wives tales. It seems as though any kind of answer will be ok on the ...
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Gardening Self-Evaluation: Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Are questions about selling surplus vegetables / cut flowers permitted?

This time of year, around me, you get a lot of gardeners selling surpluses from outside their houses. Would questions about selling be on or off topic? e.g. Is it legal in Canada to sell surplus ...
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Why “correct” lupin to lupine?

This bunch of revisions: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/posts/168/revisions shows that the original poster had consistently used the spelling lupin. Lupin appears to be one of the standard ...
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Should questions tagged [sprinkler-system] or [sod] be migrated from Home Improvement?

We currently have 17 questions tagged sprinkler-system on Home Improvement. We also have 4 questions tagged sod (though there is some overlap). Would any (all?) of these be suitable for Gardening &...
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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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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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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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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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Android application for Gardeners

Precedents: Hello there. We are developing an Android (4.0 AKA Ice Cream Sandwich or above) application for gardeners and horticulturists. The application is currently is Beta stage and we need ...
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Duplicates and the identfication tag

I just voted to close the question I found a plant in my garden that I am unable to Identify as a duplicate of What is this plant with long sharp leaves? Is it a weed?, but it got me to thinking if ...
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How to group questions on sexual reproduction

I want to search for all questions about plant sexual reproduction, and the breeding of plants/cultivars via sexual reproduction as opposed to asexual reproduction or cloning (striking cuttings). Is ...
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Should greywater be graywater?

I see we have a tag for greywater. Board policy is to use American spelling. Being a non-native I assume this should be graywater? I'm posting this as a question/discussion rather than to the ...
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Are tissue culture questions in the scope of this site?

Tissue culture is: the growth in an artificial medium of cells derived from living tissue. My question is whether or not tissue culture questions are appropriate for this site. One might argue ...
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Creepers vs. Vines

I see we have a creepers tag. Should this be a synonym of vines? Seems like it should be, but are there other kinds of creepers that are not vines or vice versa?
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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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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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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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Should duplicate or similar titles be allowed?

I was not allowed to ask this question with the title: "What kind of lily is this?" as a similar question exists. There are hundreds if not thousands of lily species so this seems a bit restrictive. ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 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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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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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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Is this question too localized?

This question only relates to buying an herbicide in California. Rather than flagging it I thought I would find out the opinions of others. Leaving aside the issue of only being valid in California ...
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My wrong answer was accepted. Can it be fixed?

I supplied an answer here which I now believe is incorrect in the identification but correct in how to culture. Another user has the correct identification. I could delete my own answer which also ...
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Q regarding CCASA License and third party photos

I didn't realize that when you add a photo to SE from another website that the photo is actually copied from the original website to imgur. How does this affect SE's TOS that require all subscriber ...
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Why was this seemingly on-topic answer deleted?

https://gardening.stackexchange.com/a/7609/51 This answer was deleted without comment, and I didn't see an immediate reason why. As far as I can tell there's nothing wrong with it: it answers 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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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, ...