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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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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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Should users be able to hide questions (to themselves only)?

I would like to request the ability for users to hide specific questions (for themselves only) so we don't repeatedly see them when we load the site's default page every time they're updated or ...
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Request to modify 'modified' to show more information at a glance

Where activity is shown, as in the 'active' tab (or there only) please distinguish the addition of a new post as an A from edits to posts. Perhaps apply answer rather than modified in a case such as ...
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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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Link Species Names to Wiki

Would it be possible to configure this StackExchange so that when someone uses the name of a species, a Wikipedia or Gardening Stack Exchange wiki article is linked? It would enhance the usability of ...
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How can I find open questions and answers that I haven't seen?

I like to vote! When I do a good job of keeping it up, my voting pattern is such that the ratio of my total number of votes to total number of posts is at least half. (For example, as of today, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Please clarify the 'What topics can I ask about here?' section of the help center

I would like to have this: identification, diagnosis or management of plant diseases, pests, or weeds, changed to reflect on our scope of identifying. It only includes diseases, pests, and ...
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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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Can we ban questions on earth science in the help center?

This question is triggered by the recent 'Why is the soil so black on constuction site'. Can we make it clear in the help center that this type of question is not a good fit to Gardening & ...
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Can we get MathJax here?

While there's a lot of opinion and intuition to gardening, a good gardener is also very good at math. Horticulture is a science, and it would be very nice to clean up answers like this with some nice ...
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Do people who provide questions get notifications that we need more information?

There are so many good questions that we eventually have to close as there is no more response from the original asker. Do they get notifications when we comment on their questions? At the very least ...
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Suggestion for new tag

I think a new tag, "strimmer", should be added, at least as an alias for some other tag. It's a common British term for "String trimmer" or "Edge trimmer" or "Weed-whacker", and I have found myself ...
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new function for mods: convert answer to question

I see new users adding an answer that is really a question to an established thread. Moderators follow the established procedure and add a note saying they should ask it again as a question and ...
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Please support [meta-tag:…] in comments on the main site

Earlier today, I was trying to leave a comment asking a new user to open a discussion post here on [meta] for an edit to the [FAQ]. I noticed that using the [meta-tag:discussion] syntax for an ...
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A Gardening.SE showcase

For the sake of inspiration and admiration (and eventually new plantation), might it be an idea to set up a showcase of gardening? There is absolutely no doubt that some (if not most) members of this ...
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Can we ask new users where they live?

When a new user asks a question they could be writing from anywhere in the world. It would sure help to provide a good answer if they supplied the area of the world or climatic zone where they lived. ...
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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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Better image embedding and viewing

I think I might understand why, or at least partially why, SE doesn't use something like "lightbox", but I do feel SE could make the upload and embed procedures a little bit more user friendly, and ...
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Include geographic information in user summary

Each post or question has a small box that shows the user's avatar, name, reputation, and badge count. It would be great if geographic location was included. The level of detail would be up to the ...