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Please blacklist the [plant] tag

Almost three years ago, we had a question What is the plant tag used for? with a couple of answers saying plant isn't useful because it's too general — it can apply to every question on the site ...
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Why is this off topic?

I posted this question yesterday and has since been marked as off topic, yet I fail to see why. It's about a garden/landscaping related issue that seems perfect for this SE. The issue of "urine smell" ...
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How does the system recognize/qualify low quality content?

Routinely, posts with certain criteria are marked as low quality and they show up in my queue. Sometimes I'm unsure how to moderate these, when it comes to the content of the posts (rather than the ...
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Questions about history of cultivation

Is it ok to ask questions on this site about the history of cultivation of a certain plant? If not, is there any other SE website more appropriate for that? The question I have in mind is: "How did ...
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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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GL SE logo and 'beta' status

Is it true that GL SE can't have its logo as long as it has 'beta' status? (I know that there were several related questions before, but none of them are as specific as this question, and some of ...
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How do I get site activity graphs?

How do I go about getting a site activity graph, such as the one posted here:
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How can I find the beta progress for the site?

I know this site is in Beta, in area 51 they have a nice graphic that illustrates how far along a site is based on the various metrics. What are the metrics to get out of beta and how are we doing?
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How to achieve Fanatic badge when using multiple devices?

I have never logged out of GL and I usually enter the site using my laptop. When I'm on the road I enter the site from my phone (browser) and I am also perpetually logged in on the phone. However, if ...
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Please blacklist the [garden] tag as intrinsic

Over two years ago, I asked Should we blacklist the [garden] tag? and got an answer saying "yes", with no dissent. I argued then that it counts as an intrinsic tag, one that is so general that it ...
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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 to post images here

I have plants I'd like to identify. How do I post pictures here?
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Getting email notifications for new questions

I'd like to receive email notifications when new questions are asked on Gardening&Landscaping, but I don't find this setting. Does this setting activate when a certain level of reputation is ...
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Stack Exchange experimentation sandbox

This is a sandbox post for users to experiment with various Stack Exchange features. This question (and all answers) is a community wiki so that the reputation required to edit is lower. Also, the ...
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Is asking for materials for an experiment on light and seed germination on-topic?

I want to make an experiment regarding seed germination on some flowering plants, probably Portulaca grandiflora, but not necessary this exact species. Some plants need light to germinate their seeds ...
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Negative points; User removed

I've just had 30 points removed because of 'USER REMOVED'. This is the only explanation I can access. What does 'User Removed' minus ten points mean?
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I would like a moderator to merge my accounts after verification

I am registered as Ben Welborn but somehow I previously answered a question as unregistered user Ben Welborn. Can a moderator please merge my accounts after verification?
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Why can't I add a tag without editing the question?

I like to search by tags. Sometimes I feel that a well-written question would benefit from an additional tag, however, I can't add a tag without editing six characters in the body of the question. ...
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Edits on answers

I just went through an edit (no big deal) of one of my answers and had a very hard time understanding exactly what and why it was edited. Lost quite a few points (again no big deal) but I couldn't ...
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How can I find my badge progress for Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges?

Is there a way to find how far along I am/how close I am to getting the Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges on gardening.stackexchange.com?
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Is it OK to close older questions as duplicates of newer ones?

Example: Dwarf Alberta Spruce Winter Burn [duplicate], posted on Apr 28 2014 at 2:44, as a duplicate of How to heal this needled plant?, posted May 9 2014 at 16:37. I had always thought the newest ...
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How can I 'try' to get the publicist badge?

Is there a way I can 'try' to get the publicist badge? The wiki (whatever it's called) says: Shared a link to a question that was visited by 1000 unique IP addresses. This badge can be awarded ...
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Venus fly trap tag malfunctioning

The venus-fly-trap appears to exist, and dionaea the species name tag also exists and is a synonym of it. The issue is that neither of them can be used to tag a question. Searching the tags for venus-...
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Why does the top bar show 4 questions for review when there are none?

In the last week for Gardening.StackExchange my top bar shows the number 4 in orange. A tooltip indicates that there are four questions waiting for review but when I click on it there are none. I ...
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Why are list questions discouraged?

I don't believe questions like the following deserve to be closed... What are the (essential) Tools that every gardener should own? The point of this site is to answer questions. Not all questions ...
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URLs (links) placed in a HTML list

Do the below formatted/styled URLs (links) placed in a HTML list not work due to mixing two different markup formats when composing a post? [Composting Council of Canada][1] [Create Your Own Compost ...
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Where do I look for basic information on logged-in user abilities?

In looking at badges, I notice many terms for which I am unable to find a definition on the site. I'm sure it must exist somewhere, but even using the search box hasn't seemed to help. I did also try ...
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Is there a way to attach chat back to a question?

On the question Improving heat retention and light availability of coldframes I wound up having a discussion with @Bamboo in comments. It was starting to get long so I created a chat discussion as ...
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questions about a down vote

Yesterday someone gave a down vote in my reply, which I immediately deleted as I am not interested in arguing. Is there a way to save this half-dead evergreen tree? I guess I can not know who gave ...
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Connecting two user logins

My wife registered as suzanne but somehow has ended up answering questions as unregistered user sstNorwalk here. I want to help her merge the to ids, ending up with the sstNorwalk icon and the suzanne ...
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How to Upload pics on an existing post

How do I upload pics on My current post? What size do the pics have to be? I had asked a question about my willow tree, and responses are asking for a photo. I have searched everywhere and don't see ...
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Why did my avatar picture change when I changed my email?

When I changed my email address on my profile, My avatar picture changed. I do not like the new one. Why did it change, and can I get my old one back?
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Site missing from all sites menu on other stackexchange sites [closed]

I found this site last week because it appeared on the all sites menu on one of the other stackexchange sites I was using at the time. Now it seems it is no longer listed on the all sites menu on any ...
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Are we losing tag wikis?

I thought I'd written a longer description for desert but this disappeared (thought someone might have deleted it as too long winded), but I'm pretty certain I wrote a tag wiki (long and short) for ...
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Image resizing gone wonky

In this question the revised version shows (at least for me, in FF) the pics and captions no longer lining up here: ... and here: as an additional "funny", if I click on the top left picture "The ...
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When should I post an answer and when should I post a comment?

I'm a new user to Gardening & Landscaping and I'm confused by "comments" and "answers" -- what is the difference between the two? When should I post a comment and when should I post an answer? ...
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Can the red/green color combination for an accepted answer (in the reputation tab) be changed? [closed]

When someone accepts an answer, the total rep for that answer shows up in my profile (in the reputation tab) as a red box with green text inside. This is extremely hard to read and is a strain on the ...
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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 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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Can we have a tag synonym without the other tag being used at all?

Courgettes aren't really all that well known to Americans, I just happen to remember reading about 'em on english.SE. It would be silly to retag with zucchini or summer squash, but can we add a tag ...