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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 [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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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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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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What is the Cleanup merit badge?

I see a Cleanup merit badge, which is described as "First rollback", but it has no information on how to earn it and no explanation as to what a rollback means? Is this deleting your earlier question ...
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Are questions about installing artificial plants on-topic?

This question was just asked on the main site: Minimal install of artificial grass for small enclosed pet area As the title says, they're asking about installing a small area (from the photo, it ...
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Why not name "Gardening and Landscaping" as "Horticulture" Instead?

I noticed many of the other stack exchanges are based on scientific disciplines and horticulture certainly encompasses both gardening and landscaping with some added produce farming and science. ...
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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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Would a tag for "How to" be useful to attract new users?

I see that when I search for something on Google and it starts with "how to", there are a lot of suggestions like: how to prune xyz? how to germinate xyz? how to take cuttings from xyz? how to grow ...
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Creating a stack exchange site for Bonsai

I recently proposed a stack exchange site for bonsai trees. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/107012/bonsai As there are some really active bonsai forums out there I thought that this could ...
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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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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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What should you do with answers that you no longer agree with?

As one's education advances, one may find that answers that one has provided in the past which have been upvoted and perhaps even accepted are no longer consistent with one's latest understanding of ...
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What to do with the [diesease] tag?

I noticed there is a diesease tag on 3 questions: What happened? - Chilli plants are developing spots on leaves and the edges are curling Why is my philodendron getting these brown dry parts on its ...
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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 should an editor handle adding a tag after an identification has been made? [duplicate]

As an editor, I'm seeking guidance as to the best practice for adding a tag to an identification question once the identification's been made. From the information section of the identification tag: ...
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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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What would change by moving out of beta?

I am familiar with other Stack Exchange sites that are out of beta and don't see a lot of difference. I think we get more elected moderators and they get special spam fighting powers and a cape but ...
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Who can see the name of the users who voted to close a question, before the actual closure takes place?

I know that when a question is put on hold or closed, the list of those who voted to do that becomes public. During the process, meaning when there are not yet enough votes to cause closure, who can ...
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How to exit Beta, after 6 years?

Note: I don't mean beta as the scientific name of beet's genus. Looking at Area51, e.g. our page: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1369/gardening-and-landscaping and comparing with other ...
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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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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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Where should I ask a question about a tree that was found on a trail but could be in a yard?

I'm seeking information about what appears to be a severe problem affecting the bark of two trees, which I think are birches. The trees were found by my husband on a hike in the woods, but they don't ...
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Are questions about animals in garden maintenance or animal husbandry on topic?

Animals are part of nature, sometimes welcome in our gardens, sometimes not. Hence questions involving animals have always been part of our site, as far as they touch our everyday gardening actions. ...
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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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40-minute time limit

I would encourage you to drop the 40-minute limit on postings. Allowing people to only post once per 40 minutes means that for many users they will only be making one answer (or question). I am not ...
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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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Will a question about why a plant flowers only after rain be on-topic?

With regards to this question about identifying a plant found in a garden in south India wich only flowers after rain, I'm planning to ask in a separate question why it does that. Will that be on-...
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Best practice for quoting an offline reference

I have an extensive library of books about plants and recently had occasion to quote a section from a book in an answer. As the content of the book is not available online I referred to a listing on ...
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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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How do some questions get 1000's of views vs. other's are in the 10's

I am not sure how many users are on Gardening & Landscape but I see that some questions get 1000's of views and others are in the low 10's or 100's at best. Where do these 1000's of views come ...
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Should SI units generally be added to US customary units?

Due to the beta state of this site and its use of English† only, most questions and answers use United States customary units, particularly inch and feet, but also gallons and degrees Fahrenheit (the ...
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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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What is the best way to distinguish a question as the definitive answer to a common issue

I frequently find myself repeating instructions about how to treat spider mites, mealybug and scale. These pests are common indoor and out on a wide range of species. For example there are many ...
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Are tree/log processing questions suitable for this site?

I posted this question over at The Great Outdoors SE and it has received mixed opinions on its suitability for the site. I have many trees on my land that need to be cut down. I would like to know ...
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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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What's the best way to promote more high rep users?

Looking at the users here, you'll notice something. There are 3 active users over 30k, and then the next active users are well under 6k. It's almost like tiers. This is unnatural. About 3/4 of the ...
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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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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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Why did 15 late answers from years ago show up in the review queue

The answers dated back to 2012 and I did not notice any editing or other action to make them look active. Some new "feature" of Stack Exchange? Was it a dead link check? see https://gardening....
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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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