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Are legal questions on-topic here?

The only previous discussions I can find about legal questions here are ones asking about questions involving growing illegal plants/drugs. Are questions about a marijuana garden allowed? What is the ...
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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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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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Question about plant DNA barcoding as citizen science project appropriate to this site?

I would like to ask a question where gardening overlaps with genetics ("Plant DNA barcoding as citizen science project?"). Is this something that is appropriate on this site or should I try Biology ...
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This post refuses the [seed-starting] tag

This post: Why is it best to start seeds in shallow trays? had a pending edit proposal. The user who proposed the edit was unable to add the tag seed-starting, so I clicked the 'improve' button, ...
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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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What should a community ad for gardening.stackexchange look like?

Fully launched StackExchange sites can show community ads for anything their community chooses. There are premade templates for ads for Area51 proposals: area51 ad http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/...
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Should we blacklist the [garden] tag?

I noticed today that we have a garden tag. It is currently applied to 17 questions, and is the only tag on 5 of them. Now, the gardening tag is blacklisted because it's an intrinsic tag, one that is ...
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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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Do we really want questions asking for off-site resources?

We get a fair number of questions asking for off-site resources. Some recent examples: Competitions and lectures for garden designers A website for keeping track of my houseplants What good websites ...
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What is “What is this plant?” as a question?

There are a fair number of "What is this plant?" questions. e.g: What is this itch-inducing twig I found in my cilantro? ; What is the name of this plant and how to make it grow horizontal branches? ;...
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Weekly topic challenge: bulbs [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for bulbs. Spring, summer and fall flowering bulbs are a common addition to the landscape, or in the home. ...
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Weekly topic challenge: trees [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for trees. You can ask about tree care, pruning, planting, or anything. A lot of tree care goes on in winter, ...
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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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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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Weekly topic challenge: succulents [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for succulents. From cacti to sedum, euphorbia to crassula, succulents are everywhere. As houseplants, as ...
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Weekly topic challenge: tools [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for tools. Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, and with the slowing down of seasonal gardening ...
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Weekly topic challenge: overwintering [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for overwintering. Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, so this is a good, seasonal topic for y'all. ...
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Weekly topic challenge: harvesting [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the next open suggestion is for harvesting. You can ask about harvesting any fruit or veggie. Please use the tag harvesting when posting ...
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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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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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Weekly topic challenge: terminology [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest scoring suggestion is for terminology. So, we're going to build our base of terminology questions. These can be closer to ...
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What's the limit for what's on or off topic with aquaponics?

In regards to this question: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/q/14497/2984 We have other questions about aquaponics, but it seems like there are two kinds of aquaponic systems. One that's meant to ...
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Gardening & Landscaping: Weekly Topic Challenge

Jon Ericson has come up with a wonderful way to boost the amount of questions on the site, and promote activity in topics that may otherwise receive only minimal attention. And it will be a lot of fun....
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When and how should I flag comments for removal?

I understand that on Stack Exchange sites, comments are supposed to be ephemeral. They are intended for clarification from an author, and once they have served their purpose, they can be removed at ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 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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What's the maximum size of the garden so I can ask questions here?

Say I have a big garden, 3,000 square meters. Is it too big? How about one hectare? What if I buy one hectare of land, I make there a small house and I live there, and make a garden on that 1 ...
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Should reputation or badges be used to encourage referring users to StackExchange communities?

I just sent out information about the site to 6 acquaintances whose knowledge and expertise I call upon regularly, because I realized that this community is improved by greater activity (assuming that ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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What is the plant tag used for?

I noticed today that there is the tag: plant. There's currently no tag wiki for it, and from the questions that use the tag I'm not really sure what the tag is supposed to be used for. I would kind ...
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Should the closed as duplicate message be changed?

Here's what the closed-as-duplicate message looks like: marked as duplicate by johndoe1, johndoe2, johndoe3, johndoe4, johndoe5 May 5 '55 at 5:55 This question has been asked before and already has ...
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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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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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Is the tag for Pots a synonym of the tag for Containers?

I just noticed there's a tag: pots Plant containers that are typically round and a tag: containers. Plant pots and boxes that hold soil and growing plants. It sounds to me like the tag for ...
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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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Is this a bug in the tour of this site?

I recently went on the tour of the site again, for no real reason, and I found that the example question was 'Is an olive tree frost resistant?'. My answer to that question has five votes, townseans ...
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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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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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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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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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Are Questions About Making and Hanging garden gates in scope?

I would like to post questions about building and hanging a garden gate. I think this site is the best fit but I cannot see any similar questions. The Home Improvement site is the alternative but a ...
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Should old unanswered questions that need a photo for proper answers be closed?

I've noticed that many of our unanswered questions are practically unanswerable without a photo, or in some cases, a lot more detail. I would vote to close many of these, but I would like to know what ...
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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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