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Let's get critical: Oct 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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Having a separate question when OP is asking several follow on questions

OP originally asked this question Shaping my new bonsai I provided an answer and OP asked several follow on questions. I updated my answer to include more information. However, one of the questions ...
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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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Announcement: new users can now post images

Since the beginning of Stack Exchange, new users—those with less than 10 rep—have not been allowed to add images to their posts. Since this can be a deterrent for them, other users on ...
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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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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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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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How can we get more knowledgeable answers to questions?

I've been concerned about a lack of knowledgeable users on the site since, well, it was two days out of private beta. Looking at the most recent site evalutation, I'm not convinced that we have the ...
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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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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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Can we declare that diagnosis and Id questions without a photo are off topic?

As a part of the new close changes that are forthcoming we are allowed to add some custom close reasons. However, the only custom reasons we are allowed are for "Off Topic" questions. I'd like to ...
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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There are changes in the close reasons that have just gone live: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by: “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” "...
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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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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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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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Close similar questions or answer with links to existing answers

As spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere we are starting to see questions from first time users that have, in many respects, been asked and answered before. The choices are to answer the question ...
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Stepping down as moderator

I have decided to step down as pro-tem moderator of Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange and have informed the SE team of my decision (I will stay on until the new pro-tems are picked). When ...
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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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Do You Like Hats? [closed]

Last year around Christmas time arQAde had an awesome promotion in which they awarded hats for gravatars for completing basic tasks around the site. If you don't remember it, here is a link the promo ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Duplication bug on Bounty system [closed]

I'm experiencing the following behavior with the bounty screen: -The window is duplicated if you click twice on the link:
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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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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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Ideas for Gardening & Landscaping's Anniversary Contest [closed]

Gardening & Landscaping turned 1 last Friday (8 June 2012) — a big round of applause to everyone who participated in the site! I've talked to SE Inc. and they've agreed to sponsor a site ...
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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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What percentage of new users come from other SE sites?

I'm here because of stack overflow. I wonder how many of our first time questions come from people who have other accounts on SE?
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Any ideas why we have so few questions even with rising traffic?

I reviewed the area 51 stats on this beta and even though lots of people come to the site through Google searches they don't ask questions. A similar question was asked a year ago and the numbers ...
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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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Are mushroom identification questions in scope?

Are mushroom identification questions in scope? Let's assume the question may or may not be in the context of a person's garden or soft landscaping project. I notice too there is a dead mycology ...
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Interest in How to build a water feature?

We have one question about water features but I will grant that it is a specialized aspect of gardening. If there is interest I can write up a series of posts that discuss: choice of materials how to ...
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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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Any interest in a blog post on how to build stone steps?

I built a set of drystone steps last year for which I have extensive before, during and after pictures. We don't get many hard landscaping questions here so I'm not certain whether it would be ...
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How do you feel about sharing Gardening.SE content on Pinterest?

Update: I've started pinning things to a Gardening board on the Stack Exchange Pinterest account. If you're on Pinterest (or if you're just curious what this is all about), check it out: http://...
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Too many low use tags makes tag soup?

I see we now have a tag for paulownia. Nice that someone asks a question on an obscure species but I wonder if we can afford to have a tag for every one of the over 300,000 plant species? Should ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Rising traffic and the road to graduation

it's almost spring time now! If you've been watching our traffic stats, you would've noticed a near doubling of traffic in just about two months. Indeed, more and more folks are getting to know about ...
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Can't upload pictures

I have I have tried to upload a picture twice and have had the same error happen both times. After sitting for a little bit waiting for the image to upload a message pops up saying that for security ...
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Is it on topic to ask for the name of a plant?

Is it on topic to ask for the name of a plant? I asked for the name of my aloes, and the response was poor.
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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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“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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Are beekeeping/apiculture questions relevant?

Is it appropriate to post questions about beekeeping and apiculture on Gardening and Landscaping?
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Location is vital to most gardening questions, should location be a tag?

Stack Overflow is successful because of a combination of the SE technology and the meta-rules defining how to use that technology successfully given the topic at hand. The stack about Gardening ...
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Are questions about a marijuana garden allowed?

Given the fact that it is legal to grow in some states should questions regarding growing marijuana be allowed?
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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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What should the scope of our Blog be?

Following the track of this blog post, now that we have gauged community interest (and there is obviously some) now its time to begin talking about what our blog will look like? What topics should be ...

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