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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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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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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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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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Are questions about selling surplus vegetables / cut flowers permitted?

This time of year, around me, you get a lot of gardeners selling surpluses from outside their houses. Would questions about selling be on or off topic? e.g. Is it legal in Canada to sell surplus ...
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Why “correct” lupin to lupine?

This bunch of revisions: https://gardening.stackexchange.com/posts/168/revisions shows that the original poster had consistently used the spelling lupin. Lupin appears to be one of the standard ...
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Should questions tagged [sprinkler-system] or [sod] be migrated from Home Improvement?

We currently have 17 questions tagged sprinkler-system on Home Improvement. We also have 4 questions tagged sod (though there is some overlap). Would any (all?) of these be suitable for Gardening &...
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Latin name or common name in tags?

This question is an interesting case: How to prevent Sempervivum tectorum (Common Houseleek) from growing in length and not width? Both latin name and common name are in the title and question body ...
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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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Why is it off-topic to ask for a source for a plant?

My question, 'Where can I find a source of Schlumbergera russeliana', was closed because it was thought to be unconstructive. What was unconstructive about it and why is it off topic?
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How can we fix the bad hover image (on Questions link in meta and main)?

When you hover over "Questions" (in both main and meta) there is a tiny little yellow (or grey) line that shouldn't be there down the bottom, which irritates the graphical pedant in me. How to fix? I'...
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Why wasn't I able to flag a question as duplicate to an unanswered question?

The questions The bark on my scheffeler is withering and one trunk is dead? and Sick Scheffelera 40 years old were asked by what appears to be the same person about the same plant. I wasn't able to ...
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Why can't I use the tag “greenhouse”?

Why can I NOT use the tag 'greenhouse' x 17? I am in the middle of putting the plastic on and I am having a few problems...A notice came up that my reputation is still below 150 and I am not able to ...
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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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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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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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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 group questions on sexual reproduction

I want to search for all questions about plant sexual reproduction, and the breeding of plants/cultivars via sexual reproduction as opposed to asexual reproduction or cloning (striking cuttings). Is ...
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Should greywater be graywater?

I see we have a tag for greywater. Board policy is to use American spelling. Being a non-native I assume this should be graywater? I'm posting this as a question/discussion rather than to 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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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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Are tissue culture questions in the scope of this site?

Tissue culture is: the growth in an artificial medium of cells derived from living tissue. My question is whether or not tissue culture questions are appropriate for this site. One might argue ...
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Creepers vs. Vines

I see we have a creepers tag. Should this be a synonym of vines? Seems like it should be, but are there other kinds of creepers that are not vines or vice versa?
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Damp Tag Useful?

Is the damp tag necessary? I don't feel it's very resourceful or descriptive. I couldn't see anyone showing interested in subscribing or/utilizing the damp tag. In the context of the one question ...
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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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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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Is it okay to embed an information link in a plant's name in someone else's question?

I came across this question. It has an answer and nobody has asked for a picture, so it appears to be one of many that can elicit good advice without a specific picture. Because I've never heard of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Is this question too localized?

This question only relates to buying an herbicide in California. Rather than flagging it I thought I would find out the opinions of others. Leaving aside the issue of only being valid in California ...
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My wrong answer was accepted. Can it be fixed?

I supplied an answer here which I now believe is incorrect in the identification but correct in how to culture. Another user has the correct identification. I could delete my own answer which also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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