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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 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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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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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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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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Can this question be rephrased to be on-topic? [closed]

What are common places to try for alternatives to commercially available seeds? Would editing to remove the "Is there a place I can go online?" make this question not fall afoul of the "shopping" ban?...
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Can/should we change the standard message posted when a late answer by a new user doesn't answer the question?

The "late answer" review queue is triggered by a "new user's answer to an old question." When I use that queue, I always follow the link to see the context of the answer. Many of the answers from ...
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Is it useful to retag questions for identified species? [duplicate]

I see that the Identification tag is very popular on GL. My opinion is that retagging with the identified species could help users to avoid posting duplicate questions. For example, if someone wants ...
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Is the natives tag useful

I was searching the tags and happened to discover the natives tag. The tag has all of one question to it's name. My first instinct was that the tag would have something to do with either A) ...
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Repeat question or not?

This morning someone asked a pest ID question. There are accurate answers in the comments sections, but posters were reluctant to write in the Answers section as other questions had been answered ...
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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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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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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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Let's get critical: Jan 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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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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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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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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Should we start seasonal crop recommendation CW posts?

Fall is coming and we are wondering if a set of seasonal crop recommendation posts would be useful to the community at large. These would be a limited set of crop recommendations by season that ...
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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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My question about frost alerts via email

Obviously I'm missing something because I still think my question about frost alerts is an important gardening question. But it's been closed by my fellow moderator, Yoda, and he's not alone because ...
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Suggestion for new tag

I think a new tag, "strimmer", should be added, at least as an alias for some other tag. It's a common British term for "String trimmer" or "Edge trimmer" or "Weed-whacker", and I have found myself ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 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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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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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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Medical Marijuana [duplicate]

I read a couple of posts about the legality and so on related to growing marijuana but I don't think they were specific to the fact that in many states, including California, consumption and even ...
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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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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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Questions with short titles

These questions have less than 18 characters in their titles, perhaps some of them need more descriptive title: Ash tree gender Lawn renovation Leaves seem burnt Sowing Tiny Seeds Sizing a ...
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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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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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Is the question “Where do trees get their shape?” on topic here?

The question "https://gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/11045/where-do-trees-get-their-shape" seems to be off topic here, and on-topic for Biology Stack Exchange. Are we keeping it simply for ...
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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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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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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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Questions with long titles [duplicate]

All these questions have title containing more than 120 characters, perhaps some titles can be more concise: Will green, algae-like blooms in the side of a clear pot cause any damage to the plant and ...
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Would [urban-environment] be a useful tag?

for questions like these ones: What is the effect of streetlights on plants? Is it safe to grow food plants near the road? In fact, the "related questions" algorithm picked up the road question as ...
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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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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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is there a shadow ban feature on stack for moderators to utilize?

is it possible to hide comments from uses with out them finding out? like can any moderator shadow ban a user without their knowledge? just because that user is gaining points with decent answers? or ...
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I'm being bullied/targeted by 2 moderators what can I do about it?

there was a fake account made be a moderator and when my answers were upvoted instead of that account my account started to be targeted by a moderator now that account has disappeared and a million ...

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