I suppose I could be considered an expert in gardening because I did the study and have qualifications, though I don't like the term. The point about horticulture is its variable, its not like coding - make a mistake with coding and the programme won't work, or will glitch, but that's not always true with horticulture. In the 40 years I've been in this field,...
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Taking a page out of Jeff's blog post, we should figure where expert gardeners hang out on the internet and watch for unanwered questions that might be suitable for this site. If we can get great answer to these questions (this is a chicken-and-egg problem, of course), it's possible to introduce ...
They don't exist exactly as stated in your question.
There are badges -- Announcer, Booster and Publicist -- for sharing a link to a post using the share button underneath the post. (More information in the Q&A: How can I 'try' to get the publicist badge?)
On Area 51, you can get both reputation for each person that signs up for a site ...
I think the idea of a Facebook page is excellent. It's irrelevant that it's based upon likes or oil or a Presidential Primary.
From my perspective a Facebook page helps to gain attention for the site. It allows for interesting gardening questions and answers to be posted on the page and highlighted in order to gain attention and get more views.
I large ...
FB is based on Friends & Likes. While it may be possible to generate some traffic, I don't think a FB page would get much notice unless you want to pay for it.
FB is about sharing cute animal/baby pictures, funny/strange videos and funny/political memes. I don't think a Gardening & Landscaping page would be a good fit.
(if you decide to, let me ...
I think it's a great idea as long as the hats fit to the gardening topic.
Possible hats could be:
a fruit hat hat like Tea Drinker suggested
or a strawhat
or a landscapers working helmet
or anything else gardening and landscaping related.