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2021 Community Moderator Election Results
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Thank you for voting in the election. I and the rest of the moderators will do our best to see that you, G & L users, have a great place to get answers. Thank you!

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Are the [containers] and [pots] tags synonyms?
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Pots is already a synonym of containers so it only looks like it is a separate tag. I don't think there is any way to show all the synonyms that exist in tags so it is hard to tell

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Question locking and migration?
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Sorry Colin but it was definitely a cooking question. The original poster even wondered where it should go. If it is any consolation I didn't have the question open for migration for more than the ...

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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?
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You asked about the use of turf and sod. I reviewed the use of turf defined as grass and the surface layer of earth held together by its roots Some of the questions and answers worked well if you ...

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Is there any difference from gardening point of view between the terms of [sod], [turf] and [lawn]?
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From Wikipedia Sod also known as turf is grass. When harvested into rolls it is held together by its roots and a thin layer of soil. In Australian and British English, sod is more commonly known as ...

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What extra does [equipment] tag introduce compared to [tools] tag?
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This is an excellent question. I think tools is used for hand tools or tools you can pick up. Equipment would be for, as you say, larger equipment such as compactors, tractors, gas tillers.

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Should [botany] and [botanics] tags be merged?
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The word botanics seems to be used in different contexts. as a synonym for Botany, the study of plants. The Free Dictionary The singular word, botanic, is considered an adjective of botany by ...

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What is the difference between [trimming] and [pruning]?
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Yes, I think all questions tagged trimming should have that tag removed and retagged as pruning. Then the trimming tag can be removed as an option.

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How to post large amount (over 3) of pictures in a question?
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The upload and formatting of images is poorly done by the StackExchange network in terms of a user friendly interface. Let's just walk through the knowledge that you need to have to upload a picture: ...

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2020: a year in moderation
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This is interesting but hard to evaluate without context. Specifically in percentage ratios by year for total questions deleted/total questions total answers deleted/total answers and so on. A ...

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Disambiguation of [cloning] and [propagation] tags
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I looked up the definitions and cloning appears to be a subset of propagation. Cloning : producing individuals with identical or virtually identical DNA, either naturally or artificially. Propagation :...

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Discussion about merging [led] tag into [grow-lamp] tag
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I disagree as LED lights are "new" for use as plant lights and much of the advice does not carry over to the more traditional light sources such as HPS and fluorescent. My take is the people ...

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Renaming of [Sansevieria] tag to [Snake-plants] due to its reclassification
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I did not know the biologists had been at work and the article you referred to was published in 2014. There are a number of common references to the renaming so I guess it's not unknown. I think your ...

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Italicization in tag wiki excerpts - removal of unrendered asterisks (*)
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I review all edits every morning, bring 'em on!

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Should [figs] and [ficus] tags be merged?
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Ficus is the genus name. The questions tagged Figs are aimed at Ficus carica, the edible species of fig. We would loose context by merging the two although I am not in favour of species tags as if ...

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Create new tag for genus or for species or both?
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The existing tags are all over the place and are not consistent for genus, species or name. We have apples but not malus, avocado but not persea, bell-pepper and bell-peppers, acer and maple. Given ...

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For id questions: Why should I tell where in the world a plant is growing?
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Although zone hardiness is very helpful not all users know their zones. Also by giving a general geographic location you can get the most valuable answers: from gardeners in your area. I cannot ...

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Additional Moderators Needed
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I would like to nominate myself as a moderator. I have been active on the site since the early days and am still on the site on a regular basis. Although I no longer work as a commercial landscaper ...

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How can I reword this question so it follows guidelines?
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As written your question should be closed, sorry. I think you can do some research yourself to refine your question and that should be along the lines of: What vegetables/trees with fruit grow in ...

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Why not name "Gardening and Landscaping" as "Horticulture" Instead?
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When I took courses it was called Horticulture or Arboriculture or Soil Science. However many of the questions posted here are from users with no formal training or education in Horticulture. I ...

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What would change by moving out of beta?
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From the link that Niall gave this comment from D.W. does not quote a source but it is thought provoking: I'd like to add one more feature to your list. Today, sites in beta can be shut down at ...

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Are questions about animals in garden maintenance or animal husbandry on topic?
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No, these are not gardening questions. These are questions about permaculture or Sustainability. We have an associated site, Sustainable living, where they already have similar questions such as How ...

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What is the best way to distinguish a question as the definitive answer to a common issue
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I made a scale tag and starting tagging questions that are appropriate. Feel free to expand on the tag which I quoted from Wikipedia and tag more questions

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Should SI units generally be added to US customary units?
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I live where we buy wood in inches and feet and food in kilograms or grams so I am familiar with SI shyness. I have added both units in answers if I have time and hope others will follow suit.

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Are tree/log processing questions suitable for this site?
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I think sustainability would be better, particularly if you were to phrase the question in terms of landscape management and what you want to do with the land after tree removal. Check permaculture ...

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What's the best way to promote more high rep users?
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I believe many repeat users see a forum as a game. When you get a really high rep you have "won" and no longer need to participate. The traditional way to encourage interest in users who have been ...

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Why did 15 late answers from years ago show up in the review queue
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And the comments from that thread are relevant to the "solution" It is getting tiresome that the standard solution to quality problems on the site(s) is always "more reviews". Instead of demanding ...

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The Landscaping tag with Gardening and Landscaping needs much BROADER knowledge bases
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It's like going upriver when you try and move away from the SO question and answer format. The focus for all SO sites is questions that are focused and have one correct answer. That is not an easy ...

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What's up with the frugal tag?
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I think the frugal tag can be removed. This word is a little uncommon in the English language and it's meaning is not likely to be clear to a lot of users. From Merriam Webster : careful about ...

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Are legal questions on-topic here?
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Great question! There is no point in asking questions about interpretation of aspects of the law: laws regarding plants change from city to state/province to country. plant laws are often part of ...

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