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Are questions about animals in garden maintenance or animal husbandry on topic?
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16 votes

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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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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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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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 are good answers?
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Good answers have these qualities: use the information provided in the question and if the answer contains speculation then this is clearly noted. Ask for more information if the question is unclear ...

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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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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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Are questions about cartoons on-topic?
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They are amusing if nothing else. If we get lots of them I would think putting them outside of scope is reasonable but one or two now and then is not an issue when we are trying to build the user ...

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Should we blacklist the [garden] tag?
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5 votes

I agree that is has no meaning in terms of helping people find something. Please remove.

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How can we improve quality in the [identification] tag?
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I think it is reasonable to have these minimum standards: a picture a location Even indoor plants can be more easily identified if you know what part of the world the plant is located in.

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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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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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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 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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Can we ban questions on earth science in the help center?
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I'm good with suggesting that Earth Science questions are better in another Stack Exchange site. As long as the distinction between soil science which is integral to good gardening and Earth Science ...

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Should the [seed-starting] and [germination] tags be synonyms?
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Theoretically you can germinate fungal spores and bacteria as well as seeds from plants. If you only go by the definition then germination includes everything seed starting implies and a little more. ...

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To what extent are garden/yard animal questions on-topic?
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Yes, it was out of scope but it was a question I was interested in knowing the answer. As an urban gardener I spend hours in the winter planning to make the garden attractive to wildlife. Also, I ...

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Are mushroom identification questions in scope?
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I agree. I would hate to give an opinion that results in poisoning or death.

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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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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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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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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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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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Android application for Gardeners
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I have an android phone and have been known to design web and mobile applications. I would be happy to test this out. I do note that a total of 8000 plants is not comprehensive particularly if it is ...

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A Gardening.SE showcase
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I think there would have to be a purpose other than putting up some pictures. The garden should be annotated with text that shows why it works well. A very short list of topics that would be relevant ...

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questions about a down vote
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I believe the down voter based their action on the content of the answer. There are a number of points which are incorrect or highly speculative: lichen does not indicate a sick tree a close ...

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What should the scope of our Blog be?
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I believe one of the goals of Gardening and Landscaping is to be a destination for people with garden questions. A good portion of the questions on this site relate to plants. I know when I look for ...

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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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