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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should the closed as duplicate message be changed?
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I'm not sure about the wording you propose as it may not be clear to all users. I support the idea of providing a better phrase. Perhaps something like... There is another question like this which ...

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Should old unanswered questions that need a photo for proper answers be closed?
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I think we should close them. For the most part if the question is older than a few weeks it has been abandoned by the user and the chances of them returning to provide more details is slim.

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Can we declare that diagnosis and Id questions without a photo are off topic?
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I'm all for this. A diagnosis without a picture is like a book without words.

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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic
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I find the most common problem answering a question is insufficient information. That was covered under "not a real question". Where will it be now? Is there any review planned for flagging answers?...

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Rising traffic and the road to graduation
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One thing we could do that is a service to every gardener is a community article listing all the ideas that are not true. For example: using bone meal for bulbs using high nitrogen fertilizer for ...

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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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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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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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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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Can we get MathJax here?
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This strikes me as an edge case where it would not be used by the majority of users who ask and answer questions. Stack Exchange has always seemed to design to the "less is more" theory of design and ...

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Are tissue culture questions in the scope of this site?
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I think the topic is out of scope for here. None of the gardening courses or books I have ever taken or read refer to tissue culture. It is used but on a commercial basis.

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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation
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As research on stack exchange answers has shown the best way to get a good answer is to ask a good question. Some of the questions whose answers I was asked to review were poor quality. The people ...

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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation
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I don't think it is appropriate to ask me to rate questions that I have provided an answer for. Is it possible to filter what is shown to each user to exclude questions they have participated in ?

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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation
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I find these ratings to be extremely harsh. A number of these questions are very hard to answer due to insufficient details such as "are these weeds or plants" and the "two groundcover plants". Edit: ...

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Ideas for Gardening & Landscaping's Anniversary Contest
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The suggested awards are fine. I would rephrase them in my own way as: most upvoted question by a new user in 2012 most upvoted answer by a new user in 2012 it would be nice to get some of the ...

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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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