Robert Cartaino
  • Member for 10 years, 7 months
  • Last seen more than 4 years ago
  • Palm Bay, FL
Include geographic information in user summary
17 votes

I don't agree. If the location is important to the question, that information should be included in the text of the question itself — or edited into the question, if it is missing. Displaying that ...

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Are plant identification questions ok?
14 votes

Yes, plant (weed) identification questions are a natural part of gardening. In the case you cited, proper identification of the weed is the only way to know how to properly treat for it.

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Stepping down as moderator
11 votes

Yoda, First, I'd like to thank you personally for the contribution you made in getting this site and this community so far along. Despite your misgivings, I find this a great site and a valuable ...

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When should I post an answer and when should I post a comment?
10 votes

Note: Its important to understand why users post answers as comments and why it's a problem. So I'm including this answer to provide a bit of background and context to this discussion. Some users don'...

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Would it be alright if the mods cleaned up comment clutter?
Accepted answer
9 votes

Yes, delete these comments or flag them for removal. I've never been threatened with a pitchfork for doing so. Removing obsolete and resolved comment threads (essentially, all the criteria you laid ...

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Should we retag identification questions once they're answered?
9 votes

Tagging is used primarily to catalog what a question is about. If an answer makes the original question relevant to another category (in this case, Morning Glories), then it should be tagged as such. ...

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Should Zone-Specific Tagging be allowed?
7 votes

No, location tags are just another variation of meta tags. Meta-tagging is explicitly discouraged. The Death of Meta Tags If a tag does not describe what the question is about, it should not be used....

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Only 4.8 questions per day: something to be worried about?
5 votes

It's not exactly "normal"; It's on the low end of traffic. I just submitted a blog post that say it's not necessarily dire, but there are steps you can take to improve your traffic. You can read the ...

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Why are list questions discouraged?
4 votes

Where the vast, vast majority of list questions go wrong is they stop being about a problem that needs a solution and veer drastically towards simply polling the community. So much so, that we simply ...

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Can we ask new users where they live?
3 votes

It is generally the responsibility of the author to provide enough information to get their question answered. The best tools you have to educate new users is asking good questions yourself. Users ...

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Suggestions needed ... name our chat room?
3 votes

This is just my opinion but why not the "Gardening Chat Room"? I'm not entirely sure why sites want to come up with cutesy names. It gives everyone a bit of a chuckle, but then you've completely ...

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