Jon Ericson
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What are good answers?
9 votes

I'd like you to take a moment to re-read something you wrote in isolation: So let me get this straight, we cannot touch, inhale, or eat table salt. If we do, we should seek immediate medical ...

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Should Zone-Specific Tagging be allowed?
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9 votes

It seems to me that zone-specific tagging should not be done unless the zone itself is a complicating factor in a question. For instance, only one of these questions should be tagged with a zone ...

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Having a separate question when OP is asking several follow on questions
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8 votes

Yes, please prompt for separate questions. This is a pretty common issue around the network and the best solution is to ask the OP to create a new question. I've had a great deal of luck doing as ...

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Should references to particular commercial suppliers be allowed?
7 votes

I agree with Programming Hero's answer, but there two other issues to keep in mind: 1) Not all regions will have access all providers/products. For instance, I shop at OSH, but outside of California ...

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Where are the boundaries on-topic vs off-topic
6 votes

Here's a formalization about the line between landscaping and home improvement that I suggested in this answer: 1) If the question is primarily about growing plants, it's on-topic here (and likely ...

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Are patio paver questions off topic?
6 votes

The problem I have with that specific question is that it seems more on-topic in the DIY space than the gardening (or landscaping) space. I can think of two modifications that would push the question ...

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How can we get more knowledgeable answers to questions?
5 votes

Find out what questions experts ask and ask those questions. 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 ...

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Discussion on examples of possible borderline topics for Gardening and Landscaping site
4 votes

The thrust of the question seems to be about growing plants, so it's probably on-topic. But there's a real risk it will be better answered on the DIY site. I'd watch the answers carefully to see ...

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Q regarding CCASA License and third party photos
3 votes

Technically, what you submit is a link to an image, not the image itself. Stack Exchange doesn't actually store the image. Imgur stores many of the images that show up on the site, but the link could ...

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Angling joke sounding questions for experts
3 votes

I'm concerned that there aren't enough experts here. I see many good questions left unanswered or answered with well-meaning, but not expert answers. ("I don't have any experience with that, but ...

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General Sprinkler questions welcome here?
2 votes

The question fails my (unofficial) criterion at point #3. It's only tangentially related to gardening and could find answers at the DIY site.

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