Plant Database forum: Informative articles on Parent Plants pages...a way to discuss.

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 18, 2013 10:05 AM CST

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What are the pros and cons of adding the ability to comment on one of the Informative articles on a parent plant page?
Evan
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 18, 2013 2:50 PM CST
Watching to see where this topic goes. Thumbs up
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 4:54 PM CST
I'm also interested.

>> What are the pros and cons

One "pro" might be that someone who would not have added an article themselves might still be tempted to reply to an article with a comment - for example, correcting some mistake or mentioning an alternative method.

One "con" is that anyone who wants to make a comment could already just add a short "article" instead. Except for the "threading" aspect, what advantage does a comment have over a short article?


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 19, 2013 7:12 PM CST
It will take a bit for my brain to wrap around that Rick.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 7:14 PM CST
Sorry, I just meant that a comment is pretty much the same as a very short article.

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Aug 19, 2013 7:22 PM CST
Do you have a link Rick to see what you are talking about?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 7:49 PM CST
I'm just responding to something Evan said.

Let's see if I can make screenshots.

Hmm, this is doubly confusing. First of all, we can already reply to those articles in the parent Plant pages.

Second, the "articles" are actually called "comments. So maybe I'm just totally confused about what @Evan meant in the first place!




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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Aug 19, 2013 7:54 PM CST
Wow, that is way cool Evan. I didn't know we could do that. That is one informative Parent Plant entry. And how easy it makes it to find out anything you want to know about Brassica, all in one place, the Parent Plant page. Hurray!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
Aug 19, 2013 7:55 PM CST

Plants Admin

Check out the Salvias (Salvia) Parent plant page @RickCorey. There we have both an article and a comment. It is the possibility of discussion/response to the article that I was referring.

Edited to say: I agree with @valleylynn, that is some informative comment on the Brassicas (Brassica) Parent plant page Rick.
Evan
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 8:00 PM CST
Thank you, I see it.

Isn't that kind of reply to an article exactly what you were asking for in the first post in this thread?

>> adding the ability to comment ...
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Aug 19, 2013 8:20 PM CST

Plants Admin

Some Parent plants have multiple informative articles @RickCorey. Irises (Iris) is one I frequently refer to. I'm wondering how people feel about the ability to Reply to an informative article in the same way we can with a comment.
Evan
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 19, 2013 8:24 PM CST
Oh, I see! When there are multiple articles, as in the Iris PPP,* the "Reply" button is not present. Those are nice, substantive articles! I think it would be great if each one had weighty threads dangling from it.

That's odd. I thought that @Dave tended to make everything work the same way, everywhere.

* Parent Plant Page

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 19, 2013 8:30 PM CST
After seeing the Iris Parent Plant Entry, I understand more of what you are talking about Evan.
Great and informative information, but can comment on them.

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