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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Sep 30, 2011 5:55 AM CST
We're working on the FAQ.... I've gone through the 3 pages of database discussion in this forum and grabbed all the questions/answers I could find, but I know there are more questions out there.

So what are YOUR questions about the database? I'm all ears I'm all ears!
here's what I have so far (updated 3 Oct).

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Sep 30, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Dave,
I was wondering if there would be a way to look through....let's say the Hemerocallis and ONLY see entries with photographs? Paging through 332 pages(with most entries empty) is alot. Hmmmm. Thanks!
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dave
Sep 30, 2011 10:25 AM CST

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I can put that on ye olde TODO list. Smiling
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Sep 30, 2011 10:29 AM CST
Thanks, Dave! Smiling Smiling
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Sep 30, 2011 10:42 AM CST
Added to FAQ list, pending Dave's solution.
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Sep 30, 2011 3:01 PM CST
"How can I be sure that my opinions about, or experience with, a certain plant are accurate enoguh, and generally applicable enough, to be worth submitting to the database?"

"Is it OK to add a comment or a data field entry if I learned it by reading books, magazines, or other online sources?"

"Is it usefull to enter the same comment to many species within a genus?" For example, pre-soaking Salvia seeds really speeds up sprouting and makes a higher % oif seeds sprout. However, that one comment could be added to hundreds of sp3ecies or cultivars. Maybe it is too generic to be added at all.

Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 3:26 PM CST
Under plant traits in the Dayllily section of plant descriptions, I believe we need a box to check for the trait 'Fragrant' .
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 3:36 PM CST

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Janice, we check off the fragrance in the upper section, in the Flowers portion. I had Dave do all the auto-check portions that applied to daylilies, Showy Flowers was one of them and Fragrant is right below it. We also check off the the Minimum cold hardiness in that upper portion, those are the only two items that need to be checked in that upper portion for daylilies.
Please see my tutorial for more details.

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Oct 1, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Thanks, Sue. Thumbs up
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 3:51 PM CST

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No, thank you Janice, I really appreciate all the help adding in details, just getting one completed is one less entry I have to do!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Oct 2, 2011 12:47 PM CST
RickCorey said:
"Is it usefull to enter the same comment to many species within a genus?" For example, pre-soaking Salvia seeds really speeds up sprouting and makes a higher % oif seeds sprout. However, that one comment could be added to hundreds of sp3ecies or cultivars. Maybe it is too generic to be added at all.


In this particular instance, perhaps Dave could add a "Soak" box to the list under Propagation: Seeds?


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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Oct 2, 2011 3:21 PM CST
I just noticed we can suggest a photo for the data base. Mine has copyrights on them from cubits: (my article on purlsane was carried over). can those be removed?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 2, 2011 5:04 PM CST

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We have tons of Cubits copyright images in our database! No way around it when they were imported over. Big Grin
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 2, 2011 5:07 PM CST

Plants Admin

I could have sworn I answered this. Did you ask the same question somewhere else, Boo?
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Oct 2, 2011 5:21 PM CST
yes *Blush* sorry!

Okay next question. I tried to add photo of purslane from my pwn collection that I posted on the Purslane -Portulaca forum and I was given an automatic response saying the photo was not eligible. What do I need to do differently?
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zuzu
Oct 2, 2011 5:30 PM CST

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The photos we posted in Cubits in the first few days or perhaps the first few weeks are not convertible. Dave was going to work on that because there are thousands of them. We really hit the ground running when Cubits started. Hilarious!
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kqcrna
Oct 2, 2011 6:32 PM CST
Yes, we did. We were so glad to have a home again!

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 2, 2011 8:43 PM CST

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I think he said the first 11 days. I think it was somewhere in the second week of Feb. 2010 where they started uploading again.
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Boopaints
Oct 3, 2011 2:40 AM CST
ummmm maybe I'm tired but I am confused. It was that acorn fight...I had a few hit me right in the nose.

When I go to the Purslane Forum here and click on a photo, it won't load. Is it because of what you are saying? A glitch of some sort?

I can get around it I think.
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zuzu
Oct 3, 2011 3:24 AM CST

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If it's the part of the Purslane forum that came from Cubits and dates back to the first 11 days of Cubits' existence, it won't work.

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