Plant Database forum: Comments when adding plants

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fiwit
Oct 1, 2011 6:02 AM CST
Hey, Dave -

Maybe I'm blind, but I'm not seeing a comments field when ADDING a plant to the database. If it's there, can you point it out to me, please? If it's not there, shouldn't it be?

Thanks Smiling
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 2:02 PM CST

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The comments field is not part of the details portion. Once you complete the details, click on the plant name again and at the bottom is a 'Post a comment about this plant'. Thumbs up
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Oct 1, 2011 2:59 PM CST
But when I added a brand new plant to the database, as opposed to working with a plant I found already existing in the database, I didn't see all the other stuff at the bottom. Couldn't "click the plant name again" cause I had just added it, and it was still waiting to be approved. Certainly couldn't find it by searching for it cause it hadn't yet been approved.

Maybe I just didn't look hard enough at the page after I hit "save and submit" ... after all, I was able to add a photo to the other plant I added. And that's the same kind of deal.

I wanted it to all be on the same page becuase the comment occurred to me when I was adding the plant. Having to click extra things to get to it increases the risk of the comment flitting out of my brain before I ever get to the comment screen. Whistling
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quietyard
Oct 1, 2011 3:04 PM CST
I am finding the process of adding photos to the database kind of confusing. Finding where to add a photo seems like it could be a little more direct. Crying
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 3:21 PM CST

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Mary, which plant is it? I don't see anything in the pending queue from you. You can always check the pending queue yourself from the main Plants database page by clicking on any of these options below the search box:
Moderation queues: [ Images | Data proposals | Misc proposals ]
If you have one of your there, then I do believe you can click on it again, not sure though as I have Moderator functions for some stuff so it may be slightly different.

By the way, for your Butterfly Bush, Dave will have to edit it. The common name is just Butterfly Bush, you did the species right but the cultivar name should be Honeycomb.

Linda, to add pictures, you can simply type in the cultivar name of a plant into the search box to find the correct entry you are looking for. For instance, you already entered an image for the rose "Sunsprite'. You can simply type that name and it will bring it up. Sometimes those cultivar names are popular among different genus like roses, iris and daylilies but each one will come up and you just select the correct one.
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quietyard
Oct 1, 2011 3:41 PM CST
Thanks, Sue. I am learning. Thumbs up
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 3:46 PM CST

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I just found something that Dave said in another post.
If the plant doesn't exist yet, you'll need to add the plant first, and then wait until the search engine finds it (which could be an hour or more).

maybe that's why you can't find it yet.

Linda, I also wanted to mention another simple way to upload pictures, if you share pictures in forum threads, you can upload the directly from your post by clicking on the photo and clicking the '[Propose image for the plant database]' at the bottom.

I learn every time I use this site and the database! Big Grin
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Oct 1, 2011 3:48 PM CST
Another new item learned ! Thanks. Smiling
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 3:49 PM CST

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Dave is keeping up hopping with all these updates and gadgets! Hurray!
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fiwit
Oct 1, 2011 4:23 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Mary, which plant is it? I don't see anything in the pending queue from you. You can always check the pending queue yourself from the main Plants database page by clicking on any of these options below the search box:
Moderation queues: [ Images | Data proposals | Misc proposals ]
If you have one of your there, then I do believe you can click on it again, not sure though as I have Moderator functions for some stuff so it may be slightly different.
Can non-moderators check the pending queue? I'm not a database moderator. I'm sure it's no longer pending, since it's been over 8 hours since I first added it. Smiling Of course, now I can't remember what the comment was that I wanted to add, or which of the 2 plants I wanted to add it to. Hilarious! And that reinforces my original point. Big Grin

By the way, for your Butterfly Bush, Dave will have to edit it. The common name is just Butterfly Bush, you did the species right but the cultivar name should be Honeycomb.
When I found it in the catalog I ordered it from, it was called "honeycomb butterfly bush". Every place I've ever seen it for sale has sold it as a "honeycomb butterfly bush." That sounds like a common name to me, so that's why I did that the way I did. And it's not a Davidii, so it seems like it should have a different common name than the Davidii's do, but I"m not an expert, just an average every-day person. You'll see I did the same thing on the Alternifolia, based on what it was called when I bought it.


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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 4:38 PM CST

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Yes, it's commonly called Honeycomb Butterfly Bush with nurseries but 'Honeycomb' is also a cultivar name because it's a created hybrid (an intro from Holland) so both your common name should stay as well as adding Butterfly Bush as an additional common name. The cultivar name need to be added too though.
I always do some Google searches to make sure of any propsed details, of course, once I start doing that I get totally carried away and start reading all kinds of stuff about plants, which then takes me to other plants and then more links, etc. Then i forget what I wanted to find out to begin with! Rolling my eyes.
http://www.magnoliagardensnursery.com/productdescrip/Buddlej...
http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/27175/

As far as I know, anyone can see the pending queue but you'll have to try and and tell me! Hilarious!

I think Dave still needs to add another detail to our profile, right now under Plant Database Contributions: we just have images and comments. It would be nice to see new entries as well, that way you can check on the ones you submit.
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dave
Oct 1, 2011 8:05 PM CST

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I edited Honeycomb, and also added the "View plants added by so-and-so" to your profiles. Thumbs up
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Calif_Sue
Oct 1, 2011 8:13 PM CST

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Awww, another quick work on a request, thank you, again!
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fiwit
Oct 3, 2011 6:41 AM CST
Go, Dave! Thumbs up

Sue thanks for the extra detail on your thought process, I understand your point now. Smiling Your point about googling is a good one, but I was just in a hurry to get the plant added so I could put the photo on it. Hilarious!
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