Plant Database forum: The bin of unidentified items

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 20, 2011 6:52 AM CST

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If you are in the database and you see a photo that is incorrectly placed, you can propose the image be moved to the right plant.

But what happens when you know the image is in the wrong plant, but you're not sure what the correct plant is? Well, we now have a bin of unidentified photos, and you can move images from a plant to the bin.

Here's the bin:
The bin of unidentified photos (Holding_space)

To use it, just go to an image, open the image full size and scroll down to the bottom and click on "Move this image to another plant".

Then search for "unidentified" and the bin will come up in the list of plants. Select that and you're on your way.

If you're in the bin and see an image and you know where it belongs, you can move it out of the bin and over to the correct plant using the same "Move this image" technique.

Additionally, if you have a nice photo but aren't sure where it goes, you can upload a new image directly into this area.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 6:55 AM CST
Great feature!
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chelle
Oct 20, 2011 11:24 AM CST
Once again; thank you, Dave!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 20, 2011 11:37 AM CST

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Name: Karen
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gardener2005
Oct 20, 2011 3:31 PM CST
That hosta with the white blooms looks like hosta elegans but I don`t feel "expert enough" to actually put it there. I`ll try it since there is nothing to lose. Do I still get acorn if I`m wrong? Hilarious!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 3:42 PM CST
LOL Karen ... it looks like Hosta elegans to me too, but I don't know a heck of a lot about hostas! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Karen
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gardener2005
Oct 20, 2011 3:48 PM CST
plantladylin said:LOL Karen ... it looks like Hosta elegans to me too, but I don't know a heck of a lot about hostas! Rolling on the floor laughing


True, there might be small details important for ID I`m not aware of since hostas are not a current plant addiction for me. Big Grin
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Oct 20, 2011 4:11 PM CST
Great feature I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Oct 20, 2011 6:47 PM CST
How about a page of the most-popular-starred-pages?

Then we can *star* just that one page, and still find most things.

If you ever decide to create a cluttered page with far too many buttons, "My Stars" and "Thumbs-Ups-Given" and "Watched Blogs" might find a place on that page.



Name: Karen
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gardener2005
Oct 21, 2011 11:37 AM CST
I propose a simple "tell us all you know" form for the No IDs including height,bloom size,history,time of bloom and whatever other ideas come along. Karen
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 24, 2011 12:32 PM CST
Great new feature Dave. Thumbs up
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Oct 24, 2011 12:53 PM CST
I already put some No ID pictures of mine in there. I think it is a great feature.
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 24, 2011 10:28 PM CST
Excellent idea! Thumbs up
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 24, 2011 10:56 PM CST
Dave, I have lots of not identified plants of Brazil, I know very little of tropical plants, is it better to first put them one by one in the ID forum, or do I just load them all in the bin in the hope one day someone will recognize it?

Another thing; would it not be handy if the unidentified were grouped by family in the bin, for example, all the Bromeliacaea together etc..
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 25, 2011 7:59 AM CST

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Myriam, I think using the ID forum as the first choice would be best. The bin isn't intended to be a highly interactive feature. It's just a hole to throw images in when you don't know what they are. Smiling The biggest use is to move plants away from other plant entries into this, rather than just deleting the image.

The forum will remain the best feature for getting actual IDs. I think there's a good idea to setup a whole feature around plant identification but that's for another day Smiling
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 25, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Thanks Dave, I also think that is the wisest! Smiling

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