Plant Database forum: Active areas of the database?

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 15, 2017 2:05 PM CST
I'd like to know more about this. I see that I am listed as active for Euphorbias with 18 contributions. I have 18 contributions for Hibiscus, but it's not listed. Is the tally not updated immediately? Maybe it's something that is updated quarterly or yearly?
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jun 15, 2017 3:18 PM CST
And I find it humorous that my first active area was in tomatoes - which are kind of at the bottom of my list (I only grow 5 plants each season). I have, however, spent a fair amount of time field testing various cultivars looking for ones that (a) will ripen during my short not too hot season, and (b) taste good. Seemingly simple, but I have more on my "Meh" list than on my "Keeper" list.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 15, 2017 4:08 PM CST

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It arrives at that list by looking at the areas where you have posted photos and comments. Those are the only two things it currently examines.

Now as for hibiscus, since we split up plants in the hibiscus genus into 4 different database areas, they are counted separately. For technical reasons, that's just how it goes. So a photo of a rose of sharon will not be counted alongside a photo of a tropical hibiscus.

Eventually I'd like to also have it look at databox proposals and other things, too.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
Jun 15, 2017 4:19 PM CST
Ah, that makes sense. I thought it was just contributions. I can see how the hibiscus do get split between the tropicals and the hardy ones, but don't understand the other 2. Thanks for the explanation.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 15, 2017 5:53 PM CST

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Hibiscus is split into 4 sections:

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Hardy Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos and Hibiscus palustris)
and then finally all other Hibiscuses that don't fit into the above.

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