Author Topic: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.  (Read 951 times)

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #30 on: 2018-10-11, 11:23:53 AM »
Possible categories: Landrace, Open Source, Open Pollinated, Seed Saving, Heirloom, New Varieties.


A landrace is anyway open pollinated, and everything here should be open source.

I agree that the categories are not that important as long as the content is not here. I therefore propose a category "Breeding" and a category "Forum Building". Some people are not at all interested in how it works, they just want technical information.

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #31 on: 2018-10-11, 01:17:26 PM »
Well done to all those who helped set up this forum, this was needed. :D

I would like to see where it has ones profile what part of the world they are in, this would help in relation to climates and growing environments, its not so much at the moment as we pretty much know each other but later on when the numbers grow.

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #32 on: 2018-10-11, 02:10:55 PM »
It is great to see everyone checking in.  We now have 32 members.  According to your profile data, we already have breeders of a lot of different crops:

Andean roots & tubers
Beans x4
Canna
Canteloupe/Musk melon x2
Carrot
Corn x4
Dahlia x2
Fig
Garlic x2
Kale x2
Leeks
Lettuce
Onions x3
Parsnip
Peas x3
Peppers
Plectranthus
Potato x6
Quinoa x2
Radish
Sea kale
Shallots
Squash/Pumpkin x5
Sweet potato/Ipomoea x5
Tomato x7
Watermelon x3
Wheat

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #33 on: 2018-10-11, 03:10:23 PM »
Well done to all those who helped set up this forum, this was needed. :D

I would like to see where it has ones profile what part of the world they are in, this would help in relation to climates and growing environments, its not so much at the moment as we pretty much know each other but later on when the numbers grow.

+1

I would like to see location right under each persons user name.

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« Reply #34 on: 2018-10-11, 04:22:38 PM »
Great initiative.
I favour some sort of sub-board structure - not too complex, perhaps some broad categories - Annuals, perennials, or monocots, dicots, a hardware/projects section as andrew suggested and a requests/exchange function.
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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #35 on: 2018-10-11, 05:18:43 PM »
I second the location idea. And any suggestions for a forum app for android? Tapatalk can't find this forum - at least, I can't on my phone.

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« Reply #36 on: 2018-10-11, 07:39:07 PM »
I second the location idea. And any suggestions for a forum app for android? Tapatalk can't find this forum - at least, I can't on my phone.

Good point! Access through an app would be really nice.

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #37 on: 2018-10-11, 08:09:52 PM »
I would like to see where it has ones profile what part of the world they are in, this would help in relation to climates and growing environments, its not so much at the moment as we pretty much know each other but later on when the numbers grow.

I added a few fields in the profile section and to the registration page for things like location, soil type, climate, etc... They show up on the users profile.

There is a field in the profile section called "Personal text". It shows up under a person's name/avatar on each post. I'm intending to use that as a location.
« Last Edit: 2018-10-11, 08:15:57 PM by Joseph Lofthouse »

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #38 on: 2018-10-11, 08:12:22 PM »
How can we add a signature?

On the Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum, which is also a Simple Machines forum, my signature is
automatically added to any message I post.

It says:

Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters  70 cm rain,   sandy soil
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters,  70 cm rain,   sandy soil

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #40 on: 2018-10-11, 10:35:28 PM »
I added a few fields in the profile section and to the registration page for things like location, soil type, climate, etc... They show up on the users profile.

There is a field in the profile section called "Personal text". It shows up under a person's name/avatar on each post. I'm intending to use that as a location.
Great thanks Joseph, i'll go and add something

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #41 on: 2018-10-12, 02:02:50 AM »
Great to see this forum. One way to organise it is by plant family, similar to Homegrown. I donít really have any other ideas at present.
Just realised that posting needs verification. Is this really necessary?
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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #42 on: 2018-10-12, 08:33:37 AM »

Verification before posting is an anti-spam feature that only functions for the first few posts. 

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Re: Let's build the best plant breeding forum on the Internet.
« Reply #43 on: 2018-10-12, 09:32:59 AM »
An introductions area or an introductions thread would be good. I know many people here,  but perhaps not everyone. Plus it's always good to get an update to hear what projects each person or group is working on. I might start a thread myself.

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« Reply #44 on: 2018-10-12, 09:20:11 PM »
Verification before posting is an anti-spam feature that only functions for the first few posts.
Ok, thanks Joseph.
Ray
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