Process for adding items to the Photo Gallery

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  1. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Please note we don't allow direct linking. Causes too many headaches over the long term.

    For the photo gallery, it is best if it is one thread per species.

    So:

    1) Post New Thread
    2) Fill in form - subject line: name of plant; message: description of photograph; manage attachments: add the images for that particular plant
    3) Submit

    Repeat for each new species or cultivar.
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: additions to photo gallary

    That's a good idea!

    Might it be better to have cultivars of the same species posted as successive posts on a single thread? Perhaps one thread for species Xxxx xxxx, and a second thread for all cultivars of Xxxx xxxx?
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: additions to photo gallary

    No, I don't think so - I like the way it works in the Maple Photo Gallery - because then people can continue discussion on that particular species or cultivar. On the other hand, if it's not working, it is a relatively simple task to merge later.
     
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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: additions to photo gallary

    My worry is that having hundreds of threads about [boring!] cultivars like Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ad Nauseam' and Cupressus × leylandii 'Neighbour's Curse' would make it difficult to find threads about [interesting!] species, scrolling down through page after page of cultivar threads . . . after all, this is primarily a botanical website, rather than a horticultural one. In the maples gallery it isn't so bad as the vast majority of the cultivars are of just one species and they are split out into a different gallery, but with conifers they are less concentrated in one species. Would a Conifer Species Gallery, and a Conifer Cultivars Gallery, be feasible?
     
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    I'd like to see how things progress, first. I think that's likely the way to go once the numbers push past 60 or so.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It'd be helpful to me (and to search engines so others can find the site) if threads were titled with the full name of the species and cultivar. I know, I know - some of those shortcuts are very handy, but I'll end up eventually changing them over to full names anyway.
     

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