I'm willing to try out an organic process to change the rules for stumpers over time - let's let some of the rules that are needed bubble to the surface, and when they become obvious that they are needed, we'll add them here. Or, if you have suggestions for rules, please reply to this thread. Rule #1 - the person asking the question needs to know the answer! Rule #2 - the answer has to be generic enough that it is answerable - it has to be something that a person could be either reasonably expected to know or be able to research Rule #3 - it has to be plant or garden-related, but doesn't necessarily need to be Plant ID. It could be an insect ID, or a mystery plant disease or identifying a historical or modern plantsperson. Rule #4 - the form of the clue can be freeform. I like Elmore's initial posts - photographs that hint at the identity (as if one was driving by in a car and saw the plant in the distance) with a few extra written clues. Or perhaps a haiku. Or a small essay written as if one was a plant detective trying to solve a mystery. The point of Stumpers is two-fold: to learn about plants, and to have a bit of fun while doing so.