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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 5th, 2013, 7:37 pm

Contributing members please do add whether plant is fragrant or not(if you are aware)...You can do that in description or flower field.

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by M Farooq » July 5th, 2013, 9:08 pm

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Contributing members please do add whether plant is fragrant or not(if you are aware)...You can do that in description or flower field.
We should add fragrance info wherever it is possible. Could you tell us more about the strategy for using photobucket (I haven't used this before)? Currently I have run out of my own pictures. So I browse the gardens in this forum, pick the familiar trees/ plants. Then I save this picture and upload it again for that particular entry.
What do you suggest? First get the picture, upload it in the photobucket, and then give the link in the plant entry? Would the picture still be visible to a reader or he has to click the link to see the picture? Someohow Mir shab original Cassia fistula entry has links from wikipedia and yet the pictures are visible rather than the links. How did he do it?

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm

I have made a thread explaining use of photobucket.
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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by M Farooq » July 5th, 2013, 9:39 pm

Okay, got it and the instructions as well :-)

Two more suggestions to moderators/ contributors:

1. Please feel free to edit any entry for correction, typos, and missing words. Feedback is far more important for sake of accuracy rather than being silent and the feeling that the other person may mind if we add a correction. This is not the case.

2. When we have additional useful information, we can add it in the description section under the subheading "Additional Notes [Name of the Contributor]". This will keep the entry as a single essay, with all good info at one place. We can follow the Wikipedia style, it is open to editing yet it appears one article.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 5th, 2013, 9:54 pm

Directly copying the image will not serve the purpose of creating photo database. This database can be useful in identification.

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 5th, 2013, 10:02 pm

M Farooq wrote:Okay, got it and the instructions as well :-)

Two more suggestions to moderators/ contributors:

1. Please feel free to edit any entry for correction, typos, and missing words. Feedback is far more important for sake of accuracy rather than being silent and the feeling that the other person may mind if we add a correction. This is not the case.

2. When we have additional useful information, we can add it in the description section under the subheading "Additional Notes [Name of the Contributor]". This will keep the entry as a single essay, with all good info at one place. We can follow the Wikipedia style, it is open to editing yet it appears one article.

What do you guys think?
Alternatively there is daves garden profile. Where members share their views or any other information they have about the plant. I have shown the example in Nasturtium entry. If we re-edit entries again and again it will become a tedious job for you to update.

Let the members contribute whatever info they have in form of a reply. That info will be in same thread as the plant profile so viewer can see it.

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 6th, 2013, 5:08 am

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Alternatively there is daves garden profile. Where members share their views or any other information they have about the plant. I have shown the example in Nasturtium entry. If we re-edit entries again and again it will become a tedious job for you to update.

Let the members contribute whatever info they have in form of a reply. That info will be in same thread as the plant profile so viewer can see it.
yes i agree with you daves garden style is best.it will serve as a comprehensive data ...and farooq bhai we can get images from wiki and other sources but that will be problem for us because they are copyright and we cannot use them with out their permession.our forum is full with plant images we can use them.

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by M Farooq » July 6th, 2013, 6:44 am

Hamad Ahmed Kisana wrote:
Farhan Ahmed wrote:Alternatively there is daves garden profile. Where members share their views or any other information they have about the plant. I have shown the example in Nasturtium entry. If we re-edit entries again and again it will become a tedious job for you to update.

Let the members contribute whatever info they have in form of a reply. That info will be in same thread as the plant profile so viewer can see it.
yes i agree with you daves garden style is best.it will serve as a comprehensive data ...and farooq bhai we can get images from wiki and other sources but that will be problem for us because they are copyright and we cannot use them with out their permession.our forum is full with plant images we can use them.
Totally agree. Images should be ours. But at times I know about a certain plant but don't have a good personal picture e.g. see Merremia tuberosa entry, what should I do in such a case. I was thinking Wiki pictures "free" to use by the public. Thats why I requested pictures from the public (members).

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 8th, 2013, 10:14 pm

Do consult these sites for references....they are particular to Pakistan. Maybe helpful
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=5

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Re: Plant Database Project

Post by M Farooq » July 8th, 2013, 11:00 pm

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Do consult these sites for references....they are particular to Pakistan. Maybe helpful
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=5
This site is excellent, I had stumbled upon it earlier and didn't notice that they have images too! Good to know that the key contributors to this US database are Pakistanis and sitting VC of Karachi University.

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