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Popularity rankings in PlantFiles

(Zone 7b)

Just curious, what criteria is used to determine the popularity rankings in PlantFiles? Is it the net number of positive comments (pos - neg), something else, or multiple criteria?

Specifically, I was wondering about Tomatoes, don't know if that makes a difference in the answer to my question.


West Pottsgrove, PA(Zone 6b)

I wonder about this too - I figure it's the number of views a plant has had, but that's just a guess

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

I always assumed it was the number of views as well.

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

Or could it be be the number of people who report growing it?

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

Don't know about tomatoes, but some of the lesser frequented areas like potatoes , melons, etc don't make much sense in the popularity column. With all the new projects, I think Dave has put plantfiles on the back burner. He will get around to it one of these days.

(Zone 7b)

Can one of the PlantFiles Admins clarify?


Belfield, ND(Zone 4a)

I've been watching this thread, hoping Terry or Mystic might see it and tell all of us. :) I don't know either.

Ewing, KY(Zone 6a)

I'm not sure either. I think it's the number of positive comments.

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Well, I'd have to say.....I honestly don't remember. I'm pretty sure it's either ZIP codes added or number of comments for each variety that ranks them ;o)

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

Terry, take look at these: Corn - Items 3-10 seem random, no photos, no grower comments. no zipcode reports. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/finder/index.php?sname=Corn Melons- Items 5-10 ditto. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/finder/index.php?sname=Melons Potatoes- Items 4-10 http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/finder/index.php?sname=Potatoes Squash- Items 9-10 ditto. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/finder/index.php?sname=Squash
Beans, peppers and tomatoes seem to be ok. I just assume that Dave has been busy with other projects and has not gotten around to this problem.

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Shrug....I really don't know. I guess it is a mystery that Dave will have to unravel for us ;o)

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