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database fuckup!

Post made at Thursday 8th of May 2014 05:49:24 PM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: db, seedfinder, fuckup

Because of a big database problem we've lost the data from around the last 3 months! If you have uploaded something in this time, please do it again, this would be very nice! (Maybe you also need to recreate your user-account!) I'm very very sorry for the hazzle and the stress and the time you have lost while adding your information - Sorry again! :( Btw... I was able to restore at least the strain-data and breeders as like as some shop-reviews and pictures from the memcache, so we are up to date again with the strains and the genetic info :)


SeedPolice Update - New Seedbank list with more functions!

Post made at Wednesday 29th of May 2013 03:29:11 PM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info, News from the shops.
Tags: seedpolice, seedcopslist, reviews, seedcop, seedfinder, db

Last week we updated our seedbank review area a little bit! Since today our "SeedCops List" for serious and dubious seedbanks and shops is now a little bit more clearly arranged, sortable (finally), and also you will find now some more info about the single shops! Also we prepared are some new otions, as example you now will be able to filter the seedbanks by payment-methods, you can find the actual reduced offers from this shops, and you now can see and read also the single user reviews!

-> Click here to visit the new Seedbank Review Area

Btw... Also the upload area got a small update, you now are able to upload your reviews very simple - and without any registration at our pages! If you made any good or bad experiences with a seed order in the last time, please add your review here, its done in a minute and will help a lots of other growers worldwide! (The Review-Area is now also available in german, spanish and french!) And last but not least - if you are missing a shop in our list - no problem - simply upload the shop-info together with your review and we will add it to the list as soon as possible!


New module: Cannabinoid Profiles, Comparison and Search

Post made at Wednesday 30th of January 2013 12:06:20 PM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: wizard, seedfinder, db

Recently we collect and store cannabinoid test (THC, THCA, CBD, CBG, THCV, CBC and CBN) for the different varieties of cannabis. This thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography tests have been provided by breeders and testing labs (user upload will follow soon) and allow us to integrate the major cannabinoids and acids in our search, comparison and sorting options. Furthermore, we can now also provide detailed profiles and comparisons for each variety. For the beginning we have only about 230 tests to approximately 80 strains in the database - but the main work is done and many more tests will be added soon!

A summary of the average values for all the tested strains (as well as some charts for the subspecies) can be found in our research area. If you like to search, filter and sort strains based on the test results - just use our Strain Wizard and it's possible filters and display options for cannabinoids! Furthermore you can find a short chart and some classifications (compared to other varieties) on the respective strain-info-page! You will see the box at the left side if there are any tests in the database - and also check out the link below this box to view the detailed profiles and test-results including pictures.

Here the most important links and an example for a detailes strain-test-profile:

* SeedFinder Labs / Cannabinoid Overview
* SeedFinders Cannabis Strain Wizard
* Cannabinoid profile for Blue Dream


New filters for the Strain-Wizard

Post made at Thursday 17th of May 2012 09:07:21 PM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: wizard, db, intern

Now you can add the following new filters to our Cannabis Strain Wizard:

* Flowering time (indoor)
* Growth Behavior (including different subfilters) and
* 3 filters for the yield (Amount, The ratio of leaves to buds and Compactness)


New: Dr. Wizard - The Strain Selector

Post made at Monday 14th of May 2012 04:26:38 AM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: wizard, db, intern

The first and raw version of our new strain wizard is online now! Now you can filter your strains not only with the breeder-info but also with the strain review data from our users! At the moment not all filters are activated (its the first beta version), but you can already choose between aroma, taste, high, effects, ratings and more then 30 different strain-attributes right now - and much more will follow in the next days. You can combine all the filters as you like - and also the table byself is order- and sortable, so i hope this will become a realy useful tool for you :) But please note, what you see right now is the first beta-version (and its in the middle of the night now) so i hope it will work well for you ;-) if something seems to be wrong - please let me know! see you later, klaas


Köppen–Geiger climate classification system

Post made at Saturday 30th of July 2011 02:56:30 AM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: climate, zones, koeppen, geiger, db, intern, outdoor

From now on we can show cannabis strain info and reviews arranged to climate zones according to the universal Köppen / Geiger climate classification. This system is based on the concept that native vegetation is the best expression of climate. Thus, climate zone boundaries have been selected with vegetation distribution in mind. It combines average annual and monthly temperatures and precipitation, and the seasonality of precipitation. We use our own database with the actual climate data from the past 23 years to calculate this zones, onto this way we can deliver an actual and fairly accurately image (onto a 0.5 ° lat/long grid). This allows us to collect and evaluate information like flowering times, yields and so one for the different regions - and in the ideal case, the future farmer may find suitable or unsuitable varieties better than ever before!

Click here to go to SeedFinders climate index page, all functions are working now, for example, you can already see all strains suitable for a particular climate zone in an ordered list by average rating. With the help of our climate zone picker you can also point your spot on a map to get the local climate (as well as suitable strains for this place). What's missing are a few custom maps, explanations and overviews for the individual climate zones, but the interested reader will find some more info here onto the pages of the University of Vienna (very detailed) or at Wikipedia (probably not as accurate, but a little easier).

PS: This feature replaces the old Outdoor Plant Finder and the previous classification of the ountdoor reviews to the latitude. Geo-coordinates are no longer displayed in the future, the flowering times will be now displayed also separately for northern and southern hemisphere.


New Strain-Menu and Strain-Browser

Post made at Wednesday 15th of June 2011 11:07:20 AM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: seedfinder, strainbrowser, intern, db

Since tonight you'll see the new menu item "Strain-Browser" top left in the SeedFinder. When you click on it you should see a choice for all breeders and varieties if you do not have JavaScript turned off. This should save you some clicks and time, now you can go from anywhere quickly to all strain/beeder infos. Furthermore there is a new menu for the strain information and uploads. This menu will be shown directly under the strain-browser, on all pages with information about a specific variety and will also work without JavaScript ;) Using this new menu, you can quickly and easily identify and find all the uploaded information about a strain - and also the links to upload and add your own strain-info! This menu hopefully protects you against going loop ways and will help to find all the connected straininfo much easier than before :)


Maps and More!

Post made at Tuesday 7th of June 2011 09:40:59 PM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: map, breeder, seedfinder, db, news, intern

The breeders in the SeedFinder now have their own dynamic Strain- and Hybrid-Map! With this new feature you can visualize all the varieties, their parents (and their descendants) of a breeder. You can center the different strains, you come from there directly to the variety descriptions and you can generate more maps (for example for a parent) to quickly find similar strains. Tip: You are able to zoom, stretch or rotate the maps which can be quite helpful! The keyboard shortcuts for that you'll see in the legend, top left of the map.

The whole thing is still in beta, it works better here and there, but it can quickly be a little confusing if too many varieties appear on the map. But hey, it's a start, and at some point I may will find the time to optimize this maps a little further ;) If anyone like to help us to build an even more stylish and more usable visualization, just do it, onto you can find the JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit with which we have also crafted our own maps. There are also some other great opportunities for the presentation, but you will see - it's not quite as easy with a few hundred species in one single map ;)

Lots more has changed in recent weeks / months - even if you should have not noticed much of it, most have changed in the background. It was time to clean up a little bit, to bring some structure to the project and to prepare some stuff to make the future updates easier and faster for me ;) The ThanksGiving-Game for example ... From time to time the draw has been delayed a bit - simply because I have not found the time to do the raffle ... Well, I'm sorry, but this does not happen in the future, the draw is now automatic :) New (and visible) are the first "breadcrumbs" for the database - which facilitate the internal navigation - and by the way also google seems to like that ;) Over time this will spread through the entire SeedFinder, hope you will like this too :)

One more thing... Because we were always just on the cleanup we have also optimized our databases - be happy with the new, around 10 times faster query time ;) Yeah, its not a bad idea to have a look from time to time ;) Ok, that no matter for most requests onto our page, but if you view large genealogy trees or hybrid-maps it will be (hopefully) a little noticeable and some seconds faster than before! (And by the way I need only half of the ice for cooling the server.)

Well, I will not list everything here, the spring cleaning is still ongoing - and also some wicked new features will coming soon! Just one example: A giant wizard for strain selection - based only on the user reviews and quite configurable (with all the options from our strain review function)! But patience, patience - the majority is already done - but it will take a little while yet - then it'll be really, really cool ;=)

Allright, see you later,


API updated

Post made at Sunday 31st of October 2010 02:03:58 AM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: api, db, threadfinder

Our new JSON API will deliver now all important data for own widgets and applications. With the help of the new output you have full access to our threadfinder, a possibility for webmasters of cannabis forums to realize an strain-connection for threads very simple. Also its possible to get all IDs now on the fly, with this new API you are able to create a strain-browser very simple! Click here for all info about the API, you will also find some small examples there.


New: JSON / JSONP API for straininfo

Post made at Tuesday 26th of October 2010 11:19:27 PM by SeedFinder
posted in SeedFinder's News/Info
Tags: api, db

The new SeedFinder JSON API provides all the relevant information for every cannabis strain in our database, including short reviews, charts, medical information, parents, hybrids and much more... Use a bit of JavaScript / Ajax, PHP (or the language of your choice) to request the latest information directly from the SeedFinder and include it live into your own website! You can make your own applications, or widgets for your website with this new API (our example widget coming soon) or integrate the data directly. Its use is completely free - please just note the Creative Commons licenses and put links to us if you use the API. We will extend this option a little bit in the future, we also will make an interface for a simple search, but more information on that later... Here you will find information about the API, to be informed about changes or extensions just remember this blog - or subscribe to the RSS feed with the API tag for this blog.


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