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The Cactapedia (Cactus Encyclopedia)
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CodingCactus (3022)

Was originally, just a bit of a joke, but I decided to continue it a bit more, because pretty much anything is better than just sitting around during lock down.


So, here is the beginning of The Cactapedia. I started with doing lots of cacti alphabetically (2), but then decide to just do the ones that I thought looked pretty cool.


Here is @ChezCoder's version of it, with extra JS functionality:
https://Cactapedia.chezcoder.repl.co


Edit: Added Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica). Suggested by @NoelBryan.
Edit2: Added Cylindropuntia cholla. Suggested by @ipastrano.
Edit3: Added Parodia leninghausii. Suggested by @LizFoster.
Edit4: Added Candelabra Cactus (Myrtillocactus Cochal), Corynopuntia Invicta, Red Torch Cactus (Echinopsis Huascha). Suggested by ME.
Edit5: Added Astrophytum asterias. Suggested by @Warhawk947.
Edit6: Added more readable font option on home page. Suggested by @Nettakrim.
Edit7: Added Golden Barrel (Echinocactus grusonii) and Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii). Suggested by @IndyCarter.
Edit*: Added Peyote (Lophophora williamsii). Suggested by @DannyIsCoding


Any suggestions for cacti to be added are more than welcome :)

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MesyetiIsTaken (54)

Why do i like this website so much

Icekit (62)

how about the christmas cactus??

MesyetiIsTaken (54)

I showed this to the people in my livestream

MesyetiIsTaken (54)

@CodingCactus my geometry dash level req stream, I forced everybody there (there was a surprising amount of people there) to visit the Cactapedia

NotDotu (14)

I know of the best type of cacti. The Minecraft Cacti.

CodingCactus (3022)

@NotDotu I really don't like minecraft because in order to get the best colour, you have BURN a CACTUS, which is just wrong!!
:(

NotDotu (14)

@CodingCactus Well, if you burn only ONE cactus, then use the dye on a sheep, you get infinite of the best color!

CodingCactus (3022)

@NotDotu I am still seeing cacti being burnt in that solution :(

MatReiner (109)

@CodingCactus you can get it a different way... i think.

CodingCactus (3022)

@MatReiner really?????
I haven't played minecraft in like 5 years, so I wouldn't know

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Same, but back when I did, I often made fields of cacti to kill zombies or mobs. I was lazy, and cacti was abundant.

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Oh, you admit it, the color of Minecraft cacti is the best color, thus you have to add it to the cactapedia.

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires no, the colour of minecraft cactus dye is the best dye in the game, not in all of life, death and the universe

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Umm, I meant this, but still, it deserves an index in the cactapedia.

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires The cactapedia is sacred, a minecraft cactus is not worthy, It's like worshipping an idol(Christianity thing I think) because they aren't the real cactus

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Do Christians follow the word of Jesus, or the Bible?

The Minecraft cactus can be considered a proxy to the real cacti.

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires ohhh, good point. I'll do one just for you then

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Looking at the HTML, most of these pages are copy and paste, you ought to look into servers and templates, and seeing how you know Python, there have been servers done in Python, for example: Repl user #MatDoesDev (I didn't want to ping him) has a Python server.

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Omg, perfect! Thank you so much!

I don't play Minecraft, and it was kinda a joke... but so is cactapedia itself, so...

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires what does that mean? (comment above comment above)

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus I don't understand what your asking.

throw error("incomprehensible English")

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Did you initially write in German? Something along the lines of "Ich nicht verstehe ima"? Usually I prefer showing off that fact that I understand German in person, as there is no chance that I'm using Google Translate.

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires i did, it was a joke
google translate is great

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Well, unfortunately I'm trilingual. But what was obscure in my sentence?

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires I just don't know much about servers and stuff, so i didn't know what you meant

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus I meant that you ought to look into how to make a server, as it can be done in Python (Without going through hell and back, like C++).

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Or you can do this on one page using JavaScript and a query string, if you know JavaScript, or learn it.

NotDotu (14)

I didn't realize my comment had so many replies... but thanks for adding the Minecraft Cactus!

Axrevyn (222)

oof spelling
my ocd
agagh

Axrevyn (222)

Clicked on "Golden barrel cactus."
bature -> mature
And then the astrophytum asterias
THey -> They
aroun -> around

I didn't want to be that guy.
sorry ¯_(ツ)_/¯

CodingCactus (3022)

@Axrevyn i want people to tell me typos

Axrevyn (222)

Arthrocereus rondonianus

bistle like > bristlelike

Astrophytum asterias

THey > They
aroun > around
exept > except

Cylindropuntia cholla

o.5m-3m > is this 0.5-3m or 5-3m?
They have small, 3cm across, deep purple to pale pink flowers. > Their flowers are coloured deep purple to pale pink and tend to be around 3cm across.

Fairy castle

verticle > vertical
recieviing > receiving

I still don't feel good.

CodingCactus (3022)

@Axrevyn where is recieviing on fairy castle?

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This is amazing!

adityaru (150)

Lol how big is the repl?

adityaru (150)

@CodingCactus I thought it would be way more because of all the images

CodingCactus (3022)

@adityaru i've only used 15mb anyway

CodingCactus (3022)

@adityaru lol, I got gifted hacker tho, for 90 days I didn't buy it

CodingCactus (3022)

@adityaru what you use all your memory on?

yeetuscleetus (34)

thanks for giving me inspiration to make my own dictionary

DannyIsCoding (663)

Can you add the Peyote please. It's a very interesting cactus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyote

CodingCactus (3022)

@DannyIsCoding sure, i'll do it after school

DannyIsCoding (663)

@CodingCactus Btw. I want to strat practising my HTML and CSS skills, is there a problem if I make a site that is similar to your Cactapedia, but about The Geese?
I'll mention you

DannyIsCoding (663)

@CodingCactus Hi! I noticed the title at the Peyote is missing.

DannyIsCoding (663)

Dude, your site is really cool. You are a big inspiration for me! I just started learning python like 1 month ago and recently started learning HTML and CSS. Your creations inspire me and I just love your creativity.
Thank you for being such a cool programmer and for inspiring me.

CodingCactus (3022)

@DannyIsCoding wow, no problem and thank you

Bookie0 (3930)

Can you eat cacti 🌵
If yes, add an image of a funny dude eating it
An upvote for your beautiful soul

Have a wonderful day

CodingCactus (3022)

@Bookie0 erm... probably make some sort of juice out of them?

Bookie0 (3930)

@CodingCactus when the food supply is depleted, we can use thy cactus as food. You’ll see everyone emigrating to deserts.
But I’m sure that cactus juice is good. I already have an idea: Patent #14264: Cacuice. © 2020
Just joking you can have the idea

Have a great day

ShadedFlame (28)

Um, Wow, you spent WAY to much time on this...

CodingCactus (3022)

@ShadedFlame If I'm honest:
1. It didn't actually take that long
2. Anything is better than being bored by doing nothing during lockdown

CodingCactus (3022)

@theYOLOcactus I'm working on a cactus simulator

JacksonPhilips (62)

This inspired me to learn how to build websites again :D Thank you and keep doing what you're doing, it's amazing

ColeDavis (1)

Spelling error Overview not overveiw.

Nettakrim (388)

can you add an option to change the font to OpenDyslexic and Calibri?
also aside from the reading issues the is great!

CodingCactus (3022)

@Nettakrim is this what you wanted (see the website)

Nettakrim (388)

@CodingCactus keep the curly font but have an option for the neutral and dyslexic font

Nettakrim (388)

@CodingCactus have the unreadable font you had before as default, but have an option to change the font to something neutral like calibri or arial and to keep it simple ignore OpenDyslexic

CodingCactus (3022)

@Nettakrim I'm pretty sure it still is the same font as it was?

Nettakrim (388)

@CodingCactus

on my phone it has this font, but on the computer it’s different

CodingCactus (3022)

@Nettakrim oh, wow, that is not the intended font

CodingCactus (3022)

@Nettakrim what phone/browser is that?

Nettakrim (388)

@CodingCactus safari on iphone xD
on the same phone on google its still cursive

CodingCactus (3022)

@Nettakrim oh, ok must be something to do with iphones then, does the easier to read page look alright on iphone?

CodingCactus (3022)

@LizFoster ooo, they look nice, will do :)

CodingCactus (3022)

@LizFoster wait, when did you get so many cycles!?

LizFoster (606)

@CodingCactus Oh my! That's a very good question (( o o))

I only had around 250 or something like that last night; is someone upvoting all of my comments suddenly? wwwwwwww

CodingCactus (3022)

@LizFoster I dunno, lol. You're top contributor for the last 7 days now, you knocked me off the top :(

xxpertHacker (388)

@LizFoster Woah!? Liz... you didn't make a new account to cheat, did you? This is reportable and against Repl's rules, even if someone else did it. @theangryepicbanana You're a mod right?

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires
lol, @LizFoster definitely seems like someone who would do that :)

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus I was about to reference this. This seems more like the second part, that's why I mentioned, even if someone else did it.

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires yeah ik, the annoying thing about upvoting comments is that you can't see who's done it
:(

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus But, I'm pretty sure the Repl admins / mods do.
Pff, 208 - 350 in one week.

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires btw, don't know if you saw, but I've added a few more cacti

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires You know that I got pretty much all my cycles in one week, thanks to my Tic Tac Toe Game and answering loads of ask question.

Also, my Tic Tac Toe game is used on the repl.it explanation pages thing:
https://repl.it/site/community
https://repl.it/site/hosting

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Why did they put your Repl there? What was the logic behind the choice?

LizFoster (606)

@StudentFires What the heck do you mean, another account?? Why would I do that??

LizFoster (606)

@CodingCactus Holy mother of Christ that scared me!

CodingCactus (3022)

@StudentFires They put it there because it was just so amazing, they decided to use it as an example of how their site works

xxpertHacker (388)

@LizFoster I said I doubted you did that, but someone else might've upvoted your posts on purpose. They still need to be caught.

LizFoster (606)

@StudentFires Oh, okay..? You really scared me for a second there (( o o))

CodingCactus (3022)

@LizFoster It was funny because you are pretty much the opposite of a person that would do that :)

xxpertHacker (388)

@CodingCactus Isn't that a real Repl rule? So can I just do that for real? I'll have over 1k in a minute. I've made over 1k comments + posts + answers

LizFoster (606)

@CodingCactus I'm glad you think that of me! (Lol)

CodingCactus (3022)

@MatReiner thank you very much, any suggestions on cacti?

CodingCactus (3022)

@MatReiner water cactus? is that a thing?

MatReiner (109)

@CodingCactus sorry, i was testing my comment bot

noszczykmichal (2)

Cool job, but I would recommend you changing the colors on the sections because on the this background image, yellow letters are hardly visible.

CodingCactus (3022)

@noszczykmichal Yellow has been the best colour that I have tried, do you have any other colours that I could try?

noszczykmichal (2)

@CodingCactus
change few things:
.two and a{color: darkblue}
html{background-size: 200%;}

In this way, there's more gray color on your background, and yet the cacti are visible on it. But because the background is less motley no matter what font color you will choose the text will be more readable. The old way spoils all of your job.

CodingCactus (3022)

@noszczykmichal thanks, done that looks good now, but 190% background because I want MORE CACTI

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