There have been a number of comments and edits to the question Is there anything I should know or consider before giving a pet as a gift? . It originated as a suggest by @JoshDM in chat a day or two before it was posted. We all seem to agree that it is important to have the answer here.
How to write the question, has been the subject of much debate. The question has been closed, reopened, edited several times and had the comments cleaned up.
The goal of the question is to provide the answer NO for anyone searching for any answers related to giving pets as gifts (children in your house excepted).
I expected the question to get many more negative votes then it did, which is why I volunteered to post it, the rep hit does not bother me at all, the only important thing is that the Q&A are out there and shows up well on search engines.
I believe that it can be converted to a community owned question, and I think at this point it should be. @JohnCavan has suggested in the currently existing comments that question be closed & locked (but left in place) via discussion here or in chat.
What should happen to this Question and Answer? I will propose 3 answers. Suggestions for changing question or answer should be posted as unique answers as well.