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What to do with old questions/answers providing out of date information?

I ask especially about crate training questions, which are around 6 years old. They most times look the same: I need my dog to stay in crate for night and workday, but the dog is not willing to do so ...
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Should we close this question about statistics about vets?

This question "Scholarly article on the percentage of vets who recommend spaying/neutering" really annoys me but I'm not sure if it's acceptable on this site or not. The main question (among a lot ...
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General question about different ways to entertain dogs

I would like to create a general question about different ways to entertain dogs following the example of this question about vet treatment options. Ideally, each answer should contain the instruction ...
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Request for permission to ask questions on this site

I would like to request permission to ask questions on this site. Mine was rejected due to reputation issue after attempt to submit for the first time.
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Are questions asking for how to treat pets with vet treatments, e.g. medicines, on topic?

This question Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat? bothers me somewhat. We have a pet owner asking how to dose antibiotics for their pets, without having a vet checking the pets. I run ...
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What's the policy on showing images of neglected or sick animals?

As simple as the title reads. There are many relevant cases of animal neglect which could well be on topic for the site. If showing images, should these be hidden? What sort of NSFW policy applies for ...
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Are questions about bees in scope?

There is a new site proposal at Area 51: Beekeeping. We have an existing meta question Are questions about horses and/or farm pets on topic? which does not clearly include or exclude bees. Looking at ...
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What information is needed when asking a question? [duplicate]

Depending on what the question is about, there are certain things that the people who are going to answer the question will need to know first. Including this information should help skip over the ...
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Should I split a symptoms question into individual symptoms, if so, should I leave the original?

Option 1: Single long question: Should I be concerned about my cats development because of A, B, C? Option 2: Multiple small questions: What is normal A for a cat? What is normal B for a cat? What ...
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Why is it better to ask all my questions separately, and not all at once?

So I have a bunch of questions about something. If they're all related to each other, then wouldn't it be better to ask them all together? I don't want to spam the site with all my questions!
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Should I be creating questions and answers for topics easily found when googled?

I like to add questions and answers to help topics based on what I see people mentioning that they don't quite understand in questions, answers, and comments. Or if I just think it would be helpful to ...
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If a question contains terms that will only be familiar to people familiar with the topic do we fix it?

I have asked a couple expert level questions and I want expert to answer them. But I have had comments on a couple of them asking me to explain the terms used. I think it might be a bad idea to ...
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Should we edit out company names when it is not relevant to the question?

Regarding How can I tell whether my dog was euthanized in a painful fashion? , the asker stated they went to PetSmart (a pet supply and in-house veterinarian chain) to handle their dog's euthanasia. ...
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Are "Recommend a fish" questions on topic?

I was reading through How to title recommending fish Q and I thought to myself, is this even the place for "Recommend me a fish" questions? Now, as part of what makes a good question, ...
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Should "Recommend a fish for my tank" questions be titled for differentiation, and if so, how?

Regarding "What other fish would be a good addition to my tank?". The information included in the question is very specific (the tank volume, current residents, environment, etc.), but I think the ...
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We do need to start to firm up the idea of what is on topic or not

A very early question on this was closed as too broad, but I think we need to be bringing this back to the surface. There's a couple of reasons for this... Our help center is very thin on this ...
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What common information should a question poster be expected to provide about their pet?

So far, it seems consistent that when a question about a pet is missing certain information, there usually follows a common comment requesting vitals. In lieu of being able to add this to a FAQ, I've ...
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Asking retrospective questions

Some people are asking retrospective questions (I have) for various reasons, to get questions on the board, or to see if there may have been better solutions for an old problem. How should we go ...
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